Award in Business Knowledge

Develop your knowledge of the legal obligations and regulations of being a car owner, driver and ADI. This research-based, e-learning course can be taken as a one-off course, or can work towards the Diploma in Driver Education. Candidates will be provided with a recommended reading list to help towards their research.


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The Award in Business Knowledge enables ADIs, PDIs and motorcycle instructors to develop the skills and knowledge necessary to run a business. This course is a research-based, e-learning award where you can study in your own time around diary commitments. We will provide you with a comprehensive reading list to get you started. The learning outcomes of this award are:

  • A good understanding of an instructor’s financial obligations to HMRC
  • Knowing what your National Insurance contributions should be and what you are responsible for
  • Why record keeping is essential
  • What an ADI can claim as a business expense
  • Writing a business plan
  • Advantages and disadvantages of running a business as a franchisee, sole trader, partnership and a private limited company
  • Understanding aspects of marketing and social media
  • Ways of purchasing a training vehicle
  • What to consider when price setting for training
  • The importance of public liability and professional indemnity insurance
  • A comprehensive understanding of the DVSA’s Code of Practice

The Award in ADI Knowledge can be taken as a stand-alone course, or as part of the Diploma in Driver Education. 

By purchasing this course you agree to the following terms and conditions:

Cancellation and Refund Policy – If you cancel within seven days of booking we will refund 100% of the fee paid. Thereafter cancellations will not be considered. This also includes if you have purchased the course as part of an offer or ‘bundle’ with other courses.

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