Driving Instructor Training
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 train people who we think won’t make it. We don’t want to waste our time or your money.
If you have made it this far – great. To become a driving instructor there are 3 test’s you must complete. Firstly you need to pass a CRB check which checks your criminal record to ensure you are allowed to work as an ADI. Once your CRB check is complete there are 3 tests you must pass, the part 1, 2 and 3. These consist of:
- An extended hazard perception and theory test.
- A practical driving test.
- A teaching driving test – where an examiner checks your ability to teach a learner driver.
You have 2 years to complete all 3 parts of the exam, if you do not complete these within the set timeframe you must start again completing each test. The part 2 and 3 practical tests are limited to 3 attempts each. If you fail a part 2 or 3 test 3 times then you must wait until the end of your 2 year window and try again afterwards.
Below you can find out more about each test, we’ll try and keep it light – if you require any more information please don’t hesitate to get in touch.
The part 1 test is an extended version of the hazard perception and theory test – this is the first test you must take. There is no limit to how many times you can take this test but you must pass both tests together (The tests are viewed as two separate test’s taken at the same time)
The tests takes around 1 hour 45 minutes and can be taken at any theory test centre in the uk.
By far the best way to train for your part 1 test is through Theory Test Pro – all of our trainee’s get full unlimited access to this program and we monitor your progress to ensure you keep on track.
The part 2 test is essentially an extended practical driving test. The test compromises of an eyesight test, a show me tell me exercise a practical test of driving ability. The test takes around 1 hour and you are only allowed 3 attempts to pass this test.
The easiest way of preparing for this test is through practice and training with an approved driving instructor. You may believe you can easily pass the test but please remember it will have been several years since you took your original driving test. Also remember, things do change along with those bad habits you pick up along the way.
The part 3 test is the final test you must complete to become a fully qualified driving instructor. It is designed to test your abilities to instruct / teach a learner driver. The test takes around 1 hour and is divided into 2 parts. Your examiner will role play 2 different students / situations. The test will review your:
- Core competencies
- Instructional techniques
- Instructor characteristics
The only way to get ready for your part 3 test is with a driving instructor trainer. We have developed a course which allows you to:
- Observe our driving instructors working,
- Learn in an one on one environment with our ADI trainers
- Join in on our group training sessions.
Under the part 3 test you are granted a trainee license, we will recommend you to apply for this license when we believe you are ready. Under this license you get 40 hours practical training covering every subject.
Once you have passed all 3 tests you are allowed to apply for your first ADI badge to teach learner drivers.
Once you have qualified as a driving instructor you will apply for and receive your green ADI badge, which costs £300. Once you receive this you are free to work anywhere you want as an ADI. You may be invited to join our franchise or you may decide to try and become an independant driving instructor.
Driving Instructor Training Costs
There are several options available to meet your needs. We do a full package where you get one on one training for each test or we offer packages which just cover set tests. You can choose to ignore our packages and pay our hourly trainer rate.
In a dream world we only want to help you with your part 3 test. The part 1 test we provide free programs to help you practice and we offer free help & advice where needed. There is no need for a full training package for someone who truly wants to qualify as an ADI. For your part 2 test some one on one training with our instructors and following our set homework (there’s nothing to stop you practicing in your own car) you should be able to pass the part 2 test with little cost.
This leaves us with the part we are interested in, getting you through your part 3 test. With our driving instructor training plan you can quickly gain the knowledge and experience you need to become a driving instructor.
Full Training Package
A full training package for your part 1, 2 & 3 tests. This gives you full access to us for each part of the course with use of the car for your practical tests.
Our fee does not include test or CRB costs.
Pay as you Train
If you feel you just need our guidance and can tackle the part 1 on your own this is your best option, an hourly fee for training for your part 3 practical test.
Training for part 2 & 3 are priced at the same rate.
Cost: £35 per hour
For the right candidates who we can see putting in the effort and going the extra mile we can help fund your training. Funding will only be discussed at interview stage.
Funding does not cover test or license fee’s, a work contract may be included upon qualification.