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

Anna Pszczolowska

Thank you for the lessons with James, he was the best teacher which I had. He is patient and kind. Very good with students.

I have passed my driving exam today, so thank you.

Anna Pszczolowska
Kirkcaldy
Chloe Stirling

Highly recommend Andrew McKay at ProScot, he helped me so much after being let down by a previous instructor, could not have done it without his help and his patience 🤣. Honestly the man is a dream. X

Chloe Stirling
Rosyth
Sophie Browne

I could not recommend James enough! Honestly helped me through everything I need help with, he was always there when I was doubting myself and always knew how to keep me motivated! So so patient and helpful! Can’t thank him enough!

Sophie Browne
Kirkcaldy
Andrew Kirk

Scott Kelly is a great driving instructor. He had a wealth of knowledge and plenty of training aids which really help. He is very honest and gives you plenty of time. Would highly recommend him

Andrew Kirk
Ballingry
Georgie Ward

I had James Kilgour for my driving lessons. He was incredibly patient with me. All of his information and tips for my driving test were extremely beneficial to my driving and success of my test! Would highly recommend taking lessons with him!

Georgie Ward
Leven
Daniel Innes

10/10 driving instructor for automatic lessons. James is a great guy and helped calm my nerves and very clear instructions which helped a lot with reverse parking and parallel parking.

Daniel Innes
Kirkcaldy
Megan Taylor

Fred is an excellent driving instructor who I would highly recommend to anyone looking to learn to drive.

Megan Taylor
Thornton
Ewan Hope

Would highly recommend Andrew for driving lessons, I passed first time thanks to his guidance and patience. He's friendly and a great teacher.

Ewan Hope
Limekilns
Callum Fielders

My Instructor was Scott Kelly. What can I say about Scott. He is an absolutely phenomenal person and even better instructor. I’ve just past my test this afternoon with 0 faults in 26 hours of lessons, Unreal!

Callum Fielders
Robert Brown

Fred is a great instructor, very thorough in his teaching, and pushes you to be your best. I'm very grateful for his tutelage, and feel confident to take to the roads on my own now. Thanks very much for all your help

Robert Brown
Burntisland
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