I've been having a few enquires following the Red Driving School TV Advert article in which I gave reasons why you should not consider becoming a qualified driving instructor, many PDIs have been trying to find out how much the current Red Driving school franchise costs.
Unfortunately I don't know how much the franchise fee costs, and the Go Red website doesn't give too much information out about costs or benefits/features of having a franchise with the Red Driving School or what one gets if you sign up and pursue a career with them as an instructor.
About 5 months ago, I was at the Mill Driving Test centre, and was speaking to one of the instructors as we normally do while our pupils were out with the examiners during the driving test, and this instructor was with the Red Driving School and mentioned the weekly franchise fee was around £300, this included the car as well as pupil introductions, and that the fee was payable irrespective of the number of pupils introduced to the instructor by the school or number of red driving lessons given, bearing in mind the fee you can charge for tuition depends on the area of the country you are operating from, while your franchise fees are fixed.
The instructor was a potential driving instructor (PDI) on a pink badge, and did mention that not enough work was being supplied (something not exclusive to the Red Driving School I must admit) and was thinking of changing franchises an option not very easy for someone who hasn't passed the part 3 adi examination.
If there are any Red driving instructors willing to share the benefits and cost of being with the driving school, please do feel free to add comments to this post, no registration is required, and you can leave anonymous posts if you like.
If you have successfully completed the steps to becoming a driving instructor and are looking to take on a Red Driving School franchise, then my advice would be make sure you read the fine print in the contract, and if possible speak to existing holders of the Red Driving School franchise.
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