The Trainee Driving Instructor Licence !

Monday, November 7, 2011 @ 10:11 AM
posted by ABL

 Hi all, my apologies for no recent blogs – been so busy. 

I wanted to talk about the ‘Trainee Driving Instructor PINK Licence’

The PINK trainee licence basically means that the PDI (Potential Driving Instructor) has passed the 1st two parts of the Approved Driving Instructor (ADI) process, but has yet to pass the Part 3 – Ability ot instruct. 

This allows the Trainee Instructor to charge for instruction, even though they are not qualified – kind of like, they are using the paid pupils as practice for their Part 3 exam. 

Personally, I think this system is fine, as long as the pupil is made aware, prior to booking their lesson, that the instructor is a Trainee. 

The problem is, not many pupils out there today know about this PINK licence, and many instructors do not show them their badge today. If I was made aware that my instructor was a trainee, I would want highly reduced lessons, or, I’d go elsewhere. I think that’s totally fine to do – Remember your the customers and you want the best service for the lowest price :)

So, my point is – make sure you find out whether or not your driving instructor is actually qualified, if not, and their giving instruction under a PINK licence, ask for a reduced price…unless your totally happy, of course and you are aware.

Hope this has been useful. See the images below of the Trainee Licence (PINK) and the Qualified (GREEN).

Have a great day 

Alan