My name is Norrie and I am a driving instructor with BDS Driving School.
In 2003 I lived in Yorkshire and I felt I was at a standstill in my job, I wanted to do something I really enjoyed so started to think of other options to fulfill my life. I come across an advert for driving instructing and decided to investigate. I liked the idea of being my own boss. I also liked the idea of making a difference, be able to teach people a life time skill, to learn to drive safely.
I started on a trainee licence which I feel helped me as I was learning whilst instructing. I originally passed my part 3 test and received my ADI badge in 2004. I was teaching in a manual car at that time and really enjoyed the job. However, in 2007, due to unforeseen circumstances I didn’t renew my badge. After a couple of years, I regretted not renewing my badge and wasn’t in a position to retrain.
After I moved to Fleetwood, I decided to look into being self-employed again and I decided I wanted to get back into driving instructing. As I didn’t know the area very well I looked around to find a school that would give me the training locally so that I could get my ADI badge back again.
I found BDS on the internet and I liked what I saw. I looked at others and no one else compared to BDS so I made an appointment to see them. From the first time we met I knew this was the school for me. Donna and Tony made me very welcome and answered every question I had. They helped me tailor the training to suit my needs.
I passed my tests and got my ADI badge back again in March 2018. I left my admin job and started teaching straight away. I now instruct in automatic and really enjoy it.
BDS transformed my life and I have a full diary and ALL the help and support I could ever want.
I have never looked back.