Common Questions About Becoming a Driving Instructor

Common Questions About Becoming a Driving Instructor


Driving instructor training

Making a career move is often a big decision. At Bill Plant Driving School we understand this and want to provide you with as much information as possible about becoming a Driving Instructor before you make the switch.

Over 1,200 people have trained to become a Driving Instructor through the Bill Plant program in the last year. We have listed some of the most popular topics we get asked from people looking at becoming a Driving Instructor as their next career.

How long does it take to become a Driving Instructor?

This is a question we get asked regularly. The simple answer is that it depends how much time you can dedicate towards becoming an instructor. We find that most of our pupils become qualified driving instructors within 6 months however, this can vary. With our Intensive training, it is possible to complete parts 2 & 3 with 7 days of training. Take a look at our detailed guide on the process of becoming a driving instructor.

There are external factors which are beyond your control. This includes obtaining dates to take examinations and the time it takes to get DBS approval. A member of the Bill Plant team will be with you every step of the way should you have any questions.

How much can I earn as a Driving Instructor?

On average we expect a successful Driving Instructor doing 40 hours of tuition a week will make in the region of £40,000 per annum. This is after fuel expenses and a weekly franchise fee but before tax. Bill Plant Driving School take no administration fees for lessons provided.

For your first year with Bill Plant Driving School, we offer you free accountancy provided by an affiliated firm who come with a high degree of experience assisting driving instructors.

Do I have to become a Bill Plant Driving Instructor?

Simply, No. While we will always have a place for every newly qualified instructor at Bill Plant Driving School, there is no compulsory obligation to become part of the franchise. We pride ourselves on offering high-quality training to any aspiring driving instructor, whether they choose to join us or go it alone once qualified.

Is there a demand for Driving Instructors?

DVSA figures show that the number of driving tests taken in the UK has risen every year since 2013, with over 1.7 million tests taken in the previous financial year.

As a leading driving school in the UK, we have driving instructors based in every major town and city. We always have a demand for driving instructors no matter what your location.

Am I eligible to become a driving instructor?

Most people who want to become a driving instructor are eligible to be. However, it is worth taking this short test to make sure you are eligible to become an approved driving instructor (ADI). If you pass these criteria, you stand a great chance of being able to become an instructor.

The criteria state you must be over 21 years of age and have held a full UK driving licence for over 3 years.

If you have any other questions about training to become a driving instructor with Bill Plant Driving School, please take a look at our long list of Frequently Asked Questions or view some testimonials from our recently passed instructors. Alternatively, get in touch with a Bill Plant Driving School Recruitment Manager.