I've read all the stuff on the Internet about the hoops required to be jumped through, I fulfil the eligibility on licence requirements etc...And from what I can work out the best way to become an instructor is too find a Motorcycle Training School who will train you up while you watch/help them teach...Is this right?Does anyone know how long, realistically, from nothing, to DAS instructor, this takes?Do the schools charge much, or even do they let you learn for free on the condition you come back and teach?Once qualified is there more instructors than jobs, or vice versa? e.g. Is it a struggle finding work...I'm sorry if some of these are blindingly obvious, but hey....
I think you can become a CBT instructor quite easily, if you look in the Rider's Digest there are often adverts from firms looking for new recruits. Try Gumtree even, they also sometimes have the odd mention. I guess you could ring around and see what response you get. Certainly in and around London I'd imagine there are plenty of rider training schools who'd take you on. I wouldn't expect to earn much straight away but with experience and the right attitude I'm sure it'll get there.
The Spin Doctor wrote
Drop me a mail - I have a standard answer that covers your points..
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Good luck and have fun! That's the most important point IMO!
So is the money any good? Can a full time instructor bring in 500 a week?
dayglo jim wrote
Don't believe the hype; most instructors don't even make that figure on gross earnings
Oh no? I'd have thought an instructor running his own bike would be able to get that sort of money for a full week? I couldn't see how it's worth doing for much less.
i only work part time too and thats half the trouble....it just doesnt pay enough to be a full time job for most of us....the schools dont really charge enough to pay more though so it becomes bit of a vicious circle!
£300 for 2 days!If that's three riders per instructor gross that's 450/day per instructor for the school.Three instructors and they're bringing in 1350 a day, over five days that's nearly seven k turnover a week.I wonder how much of that ends up in the owner's pocket?
If you're taking the training seriously you won't be on the piss...Trying to stop a 16'er from killing themselves on CBT demands a clear head, and it's a bloody long day too - you'll be too knackered anyway.
: do I need to let them know of the other 'business' I will do when I start getting paid, but I just wondered..My insurance policy says, "Or in the course or in connection with the insured's businesses" It says plural, does that mean ANY or just the one I have told them about (and that its just plural to cover people who have declared more?)
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