Who are DTE-Elite

But everyone claims to be the best.

Everyone claims to be the best!

DTE-Elite was set up for the interest of excellent quality training. Yes, I know every driving school says the same but can they back it up? DTE-Elite certainly can. First look who it is run by. It is run by me, Dave Foster MA, Dip.DI and more other initials than I wish to use up on this page. I started off as a driving instructor who like so many, received some very poor training. Oh, they claimed to be the best but the reality is that the training was very poor. You see I can say that now with all confidence because since becoming a driving instructor, I looked deeply into the training and why it was so bad. How come the pass rate for the part 2 – the ability to drive test was around 48% and the part 3 test which is the ability to teach was under 30%. In fact your overall chances of actually qualifying were less than 7%. Something not widely advertised and you don’t need to be a rocket scientist to work out why. So what did I do? Well first I became a qualified teacher, not just for driving but I went to night school to take my certificate in teaching. I wanted to know what was needed to become a good teacher. I took many other incidental qualifications too but then I decided to hone my school by working for what was one of the industry’s worst offenders for poor instructor training. That was an eye opener. Nothing seemed to be about helping people pass just turning over the numbers as fast as possible. The complaints from my clients about why they could not have lessons and why they were in the car with other clients of massively diverse levels was shocking and I could do little about it. At regional meetings, they did not seem to care.

I know what I am talking about

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I don’t always wear this dress!

I decided to find out more but first I needed some authority on the subject so I took my Master’s degree at Middlesex University in this very subject. Why was it that  the pass rate was so low? Was my hypothesis. And basically, because the training from schools followed no structure, no system and no 2 schools could agree on what was right or wrong and nobody seemed to take a real interest in the examiners view. If their client failed, it was the examiners fault because they were in a bad mood or they change the goal posts yada, yada, yada. Rubbish! These trainers need to take responsibility for their failures and ask themselves, what should ‘I’ do differently next time. I became the expert in my field.

So, I set up DTE-Elite. The initials come from my Masters of Driver Training Education. My personal pass rate was in the high 90% and I decided to cascade this out by training trainers to teach using these simple and successful methods and systems. Methods that unlock what YOU already know and make the entire process simple and successful. Your trainer will have had training from me even if it was not me who rescued them when they were receiving poor training to become and ADI. They are either ORDIT registered or are in training to become registered. But most importantly your success is so much higher on our agenda.

There’s cheaper out there, aren’t there?

DTE-Elite trainers might not always appear to be the cheapest out there, after all the additional training does not come cheap. It is the long term investment you need to look at, £500 cheaper might seem a lot but even £10 is wasted money if you get little or nothing for it. Like the saying goes quality will cost a little bit more. DTE-Elite trainers and schools do often try to help out with short term deals to help you out but these deals are limited and short term as it means they have a vacancy and are turning away pupils so grab one when it comes along quickly……

Nobody told me about the hidden charges.

Look at the long term too, the forums are rife with schools not providing pupils and poor training. Yes the cheaper training schools…..Their franchise fees and hidden additional terms are shocking but a simple search on your favourite search engine will find this for you. Make sure you search for me too, I might be telling you a pack of lies. Search for Dave Foster MA, Dip.DI and do let me know IF you find anything bad 😉
In short, DTE-Elite was set up for you and has a pedigree and can back up its claims of the best and quality. Few others can and those that can I know them and can count them all on one hand. Normally they are booked until next year though. Again, an internet search will reveal who they are.

All that glitters is not gold.

To summarise, do your research, do your homework and look at the bigger picture. All that glitters is not gold so check out those claims and look for the quality after all this is yours, your families and something you want to last for your life. It is a serious investment in all our futures.