John is the Director of Pro-Scot Ltd; he is one of the most experienced and highly qualified instructors in Britain. He started up ProScot Car & Motorcycle Training Ltd in 1996, and has been a fully qualified car and motorcycle instructor for 17 years; prior to this he was a Chief Instructor at an Engineering College for 6 years.
He is a (DSA) ORDIT Trainer (Official Register Of Driving Instructor Trainers) and trains instructors for Part 1, 2 & 3 of the qualifying exams to become a driving instructor. He is also a Driving Standards Agency Approved Driving (DSA) Instructor, (DSA) Fleet Trainer providing assessment and training to company car drivers, (DSA) Certified Motorcycle Instructor (DSA) Register Of Post Test Motorcycle Trainers (RPTMT). He has achieved Grade 6 status, the highest Grade for a car instructor (Less than 5% of driving instructors in Britain are grade 6).
Johns own pass rate for "L" test training consistently exceeded 80% approx 36% above the national average. John has passed the Cardington Special Test with an 'A' Grade, this is the highest recognised standard of driving within the DSA. John is a DIAmond Advanced Instructor. He also holds the following additional qualifications - Diploma in Driving Instruction (Dip DI.) Diploma in Advanced Instruction (Dip RoADA), the DIAmond Advanced Drivers and MasterDrivers certificate. He has passed the DIAmond Special Test and qualified as the DIAmond Examiner for the Fife area. John has also passed City & Guilds 7331 Instructional Techniques, D32, D33 & D34 skills and assessor modules and has a University Degree and was 7 times Scottish Motorcycle Road Race Champion.
John is also an expert witness, his area of expertise is motorcycle roadcraft control and dynamics. He regularly prepares reports in personal injury cases and attends court where required to give evidence.
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I started off with John knowing I had a big task ahead of me. Everything we did, talked about, looked at meant something. All in all, John has served as a huge role model to me and I won't forget this experience.
Thanks to my instructor, John Macdonald, I passed my test first time a month after my 17th birthday. His methods of teaching always ensured that I had a complete understanding of what to do and my confidence at the wheel continues to grow.
Even though an intensive 3 days course, John knew when to give me a break when he seen I was tired, defusing the situation. Taught to a much higher standard, allowing me to be at ease in the 'L' test. Can't say enough for John facilitating. Many thanks (p.s. Im still faster on the track on a bike lol, Zula #17).
John worked me hard but got me a first time pass.