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Why Train to Become a Driving Instructor?

There is huge demand for driving lessons. Your timing for success could not be better.

  • Potential to earn over £40,000 per annum full time (after costs)
  • Flexible working hours to suit you with huge job satisfaction
  • Secure income working in a large and sustainable market

Can I Become a Driving Instructor?

To become an Approved Driving Instructor, you need to be able to answer YES to all the following:

  • Have you held a full UK or EU licence for 3.5 out of the past 6 years?
  • Can you read a normal size number plate from a distance of 27.5 metres (90 feet) with glasses if required?
  • Do you have less than six points on your licence?
  • You have no convictions in the past ten years that would prevent you from being on the Driving Instructors Register? For example: robbery, assault
  • You enjoy working with people

Flexible and Affordable

Our on-demand subscription training from as little as £49.50 per month.

  • Full blended course bundle – save £211.00
  • Six-month full blended course bundle payment plan available
  • All training available to buy on pay-as-you-go
  • Course breaks available

On-Demand Subscription Training

Part 1, 2 and 3 training on-demand on any device, at anytime.

  • Lesson topics with text explanations + videos
  • Monthly interactive course clinics included with industry-leading trainers
  • Expert trainer email support
  • Full theory and hazard perception test app access

Virtual Classrooms

  • Take your classes at home by industry-leading trainers
  • Interactive sessions to get your questions answered
  • Meet and interact with fellow trainees
  • Cost-effective saving you money

After You Have Trained

  • Trainee licences available, guaranteed driving school placement available
  • Partner driving school placements in your area
  • Vetted and trusted partners giving you piece of mind

Part 1: Theory Test

The first of 3 tests you must pass to qualify as an ADI. There are 2 parts to the test:

  • Multiple-choice questions
  • Hazard perception – a video test about spotting hazards on the road

You book and take them as a single test. You must pass both parts together on the same day to pass the test.

Part 2: Driving Test

There are 5 parts to the approved driving instructor (ADI) part 2 test:

  • An eyesight check
  • ‘Show me, tell me’ vehicle safety questions
  • General driving ability
  • Manoeuvres
  • Independent driving

The test takes around one hour, and a high standard of driving is expected.

Part 3: Teaching Ability Test

A DVSA examiner will watch you give a client-centred driving lesson lasting about an hour to one of your pupils.

You will be marked on 17 areas of competence that are grouped into 3 categories:

  • Lesson planning
  • Risk management
  • Teaching and learning strategies

The competences are listed in the ADI part 3 test report, which the examiner will fill in at the end of your test.

In-car training

  • Practical in-car training with our expert and experienced trainers
  • Friendly supportive environment bringing the best out of you
  • Role play and hone your teaching skills learned from our on-demand service
  • Pay-as-you-go training options available
  • All training signed off by your trainer if required for your trainee licence

Expert training and support

  • Over 25 years of experience in training driving instructors
  • Monthly online classroom clinics with our expert trainers
  • Unlimited email support from our expert trainers
  • Expert business advice and support from an award-winning brand

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Frequently Asked Questions

To become an Approved Driving Instructor, you need to be able to answer YES to all the following:

  • Have you held a full UK or EU licence for 3.5 out of the past 6 years?
  • Can you read a normal size number plate from a distance of 27.5 metres (90 feet) with glasses if required?
  • Do you have less than six points on your licence?
  • You have no convictions in the past ten years that would prevent you from being on the Driving Instructors Register? For example: robbery, assault.
  • You enjoy working with people.

If you can fulfil all these minimum requirements, then there should be nothing to stop you becoming a fully qualified Driving Instructor.

Find the best training course for you. Not all training courses are the same so do your research and choose the best fit. Once you have booked your course you should be guided through the process by your training provider but if not, here is the process.

  • Apply for your DBS Check
  • Once you have received your DBS your can apply to the DVSA register, you must do both of these before you are able to book any test
  • Take an ADI Part 1 Theory Test
  • Take an ADI Part 2 Driving Test
  • Take up a six months trainee licence (Optional)
  • Take an ADI Part 3 Teaching Test
  • Theory Test Part 1 (100 Questions and a 14 Clip Hazard Perception Test)
  • Advanced Driving Test Part 2 (Advanced One Hour Driving Test)
  • Test of Teaching Ability Part 3 (An Observed Driving Lesson)

No. You must already have registered with the DVSA before booking an ADI part 1 theory test.

Anywhere from 3 to 12 months depending on your work and family commitments. Most people train and qualify in around 9 to 12 months.

A full time driving instructor delivering 35 hours of driving lessons a week with four weeks off a year should earn around £32,000 per annum after business costs.

Training courses can vary in cost from around £1000 up to £4000. The cheapest courses normally involve you signing a 12-month franchise contract which can cost you more in the long run.

The quickest way of getting on the road as a driving instructor is to take your training as an intensive course. Passing your part 1 and part 2 tests as soon as possible and then taking your 40 hours of part 3 training. You can then start giving paid instruction on a trainee licence which is issued by the DVSA. You must apply for the licence.

A trainee licence is a 6-month licence that you can apply for once you have passed your part 2 driving test and have completed 40 hours of part 3 training. This allows you to charge for giving tuition to gain experience before taking your part 3 test of instructional ability.

A driving instructor trainee licence costs £140.

No. You must be sponsored by a driving school. There must be at least as many fully qualified driving instructors in that school as they have trainee licence holders. (PDIs)

Yes. You are required to have a further 20 hours of part 3 training within the first 3 months of your trainee licence or have a fully qualified ADI sit in on 20% of the lessons you give. Due to the cost of the ADI sitting in option, almost all trainees opt for the 20 hours extra training.

Yes. You are required to have a further 20 hours of part 3 training within the first 3 months of your trainee licence or have a fully qualified ADI sit in on 20% of the lessons you give. Due to the cost of the ADI sitting in option, almost all trainees opt for the 20 hours extra training.

No. You must not charge any money whatsoever if you don’t hold a trainee or full licence to instruct.

There may be a very small number of driving instructors in the UK that are employees, but the clear majority are self-employed whether they are working on their own or working with a franchise.

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