Teaching someone to drive is a very generous thing to do but it can also be scary.
By helping someone you care about become comfortable and confident driving, you’re giving them a life skill they’ll have for years to come.
Half of being a good coach is just being willing to help your learner.
Learner drivers who’ve had around 120 hours of driving in a range of conditions are up to 40% less likely to have a crash when they start driving alone. By setting aside 2 hours a week of your time for a year, you can help make your learner a much safer driver.
The other half of being a good coach is being prepared.
Plan your sessions and understand what skills you need to teach your learner to make them a great driver. Have a good read through the resources on Drive and watch the videos. Then you'll be able to focus on the skills they need to practise in each session.
If you’re prepared, calm and confident, you’ll be able to keep your learner relaxed and confident. It never helps to get stressed. Try and enjoy yourself! After all, you’re doing a good thing for someone.
Explore all the pages in this coaches’ section for helpful tips and tricks including videos on how to teach specific driving skills.