Be your own boss while working in Association with Us
You choose, where* and when to work
*Subject to our maximum number of instructors per postcode.
Martin Cohen’s Driving School (MCDS) having worked in the driving school business since 2003, I first started this driving school in 2006, then in 2014 for 5 years was regional owner / manager with another driving school where a number of Instructor’s worked within the organisation I was responsible for.
In 2019, I relaunched my own driving school and with my years of experience of being a driving Instructor, Instructor Trainer and management of instructor franchises, I designed this service based on what I believe instructors are looking for, and now with driving instructors getting the go ahead in England to restart from 4th July we are now launching our new service across the UK.
I designed this service so that Instructors know what they are paying for and can offer a full package to driving instructor looking to work with us while still running their own business.
- Low monthly fee, guaranteed to stay the same
- Capped number of Instructors per postcode
- Still trade under your own driving school name
- No requirement to use our car livery or roof sign
- Earn discounts off your fees
- Web page within our website
- No start up fees
- First 8 weeks fees are half price
- No lengthy contract
- Full call centre & online booking system
- Able to opt out of introductory offers
- No charge if off work through illness
- Text message lesson reminders (the evening before)
- Full Pupil login system with progress report online or emailed at the end of each lesson
- Free online Theory and Hazard Perception Training
- Credit & Debit card payments can be taken over the phone
No start up fees and your first 2 weeks are FREE then the following 6 weeks are half price and then a Low Monthly Fee.
Our fees are based on the equivalent of what you charge a pupil for a 1.5 hour lesson, for example if you were charging £30 per hour, this would be £45 per week charged monthly, based on 48 weeks per year, leaving you with the equivalent of 4 free weeks for holidays. Your fees will always be based on this meaning our fees will only increase when lesson prices increase. There is also no charges for pupils introduced to you through our driving school.
There is no start up fee, fees are invoiced on the first of each month, with your first 2 weeks free and then the following 6 weeks are charged at half price. If you’re not happy with our service you can leave within the first 4 weeks without paying us any further payments.
You will need your own car, if you haven’t got your own car suitable for driving tuition, there are number of options, you could buy a new or second hand car, a number of car manufacturers offer driving school packages or there are a number of companies that can lease cars to driving instructors.
No lengthy contract
We operate using a rolling monthly contract should you ever wish to leave all we require is a minimum of at least 1 weeks notice before the end of that month. You also get to keep pupils that we have introduced to you and we won’t charge you for this.
Capped number of Instructors per postcode
We will never take on too many Instructors, we want our Instructors to be busy, that’s why we have capped the number of Instructors per postcode to a maximum of 3 manual and 3 automatic, in towns and cities, with a maximum of 1 manual and 1 automatic in rural areas.
Still trade under your own driving school name
A lot of Instructors like the idea of running their own driving school, most other driving school franchises expect you to trade under their name, when in effect you are just paying them a fee for a service to support your own business, while they still expecting you to get your own pupils.
Our driving school is different, you are paying us a service fee, and in return we provide your business with extra support, all we ask is you make clear that you are working in association with MCDS.
We will advertise on your behalf using social media and internet search engines, below is just one example of many we run on your behalf.
No requirement to use our car livery or roof sign
We don’t require you to use our driving school livery, you can even use your own driving school livery providing you also have “Working in Association with MCDS www.mcdrivingschool.co.uk”
Earn discounts off your fees
Earn £2.50 off your fees each month for each of the following: Test pass photo for our website and facebook, and top reviews on Facebook, Google or FreeIndex. Upto a maximum of £10 per month.
Recommend another Instructor to join us and you will receive £75 after they have stayed 3 months with us.
Web page within our website
We will create a web page for you where you direct your own advertising to, we will also include any of your own business name and logos and put in links to your own website and social media.
Full call centre & online booking system
Using the services of a 3rd party we have a call centre which takes call 8am to 8pm Monday to Friday and 9am to 5pm on Saturdays, excluding bank holidays. we also have a full online book system.
Able to opt out of introductory offers
If we decide to introduce any introductory offers, you have the option to opt out, it will always be your choice whether to take part or not.
No charge if off work through illness
If you are unable to work through illness, we will not charge you for each full week you have been unable to work, providing it’s back up with evidence and it’s clear through our system no lessons have taken place. This includes all reasons for not working due to Covid-19
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Your Pupils will also get the following:
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