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.
All original contributions to this forum by Kevin Williams are subject to a (cc) Creative Commons deed.Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.0 UK: England & Wales Full terms are available here but in brief if you use the author's work for any purpose, it's under the following conditions: * Attribution. You must give the original author credit. * Non-Commercial. You may not use this work for commercial purposes. * Share Alike. If you alter, transform, or build upon this work, you may distribute the resulting work only under a licence identical to this one. VD DEALS Blog Courses Books Facebook Twitter FREE STUFF
"Force has no place where there is need of skill" Herodotus 450BC :burnout:
The Spin Doctor wrote
Drop me a mail - I have a standard answer that covers your points..
Training info is (C) Malcolm Palmer. He asserts his right to be identified as author under the Copyright Design Patents Act 1988 & may be quoted only as part of a post in the Visordown bb by another board member. Author should be contacted for written permission before any other use, storage, transmission or recording, by any means.
Read my mutterings:
Only three days in total before you're let loose to instruct DAS? That seems very little
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'm just going to do it for beer tokens... as I have a main job... it would be nice to find that it pays for running maintaining ALL my bikes... but if it pays for my weekends on the piss it will still improve my standard of living whilst being fun...
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!
Become a fan of Visordown
Follow us on twitter
Other Immediate Media Sites
Our eCommerce Platform
© Immediate Media Company Ltd 2012. This website is owned and published by Immediate Media Company Limited. www.immediatemedia.co.uk