Driving instructor training


Driving Instructor Training

If you are looking for a new career where you are in control of your own work schedule & have the ability to control your own earnings then there has never been a better time to train as a Driving Instructor. In truth, recent events have been tough on the industry which has been one of the hardest hit due to its natural unsuitability to social distancing. However, out of difficulty and turbulence comes opportunity and renewal. Pent up demand for driving lessons coupled with a fall in the numbers of fully trained Driving Instructors could provide you with the opportunity to take the next step now. The path to becoming a Driving Instructor is not a straight forward one, but with the ability to earn whilst you are training it could be just the opportunity you are looking for. To find out how AP Driver School can help you get started please get in touch.

Become an Approved Driving Instructor (ADI)

In the UK it is illegal to accept reward for the provision of driving lessons unless you are an Approved Driving Instructor (ADI) or a Potential Driving Instructor (PDI). Licences are granted by the DVSA on the basis of passing 3 tests:

Part 1 - Theory Knowledge

First you will need to demonstrate you have the necessary knowledge of the Highway Code and good driving practice. AP Driver School can help with a combination of learning materials and 1 to 1 coaching.

Part 2 - Driving Ability

Is your driving up to scratch! You will be required to pass an extended version of the Driving Test and be marked against a stricter criteria. AP Driver School provides in car training to ensure you skills and understanding of what is required is where it needs to be to allow you to pass this test

Part 3 - Instructional Ability

The final stage is for you to demonstrate your ability to carry out a lesson according to the DVSA’s criteria. This is more than simply being able to tell someone how to operate the controls of a vehicle. With 16 separate competencies to achieve against, significant time and coaching is required to achieve a pass. The great news is that with AP Driver School you can earn whilst you train meaning there is nothing stopping you generating your own income as you hone your skills.