Driving has now become a wholesome life skill for a lot of people these days. And why shouldn’t it be considered a life skill anyway? Driving is the one way people can independently navigate roads and public spaces on their own without relying on any other external agency or any other human being. If you learn how to drive, yo can not only drive yourself to places but also can do the same for your friends and families. Since people are looking forward to learning how to drive, the most common way for people to learn how to drive is by signing up with a driving school so that they can learn from a professional driving instructor. This way aspiring drivers get to learn from the best and turn out to be the most responsible and careful drivers on the streets. Most people in the Dublin area like to sign up with National Driving School because at National Driving School has a team of well trained and ADI approved driving instructors who are trained to teach all types of driving students in the most effective and linear way possible. If you enjoy driving and enjoy making money on your own terms, then becoming a professional driving instructor is the ideal job for you! If you have ever considered becoming a driving instructor but are just confused and don’t know where to start, then this article is the answer to all your questions. So sit back, read on and equip yourself with all the knowledge that you need.
First things first – How much money does a driving instructor in Ireland make?
Surveys and researches have shown us that for a driving instructor who is just starting out with giving lessons to students, the first year itis not uncommon for them to earn about 20 euros per hour. This rate does increase slowly but surely. A more experienced driving instructor will end up earning more than 20 euros per hour. The good news is that if you are looking at becoming a driving instructor in Dublin, you will be making a lot more compared to other geographical locations. In Dublin, a well-experienced driving instructor (who has experience of about 2-3 years) can easily earn about 45 euros per hour. Dublin boasts to have some of the highest payment rates for driving instructors in the world. But with this average age rates, it is difficult to give a fixed amount driving instructors will earn over a period of time because after all, the money you make also depends on a variety of other factors like –
- How much money you earn per hour
- How many hours you work in a day and ultimately, in a month
- How much is your personal expense
- Whether you work independently or with a driving school or organization
Should I get a driving school franchise?
But let’s answer this question first – what is a franchise? A franchise is when an individual pays a certain amount of money to use a well-known company’s name, logo and other credentials. The most common examples of franchises are fast food restaurants with multiple branches. Each of these branches run independently under the supervision of the franchise license, who can be one single individual or a group of people. Having a popular name behind you makes your brand seem more reliable and approachable which means that you will get more students signing up to learn how to drive from you. But while having a franchise does give you an increase in business, the only drawback of this system is that regardless of how much business you have had that month, you will still be required to pay a fixed amount. If you fail to pay this amount, then having a franchise is not a wise decision. Most freelancing driving instructors usually apply for franchise ownership as it is one of the easiest ways to get your name out there if you are just starting out.
What are the costs involved in getting a driving school franchise in Ireland?
The best part of signing up for a driving school franchise is that all that you need to conduct a driving lesson successfully in a professional manner. In Ireland, if you want a driving school franchise, the per week cost of an all-inclusive franchise will be about 170 to 250 euros. This price includes the car, the servicing for all parts of the car, car insurance, and the franchise fee. The only thing that is not covered by the franchise fee is the cost of fuel that the car will end up consuming.
Should I work independently or with a driving school?
Learning how to work independently can be tricky, especially when you are venturing into a completely new field. While working on your own terms and conditions and being your own boss does seem like a very enticing idea, it isn’t as simple as it seems. When you are working independently, you really are independent in every aspect of the word. If due to some unforeseen reason, have not managed to earn the minimum amount you need to live a sustainable life, then it can be very tricky and it can also have a major impact on most aspects of your life. Whereas if you are working with a reputed driving school (like National Driving School in Dublin), you gain the required work experience and have a stable income as well. This experience and financial support will go a long way when you are just starting out with venturing into the driving instructor world.
With that being said, if you have the faith and confidence in your business and driving skills, then you can work independently as well, but you must be highly aware of the risks involved as well.
How many hours should I work for?
This is a question with an answer that is subjective for everyone. Firstly, to determine how many hours you must work in a day, you must know what your personal expenses are as well. You must be able to earn enough at least to sustain yourself financially. If you are able to save apart from meeting your basic needs, then it is even better! The hours you put in for one day will determine how much money you will end up making, so the more, the better! Most driving instructor around the globe that are teaching independently take lessons for about three to four hours per day.
Is it better to rent out a car to teach how to drive, or to buy one?
Here’s the thing… While most people believe that buying a car is a one-time expense, but most often they forget that the life of a car is limited to a few years. And if you want a car for teaching purposes, you need to be prepared to service the car and over again so that it is in awesome condition. And you would know this – servicing a vehicle is an expensive affair. When you rent out a car, you will be free from all the maintenance stress and can use the car as and when you need it. You can also rent a car for as long as you want. You will also be able to deduct the renting fee of the car every month from your earnings, so the earning will be predictable as well. With owning a car come many other responsibilities which you may not be ready to undertake.
How much does it cost to qualify as a professional ADI approved instructor?
On average, to become an ADI approved professional driving instructor in Ireland, it may cost you about 3000 to 3500 euros. This cost is all inclusive of all the tuition fees, of all the fees of getting the official documents and licenses. As you can see, it is quite an investment to become a professional ADI approved driving instructor, so you should be very sure that this is the path you want to take. Once you have saved up the required amount, you are all set to embark on your journey to become a driving instructor.
we work closely with Ladybird driving school in relation to Approved Driving Instructor (ADI) training Course and recruit 20-25 trained driving instructors annually to join our teams..