Instructor Training

Train To Be A Driving Instructor

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If you’re looking for a change of career that is rewarding, offers flexible working hours and being your own boss then this might well be the right career for you – work with us to offer driving lessons in Colchester, Clacton, Chelmsford Ipswich and surrounding areas.

Our aim is to train only suitable applicants to be an Approved Driving Instructor.  With this in mind before we accept you on the training course you will undertake a 2 hour assessment to assess if you are suitable candidate and also to give you the opportunity to decide if you feel its a career you would enjoy.  You will also meet one of our Trainers. The trainer will give you a great insight on what it’s like to become an ADI.

You will NOT be asked to sign any contracts during your training or once you have qualified and start teaching people to drive. We run a contract free franchise.

Part 1.  The Theory Test

There are 100 multiple choice questions and 14 hazard perception video clips. This test is fully explained in the ADI 14 booklet. To help you with this part of the your new career there are plenty of books, apps, and You Tube videos to help you. Our instructor trainer is always happy to help with any questions or concerns that you may have.  There is no charge for Part 1 unless you need one to one help with one of our Trainers.

Part 2.  The Driving Test

The Part 2 Test is a test of your driving ability. Before you attempt this test we will teach you to drive to a very high standard. We will assess your driving on town roads, country roads and dual carriageways.  You will also need to complete various manoeuvres demonstrating a high level of skill.

This test is conducted at nominated DVSA test centre. It consists of an eyesight test where you will read a number plate at a distance of 27.5 metres. There will follow 5 vehicle safety questions of a ‘Show Me,’ ‘Tell Me’ nature and then the test of driving ability which is of an advanced nature. You will need good quality structured training to pass this part of the exam. This test will last for 1 hour and 15 minutes approximately.

Part 3.  The Instructional Test

The Part 3 Test.  This is by far the most involved part of the exam and you will definitely need sufficient one to one training to ensure you are prepared. Classroom tuition is totally inadequate for this part of the exam. All your tuition for part 3 is in-car practical tuition. Our Trainer will recreate situations that you will face when teaching students to make you fully prepared for the exam.  This is a test of your ability to instruct learner drivers and will require effort and commitment from both you and us!  Upon passing the Part 3 examination you will be a fully qualified Approved.

Pink Badge, You may decide to be a trainee driving instructor during this period our Team will give you full support all the way through the process until you pass your final Exam.

Driving Instructor (ADI) and ready for your new career! Please don’t hesitate to contact me should you require any more information.

Training for the Part 2 & Part 3 is charged per lesson, we will NEVER ask for bulk payments upfront.

Also we offer Train now pay later.

Contact us for more information.

Legal Requirements And Criteria

*To become an ADI you need to fulfil some basic criteria.

*You need to have a full UK or European Union/European Economic Area unrestricted car driving licence.

*After qualifying, you must have held your licence for at least four of the six years prior to entering the Register.

*You must not have been disqualified from driving at any time in the four years prior to entering the Register.

*You need to be a “fit and proper” person in the view of the DVSA.

*Pass the two qualifying examinations within two years of passing the theory and hazard perception tests Have no more than 5 penalty points In addition the law states that you cannot accompany a person learning to drive unless you have held a full UK or EU/EEA driving licence for three years and are aged 21 or over.

*You will also undergo a criminal records check, however this does not necessarily bar you from being accepted as a potential driving instructor.