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Instructor training prices

Our Pay-as-you-train options

  • £50 per hour (payable in advance of each lesson)
  • £47 per hour if bought in advance blocks of 10 hours for £470

Our pay-as-you-train option can also be a better suited if it will be a financial stretch for you to fund the full course in one go. It may also be better suited if you have previously completed some training elsewhere, already have the study materials, or even already passed Parts 1 or 2.

You will also need to purchase the DVSA recommended study materials, these will cost less than £100.

In addition to our training charges there are fees payable directly to the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency:

  • Part 1 test fee: £81*
  • Part 2 test fee: £111*
  • Part 3 test fee: £111*
  • Trainee licence (if taken): £140*
  • Full ADI licence (payable upon qualification): £300*

* Correct as at April 2024. These figures are subject to change by the DVSA.

Join the ELITE driving instructor franchise

The ELITE franchise package

Whether you are currently an independent instructor or working under a franchise with another school, you will find ELITE's franchise package to be a fair, comprehensive, and affordable option to help you grow your driving school business. If you are looking to train to become an instructor then see our instructor training section. You'll see from our instructors' testimonials that our franchise suits most instructors. Since establishing the ELITE brand in 2008 we have steadily grown a fantastic team of instructors, and the geographic area we cover is ever expanding too. Right now we’re struggling to reach the demand for instructors and are keen to talk to qualified ADI's and PDI's about coming to joining our team of instructors. Being experienced ADI's ourselves, we strongly believe that our franchise package provides instructors with exactly the service they need to assist them in running and growing their own business, at a reasonable and realistic cost. As an ELITE Franchisee you will receive:

  • Start-up 20 pupils in first 10 weeks guaranteed
  • No pupil introduction or additional fees
  • 2 weeks franchise holiday per year
  • Personalised marketing materials
  • Personalised web page to promote yourself
  • Our instructor and pupil App to simplify managing your business, including:
    • Interactive diary system
    • Pupil messaging service
    • Pupil payments and financial logs
    • Pupil progress log
    • Pupil reflective logs
  • Free Theory Test Pro App for all of your pupils
  • The prestige of being part of the driving school ranked No.2 for driving schools nationwide (Freeindex June 2024)
  • Assistance in arranging a lease vehicle
  • Credit and debit card processing for your customers
  • New pupil text alerts
  • You have full control over your business, including:
    • You choose what postcode areas you want to work
    • You choose and manage the days and times you want to work
  • Regular team network meetings
  • Phone, email and WhatsApp group support from a close-knit family run team
  • Reduced rate CPD courses to help you develop your business
  • Vehicle livery and roof top box provided
  • No minimum term contract or tie-in period
  • Preferential accountancy rates for your personal tax affairs
  • Further franchise free weeks incentives for franchisee referrals and achieving customer reviews and instructor referrals