Tim, the Chief Instructor of Autotutors Driving School North Wales, is a Grade A licenced instructor.
Tim says…’when you are choosing a driving instructor look closely at the quality on offer; remember that you are about to make a big investment in the future of someone important and, the main aim must be about reducing the level of risk, through education, awareness and attitude.’
Tim points out…’there are many cheap deals on offer – ask yourself….how does the price compare to the quality?…how important is your investment?…there is a distinct difference between Price and Quality…’
1. About driving instructor grades
Approved driving instructors (ADIs) are regularly assessed on their instructional ability. During a normal lesson with a student, they’re assessed on how well they:
- planned the lesson
- manage risk to their pupil and other road users
- use the best ways to help their pupil learn
2. Grade descriptions
Your instructor will have a grade from either the current grading system, or an older system. Any instructor with a grade from the old system will get a new grade the next time they’re assessed by the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency.
The current grading system has these levels.
|Grade A||43 to 51||The instructor has shown a high standard of instruction|
|Grade B||31 to 42||The instructor has shown a satisfactory standard of instruction|
|Fail||0 to 30||The instructor’s performance is unsatisfactory|