7th January 2024

Accurately identifying why driving mistakes happen

“Was the pupil encouraged to analyse problems and take responsibility for their learning?” One of the skills of an effective driving instructor that is not assessed […]
5th January 2024

Marketing done for you

The PDI is now an ADI! Exciting times! But what next? How to market your new business?    What many do is start off with a […]
4th January 2024

A Helping Hand for PDIs

Welcome, my name is Tom Ingram, I am the owner of the BIG TOM Driving School Franchise. I have created here a 20 minute audio clip […]
30th December 2023

The way we work is changing

According to MoneyWeek magazine, 3,500,000 50+ year-olds have decided to take early retirement and 500,000 self-employed business owners have stopped working. We have spoken before in […]
29th December 2023

Achieving more in 2024

With 2023 closing on us and the prospect of a new year ahead with all the opportunities it brings, now is the time to be considering […]
11th December 2023

Why have the national driving test pass rates not gone up

In August 2021 the DVSA CEO announced that the regulator has been monitoring what happens on driving tests for the previous 12 months and will continue […]
10th December 2023

Teaching methods

One aspect of driving training that BIG TOM has always avoided is the goal of teaching a pupil to pass the driving test rather than increase […]
10th December 2023

Running a better driving school business

In this video the owner of the BIG TOM Franchise discusses some of the learning difficulties that crop up with providing different types of driving training […]
6th December 2023

Would I be a good driving instructor

In this video we explore the idea of what being a good driving instructor really means. Owner of the BIG TOM Franchise gives some practical examples […]
5th December 2023

Expert advice

Franchisees of BIG TOM are supported with expert advice to help them achieve successful outcomes with their pupils. Take the example below of how to develop […]