Professional Driving Instructors at ProScot in Scotland

ProScot Instructors are regularly assessed

All ProScot instructors are trained, overseen, and regularly assessed by DVSA ORDIT trainer John Macdonald or Archie Douglas.

John is ProScot's director and one of Britain's highest qualified driving instructors. You can view his full profile on our instructor’s page.

Archie is a retired Driving Vehicle Standards Agency Driver Training Assessment Manager - DVSA DTAM. His duties included training Driving Examiners to carry out the Driving Instructor and Fleet qualifying tests. He was also responsible for checking driving examiners standards.  

ProScot driving instructors must maintain consistently high operational standards set by ProScot driving school. This approach is unique to ProScot driving school, no other driving school carries out such comprehensive in-house standards checks on their own driving instructors.

Over 80% of our students pass first time!

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What criteria should you use to choose a good quality driving instructor?

How do you know your chosen instructor is delivering a client led training session that ensures high standards of training are being delivered?

It's a fact that many driving instructors simply teach their pupils enough to scrape through the basic L test. But have they learned to simply pass the test, or have they learned to drive? Consistently high performing driving instructors are in the minority.

ProScot take away the risk of ending up with an unsatisfactory driving instructor. That's why ProScot have created their own voluntary in house grading system so that you can select your trainer with confidence. 

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Some driving schools are better than others

All driving schools are not measured equal some are high performing, and some schools deliver poor performance and even substandard lessons. So how do you minimise the risk of selecting a poorly performing driving instructor? Simply searching for the cheapest lesson price can increase the risk.

ProScot have put their reputation on the line and voluntarily created an in-house instructor grading system unique to ProScot. This gives you the confidence of knowing that if you book a ProScot driving instructor, we will not let you down.

ProScot instructors are measured regularly over ten key areas of in-house performance in addition to the annual driving instructor’s statistics report, produced by the Driving Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) known as the “Crystal Report”. This annual report is produced from the candidates’ driving instructors present for the driving test and are used by the DVSA to monitor their performance. Instructors who fall below pre-set DVSA targets for driving test performance set off “trigger points” these triggers are used to identify poorly performing driving instructors.

Before a ProScot driving instructor can be considered for ProScot Senior or Principal instructor status they must have a proven track record with ProScot over a minimum two-year period and achieve and maintain high standards set in house by ProScot and externally by the Driving Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA). 

ProScot's unique grading system

ProScot Instructor: ProScot instructors are fully authorised by the DVSA. ProScot instructors are regularly assessed against ProScot's in house standards set out below over a 2-year period before they can be considered for Senior or Principal status. They charge our base lesson website price.

Senior Instructor: Senior instructors are fully authorised by the DVSA. They have been assessed by ProScot over a minimum of two years.  They must continue to consistently achieve all the in-house standards set by ProScot and consistently achieve a standard above the DVSA's crystal report national average for pass rate, number of minors, serious and dangerous driving faults in test. ProScot Senior Instructors may charge up to £2 per hour more than our base lesson price.

Principal Instructor's: ProScot principal instructors are fully authorised by the DVSA. They have been assessed over a minimum of two years.  They must continue to achieve all the in-house standards set by ProScot and consistently achieve a standard well above the DVSA's crystal report national average for pass rate, number of minors, serious and dangerous driving faults in test. ProScot Principal instructors have achieved a Grade A during their Standards Check, this is the highest grade possible from the DVSA during assessment. ProScot Principal Instructors may charge up to £4 per hour more than our base lesson price.
 

ProScot in-house standards and ten key areas of performance:

All ProScot instructors must….


1. Sign up to and agree to abide by the DVSA code of conduct and practice.

2. Undertake regular bi-annual Continual Professional Development (CPD) training and agree to in house assessments by John Macdonald or Archie Douglas.

3. Display their ADI badge in their car during all driving tests so that they can be fully assessed by the DVSA to monitor their pass rate, average number of minors, serious and dangerous driving faults during tests. An annual statistical report called a Crystal report is produced by the DVSA. This data is used annually to measure our driving instructor’s performance over the previous 12-month period.

4. Achieve a standard above the DVSA's National average figures and trigger points for driving instructor performance during driving tests. This data is used to produce the annual Approved Driving Instructors Crystal report. This report is unique to each driving instructor it is used by the DVSA and ProScot to measure their performance.

5. Maintain highly rated and regular up to date pupil testimonials and feedback from their pupils.

6. Adhere to excellent time keeping and reliability.

7. Have minimum complaints (Typically no more than two over a two-year period).

8. Maintain excellent communication with students and office staff.

9.; Provide a clean car and wear their corporate branded clothing.

10. Achieve an overall high standard of satisfaction during random pupil call backs/surveys carried out by the ProScot office.

As you can see, ProScot driving instructors must maintain very high operational standards at all times. This gives us the confidence of knowing that if you book your driving lessons with ProScot we will not let you down. 

What Our Learner Drivers Say

Robbie Rowbotham

Past my driving test the other day. Big thanks to James, who has been a fantastic driving instructor. Couldn't done it with without his help and laughs

Robbie Rowbotham
Glenrothes
Rachel Dunlay

My driving instructor Scott Kelly is a friendly and personable instructor with great attention to detail. I passed both my theory and practical first time. Wouldn’t recommend anybody else.

Rachel Dunlay
Kirkcaldy
 Jaden Duchain

Fred Beck has been an excellent instructor. Very professional and patient with me. If you are wanting to learn to drive Fred is your man!

And of course a 5 star review for your services. Thanks again Fred and all the best.

Jaden Duchain
Kinghorn
Abby Connolly

Passed my test first time with Andrew McKay, would highly recommend him as he gave me all the information and skills I needed to drive confidently

Abby Connolly
Dunfermline
Ollie Killean

Just wanted to say I passed my test first time today all thanks to Mel. She was a great instructor, and was very patient and understanding. I now feel confident about driving on the road by myself.

Ollie Killean
Fife
Louis Uzoeri

5 🌟

Thank you, Fred Beck, for being such an awesome coach and the best driving instructor anyone will ever encounter. My driving success story will not be complete without mentioning your name. Thank you

Louis Uzoeri
Fife
Reece Wiggan

Passed my test first time today with my instructor Scott Kelly. Would highly recommend to anyone looking for an instructor to go start with Scott. Couldn’t ask for more from an instructor.

Reece Wiggan
Fife
Honor Mitchell-Thain

Thank you to Andrew McKay who has helped me to pass my driving test. His patience and perseverance has thoroughly helped me with both my confidence and my ability. I would highly recommend being taught by Andrew.

Honor Mitchell-Thain
Torryburn
Sharon Slaven

Would like to say a massive thanks to james Kilgour from ProScot for having the patience, learning me and getting me through my driving test with a pass. Would highly recommend him. Thanks again.

Sharon Slaven
Kirkcaldy
Oliver Cahill

Fred Beck is not only a 5 Star top instructor but a top guy, too. He was always very patient with me throughout all stages of my driving, helping me to a first-time pass. Would highly recommend him!

Oliver Cahill
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