Train to Become a Driving Instructor

The training process starts with you answering a few questions via the DVSA website to see if you fit the requirements to become a driving instructor. If you fit these requirements, you then must apply for an enhanced DBS to see if you fit the fit and proper person requirement.

Once you receive your DBS back and your PRN number you then can apply for your ADI Part 1 theory and hazard perception test. 'A' Grade Driving Instructor Training provides a training package to help with this. Once you have successfully completed the ADI Part 1 test you then have two years to pass the ADI Part 2 Driving Ability and ADI Part 3 Instructional Ability examinations. 'A' Grade Driving Instructor Training provides a tailor-made programme suited to your needs to help with this. 


The Benefits of Becoming a Driving Instructor

Be Your Own Boss

Make your own decisions. Decide for yourself how you want to manage your own business!

Job Satisfaction

Enjoy the satisfaction of seeing your pupils pass their test. Get recognised for your good work directly from customers.

Unlimited Earning Potential

Set your own rate of pay per hour to whatever level you want. Work as many hours of overtime as you see fit.

Job Security

People will always want to learn to drive. If you get good at being an instructor, you will get a constant source of recommendations from pupils who want lessons from you.

Train to Become a Driving Instructor

Training - Part One

Part One

This is your first examination. To successfully pass the ADI part 1, you will have to score 85 out of 100 and score a total of 20 out of 25 in each of the 4 categories of questions. You also have to score at least 57 points out of 75 on the hazard perception test. The questions are taken from all the following books and documents:

1. Highway Code
2. Know your traffic signs
3. Driving the essential skills
4. Theory Test Success online
5. The Driving Instructor’s Handbook
6. Practical teaching skills for Instructors

Note all these books and resources are obtained when you sign up when you sign up to our training programme and will require a certain amount of home study and online practice. You can also purchase extra Zoom sessions to help with all aspects of passing the ADI part 1.

Training - Part Two

Part Two

To successfully pass the ADI part 2, you will have to drive for about one hour.
This test will include an eyesight check, show me and tell me vehicle safety questions, general driving, manoeuvres and independent driving. You may receive 10 hours of training to prepare for this exam, as it requires a high standard of
driving. The training will include:

1. Knowledge and understanding of vehicle maintenance checks

2. Knowledge and application of all the auxiliary controls, including cruise control

3. Using advanced driving commentary to be able to spot, anticipate and deal with hazards

4. Techniques and methods of completing all the necessary manoeuvres

5. Applying the correct attitudes, beliefs and behaviour for lifelong driving

To successfully pass this test, you must not incur more than six driver errors and no serious or dangerous ones. We strongly suggest before attempting this test, that you complete two successful mock tests as the amount of test attempts is limited to three and will have to start the whole process again if you are unsuccessful three times.

Training - Part Three

Part Three

To pass the ADI part 3 test you must take a pupil and conduct a normal driving lesson, with an examiner watching. The instructional ability test is of a high standard, and you must achieve a score of at least 31 out of 51 to pass and not get a score of 7 or less in ‘risk management’ or make the examiner stop the lesson because you’ve put yourself or someone else in danger.

The training for this exam requires a minimum of 40 hours of training if you wish to obtain a trainee licence. Then 20 hours of training before you can make your first attempt at ADI Part 3. The trainee licence is used to train and earn at the same time.

The training consists of ten, 4-hour sessions and each session will allow one to learn all the instructional skills to become a successful instructor, such as active listening skills and client-centred learning. After successful completion of these three exams, you then can apply to be an approved driving instructor.