A driving instructor is not just a job, it is a vocation that offers years of extraordinary job satisfaction, alongside the chance to meet new people on a daily basis, and help change and improve their lives.
The training course has 3 parts and you need to pass 3 tests in order to become a fully qualified and Approved Driving Instructor.
Training Part 1
This test is made up of 2 sections: Multiple choice and Hazard perception. You need to pass both sections before you can move onto Part 2. We provide you with all of the materials you will need, along with online and telephone mentoring to help with your studies.
Training Part 2
This is very similar to the current driving test for learners, but slightly longer and more robust. You need to pass part 2 before you can move onto part 3. Your personal trainer will assess your current driving skills in order to tailor a detailed program of training to help you pass. You will receive at least 10 hours of in-car training.
Training Part 3
ADI Instructional Ability
2 half-hour driving lessons on subjects chosen by your examiner - he will play the role of a learner driver and assess your ability to teach by asking questions and making mistakes. You will receive a grade in this test – only grades 4 (adequate), 5 (good) or 6 (excellent) will result in official recognition of ADI. Your personal trainer will act as the role of examiner and give you experience of different roles and teaching subjects. Each session is planned with lesson aims and constructive feedback. You will receive 40 hours of 1 to 1 in-car training to help you pass.