If, say, my friend is doing driving lessons with a guy from BSM, and his instructor is really good and I want to learn with him too. Can I phone the guy and book lessons, or would I have to book it through BSM, and end up not getting the same guy?
Question to anyone who does or has done driving lessons with BSM Watch
- Thread Starter
- 18-12-2010 03:03
- 18-12-2010 19:51
Should be able to phone him. I had a good instructor with the AA and passed his mobile number on to friends. Instructors don't work for their driving school, they work as a franchise and organise their own work. The driving school merely supplies them with a car and a means of getting new pupils in return for an annual fee.
- 18-12-2010 22:27
I had a BSM instructor recommended to me by a mate as well. I just got his number and organised everything with him. No interaction with BSM the company or any office at all. Cracking bloke as well.
- 19-12-2010 05:56
If you negotiate with the BSM company itself, then it's like dealing with a pestering kid.
Dont do BSM, go private. "BSM" and "Book" in the same sentance really infuriates me (past experience with them)
- 19-12-2010 12:11
Whichever way you book your lessons, insist on having the instructor you want.
Personal recommendation from friends is undoubtedly the best way of finding a good instructor, but the friends must already have passed their tests. You say your friend is still having lessons. He or she is not really in a position yet to say if the lessons are any good. They might merely like him.
I will be making a video soon on how to choose a driving instructor. In the mean time take a look at this video, which will give you the right general approach to learning to drive and taking your test.
You can see more of my videos on the driving test by putting lacontrabasse in the YouTube search box.
All the best
- 21-12-2010 15:50
Totally agree with Victor here. Recommendation is definately the best way to go. You might have to ask your mates about their instructor though, as some of them wont voluntarily recommend them, because they want to take all the credit for passing their driving test themselves. If you know several people who passed with the same instructor, chances are they are decent enough.