Have you noticed that there seems to be a lot more driving instructors around these days? I have. It seems like just about anyone with a licence is keen to give it a crack. You probably wouldn’t have been paying as much attention to the situation as me. I’ve been watching closely as it directly affects me.
If you’re thinking of learning or your kids are getting to that age, then it affects you too. More instructors doesn’t really mean better quality and I’m not trying to suggest that just because you’re new at the job you’re no good. I can assure you though, that I know more now about learner drivers than I did when I started a decade ago!
You may think “awesome, more competition, lower prices” but I wouldn’t hold your breath. The big new kid on the block driving school couldn’t be described as cheap. I’m sure you can use a calculator. I’d definitely ask for details about their amazing deals.
At the very least when choosing an instructor I would ask how long they have been an instructor. Instructors from some big schools can’t even book their own appointments, you’ll need to go through head office. Which seems a long winded way of operating, so you might not even get the same person again!