The driving instructor is the person who gives training to the driver candidates who want to get a license according to the type of vehicle they want to drive. The driving instructor works in driving schools or can give private lessons outside the course.
Driver candidates must enroll in driving courses in order to learn how to drive and obtain a driver's license. In the driving courses, the candidates are trained by the driving instructor. The steering teacher gives special training according to the vehicle that the driver candidate wants to drive. Along with the use of vehicles, the steering teacher also gives lessons that drivers must know, such as traffic rules, mechanical structures of vehicles. In addition, apart from driving courses, they can give private lessons to driver candidates who are preparing for their driver's license exams.
What Does a Steering Teacher Do, What Are Their Duties?
Responsible for teaching prospective drivers everything they need to know about traffic and driving, the driving instructor has many duties. Some of these tasks are:
- Preparing course schedules for driver candidates,
- Recording the work done in the lessons,
- To teach the driver candidates to use the vehicle according to the driver's license type they want to get, and to explain the necessary theoretical information,
- To ensure that the driver candidates gain experience for safe driving,
- Being in charge of driver's license exams,
- To control and maintain the vehicles of the driving school.
How to Become a Driving Instructor?
Anyone who has a bachelor's or associate's degree, has a driving license for at least 3 years and has not received a traffic ticket can apply for a driving instructor certificate. In order to receive the certificate given by the Ministry of National Education, it is necessary to attend the driving instructor courses opened by public education centers or municipalities and be successful.
To become a driving instructor, a Driving Instructor Certificate must be obtained. Some of the courses included in this certificate program are:
Communication in Social Life, Communication in Business Life, Personal Development, Educational Psychology, Learning Methods, Measurement and Evaluation in Teaching, First Aid, Traffic Rules, Traffic Education and Psychology, Safe Driving.
Driving Instructor Salaries 2022
The lowest Steering Instructor salary received in 2022 is 5.200 TL, the average Steering Instructor salary is 5.600 TL, and the highest Steering Instructor salary is 9.000 TL.