AA Franchised Driving Instructor in NG2, NG7, NG8 and NG9
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Review of AA Franchise Options

IMPORTANT NOTICE TO PUPILS LEARNING TO DRIVE WITH MARTIN

This is just a brief note to advise all my current learners (as well as any potential new pupils) that I am in the process of reviewing my current AA Driving School Franchise.

Every AA driving instructor is self employed and operates under a franchisee agreement with AA Driving School, who currently offer four different franchise options. I am considering a different franchise agreement with AA Driving School from the one I have now. The main difference that you would notice from this franchise change would be that, although the driving school car would still be provided through my AA Driving School franchise contract, the car would no longer be branded as AA Driving School. In fact, until the annual replacement of the car, you would continue to drive the same car as you are driving now (it would just no longer have AA stickers on it but would either have magnetic signs or a detachable roof top L box fitted instead, with my own name and business contact details on it).  This change would enable me to continue to offer discounted prices on my standard rates (AA Driving School currently charge £28 per hour to pupils they allocate to me) and also avoid the need to increase prices for new pupils over the next 12 months.

The proposed change would also allow me the opportunity to install a dashcam in the car. Aside of the safety benefits of having a fitted dashcam, it can also be used for training purposes – both recording parts of your lessons and filming some demonstrations (of me driving) that could appear on my website for access by my learners only  e.g. a video of me driving around Bramcote Island from various directions may be useful for many learners taking a test at Chilwell.

If I go ahead with the change, my pupils would no longer be bound by AA Driving School Terms and Conditions (e.g. currently, by doing so, you automatically opt in to your personal data being used for marketing purposes across the AA Group and sign up to their cancellation policy) but, instead, simply agree to my own terms of business (where your data is not used by me for any marketing purposes and I have a more sensible, pragmatic approach to cancellations), which would be reviewed and amended to reflect the change. However, if any of my current pupils wish to continue learning in an AA Driving School branded car, they would be given the opportunity to transfer to another AA Franchised Driving Instructor.

I should stress that this decision has not been finalised (and is unlikely to happen before 25th June) but I wanted to share it with you now, in case you had any questions (which you can discuss with me when you see me in your next lesson).