Become an Instructor

JSF Driving School is looking for potential instructors to be trained from scratch or transfer over their skills and learn the JSF way to success.

Our team has built up such a great reputation since 2006 that we’re actively looking to expand with like-minded people who want a driving career.

Whether you’re looking for a career change and to train with us, or an ADI who’s fed up with your current lot in life, then have a chat with Sharn on 0333 200 7275 or via email to find out more.

Frequently Asked Questions

You will need to train to become a driving instructor after applying through the Driving and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) at You will need to:

  • be aged 21 or older when you qualify
  • have held a driving licence for at least 3 years
  • provide details about your current driving licence including any driving offences
  • complete a Disclosure and Barring Check (DBS, formally know as CRB check)

Your application can be refused if you have:

  • been banned from driving
  • 6 or more penalty points
  • been convicted of any non-motoring offences
  • convicted of a sexual, violent, financial or drug-related crime
  • banned from working with children


A JSF Driving School franchise is a fabulous opportunity if you:

  • Meet the DVSA qualifying criteria to apply for and become a PDI/ADI
  • Have a passion for driving and a desire to pass those skills on to learner drivers
  • Have a sociable personality with good organisational skills, drive and energy
  • Own appropriate transport or the means to find some with our support and advice
  • Have available funds to invest in your instructor training course keeping in mind that the cost can be recouped with two new learners through to test 

JSF franchisees come from all sorts of different walks of life and previous careers. No formal teaching or business qualification is needed to get started, just a desire to provide great customer service, develop yourself and learn new skills, enhance the JSF team and brand, and provide safe driving for life.

What you earn is entirely up to you as, maybe for the first time ever, you are in control of your work/life balance. 

Investing in a JSF Driving School franchise will offer you plenty of opportunity for healthy financial returns.

Obviously the more you put into building up your business, the more you are going to get out of it. Your profit will depend on a number of things:

  • the number of lessons you want to provide 
  • the number of hours you want to work
  • the distance you choose to travel as part of your local patch

We’ll be happy to share our experience and offer advice so that you can tailor things just how you want them to be.

You’ll soon be set up and running a successful business that provides excellent opportunities, satisfaction and rewards.

Yes we do, no quibble!

Guarantee No.1

Unlike other instructor trainers who often plump for anyone with a credit card and a pulse, here at JSF Driving we select like-minded people to train as driving instructors. That’s how we can guarantee you a place in the JSF instructor team. It’s a two way investment.

Guarantee No.2

For your franchise investment we guarantee a minimum of 38 warmed up clients per year, eager to learn with a JSF driving instructor… or you can just walk away from our agreement.

That number of learners will be more than enough to provide 40 hours of work per week, and in your pre-arranged local patch too!

If you can answer yes to any of the following then JSF Driving is definitely right for you!

  • Are you fed up with your current job and ready to try something different?
  • Are you worried about the number of hours you currently have to work to provide a good enough income for yourself and your family?
  • Do you want to control your own future and have all the flexibility that can provide?
  • Do you want to do something worthwhile and really make a difference?
  • Are you willing to learn new skills and put them in to practice, yet know when to ask for help if you need it?

Then running a JSF Driving franchise could be your perfect solution.

A JSF Driving franchise is an affordable, exciting and reduced risk business opportunity. It will give you value for money, suit your budget and provide you with the work/life balance you’ve been looking for.

Choosing JSF Driving means that you’ll be buying into a proven and successful franchise.

So how can you be confident that you’re investing in a successful business?

  • We’ve been around for over 13 years not only surviving but thriving through some fo the most austere times in living memory.
  • We provide step by step initial and ongoing training not only so that you qualify as an excellent driving instructor, but so that you become a competent business person too. We don’t believe any other driver training provider offers as much.
  • We provide one to one training with your own identified instructor trainer from initial assessment through to the day you qualify.
  • We’re one of the few independent schools to also provide 24 hour access to a private online training portal for your convenience. This includes day to day checklists on how to run your business, ‘how to’ videos, access to policies and legal paperwork, and much, much more.
  • We give you everything you need to get set up, running and profitable, and we support you every step of the way.

When asked what the best things were about their franchise, these were some of the comments our franchisees made…

“I was taken back the friendliness shown towards me and their enthusiasm and commitment to their business. I felt that I was a real person to them, not just a number.”

“…instruction was very clear and Jim clued me in to things that I hadn’t been taught before that helped immensely. They are very passionate about what they do and that showed in their dedication to both JSF and their franchisees. We communicated regularly and … I always received clients when I needed them.”

“I would recommend JSF to any potential driving instructor or full ADI who wants to make sure that they have the right people around them to make their business a success.”

We want all of our franchisees to run a successful business, enjoying a genuinely fulfilling career that fits in with their lifestyles. This is exactly why we’ve spent a lot of time and money ensuring that JSF training and support is right for everyone.

Here are some of the things you can expect:

  • The JSF “Success Training Course” with more one to one personal training than most others provide. Not the usual 50 hours but 65 hours of training with Jim, your personal trainer, to accelerate the time it takes to qualify. No car share, no conveyor belt. Local and on your doorstep, Jim can provide training that fits around your commitments, with you alone from initial assessment drive right through to when you qualify.
  • That local knowledge is also invaluable for your franchise as we know first hand your instructing patch, it’s relevant routes, and how to maximise income potential from your area.
  • During qualification we’ll turn you into the local “Go to Expert” with extensive personal induction training to get your JSF Driving business started from the ground up. We offer up to 3 days of personal support prior to launch, ongoing training every quarter and regular bi-annual reviews to ensure your business is successful.
  • You’ll have 24 hour access to the JSF online training portal including everything you need to successfully run your business, from day to day checklists, how to videos, access to policies and legals, business and sales coaching and much, much more.
  • You’ll also benefit from our highly experience and specialist office team who will guide you and offer you the support you need, when you need it. We’re in your corner.
  • The office team provides a call answering and client introductory service with no further hidden costs to your franchise – you benefit from our high sales conversion rate receiving hot new leads ready to buy from you. Some schools just pass over names and addresses so you are effectively cold calling them back. JSF does all the hard work in before you even get to speak to your new learners so they are keen to get started when you call. 
  • We also ensure that your business is marketed in the best possible way, leaving you free to enjoy your driving, whether it’s online marketing via your personalised entry on the optimised JSF Driving School website, social media, press advertising, or direct mail. We even provide you with branded stationery and a top box!
  • You’ll have full training and access to the JSF admin systems which will enable you to run your daily business quickly, efficiently and effectively.
  • As we expand, you’ll be invited to regular “get togethers” for a bit of socialising, where you’ll be able to meet the rest of the team, receive ongoing training, and catch up on business developments. 

Our reputation depends on your success, so we invest in you as much as you invest in us.

We believe that you’ll receive one of the most supportive and comprehensive driving instructor franchise packages available on the market today. Here are some of the things that you will be buying into:

  • Extensive training and support including a comprehensive, step by step, training manual. 
  • Regular opportunities for ongoing training as well as group training and team meetings.
  • A full kit of everything you’ll need to run your lessons from top box and stationery, online diary, personalised business cards, paperwork and contracts and lots more.
  • A complete, detailed set of lesson plans and teaching aids.
  • Online training videos, checklists, policies and how to’s – your comprehensive operations manual.
  • Access to online admin systems to help you run your business efficiently. This includes an online client management tool and diary, lesson forecast and cashflow spreadsheets, and your own professional business email address. Full training will be given whether you have techie skills or not.
  • A full marketing done for you service, from professional advertising and marketing materials to launch your business through to providing a guaranteed flow of warmed up customers as you need them. Guaranteed!
  • Your own dedicated profile on the JSF website including the addition of your customer reviews which will also be shared and optimised on social media for you.
  • Set up and fully optimised Google My Business page to give you maximum “Google juice” in your local area. 
  • Use of the JSF Driving School logo and business systems.
  • A two year licence to operate your franchise, renewable upon mutual review at no cost.
  • Branded JSF team wear.

We are committed to providing a great value package that will have you running a successful business right from the start. We’re so committed that we offer you a full diary guarantee in the first year of business or you can just walk away, no quibble! 

Are you ready to start your JSF Driving School journey?

The JSF business model lets you concentrate on the bits you love, the driving and people skills, whilst we provide the professional structure, source learners, promote and support you.

  • Why start from scratch or struggle to develop a reputation in an age when just keeping up with technology is a full time occupation?

  • Why spend a fortune on business, marketing and technology training just to keep ahead of your competitors?

  • Why reinvent the wheel when you could be benefitting from years of experience, an established reputation and proven business systems?

  • Why not enjoy being part of a team that has been leading the way in the local independent driving school sector since 2006, growing right through the biggest recession in living memory?

Discovery Session with potential new instructors


Jim leading a Discovery Session with potential JSF instructors.

We take the risk out of being self-employed by sharing everything that we’ve experienced during the last thirteen years of growth. From checklists, strategies and business legals, we have it covered leaving you to focus on your passion… driving and people.

As part of the JSF instructor team you will benefit from:

  • Your own patch or area. We only take on new instructors when we know we can provide a reliable, regular income.

  • A guaranteed supply of new pupils at no extra or hidden cost, allowing you to develop your business working the hours you want.

  • Full time back up and all the benefits of a dedicated, friendly and experienced team, there for support and advice… with a great conversion rate too!

  • In most cases income will be paid directly to you by the client rather than through the office.

  • The freedom and support to manage your professional diary efficiently using established systems – this can make or break your business if you go it alone!

  • Access to online training that shows you step-by-step how to take your business to the next level with JSF Driving.

  • A competitive franchisee fee, simple and fair with no hidden charges or added on costs. If you fit the bill you can make a prompt start after induction, with a reduced rate if you want to ease yourself in to your diary.