Career change? New challenge? Be your own boss?
Below we have set out a few simple steps for you to follow that will get you on your way to becoming an approved driving instructor (ADI).
Registering your interest...
You will need to fill in our enquirey form to register your interest in becoming a driving instructor. We acknowledge that everyone's situation is different and we tailor our packages to suit you, not the business. We promise not to share any information you give us with anyone, unless we obtain your concent.
Once we have received your information, we will attempt to call you within 1 working day.
Please don't worry, we're super friendly! The call will discuss the details you have given us and help us to understand the best route for you to become an instructor, and if we are right for each other.
Whilst we process your information...
Before we can begin your training, please check to see if you are eligible to become an instructor.
Ensure you understand the responsibilities of an ADI as well as the qualification and registration process. You will also need to know the roles and powers of the ADI Registrar and the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency have.
Have an understanding of the skills and knowledge you will need.
DBS & Application...
So you have confirmed you are eligible to become an instructor and you would have spoken to one of our team by this stage. The next steps are your formal application to the DVSA. If you need any help from here, please don't sit in silence, we are here to help!
You must get a new Disclosure and Barring (DBS) check. This is needed to start your application, even if you already have one.
Start your application to becoming an Approved Driving Instructor.
Training & Tests...
There are 3 tests you need to pass to become a driving instructor. Your trainer will go through all of the details with you.
Take the theory test ( ADI Part 1). This is similar to your learner test - there are more questions and the pass mark is much higher. Once you have passed this test, you must complete the next two within 2 years.
ADI Part 2 is the driving ability test. Again this is similar to the learner test. However, the test is 1 hour long and requires you to carry out all of the driving manoeuvres. The pass mark is also much higher.
Teaching ability test ( ADI Part 3). This test is designed to asses your ability to deliver a client-centred lesson to a pupil.