Frequently asked questions

Do you have questions about training to become an instructor with Bill Plant Driving School? Feel free to review the FAQ’S below…


Q: Is the instructor training in a classroom?
A: No, unlike other driving organisations and schools we run Part 2 and Part 3 all in-car, totalling 52 hours. This is the best way we feel you will become the best possible driving instructor you can.  Read more about why we run all in-car training with words from our Head of Training via this link instructor training in-car versus classroom.

Q: Do I have to pay the training cost upfront?
A: Please call your Recruitment Manager directly or 0330 555 2254 to discuss your circumstances and potential payment plans available.

Q: What happens if I need extra training for any of the exams?
A: We offer 52 hours of in-car training for Part 2 and Part 3. If you, or your trainer, feel you would benefit from some further tuition that can be arrange either directly with your trainer or by contacting the Training Department at Bill Plant.

Q: Who are the trainers?
A: They are the best of the best driving instructors. Our Instructor Training Academy is proudly a national Official Register of Driving Instructor Trainers (ORDIT) registered training establishment.

Q: What happens if I fail the exams?
A: The DVSA allow you as many attempts at Part 1 as you need. Once you have passed your Part 1 you will then have two years to pass both Part 2 and Part 3. You are allowed three attempts at both Part 2 and Part 3. If either exam is failed for the third time, then you cannot precede any further for that instance. If you wish to re-start the process, you can start over again on the second anniversary of first passing your Part 1.

Q: Once I’ve qualified, will I be able to joining Bill Plant Driving School?
A: Yes! We will guarantee you a driving school franchise (PDI and/or ADI) at Bill Plant Driving School upon qualifying. Importantly though it is not compulsory, we would rather you do your training with us and then make that decision once you are ready.

Q. What is the best lesson price?
A: At Bill Plant Driving School we recommend a driving lesson price of £27.50 (or £29.50 for automatic) per hour, therefore this is what you will earn directly. We do not charge you for the pupil, nor deduct any of your hourly earners as a transaction fee. You collect the funds and they go straight into your bank account.

Q. How much will I earn per year?
A. On average, you will earn approximately £35,000 per year, before tax. This is based on 40 hours tuition per week after your fuel and franchise fee.

Q: Do I need to work evenings and out of town?
A: Ultimately it is up to you, as you work the hours you and your pupils agreed upon. Upon joining Bill Plant Driving School we will set your profile radius, open your booking diary and start marketing you as a Bill Plant Driving Instructor. Once we pass on the pupil referrals (at no charge), you will arrange a convenient time with your pupils. If you need to fit your lessons around your family, football team or even improving your golf handicap – you can!

Q: How much are the test prices?
A: The ADI driving instructor test prices are separate to the cost of our training and you pay the DVSA directly. The test prices are as follows:
ADI Part One – Theory Test: £81
ADI Part Two – Driving Ability: £111
ADI Part Three – Instructional Ability: £111

Q: How much is the ADI Registration and Licence Fee?
A: Entry to the DVSA Register is £300

For any further questions please do not hesitate to contact our Recruitment Team on 0330 555 2254 or fill in the contact form at the top of this page.


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    “My trainer was an amazing and very professional instructor. I passed my Part 2 test in March and passed my Part 3 test in July, both first time in a total of 55 hours. The training really was perfect.”


    “I enjoyed the course, my trainer made us feel very comfortable throughout and was great at giving directions. Thanks to Bill Plant Driving School, I can’t wait to become a driving instructor. All in all a great experience!”


    “This has been a very beneficial course. I would strongly recommend this to anyone looking into this career, either with previous or no experience. The help and tuition I have received will stay with me forever.”