Driving instructor training

Award-Winning Training for £1495!

Voted the UK’s number 1 provider for both driving instructor training and lessons. Join the back-to-back National Driving School of the Year ’23/24 and Training Provider of the Year ’23, with the opportunity to earn £1,000+ a week once qualified.

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Why Choose Driving Instructor Training from Bill Plant Driving School?
Reliable. Affordable. Successful.

At Bill Plant Driving School, we use a specialised approach towards all aspects of your training course, including up to 72-hours of expert training.

84% of our Potential Driving Instructors qualified as Approved Driving Instructors last year!


National Driving School of the Year 2023 Award

Training Provider of the Year 2023

We’ve been voted the UK’s best provider for driving instructor training!

ORDIT (Official Register of Driving Instructor Training)

Our experienced team have trained thousands of driving instructors all across the UK since our inception

National Driving School of the Year 2023

Also chosen as the UK’s best driving school – these awards go hand-in-hand. Great training produces great driving instructors.

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    What to expect from your training programme

    Part 1 Training
    We provide all your required learning equipment, such as complimentary online training resources and study materials, alongside access to our brand new Bill Plant app – giving you hours of training materials & DVSA content on the go!
    Part 2 Training
    We offer 10 hours of expert training, focused on improving your driving ability, to hone your skills and techniques. This will include ‘Show me, Tell me’ questions to test your knowledge of basic car maintenance to help you prepare for the exam.
    Part 3 Training
    You will receive up to 42 hours of training with an ORDIT (Official Registered Driving Instructor Training) Trained Driving Instructor, who will develop your instructional ability and coach you on how to teach pupils to drive safely through a mix of online and in-car sessions. This element of your training includes:

    • Core Competencies
    • Lesson Planning
    • Risk Management
    • Teaching & Learning Strategies

    To help you with this stage of training, we also offer you a complimentary downloadable ‘Driving Instructor Lesson Plans & Diagrams’ eBook, which will help you throughout your Driving Instructor career!

    Optional 20 hours of FREE PDI Training
    Most trainees select this hugely beneficial road to success! You’ll be issued a trainee license once you’ve completed your Part 3 training by the DVSA, which we’ll sponsor you on for 6 months. This means you can start providing driving lessons while earning money every week as a potential driving instructor (PDI) with Bill Plant Driving School. Obtain the vital practical experience you’ll need to pass your Part 3 Exam and upon successful completion, you’ll be added to the DVSA’s register as an approved driving instructor (ADI).

    Diverse training options

    Most popular!


    Intensive driving instructor training is our trainees’ favourite course option!

    Available in London, Croydon, Reading, Swindon, Milton Keynes, Bodmin, Ebbw Vale (South Wales), Huntingdon, Birmingham (and surrounding areas), Manchester, Bury, Leeds, Wakefield, Sheffield, Liverpool, Cheshire, Ripon (North Yorkshire), Stoke-On-Trent, Nottingham, Newcastle and Scotland

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    INTENSIVE + Accommodation

    Complete all of your in-car Driving Instructor Training at our HQ in Ripon, North Yorkshire with our Head Office trainers.

    You’ll get local accommodation, 52-hours of expert training, and theory assessments split over three parts (and 20 hours extra free training if you choose the PDI route having finished your training)

    Learn more about our INTENSIVE + Accommodation course >


    Available nationwide. Train in a region familiar to you and fit training sessions in and around your schedule. Perfect for those in full-time employment, looking for a career change.

    Learn more about our Flexible course >

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    Bill Plant Driving School is one of the UK’s largest providers for expert Driving Instructor Training nationwide! We train hundreds of new instructors each year. Train to become a driving instructor and you could be the next expert instructor!

    Cost as little as £1495

    That’s just £19 per hour for your training if you opt in to our PDI Training Scheme.

    Freedom in just a few months!

    One of the UK’s largest providers of fast-track Intensive Driving Instructor Training Courses.

    Flexible payment options

    Flexible payment options, including Partial Payments & Instalment Plans available on all courses.

    Earn as you learn!

    Once you’ve completed your Part 3 training, you have the option to join our PDI franchise to continue your learning.

    We strive to create the next generation of world class driving instructors.

    Regardless of what training course you choose, did you know that you can receive 20 hours of extra FREE training while earning money practising with real students?

    Earn while you learn by joining our PDI Trainee Programme

    Earn £1,100+ per week
    20 hours free training

    Join our award winning PDI Trainee Programme.

    Once you’ve completed the final stage of your training, make sure you’re ready to pass your Part 3 Test! Earn while you learn and increase your chances of success with our PDI Trainee Programme.

    This route substantially increases your chances of passing your Part 3 exam as you will be required to bring a real pupil alongside you to your test! It enables you to gain vital practical experience teaching learner drivers under the sponsorship of Bill Plant Driving School, while earning hundreds of pounds in lesson revenue per week.

    Guaranteed Franchise Invitation

    Nationwide franchise packages
    80% of Driving instructors have their diaries fully booked
    Exclusive VW Franchise Cars
    Once you’ve completed your training, you are guaranteed a Driving School Franchise upon completion*. You’ll benefit from some of the best marketing resources and business infrastructure in the industry. Plus, every Bill Plant Driving Instructor gets a market-leading Volkswagen tuition vehicle as part of their Franchise.
    Not sure if the franchise is for you at this stage? Don’t worry, it’s not compulsory!

    *Subject to appropriate professional conduct and adherence to our Code of Ethics

    Driving Instructor Training Frequently Asked Questions

    Why are our training courses half the price of other companies I have seen / spoken with?
    We choose to make our training courses as accessible as possible to those with aspirations to train to be successful Driving Instructors so that trainees can experience market-leading Driving Instructor Training (our trainers have over 100+ years of Driving Instructor Training experience) and excellent value for money. Bill Plant Driving School views its training courses as investments in people, with the majority of trainees who complete their training thereafter choosing to partner with us once they have qualified. By lowering one of the costs of becoming a driving instructor, it means more people will be able to start their career as a qualified driving instructor.
    I work full-time, can I still train to be a Driving Instructor?
    Of course you can! For all our course options, your Part 1 training can be conducted from the comfort of your own home, alongside professional guidance from our Training Support Team. For those on our Intensive Training course, you will only need to take 9 days (your 10 hours of Part 2 training is completed over 2 consecutive days, and once you’ve passed the exam, your Part 3 training can be completed over 7 days) to complete the course. If you select our Flexible Training, you can schedule all your in-car sessions at times and dates convenient to you. Discover the full breakdown of how long it takes to become a driving instructor over on our blog.
    Are there any other costs to becoming a Driving Instructor?
    Any payments made to Bill Plant Driving School are for your training provided. For your licences (PDI and ADI) and test fees, these need to be paid directly to the DVSA, regardless of your training provider. The costs for these, correct at the time of print, are outlined in our free Driving Instructor Training Information Pack.
    Will I need to provide my own vehicle for my Driving Instructor training and the exams?
    The in-car aspects of your training will be conducted in the comfort and style of our market leading Volkswagen tuition vehicles. If you hold an automatic licence, you may undertake your Part 2 training in your own car. For your Part 2 and 3 exams, you may use either your own car, your Bill Plant Driving School tuition vehicle (for those on our PDI trainee licence) or rent one from us directly, providing you give us 2-weeks’ notice prior to your test date – meaning you’ll never be left in a panic! There are other requirements for becoming a driving instructor that you need to ensure you meet before you can pass your driving instructor training.

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