Red Driving School goes into Administration
On Tuesday, Lansdowne Venture Group (LVG) incorporating Red Driving School, Red Instructor Training and Red Fleet Training was placed into Administration whilst a sale of the company as a going concern is pursued.
The company which was founded in 1992 has 22 instructor training colleges throughout the UK. LVG also offers accountancy services to driving instructors under the FBTC brand and publishes the driving instruction industry magazine ‘ADI News’.
Red Driving School recently featured on ITV’s Tonight Programme, ‘How to Blow Your Redundancy’, during which it was alleged that they were making false claims about earning potential as a Red driving instructor.
LVG’s instructor training division (formerly known as ‘The Instructor College’), has been responsible for training thousands of potential driving instructors, but with the Part 3 pass rate at only 28%, many will not have qualified.
The number of Approved Driving Instructors on the Driving Standards Agency Register has increased dramatically from 29,000 in 1999 to over 43,000 in 2008. The number of ADI’s currently on the Register is unknown.
For further information on the Administration of LVG Ltd, click here.