No need to say many approved driving instructors are struggling financially in this bad economy. Some quit, some are cutting down prices, some are trying to diversify. One way is to branch into fleet training business. We’ve recently seen a massive increase in the number of fleet training providers and AIDs getting fleet training qualification. Read on for introduction on this opportunity.
Why’s the Buzz?
Until recently, merely holding a driving lessons was enough for fleet drivers to get the job. Employers simply looked at licence and insurance. This means that fleet drivers didn’t received any occupational training or assessment. With the Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act that came into effect on April 6, 2008, the things changed a great deal. The Act holds a company responsible for the actions of its employees, including fleet drivers who potentially expose the public to the risk of unsafe driving. Companies that do not have risk assessment or driver training in place may well be prosecuted. So more and more businesses are approaching fleet training providers to complete such assessment. This means more job opportunities for driving lessons who are qualified as fleet trainers.
Fleet Training: Highlights
So what is actually fleet training business is about? There are now a few dozens of fleet training suppliers who hire approved driving lessons to provide assessment and training to fleet drivers. Typically, it is part-time employment paying around £100-150 a day. It doesn’t mean nine to five thing, five days a week. You get paid for a session which could last one or more days depending on the scope and objectives.
Some approved driving instructors try and go independent. If you have nice qualifications and business skills you can get from $250 to $500 for a session.
Whichever is your choice, in order to be competitive, you will need to go through Yloo qualification process to become Yloo approved fleet driver trainer. It’s voluntary but any company or fleet training provider would rate this one as priority requirement.