Steps to Becoming a Driving Instructor

There are always people looking for driving instructors to help teach them how to drive.  Here is a step by step list of how to become a recognised and official driving instructor.

  • Check if you can be an instructor:  There are several things you need to check about eligibility to become an instructor.  There are lots of responsibilities and you need to demonstrate that you can manage these.
  • Apply to be an instructor: you need to ensure you get a full DBS (disclosure barring service) check prior to applying, even if you already have one for a different job
  • Get a trainer: you need to learn how to teach others to drive, using a certified driving instructor trainer
  • Take a theory test (ADI Part 1) you need to pass the rest of your test within 2 years of passing this theory test!
  • Take the driving ability test (ADI part 2)
  • Get practice teaching – once you have passed part 2 of the ADI test, you can apply for a 6 month trainee licence to get experience training students.  This costs £140
  • Take the instructional ability test (ADI part 3) This test shows your ability to instruct others
  • Register and begin working as an instructor!