RED branded Renault Clio

Driving instructor franchise

If you’re an experienced ADI thinking of joining a driving school franchise, you’re probably considering all your options. Let’s start by pointing out that RED was voted ‘National Driving School of the Year’ in 2022.

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Why should you become a Red franchisee?


  • Customers love RED. Just read our reviews
  • 100% of our customers prepay. This means we collect the lesson fees on your behalf. It also means you don’t have to worry about not getting paid, haggling over prices or no-shows
  • Our average prepaid customer books around eight hours. Our average customer takes around 30 lessons
  • We don’t just claim that our lessons prices are premium – they are! We believe in delivering quality and value for our customers, not cheap lessons
  • When you join us, you’ll go on a two-day business seminar, designed to make you more effective at managing your own business. (We assume you already know how to teach people to drive!)
  • We operate a sophisticated online diary system to enable both you and our Contact Centre to manage bookings
  • We have a range of RED branded clothing available that helps to identify you as an ADI
  • We advertise on Google and other leading search engines, as well as maintaining a social media presence on the likes of Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, in order to attract new business for you
  • We have partnerships with Auto Trader, Halfords, RAC, NUS, NHS and many more
  • We operate the critically acclaimed Road Brain Trainer and offer it free to all our pupils
  • We have an Instructor Services team with over 200 years of industry experience. Many members of the team are ADIs, available to help and support you when necessary.

The 2021 Driving Instructor Review was compiled by FBTC who are a specialist accountancy services provider to the driving instructor industry. This extract from their report compares the earnings of nearly 100 randomly selected RED Instructors with Independent Driving Instructors from across the UK.

“RED instructors earn 17% or £132 more each week than independent instructors. What’s more, the top 34% of RED Driving Instructors achieve a gross annual income of £50,000 or more.”

The 2021 Driving Instructor Review


Save on your fuel costs and cut down your admin work

As a Red Driving School customer, you are eligible to apply for your FREE Esso Card™ (usually costing £43 per card, per year). The Esso Card™ will give you a discount off every litre you fuel up with. There are no fees and you only pay for the fuel you use, at the preferential rates agreed.

Savings available:

  • Save 3p on every litre of Esso Synergy Regular
  • Save 5p on every litre of Esso Synergy Regular Diesel and Esso Synergy Supreme+ Diesel fuels
  • Save 5p on every litre of Supreme+ Unleaded fuels
  • Save 1p on all fuels at Shell and BP sites

What does our full franchise offer?


If you choose our Full Franchise which includes our car:

  • Named family members can drive it if approved by RED
  • Approval by RED is not subject to a credit check
  • A small bond will be required but can be built over the first few weeks

If you already have a suitable training car you can join on our Brand Franchise which costs £95 per week. If you’d like to benefit from our exclusive car deals with Renault, we can help you get a brand new Clio. We have an exclusive arrangement with Renault and you will be able to benefit from what we believe to be the best deal in the industry. Please call us for more details.

To find out more submit your enquiry now online.


Enquire now and ask about our start-up deals. Get in touch via our form.
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