Learn to drive with the people who care- The Driving Academy!2019-04-26T19:52:16+01:00
Easy as 1-2-3

Enter your details below

The Driving Academy Driving Lessons

Established 2003 we have one simple idea which has worked well for us for over 15 years. The Driving Academy offers driving lessons across Liverpool, Wirral, Southport, St Helens, Ormskirk and Wigan. Our aim is to get you through your driving test as quickly as possible to the highest, safest driving standards.

What makes The Driving Academy better than every other driving school?

We aren’t going to make random claims about being the best or having the highest pass rate. We’ll show you how good we are, every Friday we update our Facebook page with our latest passes and reviews – Nothing says how good we are than the passes and reviews we get every week!

Book your first lesson:


Driving lessons local to you

Want to learn to drive in Liverpool? Find out more about our local Liverpool driving instructors

Driving Lessons Liverpool


Pass your driving test in Wirral? Have a look at our driving instructors in Wirral

Driving Lessons Wirral


Driving lessons across Southport – Learn to drive with Southport’s leading driving instructors

Driving Lessons Southport
Joanne Driving lessons Southport review

Just passed first time with Paul with only one minor! I definitely recommend The Driving Academy and Paul as an instructor for anyone looking to pass their test and enjoy doing it. I had a great time learning with Paul, he was great company and a fantastic instructor. I’d never had any proper driving lessons before I started and he made me feel at ease straight away. Now it’s time for me to drive solo and I feel well prepared and confident in my abilities! Thanks again Paul! It’s been a pleasure!

Joanne Fisher, Passed in Southport


Are you considering a new career as a driving instructor? We can develop a driving instructor training package to suit you. From training to cost – we understand that training for a new career can be hard, but we also need you to be focussed and want to qualify as a driving instructor. We offer training to complete novice’s from part 1 test to people looking for guidance to finishing their part 3 training. We have been training ADI’s (Approved Driving Instructors) for over 10 years and we don’t waste our time training people who we think won’t make it and we don’t want to waste our time or your money.

Driving Instructor Training FAQ

What are the benefits of being a driving instructor?2018-04-12T10:51:09+01:00

We’ve mentioned the negatives, now time for the positives!

You are your own boss and you work when you want, where you want. You can work as little or as much as you like and you meet a whole range of people whilst doing it. Some people you’ll love and some people you’ll hate, but it’s a varied job and 9/10 times you will love it.

How do I get started?2018-04-12T10:47:24+01:00

The first thing you need is to apply to the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) to become an ADI (approved driving instructor). You’ll need to give current details about your driving licence including any offences or pending convictions. You also need a criminal records disclosure number. Apply to become an ADI on GOV.UK.

How long does training take?2018-04-12T10:30:35+01:00

There are 3 parts to the training and the more effort you put in the quicker you qualify. This does not mean it can be rushed. Realistically 4-6 months will get you ready to start teaching to a high standard if you try hard. You must complete training within 2 years or you have to start all over again.

How much will I earn as a driving instructor?2018-04-12T10:22:41+01:00

If you’re doing it for the love of money, there are easier ways to make money.

Many companies will advertise that you can earn up to £40,000 per annum. What they don’t mention is that you have associated car fee’s, franchise costs and working self employed you lose your sick and holiday pay which you should try and cover.

Realistically, based on a 35 hour week you could earn £47,320 based on £26 per hour. Remove your costs and the figure will be more £30,000 per annum.