Learn Driving UK

Phil Hirst MCIPD ORDIT Principal Trainer for Learn Driving UK has been training people to become Driving Instructors for over 20 years. Our training areas for Instructor training are West Yorkshire, North Yorkshire and Cumbria, with Trainers in those areas. You will follow a fully structured course on a pay as you go basis and receive the training needed to see you qualify all three exams.

Once you have passed your part two exam and completed the necessary amount of hours part three training you will then be offered a trainee licence with our driving school Learn Driving UK and start working as a driving instructor on a full-time basis, earning a full-time wage, alongside your training.

No hidden costs, just professional, affordable quality training. A second to non-support system which continues long after you have qualified.
Phil Hirst’s reputation in the Driver Industry proceeds him. All Learn Driving UKs Instructor Trainers are qualified to a very high standard. You will be in safe, trustworthy hands.

If you would like more information, please give us a call and have a chat with Phil.

As an ORDIT Trainer with over 20 years’ experience, Phil prepares his trainee instructors systematically, putting their needs first in order to qualify as AdIs and work successfully and profitably in the driver training industry. His pass rate is second to none!

We have successfully trained over 1000 driving instructors. We employ experienced ORDIT trainers with excellent track records who are specialists in instructor training.

All your one-to-one training is carried out on-the-road in our vehicle – the only place to learn the skills of a driving instructor and receive the complete package! We take you from fledgling instructor to working confidently, efficiently, and profitably as a qualified professional.

As a local family business, we have a vested interest in your future. It’s important that we not only offer you the training to become a qualified driving instructor but we also guarantee you the opportunity of a position with our very successful driving school (Learn Driving UK) should you wish to accept it.

We have an industry–leading 95% success rate at Part Three. All training is on a pay as-you-go basis. If you are contemplating a career change and would like to have a chat with Phil, please give us a call.

The benefits of working with Learn Driving UK

You will benefit from extensive personal development on an individual basis and from our regular group training events. Most driving schools will take your franchise fee each month without offering you any type of personal, training or business development.

You will benefit from one of the best, cost-effective franchise packages in the industry with a high level of team support and care:

  • Family-run Business
  • Full support and Training in your first year after qualifying & Beyond
  • We get your diary full, and keep your diary full
  • You choose your working hours
  • You choose your tuition vehicle
  • Online diary to accept your bookings
  • Marketing (up-to-date and top-performing)
  • Online booking system from the most professional website
  • 80% of our lessons are sold in blocks of ten hours with the full lesson fees paid directly to your bank account
  • Full, online diary support from a fully staffed office
  • Regular instructor group meetings, Team building, to keep you up-to-date
  • Free 2 Hour Standards Check preparation training (DVSA check) as part of your franchise fee
  • Ongoing CPD
  • Car signage provided and Aero Acrylic Roof Sign
  • Customer terms and conditions to avoid cancellations and loss of earnings
  • All stationery provided
  • LDUK Driving Instructors abide by the ‘Industry Code of Practice’

Our promise to you

Helen is a co-director and Office Manager of Learn Driving UK. She is passionate about providing a very high level of customer service to our clients and our instructors.
If you select Learn Driving UK as the driving school you wish to join, Helen will work with you to help you settle in, meet our growing team and develop gradually into a first-rate Approved Driving Instructor.

Call Helen if you would like to discuss our franchise further.

Becoming an effective and successful ADI Trainer takes time and investment in training as was the case when you qualified to be an ADI. It can be a logical career step upwards without risking your present income and business.

Developing an ADI Trainer business alongside your driving school allows you to train your own instructors from the start. The job offers variety, increased income, better working hours and tremendous job satisfaction. It can be the passport to a better, more diverse business.

I have been training ADIs for over 22 years. More than 95% of potential instructors (PDIs) who have carried out a full course with me have qualified. I have been putting my skills and experience into training qualified ADIs to become ADI Trainers since 2002. All previous Trainer courses (over 180 of them) have proved to be very successful; many ADI Trainers are now training PDIs for the ADI qualifying exam and many of them have passed the ORDIT Inspection.

The course is run in Harrogate on a 1:1 or 2:1 Trainee/Trainer ratio and lasts 24 hours 1:1 and 30 hours 2:1 spread over 4-5 days. The content of the course can be varied according to your needs. For instance, if you wish to be able to provide a full course service (Parts 1, 2 and 3) to your PDIs, then a course along the lines of the one attached would be suitable. However, if you wish to concentrate solely on Part 3, that too can be arranged. The course will incorporate the changes that will be happening in the industry in the Autumn of 2017.

It may be possible to spread the course over a few weeks if taking 5 continuous days out of your work schedule is too much.

The cost of the course is £1095 on a 1:1 basis and £795 each when booking a 2:1 course. (A non-refundable deposit of £250 secures your place on the course) It includes a copy of the ADI Trainer Handbook and each of the Phil Hirst training manuals. They are essential elements of the course and will help provide continuity when you return to develop your own business.

Bed and breakfast accommodation can be booked at a subsidised rate by contacting Leigh Richardson at the Franklin Hotel Harrogate on 01423 569028 or booking.com offer some very good deals.

If you require any further information, don’t hesitate to call Phil on 0771 238555.

Since the introduction of the Standards Check in 2014, hundreds of qualified driving instructors have attended Phil Hirst's one-day Standards Check seminars and in-car practical training sessions. All have either passed the Standards Check or improved their previous score or grade! Book a session with Phil and you won't be disappointed.

Helen Hirst's Driving School Awards:

  • ADI Entrepreneur of the year 2015
  • Yorkshire Choice Business Woman of the year Nomination 2016
  • Yorkshire Choice Inspirational Person Nomination 2016

Phil Hirst's qualifications and experience include:

  • ORDIT Principal Trainer
  • Chartered Member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development
  • Further and Adult Education Teacher (C&G 730-7)
  • BTEC level 4 Coach for Driver Development
  • Diploma in Driving Instruction (DIA)
  • RoSPA Advanced Driver (Gold)
  • North Yorkshire
  • West Yorkshire
  • Cumbria

The facilities were good, nice tea and coffee and spacious room. The course was very good and informative. Phil was excellent. The course was very good value.

It has helped me understand the differences between the new check and the previous check test requirements.

Heidi Williams
April 13, 2017

I had attempted part three with another driving instructor trainer in Leeds 2 years ago with no success.

After pursuing another career for a while, I realised that I really wanted to become a driving instructor. I passed part one myself and had a few hours driver training with Phil and passed Part Two first time. I also passed Part Three first time and I thank Phil for his belief in me and for his first rate training.

Neil Hunter
April 13, 2017

After having 40 hours of part three training with a local trainer in York I failed my first attempt at the part three test miserably.

I realised that I was not prepared enough and Phil provided me with the inspiration to continue. Over a two week period, prior to my second test, Phil sharpened my instructional techniques and my grades rose from 2/2 to a 4/5 pass.

Many thanks Phil for all your help.

Jane Jordan
April 13, 2017

Phil was recommended to me after my sister qualified to be a driving instructor with him. I am delighted to say this was a great decision as I passed my tests first time thanks to his expert tuition. I would recommend Phil to anyone who wishes to become a driving instructor, many thanks for your patience Phil.

Fozia Moosa
April 13, 2017

The course had very good content and an enjoyable environment. Phil could not have delivered the course better, difficult to improve on the best. Everything about the day the delivery the content was all very good.

I would highly recommend this course, We all have to evolve with time, after 36 years you think you know it all, but courses like this really open your eyes. Thanks Phil.

Neil Whitley
April 13, 2017

Excellent, Excellent, Excellent. Very good everything. Phil is on top of his game.

Neil Hunter
April 13, 2017

The course was brilliant. Phil was really good, I learnt lots of useful information. I'm looking forward to trying it out now. Everything i wanted to know was covered in the course.

I would recommend this course as it was very useful, interesting and informative.

Karen Giles
April 13, 2017

Having finished the Train the Trainer course on January 7th 2015 I can thoroughly recommend it to anyone wanting to train instructors. I found the course well set out taking me and a fellow ADI from knowing very little about training instructors to leaving Phil on the last day full of confidence that we would be able to start training instructors.

This was accomplished through Phil’s well-structured course, perfected from years of practice and constant adjustment take into account recent changes. We were coached in all the tools and techniques needed to help trainee instructors attain the standards needed to qualify.

This not only made me feel confident enough to train instructors it has helped in improving me as an instructor of 20 years’ experience.

Thank you Phil

Nigel Richards & Wyn Davies
April 13, 2017

I have been on several courses throughout the years I have been an ADI, but have never learned so much in just one week. Not only do I now have a much clearer idea of how to teach PDIs to become ADIs but I have also learnt some valuable new methods that I can put to use as an ADI in my every day job of teaching learners how to drive.

Thanks again, I will be recommending this course to anyone and everyone who wishes to progress there career along this route.

Adrian Daniels
April 13, 2017

This was a fantastic week, Phil is great and so calm and easy to spend time with. I would recommend this course to anyone looking to train PDIs as I have learnt so much in such a short space of time.

Ian Cox
April 13, 2017

Phil is very professional in the way he conducts himself, and the way he runs his training sessions. He will prepare you to train PDI's, and give you all the info you will need to become Ordit registered if this is the road you want to go down. He is very methodical in the way he teaches, and in the way the course is run.

I can't recommend Phil highly enough, if you want to get on his training course you will have to book well in advance as he is very busy.

If you need to ask yourself why this is, you are missing the point.

Thanks again Phil.

Stephen Paraskeva
April 13, 2017

I attended Phil's Train the Trainer course in January 2016 having been an ADI for about 11 years. I had done several CPD courses previously, but this one took it to a whole new level. I learned more in the five days that I spent in car with Phil than on other courses that had lasted a year or more. Phil's teaching style is positive and encouraging and I left the course on the last day with a feeling of accomplishment.

Phil Johnson
April 13, 2017
Matthew Hardwick
April 12, 2017

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