The impact of the pandemic on driving tests in Ireland has been brutal, with thousands of people still waiting to take a driving test, including practical tests and driving theory tests.
This means that now that lessons have resumed, there is a shortage of driving instructors to deliver the lessons needed to meet learner demands.
There is now a golden opportunity for anyone interested in becoming their own boss by training to become a driving instructor. If you have excellent driving ability, a calm and relaxed nature, good interpersonal skills, and the ability to inspire people and give instructions clearly, then a job as a driving instructor might be perfect for you.
To help you achieve the skill level required to start your own driving business, Limerick and Clare Education and Training Board is offering RSA Approved Driving Instructor (ADI) courses in November. These continuing education and training courses at ETB’s Shannon and Raheen campuses will provide you with the skills and qualifications necessary to become an approved driving instructor with the Road Safety Authority.
The 14-week full-time course will be delivered through a combination of classroom modules and practical driving lessons.
Anyone interested in taking the course will need to be approved by the Garda, provide a tax clearance certificate and be approved by the RSA before being considered eligible. An interview designed to assess your suitability for the program will then need to be completed, as well as a short taxi test to assess your driving ability.
Details about learningandskills.ie/adior call Mary on 061 487 997.