AA Franchised Driving Instructor in NG2, NG7, NG8 and NG9
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Pass Plus Course – 20% Off

A reduction of 20% off the cost of the Pass Plus course is offered to anyone who passed their driving test (if they have liked my Facebook Page and had lessons with me). For a limited period, I am extending this offer to anyone in NG1-NG16 who passed their test in 2017 (providing that the course is completed by 31st July 2017) i.e. £144 instead of £180

Please contact me for details by either calling me on 0798 011 1234 or send me a message by text, WhatsApp or through my website contact form.

Use of Sat Nav in Driving Lessons

Following the announcement that DVSA have chosen the satnav that examiners will be using for practical tests (from 4th December 2017), I have decided to purchase the same make and model that will be used on tests. This will allow my learners the opportunity to become familiar with the satnav that will be used by examiners, before the day of their test.  My plan is to spend the next few weeks becoming familiar with it myself, with a view to introducing it into lessons from the end of August.

Same Car – New Look

Following my change in franchise agreement with AA Driving School, my car has got a new look! have a look at my Facebook Page.

Over the years, a number of my learners have seen an AA Driving School car pass them in the road and were often convinced it was me (when it wasn’t my car!). Now there can be no confusion!  Having taken off all the AA stickers from the car, the car now has a Roof L Box fitted with a decal fitted on each nearside door clearly identifying me as the instructor (rather than the car generically advertising the AA Driving School brand).

Aside of the look of the car, the car is the same. More importantly, I am still the instructor inside it!

As a result of this change, there are further exciting changes coming soon (satnav training, in-car camera and video training).

Change of AA Driving School Franchise

IMPORTANT NOTICE TO PUPILS LEARNING TO DRIVE WITH MARTIN

Further to the article I posted on 20th May, I just wanted to let you know that I am now in the process of changing my franchise with AA Driving School. This is due to take effect from 29th June.  The following summarises the key points of the change:-

  1. All AA driving instructors are self employed and operate under a franchisee agreement with AA Driving School
  2. My new franchise with AA Driving School will allow me to operate more independently
  3. The main difference that you will notice is that the car would no longer be branded as AA Driving School (although it is still provided by AA Driving School, as part of my franchise agreement with them)
  4. I will continue to use the same car until its annual replacement (due at the end of August). The AA stickers will simply be removed from the car on 28th June and replaced with magnetic signs and/or a detachable Learner Roofboard (with my own name and business contact details on it)
  5. My prices and discounts would remain unchanged for at least 12 months
  6. From 29th June, learners taking lessons with me would no longer be bound by AA Driving School T&Cs and will simply be required to agree to my own terms of business (which are currently being reviewed, amended and enhanced to reflect these changes … and will be circulated next week)

If any of my current learners did prefer to continue learning in an AA Driving School branded car, they would be given the opportunity to transfer to another AA Franchised Driving Instructor (although this would be at standard AA lesson prices or lesson prices set by an allocated instructor).

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).

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