Do You Have A Work / Lifestyle Balance?

Or Are You Simply Stuck In A Rut?

Could Becoming A Driving Instructor Be Your Way To Working To Live Instead of Living To Work

Work Locally | Choose The Days & Hours You Work | Be Your Own Boss

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Do any of the following examples apply to you?

  • You work long hours and you sacrifice family time.
  • You have no choice over the days you work.
  • You work at weekends when family time is most important.
  • You take holidays when your employer chooses.
  • Your job is unrewarding and you have become stale.
  • You receive no recognition for your efforts.
  • You arrive at work on Monday longing for Friday.
  • You are fed up with working for someone else (employer)
  • You would like to become your own boss and call the shots.
  • You would like to choose the days and hours you work.
  • You would like to work in the local area without commuting.
  • You have an entrepreneurial streak to start your own business.

If the answer is YES…..

Then maybe a new career as a driving instructor might be the solution for you!

I qualified as an approved driving instructor in November 2012. Setting off to work on the Monday morning and for the first time in over 25 years, I knew I would be home later that day at a time of my choosing. During the past 10 years, I have been able to completely control the days and times I work, I have holidays whenever I choose them without asking permission. Each day brings enormous job satisfaction and teaching a complete novice and making them a fully qualified driver is hugely rewarding.

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The book will cover the following:

  • The current situation in the industry
  • Qualification to become a driving instructor
  • The Pro’s and Con’s
  • What happens now you are qualified?
  • What’s it really like?
  • Real case studies from working driving instructors
  • Choice of tuition vehicle?
  • Self-employment
  • Personal satisfaction
  • Are you suitable?
  • Beware the hidden cost of cheap!

At this early stage, it’s just a thought that you may wish to explore further.
Lets look at reasons to be become a driving Instructor first. 

Fistly how about the immense amount of job satisfaction and security, or the fact you can choose your own working hours and areas. How about the great earning potential the job brings?

One of the most appealing aspects of becoming a driving instructor is the free reign to work the hours that suit you.


Earn What You Want’ is possible.

Only in as much as the hours you do and the lesson price. However, if you have a holiday coming up or you need to do more hours, unlike a boss where you ask for overtime (and get refused), when you become a driving instructor you simply open your diary up for more hours or/and areas. Or likewise if you need to do less, then close your diary for a few hours.


Job Satisfaction.

No two days are the same. Each day brings new challenges and variety. It’s great fun teaching young learners, and almost every pupil is so happy to be in your lessons. You are providing something they want and are happy to pay money for. The learner that had no problems before suddenly finds something a challenge and it’s your job to find a way to help them. Long lasting friendships are made and everybody remembers their driving instructor.

Job Security when you become a driving instructor.

There will always be a need for driving instructors while there is a need to drive a car. It is the dream of almost all teenagers to be able to drive as soon as they are old enough, and will be looking at who they will learn with even before they are 17. They are asking their friends and family and searching around for the right instructor for them. They are keen to learn and know it’s going to cost money. It’s a long time since most learners thought that they only needed 5 hours to pass the test. Today the Driving Standards and Vehicle Agency (DVSA) say the average learner takes 45 hours of professional tuition. They also say an additional 22 hours of private practice is taken to help. So as some do not take private practice the average number of hours a learner takes is more than 50.


It’s not my intention to persuade or influence, but merely run the idea by you.

A lot people request the book but after reading it decide it’s not the career for them. And that is exactly why I like to send the book out. At least you have explored the possibility and you can continue your search for a solution to your work / lifestyle balance.

Many people read the book and then wish to explore further by making an appointment to chat with me. During the chat, you have the opportunity to witness first-hand how the school is run, and perhaps more importantly, see how you would fit into the team once qualified.

We send a lot of books out to the local Burton, Ashby, Swadlincote, Coalville, Hinckley and Loughborough areas each year and that helps us to find the 6-8 new people who wish to pursue this career change and join us at the school.

You have everything to gain and nothing to lose

Simply add your postal details to the form and a book will be sent the next day.  Whatever you decide, I appreciate your visit and hope you find what you are looking for.

Warm regards,

Mark Jordan (Owner Mark Jordan Driving.)

You’ve Nothing To Lose

So you’re thinking about it?
But why train with Mark Jordan Driving?
Okay lets look at the hidden costs of ‘Cheap’ Driving Instructor Training.

The National Companies.

Many people are attracted by the larger, national companies. They use their financial muscle to feature first on Google using paid-for advertising, and therefore become an obvious start point for most potential instructors.
What stands out immediately is how relatively cheap it is to complete a training course with them, which may not prepare you properly to pass the qualifying tests or prepare you for a long and successful career as a driving instructor.


From the outset, they tell us what we want to hear, what is possible – but not the reality. From as little as £995 initial outlay, it is claimed that, upon qualifying, earning potential is £40,000 for a 40-hour week. It almost sounds too good to be true – and of course, for most people starting on the road to become a driving instructor, it is!

I want to explain how the big companies can offer cheap training, why their claims don’t stand up to scrutiny and how researching a reputable, local trainer can save money and set you up for a successful new career.

Cheap training – too good to be true!

No driving instructor trainer, or training company, can deliver 70 plus hours of training and the training resources to go with it for £1,000 and make a profit on that alone – in fact they would make a substantial loss and go out of business quickly. They would be earning £10-12 per hour (driving instructors earn around £35-40!). So how can the big boys charge so little upfront?

Many potential instructors will attach themselves to their training company so that they can teach under their banner. Parts 1 and 2 have usually gone well, mutual trust has been gained, so why not. This is where the large companies start to recoup the money they lost by offering a cheap training course.

Pupils and a vehicle with company logo will be supplied by the training company, which has now become the franchisor to you – the franchisee and a contract signed. There will be costs attached to this service, somewhere between £230 and £280 per week depending on the package bought. For up to 6 months the overheads for the service will exceed £1400 per month (including fuel costs) before you earn a penny! That’s potentially £8 – 9,000 over the 6-month period. This is how they start to turn a loss in to a profit.


The attraction of a cheap driving instructor training course with a big company is appealing but short-sighted. The course delivery is usually in large training blocks, often sharing a vehicle with other trainees. If you qualify as an instructor with them, how confident and capable a driving instructor will you really be?

In the medium term (12-18 months), the financial outlay working for a national company will almost certainly exceed the amount spent if attached to a local trainer/company.

Driving instructing is a worthwhile profession where we teach an important life skill. I strongly recommend that prospective driving instructors seek out a well-regarded instructor trainer/training company with a good reputation, excellent reviews and lengthy experience.



The Decision That Completely Changed My Life

If I look at what finally made me take some action, it was no more than a simple thought ” Get Your Life Back Mark”

Remembering that exact moment to this very day but little did I know that it was about to change my entire life.

Driving home from work after being invited out, I was already late and had rang ahead to my wife to say “go without me” and that was when it hit me. How many times had that happened in just the last 6 months, I had lost count. I’m sure she felt single walking into the party on her own.

Getting home I immediately starting scouring the internet for another job. My wife returned and asked what I was doing and explained I didn’t want her going out without me any longer and feeling single. It was actually my wife that suggested becoming a Driving Instructor.

Here I am 10 years on.

Meet My Team

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Mark Jordan school owner and instructor covers Burton & Swadlincote.

Richard trained in house with Mark Jordan and now covers Burton, Ashby & Swadlincote as a qualified instructor with Mark Jordan Driving School.

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Carly trained in house with Mark Jordan and now covers  Ashby, Coalville & Loughborough as a qualified instructor with Mark Jordan Driving School.

Andy trained in house with Mark Jordan and now covers Coalville, Ashby & Loughborough as a qualified instructor with Mark Jordan Driving School.

Jamie trained in house with Mark Jordan.

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John trained in house with Mark Jordan and now covers  Hinckley & Nuneaton as a qualified instructor with Mark Jordan Driving School.

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Matt trained in house with Mark Jordan.

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