Join the team

We believe in a fair franchise that delivers on what it says, while trying to keep our fee's competitive and maintaining true value for our team members. We expect the highest possible standards for our customers.

2nd2None Driving School was established in 2008 and has rapidly grown into the south of England's most trusted regional driving school - by customers and driving instructors alike.

We currently have 40+ driving instructors on the team stretching across the south of the UK and this number is growing all the time.

What our franchise offers:

  • On-going support and advice via our Instructor Only Facebook Group, by Telephone via the office or my personal number, Regular face-to-face meetings or if you are located close enough our office/shop front in North Dorset is always happy to revceive you. 
  • Choose your own working days and hours - Some like to work weekends and have a day off during the week, others simply want to work Mon-Fri The choice is yours. 
  • We have a strict 48 hour lesson cancellation policy and insist on payment upon booking policy to help avoid the loss of earnings
  • Regular one to one or group meetings with the team to keep you up to date
  • Regular CPD training meetings, to keep you at the top of your game.
  • As a driving school we also provide B+E, D1, and D1+E driver training and we are often looking for ADI's in our team that would like to be trained up in these other avenues of customer training. 
  • In the near future we will be offering driver CPC and in class Theory training session for our customers, this is also another avenue of training we can provide you with.
  • Standards Check Training - I am always on hand to help you with your Standards Check, plus you can get a whole host of help from our team of driving instructors. 
  • You can provide your own vehicle or you can hire one from us, We will provide the headboard and (optional livery) for your own car at cost, with your own personal name if required on the door to help maximise your local exposure. We will refund the cost of livery to you after your fourth month with the driving school.
  • If you ever have a break down in your own vehicle then we have your back. We will supply you with a temperary loan of a tuition car for up to 2 days free of charge in order to keep you operating. After this time then a daily charge will apply.
  • We provide all of our pupils with free access to Theory Test Pro through our website.
  • We can take card payments over the phone through our customer service team.
  • Franchise-free weeks
  • We have a brilliant website which generates over 6000 hits a month and on average generates around 700 phone calls a month plus emails.
  • We have over 10'000 followers on our extensive social media networks and this also helps generate an even greater supply of customers.
  • As well as regular driving lessons, we also run extreamly popular monthly Young Driver days at four venues around the Southwest.
  • On-going support and advice via our Facebook page, telephone or face-to-face meetings.
  • Free personalised stationary.
  • A unique company uniform to help you look professional while teaching.
  • For PDI's, we can offer free sponsorship for you on the trainiee licence and to make sure you get the best chance of passing your part 3, we will provide you with regular instructor training, all included as part of your weekly franchise fee.

 

Our basic franchise comes with a 6 month contract using your own car, for just £95 per week. Cost of car hire can be discussed on application.

Please remeber your franchise fee is an investment, it will help you remain busy and offer you support when you need it. Plus the cost of your franchise is tax deductable. 

So what have we got in store for the future!

As a driving school at the forefront of driver training we are always looking to the future and we have a long list of future developments that may be of interest to you. 

We currently use an online diary system to keep up to speed with our team of instructors. This is due to be replaced with the MyDriveTime app in the near future. The new app which is due for release in a matter of weeks will allow you to offer your pupils a much better learning experience. Please take a look at the MyDriveTime website for more details but remember, this revolutionising app will be free as part of your franchise package.

We are currently awaiting our ORDIT inspection from the DVSA. We hope in future to offer ORDIT training to our team of ADI's to help them become Instructor Trainers in their own right.

We have been offering B+E for a couple of years now and recently added D1 and D1+E (Minibus Training) to our training list, we are looking in the next six months to also be offering C1 and C1+E (7.5t LGV) driver training and even larger vehicles in the future. 

Driver CPC - We are currently building new class room facilities at our head office in Dorset so we can offer Driver CPC for Bus and Lorry drivers. We have also made arrangemnets through a network of partners to offer CPC in other regions of the Southwest in the near future. All of this we hope to offer to our team of ADI's working under the 2nd2None Driving School brand.

Driving School Franchise

Option 1

Weekly Franchise

Please remember this is more than just a pupil referral service and we believe in value for your money and our goal as a company is to always deliver great value for money services to both our instructors and pupils alike.

When you see what we have to offer we are sure you will agree that our franchise fee, reflects the level of service, support and commitment you have with this driving school.

PDI's get your Trainee Licence Sponsorship plus your additional 20 hours Part 3 and Standards Check Training for FREE, with this option when you sign up for a minimum 6 months. DVSA PDI Licence Fee not included.

The weekly fee for everything above is just, £95 per week

We are also able to provide a suitable dual controlled, fully maintained training vehicle with insurance from £105 per week.

The best driving school franchise

Option 2

This option is for our Intensive Driving Course Instructors.

You basically become a franchised member of the team with all the benefits included.

But the best thing about our intensive franchise is there is no weekly fee.

As an intensive instructor you will get paid a rate of between £25-£28 per hour depending on which course and what area the the pupil lives. Plus it will normally be for 6 hours per day. But you pay No Franchise Fee's

Your working hours will be based on Monday to Friday 9am to 4pm with two 30min breaks.

Your coverage area is negotiable but the larger an area you are willing to cover the better and after all once you pick the pupil up you will remain with that one pupil for the rest of that day.

No last minute cancellations, because deposits are taken upon booking and the full course fee's are payable directly to the driving school 15 full working days before the course is set to start. It is therefore extremely unlikely that the pupil will cancel the course.

Another plus, because there is often a wait for driving tests the courses we book for you are booked a month or so in advance, maybe 2 months in the summer months, so you can easily plan ahead knowing that you have a full diary of work in front of you.

We are able to supply you with a driving tuition vehicle if required for a competitive weekly fee with the choice of either Diesel or Petrol models available to order.

Have a read below to see what some of our existing driving instructors have to say about our franchise and how we run things. 

Any of our instructor team members will be happy to speak to you if you have any doubts.

Sue Squires ADI

Before joining 2nd2None, I had looked at many other local and National driving schools and met several of them and found them lacking. After meeting James Orgar just once and listening to his pragmatic approach and the flexible franchise options he was offering instructors, I was sold. 

He still instructs. He is out there experiencing the problems that we face on a day to day basis and has devised the various solutions to support and provide the backing that is needed and he is a nice guy as well! My main issues were a long, expensive tie-in contract and the lack of good sales/marketing. At 2nd2None they have these both covered. 

The variety of franchise deals with tiny tie-in periods, would appeal to almost every instructor. The marketing is diverse and well targeted, including the use of social media. I was frankly over whelmed initially with the number of quality students that I was given and on many occasions since then, have actually had to ask the office to stop sending me new ones. The team in the office is well run, supportive, responsive and friendly. At 2nd2None they really do deliver. I have absolutely no plans to move, I’m happy.

Steve Ridley DIP DI

I have been a driving instructor and driving instructor trainer since 1986 and I have been a independent instructor and a franchised instructor with other driving schools. Joining the 2nd2none franchise has been one of the best things that I've done with regards to feeling part of a team and the support you get with developing the business and the supply of pupils is very good and generally keeps me busy with a full diary. 

The main thing is that they want the instructors to feel that they want to stay, to say I am more than content.

Richard Tucker ADI

I have been a driving instructor since May 2001. After a short period with a BSM franchise I worked as an independent instructor.

I joined James at 2nd2none in Sept 2013. There are several benefits of the franchise, being part of a team sharing ideas, on-going CPD and an online diary. 2nd2none also run the very popular u17s driving events. However the main benefit is the marketing which keeps us all busy.

 The only problem at the moment is fitting all of the pupils into my diary.

Steven Steele ADI

Having moved back to the south west in the summer of 2014 I was looking for a driving school to join as its hard for an independent to start fresh. I enquired to a few big national companies who promised pupils, low cost start up franchised fees and full back up including marketing. Having decided to go with one of these a few months in there was a lack of pupils and definitely a lack of marketing / back up.

It was then that I contacted James Orgar at 2nd2none who straight away promised me that if I joined he would get me a full diary, deal with marketing and offer on going support with standard checks, fleet training and CPD and help from an ORDIT trained instructor. 

It didn't take long to think about this so the car was returned franchise terminated and I joined 2nd2none. From my first meeting with James I relished the thought of working for a company that was not only big into marketing but puts customer service at the top of the list and treats all pupils as potential walking adverts, within 2 weeks of joining I had a full diary (in fact I told james not to give me any more until I had sorted and organise the pupil's I had) the car was decorated in the 2nd2none graphics and the back up from James is (excuse the pun) 2nd2none, far better than the big national companies who promise everything then flood the area you work in with more instructors just to get more franchise fees and think of pupils as numbers instead of people.

Joining 2nd2none was looking back a no brainer, the franchise fee is realistic so it means more money in my pocket, I know that with the marketing, 2nd2none reputation, reviews and recommendations from passed pupil's, work is only limited to how many hours I can put in.Best decision I ever made"