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Scholarship Programme

To mark the 10th anniversary of qualifying to be a driving instructor, I have set up a formal scholarship programme. The aim of this programme is to help provide a local pupil with the opportunity to develop their driving skills that they might not otherwise be able to do without some form of financial support.

Any financial support offered will be entirely at my discretion and tailored to the individual needs of the pupil but could range from having subsidised lessons, extra free time (e.g. paying for one hour lessons but getting 1.5 hour lessons i.e. getting 50% extra free time) or could simply involve being provided with some dedicated free non-driving time (e.g. for those people who need help studying for the theory).

My aim during 2022 is to always have at least one place in my diary allocated to a pupil on my scholarship programme. However, given that most people take 6-9 months to develop their skills, this means that places on the programme will be limited to two or three places each year.

Aside of the usual criteria for accepting new pupils (location and mutual availability), the additional criteria for selection into this programme will focus on both the financial circumstances of the individual and the positive impact of being able to drive (e.g. enhancing job prospects, reducing long journeys on public transport or being able to travel to help elderly relatives). This information will be assessed through an informal meeting (any personal, private information expressed will be kept confidential).

Any offer of a place on the scholarship programme with have a variance to the usual terms, essentially requiring the individual to demonstrate that they are reliable, flexible, fully committed to learning and fully focussed on their goal.

Where the learner is under 18 and/or lessons are paid for by the parent(s), the financial circumstances of their parent(s) will be considered.

While availability on my programme will be limited, if you live in NG8 and feel that you may qualify and wish to explore this opportunity (and happy to talk about your personal, financial circumstances) please contact me in writing first of all by emailing me at drivinglessonswithmartin@gmail.com