- Must be over 21
- Have had a full car driving licence for over 3 years
- Apply for a criminal record check
It’s a great job opportunity and it gives you the flexibility to fit around your lifestyle. Teaching can be very rewarding when you see the development of your pupil into a fully fledged driver. We will take you through the steps towards becoming a DVSA Approved Driving Instructor (ADI) from start to finish.
Your must be over 21 years old and have had a full car driving licence for 3 years or more. These are the same requirements as for friends and relatives of learner drivers when accompanying them for additional practice on the road. You will be required to undergo a criminal record check with the Disclosure and Barring service. It will cost £6 and you will need to provide proof of ID.
The process should take approximately one week, providing you submit all of the required documents in good time. Once the check has been completed, you can then go on to apply to be on the ADI (Approved Driving Instructor) Register with the DVSA via the gov.uk website.
The test is longer than that for a learner and must be completed within 1 hour and 45 minutes at a test centre on a computer. It is split into two parts:
You are marked on 17 areas of competence and these are divided into 3 categories:
The test lasts an hour and the examiner will give you the result within about 10 minutes of the test ending. The grading system is as follows:
Sufficient competence demonstrated to permit or retain entry on the Register of Approved Driving Instructors
A high overall standard of instruction demonstrated
Once you have passed the test, you will be invited to apply for your ADI Licence (Green Badge). Upon receipt of this, you can then embark on what will hopefully be a long and fulfilling career as an ADI!!
So how do you start training? We will give you help and guidance regarding the Theory Test and link in the theory with the Part 2 test so that you can get a feel how everything relates to the way you drive. The Part 2 training course will involve 6 modules whereby we will help you brush up on your driving ability. One of the modules will include a mock test. Once you have passed Part 2, then we will take you through comprehensive Part 3 training with a Grade A, DVSA Approved Driving Instructor Trainer.
The training has 11 modules and will be tailored to your learning style. We advise that, where possible, you also practice teaching with a real pupil outside of the training offered. You will not be able to charge for your lessons unless you have obtained a DVSA-approved trainee licence (Pink Badge) with an ORDIT (Official Register of Driving Instructor Trainers) trainer. The price of the entire course is £2,000. However we are currently offering a healthy discount of 25%, saving you £500!
You will be required to have a Standards Check within around 6 months of having passed your Part 3 Test. For new ADI’s this will be very similar to the format of the Part 3 as the Standards Check and ADI Part 3 tests have now been aligned.
Just as with the Part 3 training, we will guide you through the 17 core competencies through the tried-and-tested role-play method and put you in position to pass your Standards Check with flying colours!
Once you have passed the ADI Exam, why not join our team of ADI’s! We have flexible franchise packages designed to suit every preference.
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Become A Driving Instructor is a trading style of Nirvana Driving School Ltd