Learning to drive is an important life skill and it is a good idea to choose a driving school or instructor who can make the learning experience approachable and enjoyable. Driving lessons with a qualified instructor will not only enable you to develop the skills and knowledge you’ll need to not only pass the test but to become a safe and competent driver.
With so many driving schools in Sydney, it can be difficult to choose an instructor or school. What is it you should be looking for in a driving school? There are many factors to consider, but here are a few important questions to consider when selecting a driving school in Sydney.
1. Are the Driving Instructors qualified? All professional driving instructors should hold a current instructor licence, which should be displayed in the car during the lesson. In order for a driving instructor to become licensed, they must undergo thorough training and be assessed as competent before they are issued with an instructor license. If they don’t have a current instructor license, stay away!
2. Is the training one to one? It sounds unbelievable, but there are some shonky operators out there who will put more than one student in the car. This not only limits the amount of driving that you will get to do, but splits the instructors attention and lessens the quality of the lesson. Go for an instructor who provides one to one training.
3. What kind of vehicle will you be learning in? Is it a big or small car? Automatic or manual? While driving skills are transferrable and eventually you will be able to hop into any car and drive, initially it may be a good idea to select an instructor with a vehicle that is similar to the one you will be practicing in. If you have an automatic car at home, stick with automatic driving lessons. If you want to take your test in a manual car, go with a driving instructor who has a manual car!