How wanting to become a driving instructor after Emergency response driver training led to Sirens
As far back as 2003 the director of Sirens Driving Academy Stephen Bell had thoughts about how to become a driving instructor, following an emergency response driver training course for Hertfordshire Police. Stephen had always had a passion for cars and loves his race cars. It was while training to become an advanced Police driver on an emergency response driver training course, the instructor stated one day “You should become a driving instructor”. That day the seed was sown, but it took another 2-3 years to come to anything.
Why would I want to become a driving instructor and have people throw me around at over 100mph during emergency response driver training?
That’s exactly what Stephen thought, so instead of training fellow Police officers on emergency response driver training courses, which presented a lot of risks, he adopted the less risky position of the leaner market and enrolled and qualified as a driving instructor in 2006 and so Sirens Driving Academy was born. Initially with just one driving instructor in July 2006, by the end of the year, it had risen to 3 instructors, as the work rolled in. Following successfully completing his emergency response driver training course, Stephen went onto become an advanced Police driver and spent his day on blues and twos chasing down the bad guys and at weekends trained the good guys as a driving instructor.
Being a driving instructor still led to teaching Police and Fire officers on emergency response driver training courses.
Sirens Driving Academy continued to grow as Stephen began to think of new ways to expand the business, with driving instructors carrying out driving lessons for under 17 driving, on-road lessons and now he added B+E trailer training too, which started leading to work in the corporate and private world of both companies with trailers and horse rides needing to tow their horse boxes. Stephen was also in demand on emergency response driver training courses for London Fire Brigade, Blood transfusion service, St.Johns Ambulance and other NHS emergency response driver training courses. It was then that Stephen saw there was a need to provide C1 driving licence courses for Ambulance staff that were too young to have passed the driving test before 1997 and young Police officers couldn’t drive their vehicles either.
So from the days of a driving instructor making a passing comment during an emergency response driver training course – Sirens has continued to grow.
Since 2006 the driving instructors at Sirens now provide a wide range of driver training courses, including the following:
- B+E trailer test training
- C1 Driving Licence training, plus with trailer test for C1+E
- D1 Driving licence training, plus with trailer test for D1+E
- C & C+E driver training
- D & D+E driver training
We also can provide emergency response driver training instructors and continue to grow to provide driving instructors for companies such as RAC, Allianz, AA drivers, and more recently we were chosen to provide trailer test training for NPAS, the National Police Air Service, which was a huge honour.
As you can see we can be trusted to provide driving instructors for all level of training up to emergency response driver training courses, so call or email us today 07818 408 336 or 07984 493798.