There’s no right or wrong way to train to become a driving instructor. First, it’s important to know you have the right skills and qualities that a driving instructor needs.

Once you know this is the career for you, we don’t blame you for wanting to get started straight away. But which road should you take?

There are a couple of different ways you can train to become a driving instructor. Here, we’ve listed the benefits of each one and how LIDIA’s unique, on-demand platform tailors for both.

Online driving instructor training

Technology has been a huge asset and a popular choice for many to train to become a driving instructor. From saving time to saving money, it also brings benefits such as:

Flexibility to learn in your own time

  • Fit around your family, work and life commitments
  • No need to worry about taking a career break
  • Train around your current job
  • It’s less stressful as there are no set deadlines
  • Study during your preferred learning time

Lesson topics with text explanations and videos

  • Choose between a variety of teaching methods
  • Get involved with interactive platforms
  • Watch and replay video content
  • Download written content
  • Access information anytime, anywhere
  • Apply what you’ve learnt immediately to your trainee lessons

Full training for ADI part 1, 2 and 3 tests

  • Practise each part in your own time
  • Have on-demand support from expert trainers
  • Be fully prepared for each test
  • Feel reassured and confident about the tests
  • Ensuring you pass with flying colours

In-car driving instructor training

Trainees that want a trainee licence or simply prefer the traditional, face-to-face style of training. This can be more personal when engaging with an experienced trainer. It also includes benefits such as:

Practical in-car training

  • Lessons with expert trainers
  • Opportunity to learn from the best
  • Utilise over 30 years’ experience
  • Be reassured that your trainer has been in your shoes
  • Learn with award-winning trainers

A friendly, supportive environment that brings the best out of you

  • Feel calm and comfortable in your training
  • Create a safe place to learn
  • Reduce stress by having someone there to reassure you
  • Be more relaxed knowing you’re supported
  • Build a relationship with a trainer who can relate to your situation
  • Have a more enjoyable learning experience

Opportunity to role play and hone your teaching skills

  • Practise skills learned from LIDIA’s on-demand service
  • Experience real in-car instructing
  • Recreate real-life driving scenarios
  • Test drive on a variety of different roads
  • Receive live feedback
  • Learn from your mistakes
  • Build confidence within yourself

Have all training signed off by your trainer

  • Vital if you require a trainee licence
  • Expert assistance on hand
  • A quicker response time from your trainer
  • Opportunity to ask questions
  • Gain advice for your next steps

The benefits of LIDIA’s on-demand training platforms

Whether it’s online or face-to-face training, LIDIA’s high quality and flexible training platform provides the best of both worlds for any trainee driving instructor.

With no finance agreements, our affordable payment options mean you can train at your own pace and access expert training from any device. Our experienced trainers are on hand to answer any questions or you can utilise our monthly online course clinics.

Once you’ve completed your training, you can enjoy the freedom to join any driving school or set up your own company.

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Your next steps

Before you jump into your training, there are a few things you need to check off first, see how you can become a driving instructor. Next, take a look at our range of courses and affordable price packages, to find the right driving instructor training for you.