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Red Driving School goes into Administration

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.

12 Comments
  • S Brown
    Reply

    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.

    I can vouch that that is unfortunately only too true! RED are the most incompetent company you could ever have the misfortune to have dealings with – they have nearly bankrupted my husband as the 16-20 week course has stretched into 2 years. Coupled with the constant harassment from their association with Barclays Partner Finance, whose debt collection company – Mercers – are harassing me and my husband all day and every day by phone – I hope they do go out of business before they damage the lives of more honest people trying to make a living for themselves!

    18th February 2010 at 5:58 pm
  • It should be solved ASAP.

    7th April 2010 at 6:32 am
  • Steve
    Reply

    Can’t say I’ll lose any sleep over this.

    13th April 2010 at 9:33 pm
  • liverpool driving lessons
    Reply

    A fool and his money are easily parted. People should do more research before handing over 4k to anyone. A simple google search would do

    24th April 2010 at 11:09 pm
  • Lady Driver
    Reply

    Robbing B******s.

    8th June 2010 at 11:25 am
  • newbie
    Reply

    I think driving school are in very difficult situation, because most self employed driving instructor charges are substantially lower than large established driving school, so something has to give in.

    27th July 2010 at 8:19 pm
  • That’s just some bs so people stop complaining about their crap services

    6th August 2010 at 9:40 am
  • Angie
    Reply

    As Liverpool Driving Lessons above says, yes a simple Google search showed me that it was unwise to have signed an agreement with Red. After writing and calling twice to confirm that I wished to cancel my agreement, within the required 7 days timeframe, I was appalled to see on payday that my entire month’s wages had been removed from my bank account leaving me unable to pay my rent for the following month! After calling Head Office’s so called ‘customer services’, Lucy explained to me I would now have to wait for a cheque, but did not know how long this would take to be posted. Despite Red also having an account with the same bank as me, they were unable to arrange an instant transfer like I had been advised by my bank. Totally unacceptable that people are treated this way, and how can they be so incompetent in dealing with such a simple request? Greed. HAVE NOTHING TO DO WITH THIS COMPANY, THEY DO NOT DESERVE CUSTOMERS IF THEY CANNOT TREAT THEM WITH RESPECT.

    30th October 2010 at 11:55 am
  • Driving School
    Reply

    Hey, I watched “How to Blow Your Redundancy”, it was amazing… I am not sure if they are making false claims, as they have good reputation.

    22nd March 2011 at 10:17 am
  • Annoyed Customer!
    Reply

    I wish i never went with Red Driving School who gave me misleading information and as soon as i joined them within weeks the Birmingham Branch closed down and the meeting point is at the McDonalds in Birmingham! They hasve told me within 6months i’ll become a Driving Instructor which was a lie! My two years is almost over in Nov 2012 and i have just passed my part 2 test and still wanting to get my support for my PDI trainee badge! PEOPLE DO NOT GO WITH RED! I wish i didnt, i was a mug to go with them who have put me in debt with Barclays Partners Finance!!!

    I wish i would get my £4,000 back off them as i have had no support from them that i had to go elsewhere to do my training!

    My advise people research before entering into a dead end job!

    30th January 2012 at 6:48 pm
  • taylor
    Reply

    i handed over my 4200 pounds and i was robbed

    like others have said just get online and check companys out i wish i did

    i passed as a adi a week ago but i started ith red in 2009

    also when it come to my part 3 the hardst part they were not able to surrport me the way they had told me they would
    i ended up thinking iv put to much time into this to just give up and not become a adi so started having a lessons with a well known adi within my area
    i spent 2000 pounds with him but it got me though

    NEVER NEVER NEVER TRY AND BECOME A ADI WITH THEM, NEVER

    4th February 2012 at 10:12 am
  • Regarding the red school of motoring can any one working with this company give any view points that would help me decide on being a red driving instructor, facts please

    20th August 2012 at 3:12 pm

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