Become a Driving Instructor
CAN ANYONE TRAIN TO BECOME A DRIVING INSTRUCTOR?
You need no formal qualifications to train to become a driving instructor, however you must meet some basic criteria:-
You must have held your full UK (or European) driving licence for at least 3.5 years.
You should have less than six points on your driving licence (this rule is not set in stone and each case is looked at on an individual basis).
You must be a “fit and proper” person. You will be subject to a criminal records check although some minor offences may not cause any problems. Your eyesight must be ok – you should be able to read a number plate from a set distance (and you may wear glasses or contact lenses if necessary).
No two people are the same and every individual circumstance is taken into account by the DVSA. For more information or to find out if you are likely to be accepted to train to become a driving instructor please call us on 0800 987 5423 for a no obligation chat.
THE QUALIFYING PROCESS
To become a driving instructor you need to take three examinations. With good quality comprehensive training they are all relatively straightforward.
Part 1 – The Theory & Hazard Perception Test. You will be asked 100 multiple choice questions followed by a computer simulation whereby you simply click the mouse when you see a hazard developing ahead. We provide a great study pack for this exam (including all the questions and answers), so providing you study this element should be a doodle!
Part 2 – The Advanced Driving Test. Simply drive for about an hour to a high standard, You can already drive, so for this element we concentrate on bringing your skills up to date and getting rid of those “bad habits”. The examiner will also ask you to carry out a number of reversing exercises and a controlled (emergency) stop. With the right training and plenty of practice you should confidently pass this element.
Part 3 – The test of your instructional ability. This test is to assess your ability to pass on the knowledge you have learnt from part 1 & 2. The training you will receive will cover all elements to prepare you!
TRAINING WITH EXPRESS
When you train with us we are there for you every step of the way with unrivalled levels of personal care and attention that only a smaller independent company can offer. Here’s what you get…
When you are ready to enroll we will firstly arrange a no obligation meeting to discuss the course in more detail, giving you the chance to meet the trainer. It also gives you a chance to ask any questions you may have and make sure it is right for you, we will take you through the enrolment process. If your happy to proceed with the course then the appropriate paperwork can be completed.
While you are preparing for your Part one exam you have unlimited support from us, if you need us, simply call or email and we will be more than happy to help you through, every few weeks your trainer will call to see how you are getting on.
After Part one is passed we will arrange your ADI Part two training. This will be structured to match your availability and also match in with test waiting times for your area, giving you sufficient time to prepare for this second exam.
After ADI Part two is passed we will then arrange your Part three training again to match with your availability and also test waiting times for your area. If you need us at any time between sessions just contact your trainer or the office.
After completing at least 40 hours of part 3 training you may choose to take a trainee licence which we can arrange for you under our driving school or you can sit the part 3 test.
Once qualified you can either stay with us as a franchisee or consider going on your own. We have part time and full time franchises available to consider.
WOULD YOU LIKE TO KNOW MORE?
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We provide Driving Instructor Training throughout the Northwest including Blackburn, Accrington, Burnley, Preston, Bolton, Lancaster, Morecambe, Chorley, Wigan, Bolton, Rawtenstall, Bury, Salford, Trafford and Manchester. Please get in touch to see if we can provide training in your area.