Learner Driving Centres (LDC) is an ELC training provider (number 3393). They decided to become an ELC provider because of the many positive attributes former Armed Forces personnel have to offer. In their experience they are not only ideal candidates for the way they train they also produce model driving instructors.

Over the last 20 years they have helped many former members of the Armed Forces achieve both fruitful and successful driving instructor careers, including the case study below:

Phil Coleman, Chester, Joined LDC in 2017…

“After leaving the Army in 2009 I found myself working as an Air Conditioning Engineer for a couple of years before going on to the Close Protection scene in Iraq. After doing this for 5 years I wanted to return to working in the UK, however also enjoy the freedom of being my own boss and working the hours that fit nicely with family life. After plenty of research into becoming a driving instructor I chose to train with LDC.

This decision was helped due to the fact that I could take advantage of my Enhanced Learning Credits to help with the cost, however this was not the sole reason. The level of support, training and opportunities that I felt were on offer were also key factors in my decision.

I was proven to have made the right choice. The support was there from first point of contact and continues to this day, having now been qualified for 10 months. The training was second to none. All the learning materials were provided from the start to enable you to learn at your own pace and the practical training was all done locally.

The level of training was top notch, giving me all the information and tools to not just qualify as a ADI but have the confidence to get out there and teach learners a life skill, in some cases changing their lives in a big way. With all the great support and training from LDC I was able to pass my Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3 exams first time. Now 10 months into my new career, business is going great. My diary was full by week 3. This was done with the help of LDC-generated learners along with self-generated learners. The self-generated learners were gained with the advice and knowledge passed on by not only the LDC office staff, but also the larger LDC ADI community throughout the country via a closed group on social media constantly offering help, advice and tips.

I am left to run my own business without being micromanaged however all the advice and help is there on the other end of the phone, drop of an email or through regular training days if you wish to attend. Not just for the teaching side of the job but running of the business too.

So if this is your chosen path, then I wouldn’t hesitate to call the office and get the ball rolling. In fact I have recommended LDC recently to a good friend at the end of his 24 years service – something I wouldn’t do lightly.”

See https://www.learnerdriving.com/driving-instructor-training/armed-forces for more information.