Becoming an Instructor

So, you’re thinking about becoming a driving instructor? Well, due to recent legislative changes there's never been a better or busier time to come into the driving school industry!

To legally provide paid for driving instruction you must become qualified as an ADI - An Approved Driving Instructor.

Here you should find all the information you need to be able to make an informed decision as to whether training to become an ADI is right for you, and everything you need to know about how to achieve the qualification and new career. Our training structure and costs are simple, open, and transparent, with no hidden terms and conditions. We are a local family-based company rather than a large national company, and our business has thrived through our reputation as a quality driver and instructor training provider, providing a very personal service. Therefore it is in our interest to recruit the right people for the job, look after them, and ensure they receive the best possible training in order to deliver the best quality to our customers. To download our full training information pack click here, or download individual sections of information below. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us:

pdf Becoming an Approved Driving Instructor (127 KB) - So, you’re thinking about training to becoming an ADI? Here you should find all the information you need to be able to make an informed decision as to whether training to become an ADI is right for you, and everything you need to know about how to achieve the qualification and new career. This document provides a brief overview, and a few questions you should be asking yourself if you are considering taking the plunge into a new career as a DVSA Approved Driving Instructor.

pdf The ADI qualification process (179 KB) - To become an Approved Driving Instructor you must satisfy the requirements set out in the National standard for driver and rider training, and pass each of the three Driving Standards Agency qualification tests that you must pass in order to become an Approved Driving Instructor, otherwise know as an ADI. These tests are known as the ADI Part 1 - advanced theory test, ADI Part 2 - test of driving ability to a high standard, and ADI Part 3 - the test of instructional ability. This document explains each test in more detail.

pdf Training to become an ADI with ELITE (128 KB) - It's important before committing to any training course that you fully understand what the training involves, including exactly what type and amount of training you will receive, how long training will take, who will be delivering your training, and what financial and time commitments you are going to have to make in order to complete the course. Find out about ELITE and our trainers, our flexible training options, and everything we offer here.

pdf ELITE ADI training cost options (91 KB) - Here we explain exactly what our full driving instructor's training course includes, what the full training course costs, what additional costs you may encounter, and what options we have if you don't need the full training course, want to pay-as-you-train, or just need help with individual tests following taking training previously.

pdf ELITE Trainee to franchisee loyalty cash back incentive (147 KB) - If you train with ELITE you will get back all of your training fees if you become one of our franchised instructors, so essentially you will have trained for FREE. Here we fully explain the cash back incentive.

pdf Trainee Licence option (62 KB) - Here we explain what the PDI (Potential Driving Instructor) trainee licence is, what the benefits of it are, and what the conditions are if you decide to apply for one. It is important to remember that although you can start your career on a trainee licence, and start teaching real life learners for 6 months, and start to earn a living whilst doing so, that the main reason for taking a trainee licence is to gain experience whilst continuing with ongoing training to develop your skills. We feel that one of the main reasons the national pass rate for the Part 3 test has been so low over the years is because many trainee instructors use it as a means to earn a living from teaching, and don't seek ongoing training and support whilst doing so. As a result trainees often develop bad teaching habits and lose sight of the best practices and skills learnt through their training, ultimately putting them at jeopardy when it comes to the final test. We ensure that our PDIs have ongoing training and support throughout so they are fully prepared for the Part 3 test.

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