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#1 Wednesday 7th December 2011 23:30:45

mspl
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End Of Trainee Licence Scheme Proposed

I noticed in this months M.S.A mag that there is lots of talk of ending the existing Trainee license scheme as it stands.
This is under the modernisation of driver training proposals,and will involve any new trainee being fully supervised at all times.
How will this work and what are the implications for ADI trainers,and of course the franchises that run large numbers of Trainee instructors.
Anybody any thoughts ?

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#2 Wednesday 7th December 2011 23:41:43

martin Williams
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Re: End Of Trainee Licence Scheme Proposed

It wont happen.

Can you imagine a PDI paying £30 -£35 an hour to his trainer for him to sit in the back during 40 hours of lessons?
Or
Can you really see the trainer sitting in the back for free?
Or
Can you imagine a pupil who wants to do all their lessons with the trainer in the back knowing the Instructor is a PDI?

It would simply be the end of pink badges IF it ever happens and thats a big IF.

IMHO

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#3 Thursday 8th December 2011 12:10:03

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Re: End Of Trainee Licence Scheme Proposed

It's going to happen.


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#4 Thursday 8th December 2011 15:30:52

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It was removed from the RTA a long time ago. In Ms Thew's recent transcript it was confirmed that the pink licence will no longer exist in it's present format.

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#5 Thursday 8th December 2011 17:21:32

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According to Mike Penning it will go next year see bottom of page in link:

http://msagb.com/asp/detail.asp?url=../ … sp&ref=576

Graeme

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#6 Thursday 8th December 2011 18:25:36

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Re: End Of Trainee Licence Scheme Proposed

A  viable alternative has to be invented first, then consultation.  It isn't going to happen any time soon

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#7 Thursday 8th December 2011 20:59:31

mspl
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Re: End Of Trainee Licence Scheme Proposed

A  viable alternative has to be invented first, then consultation.  It isn't going to happen any time soon

I agree Roadmaster,we know the wheels of the DSA move very,very  slowly,it's to be consulted on next year,with a view to implemention sometime in 2014.
I was just interested as to how people think it could be revised,and if what is intially proposed was viable

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#8 Tuesday 17th April 2012 22:51:42

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Re: End Of Trainee Licence Scheme Proposed

I for one will be glad when the pinks go and they will NOT have to come up with an alternative just phase them out DO NOT ISSUE anymore, and that would me MORE work for the ones who have passed ALL the exams and not the ones playing at teaching 'safe driving for life'.

The Pink licence has been abused for far too long and I am glad Mr PENNINGTON is correct, and it will be for the better as only the talented instructors will pass all the test and it will stop some large companies from exploiting the unsuspecting 'joe' public that ANYONE could be an instructor.

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#9 Sunday 6th May 2012 09:59:32

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Re: End Of Trainee Licence Scheme Proposed

martin Williams wrote:

It wont happen.

Can you imagine a PDI paying £30 -£35 an hour to his trainer for him to sit in the back during 40 hours of lessons?
Or
Can you really see the trainer sitting in the back for free?
Or
Can you imagine a pupil who wants to do all their lessons with the trainer in the back knowing the Instructor is a PDI?

It would simply be the end of pink badges IF it ever happens and thats a big IF.

IMHO

We are on our way to this in Northern Ireland.


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#10 Sunday 6th May 2012 10:28:44

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Re: End Of Trainee Licence Scheme Proposed

They may well phase themselves out, talking to some of the SE's the amount of people showing interest training to become instructors is way down anyway.  Maybe the job does not have the appeal that it once had!!

Noticeable locally that instructors are leaving the business as well, at least 4 gone since last September.

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#11 Sunday 6th May 2012 11:21:52

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Re: End Of Trainee Licence Scheme Proposed

evan wrote:

They may well phase themselves out, talking to some of the SE's the amount of people showing interest training to become instructors is way down anyway.  Maybe the job does not have the appeal that it once had!!

Noticeable locally that instructors are leaving the business as well, at least 4 gone since last September.

I remember talking to you on this forum Evan a few years ago when you were first starting out. At that time Driving Instruction was a  healthy business to be in But, there comes a time!!!!!!!! I'm an ex-merchant seaman and luckily enough I can take early retirement on my Merchant Navy pension. I'm heading to Spain in a camper to retire there, I've had my utter fill of this GREAT country and it's promises. I would like to relax in my twilight years ( even if I wish to start early). Driving Instruction as we knew it has gone and will never return.

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#12 Sunday 6th May 2012 11:52:43

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Re: End Of Trainee Licence Scheme Proposed

WillyO wrote:
evan wrote:

They may well phase themselves out, talking to some of the SE's the amount of people showing interest training to become instructors is way down anyway.  Maybe the job does not have the appeal that it once had!!

Noticeable locally that instructors are leaving the business as well, at least 4 gone since last September.

I remember talking to you on this forum Evan a few years ago when you were first starting out. At that time Driving Instruction was a  healthy business to be in But, there comes a time!!!!!!!! I'm an ex-merchant seaman and luckily enough I can take early retirement on my Merchant Navy pension. I'm heading to Spain in a camper to retire there, I've had my utter fill of this GREAT country and it's promises. I would like to relax in my twilight years ( even if I wish to start early). Driving Instruction as we knew it has gone and will never return.

Sweeping statement!!


Colin Kentish
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#13 Sunday 6th May 2012 13:57:41

MAZ
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Re: End Of Trainee Licence Scheme Proposed

evan wrote:

They may well phase themselves out, talking to some of the SE's the amount of people showing interest training to become instructors is way down anyway.  Maybe the job does not have the appeal that it once had!!

Noticeable locally that instructors are leaving the business as well, at least 4 gone since last September.

People are more Internet savvy now and will "Google" everything they are considering spending money on.

The bad reviews on the industry outweigh the good, and it needs to, to level the playing field IMHO,

Maz.

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