How To Become A Driving Instructor

There could be any number of reasons why you are thinking about becoming a driving instructor. It’s an opportunity for you to learn a new trade, be your own boss, work your own hours, achieve job satisfaction and should you choose to work with an existing company such as ourselves, you also become a very important part of a business and receive backing, support and become surrounded by like minded colleagues. Overall, it is a career with great rewards with the added benefit of knowing that you are giving people a new lease of life by helping them become mobile with their new driving skills.

If you just starting out researching “how to become a driving instructor” we’d like to the opportunity to help you by not only providing you with a complete answer but also to invite you to consider joining our team here at Quail’s School of Motoring, we’re currently recruiting. To become a driving instructor there are some pre-requisites that you need to fulfil before applying and once approved you will need to take three separate tests from the Driving Standards Agency (DSA). This could take you a few months to complete because of the length of training required. These are the three tests that you will need to pass:

  • Part 1: Theory Test
  • Part 2: Practical Driving Test
  • Part 3: Instructional Ability Test.

Becoming A Driving Instructor – Have You Got what It Takes?

We’ll get into the requirements from the DSA in just a minute but we think it would be beneficial if you explored your new potential career a little deeper with some advice from our many years of being driving instructors ourselves:

  • You need to be good with people. You will be dealing with a wide range of personality types in your day to day work, some of whom will be nervous. A good driving instructor should be a friendly but professional person who can put people at ease and still coax the best out of them while they are learning to drive.
  • You should have patience and compassion. People learn at difference paces, some have more confidence than others when learning to drive and will undoubtedly make mistakes. When they do you need to be the sort of person with the emotional intelligence to control the situation calmly, professionally in a way that re-assures the person learning to drive that they are in good hands.
  • You need to enjoy teaching other people. Seeing your students pass their driving test is a wonderful experience and it really is worth the wait, it was YOU who helped them do that. You need to enjoy teaching driving skills to others and all of the qualities that comes with being a good teacher such as having a good sense of humour, effectiveness when teaching, professionalism on the job and great communication skills so you can help people at all levels of ability.
  • You should have an entrepreneurial spirit. Being a driving instructor is not necessarily a 9 to 5 job, even when you work for a company you are still to an extent your own boss. This means that you need to be prepared for everything that this entails. You will have our devoted supported every day but you still need that drive which sets you aside from workers, you are the boss and should be prepared for the responsibility that this brings with it.
  • You should be prepared to work hard. We’re not going to lie to you life as an ADI means that you can work strange hours, be sat for a long time, deal with students at all stages of their learning from one lesson to the next, be constantly vigilant when on your driving lessons and morel; but it can also be incredibly rewarding both financially and personally.
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Here at Quail’s School of Motoring we have tried and tested methods of teaching our new instructors to the highest level possible, we challenge you to find better training anywhere in the country!

We’ve been operating as a driving school since 1989 and we’re now the largest independent driving school in the North West of England. We’ve been able to do this because of the rock solid foundation of training that our instructors receive and we help more instructors pass than any other school in the North West.

Our reputation has grown organically over the many years we’ve been operating and it doesn’t look like it will slow down anytime soon. As an Ordit registered training body, we have a well deserved reputation for not only getting our students through their driving tests very quickly but also our new instructors without compromising on quality whatsoever!

We started training our own instructors after we realised that other ADI’s simply were not up to the high standards that we require of our team, we also realised that many of the “bigger companies” were charging a small fortune to become qualified – we don’t!

The Legal Requirements You Need To Have Before You Can Apply To Become A Driving Instructor

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  • You need to have held your license for a minimum of three years
  • Your license needs to be in the category that you intend to teach in
  • You cannot have 5 or more points on your driving license
  • You must be over 21 years of age
  • You must be able to read a license plate from 90 feet away (wearing glasses to do this is fine)
  • You must have not been convicted of a sexual, violent, financial or drug-related crime or have been banned from working with children

Before you can legally charge money (or monies worth) for driving instruction in a car, you must either:

  • be a recognised ADI on the official register
  • have a valid and current trainee driving instructor licence

Part 1: Theory Test

The ADI Part 1 is the theory test specifically tailored for aspiring driving instructors. It is part 1 of the three tests that you need to take in order to become a fully qualified driving instructor. 

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PART 1: Theory Test

The driving instructor theory test is formatted in the same way that the learner driver theory test is laid out however, there are some crucial differences between the two. Here are some of the differences between the driving instructor theory test and the learner driver theory test: 

  • The multiple choice pass threshold is 85 
  • 100 questions 
  • Hazard perception pass threshold is 57 out of 75 
  • There are 2 sections to the test, to pass you have to pass the multiple choice and the hazard perception on the same day 
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Hazard Perception and Multiple Choice Test 

The multiple choice section of the test has 100 questions that you have to answer. You must get 85 out 100 answers correct in order to pass the multiple choice section. The test is split up into 4 categories. 

The ADI Driving Instructor Multiple Choice Test Categories are as follows: 

  • Road procedure (you need to have in-depth knowledge on this topic) 
  • Traffic signs and signals, vehicle controls and some understanding of car maintenance 
  • Driving test, the law and disabilities( you will need to be well versed on the most recent laws and regulations) 
  • Teaching techniques and understanding how to convey information to learner drivers 

To pass the multiple choice section of the test, you need to get 85 out of 100. You need to score 90 marks to pass overall, a minimum of 20 out of 25 in each of the 4 categories. It is vital that test candidates study each section extensively because you must score at least 20 on each category to pass. You cannot get 20 on 3 categories and then a lower mark on the other section, you would fail the test. 

In order to pass the driving instructor theory test, you must take, and pass the hazard perception section of the test too. The hazard perception tests your driving awareness skills which is crucial if you want to be a fully qualified driving instructor. This is what the hazard perception test consists of: 

  • 14 video clips (you need to spot the hazard in each clip) 
  • All the clips include one hazard 
  • One clip contains 2 hazards 
  • You receive 5 points for hazard that you identify correctly 
  • You need 57 points to pass the hazard perception test 

You can book your driving instructor part 2 test, which is the practical portion of the test once you have passed your theory test. 

If you don’t pass the theory test the first time, you can retake it as many times as you like until you pass. However, with the other driving instructor tests, you are limited to a maximum of three attempts. 

Part 2: Practical Driving Test

To become a qualified driving instructor you need to be able to demonstrate excellent driving ability. Part 2 of the 3 driving instructor tests is the driving ability practical test. The duration of the test is one hour and it will include: 

Part 2: Practical Driving Test
  • Eyesight test 
  • Vehicle safety questions 
  • Driving ability 

Eyesight Test 

The test examiner will ask you to read a vehicle number from a distance of 26.5 metres. Passing this section of the test is mandatory. 

Vehicle Safety 

The test examiner will ask you a series of five questions. Three of these questions are known as “tell me” questions. The remaining two questions are “show me” questions, here you will have to demonstrate your ability to take instruction and perform the required driving manoeuvre. If you become a driving instructor, these are the same questions that you will be asking your students. You will get a minor fault for providing a wrong answer, you will get a major fault for losing control of the vehicle when you are answering the show me questions. 

Driving Ability 

This is the most important part of the test and you must be able to demonstrate the following: 

  • Skilled handling of vehicle controls 
  • Understand and demonstrate correct lane discipline and road procedures 
  • Ability to anticipate and plan for potential hazards 
  • Ability to consider all road users 
  • Correct judgement of speed 
  • Eco friendly driving 
  • Be able to cope with all traffic conditions and situations 
  • You might be asked to perform an emergency stop 

Reversing Manoeuvres 

You will need to be able to demonstrate these with expert precision because you will be teaching these same manoeuvres to your learners. Your test examiner will ask you to do two of the following manoeuvres. 

  • Reverse parking into a bay 
  • Drive into a parking bay and reverse out of the bay 
  • Parallel parking 
  • Stop on the right side of the road and reverse for two car lengths then rejoin traffic 
  • Pull up next to a car and reverse into the space to the rear of the car. You need to be able to stop near the curb and within two car lengths of the car 

To pass, you need to be able to demonstrate expertise and the ability to maintain all around observation and consideration to other drivers and pedestrians. 

When the test is over, you will be given your test score. If the examiner gives you less than 5 minors and no major fault, you would have passed part 2 of the driving instructor test. You can now take part 3, the teaching ability test. 

Note: You can only take this test 3 times. If you fail all 3 tests, you cannot take another test until 2 years have passed. The 2 years is counted from the date you passed your theory test. 

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Part 3: Instructional Ability Test

The ADI part test allows you to demonstrate your teaching skills to an examiner. For this you will have to carry out a driving lesson with a real learner, the examiner will sit at the back and observe the lesson. 

Part 3: Instructional Ability Test

Your task will be to choose a subject for your learner, your lesson must be well thought and planned and you must fully focus on the needs and abilities of the learner driver. 

You will be marked on the following things: 

Note: you need to fully understand the test marking sheet as you will need to take the ADI check test in the first two years after you qualify as a driving instructor. 

Lesson Planning 

Did you correctly recognise the learner’s targets and needs? 

This part of the assessment is very important, you would need to be able to correctly identify your learner driver’s needs and goals before you can plan a lesson that meets those specific needs. 

Was the lesson plan right for the student’s past knowledge and ability? 

You and the learner driver must come to an agreement regarding the format of the lesson. However, it is up to you to create a fully functional plan to meet the students needs. The goal is to ensure that you teach, and the student learns. 

Was the route you chose  suitable for the learner? 

You need to make sure that the route you choose is appropriate for the ability of the learner driver. You need to challenge the learner, but safety is the number one priority here. 

Did you adapt the plan when necessary to help the student meet their learning objectives? 

You might need to tweak your plan during the lesson for example, if you planned to focus on roundabouts but they missed some crucial mirror checks along the way, you will have to work on correcting this before you move on. 

Total marks for this part of the test = 12 


Risk Management 

Did you explain risk management to the student? Both you, the trainer and the student are responsible for managing risk. 

Explain the responsibilities to the learner driver, you also need to provide the learner driver with information regarding dual controls.

Did you give clear and concise instructions to the pupil? 

This is vital, you need to speak clearly and make sure your pupil understands the instructions you are giving them. 

Were you fully aware of the surrounding area, did you plan ahead? 

As the trainer you need to be able to plan ahead, you should be able to anticipate potential hazards and make sure that the pupil is doing all the right things to prepare for potential hazards too. 

Did you intervene at the appropriate times? 

Sometimes it is necessary to intervene either vocally or physically. Did you carry out these interventions at the right time? 

Did you provide enough feedback to the aid the pupil’s understanding of any potential safety issues? 

You are responsible for ensuring that the pupil fully understands critical safety issues, you should be able to explain what went wrong, and why it was a crucial safety issue. 

 Total marks for this part of the test = 15 


Teaching and Learning strategies

Did you correctly identify the learners needs, and teach using the appropriate style? 

Did you encourage the pupil to think critically and take responsibility for their own progression as a learner driver? 

It is your responsibility to encourage your learner driver to think critically, analyse situations and solve problems. 

Did you use real life examples to reinforce certain learning objectives? 

There are plenty of chances to use real life examples to solidify what you have taught them verbally. 

Did you provide the student with correct information? 

You should always provide the student with correct information. 

Did you provide feedback and praise at the right times during the lesson? 

Give the pupil the correct feedback at the appropriate time. Provide praise when they do the right thing and encourage them to question why they made certain mistakes. 

Did you listen to the student and provide answers to the questions they needed answers to? 

It is your responsibility to answer questions at the appropriate time. Provide the student with a comprehensive, well thought out answers to help the student to fully understand anything he/she is having problems with. 

Did you treat the student well during the lesson ?  

The way you treat your pupil is crucial, you can actually score 3 points for treating the pupil well. 

Did you encourage self-reflection at the end of the lesson? 

When the lesson is over you should sit with the student to briefly analyse the lesson. Ask them how they felt about the lesson, and encourage them to reflect on what went well and how they could improve. 

Total marks for this part of the test = 24 

To score 100% you need to get 51 points in total. However, if you get 42 or more,  you will pass with an A grade. 31-42 you will get a B, less than 31 will be deemed a fail. 

Note: You can also take advantage of the opportunity to use to a trainee licence to prepare for the exam. Here you will get to teach real learner drivers and get paid to do so. 


How Long Does It Take To Become A Driving Instructor?

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It will take most people at least six months to complete their ADI qualification to become a fully qualified driving instructor. Nonetheless, before you can sit the ADI tests you need to have held a full, clean driving licence for three or more years.

How Much Money Can You Make As A Driving Instructor?

As a fully qualified driving instructor, you can earn approximately £50k per year, depending upon how many hours you work.

What Are The Pros & Cons Of Becoming A Driving Instructor?

Pros of Becoming a Driving Instructor

There are many advantages to becoming a driving instructor, here are just a few of them:

  • Be your own boss
  • Set your own hours
  • Meet new people
  • Provide a valuable service
  • See new places
  • Part time or full time hours
  • Job satisfaction

Cons of Becoming a Driving Instructor

The pros by far outweigh the cons

  • Being self-employed means you have to take care of your own taxes (some might not like this)
  • You might have to deal with a few difficult learner drivers(but this is rare)

Once I Qualify As An ADI Should I Work For Myself or With A Franchise?

Being a self-employed driving instructor is highly rewarding however, without the backing of an established brand like Quails School of Motoring it can be challenging. Here are some of the challenges you might face working for yourself:

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  • Difficulty attracting clients
  • Being forced to charge low rates to attract customers
  • Learning everything about running a driving instruction business on your own without the backing of a highly experienced franchise

It is possible to have a successful driving instructor career without the backing of a franchise however, working with a Franchise like Quails makes things a whole lot easier.

Summary

Being a driving instructor is rewarding, challenging and exciting. You must have patience, an entrepreneurial spirit, compassion and you must also be willing to work hard to become the best driving instructor you can possibly be. You need to be dedicated to studying for the ADI driving instructor tests which include both theory and practical assessments.

You can make a decent living as a driving instructor as long as you are willing to put in the work and dedicate yourself to the job. Once you are fully qualified, you can either choose to work for yourself or for an established franchise like Quails School of Motoring. Either way, being a driving instructor offers excellent job satisfaction, flexibility, good pay and you get to meet new people and escape the usual 9 to 5 way of working.

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People Also Ask:

Can I become a driving instructor with a criminal record?

You can become a driving instructor with a criminal record but the DVSA will carry out a risk assessment before they give you approval. There are certain steps that you need to take if you have a criminal record.

  • Disclose your criminal record by providing your enhanced Disclosure and Barring service certificate when you apply to become an ADI

The DVSA will take certain factors into consideration:

  • Whether the caution or conviction you received is relevant
  • The severity of the offence
  • Was it your first offence?
  • What steps have you taken to change your life since the conviction?

Your application will probably be declined if your offences include the following motoring offences:

  • You have been disqualified from driving within the last 4 years
  • Found guilty of a DUI(driving under the influence of drink or drugs within the last 4 years)
  • You have been issued with a single fixed penalty notice where 5 or more penalty points have been maintained
  • Your licence has more than 6 penalty points within the last 3 years

What qualifications do you need to be a driving instructor?

You need to hold full clean driving licence for three years before you can take the ADI official exams. Once you have taken and passed your ADI exams, you will be qualified to teach.

How often are instructors assessed?

Driving instructors have to take at least one ADI standards check during each 4-year period that they are registered as an ADI. You can get struck off the ADI register if you do not book or attend your ADI standards check.

New ADI Part 3 Test 2018

The Part 3 Test of instructional ability to qualify as an ADI has now officially changed to its new format. The New test requires candidates to conduct a one hour driving lesson with a pupil of their choice. The examiner sits in the back of the tuition vehicle throughout this test. This replaces the old role play Part 3 test in which the examiner drove the car and acted as a student.

Quails School of Motoring are offering expert tuition for the new style test from start to finish to ensure our trainee driving instructors are of the highest possible standard.

Driving Instructor Training – Job Security

Job Security – is something we all strive for. In these uncertain times you never know whether your job is safe from one day to the next. Things can be fine today, but who knows whether things will be the same next year or in five or ten years.

What is certain is that the driving instruction industry has always been stable. With about one million births every year in the United Kingdom there is a constant and steady flow of young people wanting and needing to learn to drive. This has been the case for the past twenty years and the trend is set to continue. There are also rife rumours that Britain may follow other European countries and require learner drivers to only have professional tuition. That can only be good news for ADI’s.

What we do know is that 97% of people who learn to drive have professional tuition. Recent changes within the industry will not only ensure that this remains the case, but will increase the earnings capacity of the ADI. These changes include the Theory Test, retraining of driver offenders, the Pass Plus advanced driver training scheme and introduction last year of the more difficult and longer driving test. There has also been a sharp increase in fleet training for company employees for insurance purposes.

We look forward to hearing from you……

……..and best of luck in whatever you decide.

The Standards Check

ADI check test to be replaced from 7th April 2014

The approved driving instructor (ADI) check test will be replaced with a new ‘standards check’ from April 7th 2014.

Quails can offer you one to one standards check training with our very own highly experienced, friendly and patient Ordit registered instructor trainers to ensure that you pass this new test and retain your licence to teach. Don’t miss out on this superb opportunity to safeguard and better your career, contact us today for an assessment.

The new check will assess how well you meet the standard, which is why it’s being called a ‘standards check’.

New standards check

The DSA wants the examiner to assess whether your instruction helps a person to learn in an effective way. The DSA proposes to no longer offer role play when the new standards check starts.

As the examiner will assess whether your instruction helps a person to learn in an effective way, you can best show this by giving a normal lesson to a real pupil.

When you need to take the standards check

The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) will write to you when your standards check is due.

You must take at least 1 standards check in each 4-year period that you’re registered as an ADI.

You don’t have to pay a fee to take the standards check.

You must take the standards check even if you:

  • don’t have your own car
  • aren’t currently working as an ADI

You can be taken off the ADI register if you repeatedly don’t attend your standards check.

What you must bring to the test

You must bring:

  • a pupil
  • a suitable car
  • your ADI registration certificate

Your pupil can be any of the following:

  • an inexperienced learner
  • an experienced learner
  • an inexperienced full licence holder
  • an experienced full licence holder

What happens in the standards check

An examiner will watch you give a normal 1 hour driving lesson to your pupil.

The examiner will look for evidence that you have:

  • identified the learning needs of your pupil
  • agreed the learning needs with your pupil

You can take your trainer or mentor with you, but they can’t take part in the lesson.

How you’ll be assessed

You’ll be assessed on your ability to show that your pupil has improved their skills and understanding, eg improved ability to deal with a risky situation.

You’ll be marked on 3 main areas:

  • lesson planning
  • risk management
  • teaching and learning skills

The 3 main areas are broken down into 17 further areas of competence. You’ll get a score from 0 to 3 for each.

Click here to view the new marking sheet

Contact us

Contact us here for more information or call us on 0151 321 1515

Driving Instructor Training – PART 3

Anticipation of other road users and the taking of appropriate action.

Sound judgement of distance speed and timing.

Consideration for the convenience and safety of other road users.

The routes used for the above test will include roads that carry heavy and or fast moving traffic; they will also cover various roads and traffic conditions, i.e urban and rural conditions.

You need to perform the following manoeuvres and you are only allowed 6 minor faults. The test is similar to the L test for learners but slightly longer and of a much higher standard.

  1. Move away straight ahead or at an angle.
  2. Overtake, meet or cross the path of other vehicles and take appropriate course without undue hesitancy.
  3. Turn left and right corners correctly without undue hesitancy.
  4. Emergency Stop.
  5. Drive the vehicle in reverse gear and whilst doing so enter limited openings to the right and left taking effective all round observation.
  6. Turn the vehicle to face the opposite direction using forward and reverse gears with effective observation.
  7. Reverse park the vehicle into a space behind a parked car within two car lengths and parallel with the kerb taking effective observation.

OR

Reverse park into a parking bay with due regard for other vehicles and pedestrians whilst taking effective observations.

At Quail’s Instructor Training College, you as the trainee will receive our PART TWO WORKBOOKS; in addition to this you will receive several DVD’S. You will also receive 10 hours training which we have found in the past to be more than adequate. The 10 hrs will be split up into 5 blocks of 2 hrs, we recommend that in between each training session the trainee should go out and practice 2 hrs a day on subjects they have been directed to improve. All tuition is on a one to one basis and is 100% in car tuition.

Instructor Training – PART TWO TEST – Driving Ability

Welcome to part two of our driving instructor training college information pack – PART TWO TEST – Driving Ability

The cost of this test is £111.00 and you are allowed 3 attempts at this exam. The duration of the exam is approximately one hour and you are allowed no more than six minor driving faults.

The Part Two exam consists of 3 parts:-

A) EYESIGHT TEST

You must be able to read in good daylight with the aid of glasses or contact lenses if worn, a motor vehicle registration mark containing letters and figures which are:-

79 Millimetres in height and 50 millimetres wide at a distance of 26.5 metres.

OR

79 Millimetres in height and 57 millimetres wide at a distance of 27.5 metres.

If you do not pass the eyesight test, you will not be allowed to take the test and the test will be marked as a fail and count towards 1 of your attempts.

B) Safety Questions

You will be asked to describe how to perform a check on the condition and safety of three components of the vehicle and demonstrate an actual check on the condition of a further two components.

Components could be from the following list:-

Tyres, Steering, Brakes, Lights, Reflectors, Direction Indicators audible warning device and the liquids used in the braking system, engine or elsewhere in the vehicle as a coolant, lubricant, cleaner or otherwise.

C) Test of Driving Ability

This is an advanced driving test and a very high standard is required. You have to show you have good thorough Knowledge of the principles of good driving and road safety and that you can apply them. You have to satisfy the examiner on all of the following areas:-

Expert handling of the controls

Use of correct road procedure

Instructor Training – PART 1 TEST – THEORY AND HAZARD PERCEPTION

You are allowed as many attempts as needed to pass the part one, but the part two and three are restricted to three attempts only, so quality training is a necessity and good solid practice by the candidate is required.

The exam costs £90.00 paid directly to the Driving Standards Agency. The test takes 1hr 30 minutes and comprises of 100 multiple choice questions on a variety of driving and instructional topics. The 100 questions are split into four bands. There is a choice of four answers to each question, one of which is the correct answer. In order to pass the theory part successfully you need to score 20 or above in each section.

The overall score you need to pass the theory is 85 or above.

In the next part of this test you will be shown 14 video clips of hazards about to develop on the road whilst driving. You will be required to click the mouse button as soon as you see the hazard. To pass this section you need to score 57 or above. Each clip has a possible 5 points.

Waiting time for this test at present is 2-3 weeks. You will take this test at a test centre local to you. If you are unable to take the test during the week due to work commitments then you can take the test on a Saturday.

At Quail’s Instructor Training College we will allocate you a personal tutor to help you with your studies and go through any questions you may have. You will also be supplied with all of the books, theory questions and a relevant DVD which incorporates the Hazard Perception part of the exam. These materials are essential to passing this exam and are included in the price of the course.

All your training is on a one to one basis with the same tutor unlike other training establishments!

We also have an office available Mon-Fri 10am-5pm and Saturday 9am-3pm if you need a computer to practice the part one test.

Quail’s School of Motoring Instructor Training College

Welcome to Quail’s School of Motoring’s Instructor Training College, the largest independent Instructor Training College in the North West.

Quails School of Motoring has been operating since 1989 and has grown into the largest independent Driving School in the North West. We have grown our school quite simply due to the fact that we have built the company on solid foundations with the best instructors and instructor trainers in the UK. The main reason is simple; more people pass with Quail’s than with any other independent school in the area, we are built up mainly on recommendations. As an Ordit registered training body, we have earned a fantastic reputation for getting people through their driving test and ADI tests very quickly.

The company has very high standards and is known as the driving school that gets results fast.

At Quail’s we have been training people to become instructors as we feel nobody can come anywhere near to the standards we are looking for, we also started training to combat the poor tuition being given, as well as the massive costs being charged by the so called, “Bigger Companies”.

Over the coming weeks we will be posting a full overview of our driving instructor training course. Our course ‘INTRODUCTION’ is displayed below. Please visit our website next week for ‘PART 1 TEST – THEORY AND HAZARD PERCEPTION’

INTRODUCTION

To become – an Approved Driving Instructor (ADI), you will need to pass three tests set by the Driving Standards Agency (DSA). Because there are three parts to becoming an ADI, it will understandably take a few months to qualify.

The requirements – to become an ADI. You have to have held a full driving licence for at least three and a half years and have no more than six penalty points on your driving licence. You will also have to be able to read a car registration plate at 90 feet (with glasses if normally worn). All of this information and more is in the ADI 14 pack which we supply you with. The ADI 14 pack is the application you need to become registered onto the official register of Driving Instructors.

Before you complete the ADI 14 registration pack, you have to complete a successful Criminal Record Bureau check (CRB).

We will put you in touch with the Criminal Record Bureau team and help arrange this process for you. The CRB check may take several weeks to process and when this is completed, you can then complete the ADI 14 pack which requires your CRB reference number. The ADI 14 is then returned to the Driving Standards Agency who will send you a letter confirming that you are on the register for Approved Driving Instructors. You can then begin your Driving Instructor Training.

Training – At Quail’s Instructor Training College, training is tailored according to the individuals personal circumstances. The training is designed to accelerate you through each test in the shortest possible time. Most people who train to become driving instructors hold down a job at the same time and we recognise this. That is why our course is specifically designed to fit around your current job or other commitments on a part-time basis. So whether you train full time or part-time is up to you. Either way, it is a proven successful formula.

You will be hard pushed to find better quality tuition on offer. What’s more, your training will be local! This will ensure you get the best possible training and once working as an ADI, local knowledge is essential.