Driving Instructor Training-Learn to become driving instructor

Driving Instructor Training- Requirement For Becoming A Driving Instructor:

  • Hold a full British or Northern Ireland unrestricted car-driving license

  • Have held your licence for a total of at least four years.

  • Not have been disqualified from driving at any time in the four year period prior to being entered in the register of Approved Instructors.

  • Be a fit and proper person to have your name entered on the register. All convictions, including motoring offences that are still in force, will be taken into account when assessing your suitability to be entered on the Register.


Exams Required

There are three exams to take, which are described below. If you require further details, we would be happy to discuss these with you further so please do not hesitate to call.

Part One

Multiple-choice test, using a touch screen, and a hazard perception test. The question bank is available from the DVSA and will be included in your materials along with other publications to help you.

Part Two

Is a simple eye test followed by a one-hour driving test, including manoeuvres. You will receive a significant amount of one-to-one training to raise your standard of driving to the required level.

Trainee Licence Scheme

Having passed parts 1 & 2 of the qualifying examinations, and completed 40 hours of instructional training, you are entitled to apply for a trainee licence to give instruction. The license is valid for six months and must be fully supported by a qualified instructor. There are strict regulations laid down by the DVSA regarding the supervision of trainee instructors, this involves monitoring the instructors’ performance with pupils and giving further training. All driving schools operating the trainee licence, scheme must have one qualified Instructor for each trainee working for the school.

Once Fully Qualified

On successful completion of the qualifying examinations, your name can be entered on to the Register of Approved Driving Instructors on payment of the current fee.

You will then be issued with your ADI certificate valid for four years. During each four-year period of registration, you would be required to attend a check test on your instruction.


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