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TRY BEFORE YOU BUY
If you have just a few hours free you can come and try before you buy. We offer a free no obligation trial with one of our trainers. First we assess your driving for you. Next we would demonstrate how to provide your learner with a briefing, then you get the chance to practice this with your qualified trainer while on the move. This will give you a great chance to ask questions and give you a real insight to becoming a driving instructor.
To book your free trial just fill in the contact form below.
FULL TRAINING FOR JUST £1195 WITH OUR OPTION FOR TOTALLY FREE TRAINING
We offer training for just £1195 or eight monthly payments of just £150.
We give a minimum of 70 hours in car training with a qualified trainer and this is a very important unique point of our training, all our training is hands on with the same trainer no virtual training here.
If you work for us using one of our cars for just one year after you qualifying we will refund your whole training cost giving you TOTALLY FREE TRAINING.
GUARANTEED PLACeMENT AT OUR SCHOOL
What's involed in becoming a driving instructor
Driving Instructor Exams
We do not want to start by putting you off but unlike most driving schools I am not going to sugar-coat what is involved in training to become a driving instructor. It is not something you should take on lightly, training is demanding and will take lots of hard effort on your part to become a good driving instructor, being able to deal with the general public everyday can be easier said than done. There are several qualities you should have before you even start training.
- You must be patient that’s not just with the learners who can’t do anything you are trying to teach them, also dealing with other drivers in a calm and professional manner not easy as we know.
- You must be organised to be a driving instructor and you will need to teach all your pupils in an organised manner that is easy for them to follow when you have 30 or 40 pupils it is a lot to keep up with.
- You need to be punctual the number one complaint we hear from pupils from other driving schools is their instructor was always late.
- You must be able to communicate well with pupils being clear and honest with them.
If you are still reading and I have not been put you off, you just maybe the person we are looking for. Before you go any further there are legal requirements set out by the DVSA that you must comply with.
To be considered to qualify as an instructor:
- Be 21 or over.
- Be qualified to drive the same category of vehicle you are supervising them in.
- Have had a full licence for that category for at least 4 years.
- Not been banned from driving in the last 4 years.
- Less than 6 points on your licence.
- Some criminal offences will not be accepted.
- You will need to pass a DBS check.
PART 1 Approved driving instructor (ADI) part 1 test
The Approved Driving Instructor (ADI) Part 1 test is in 2 parts, theory test and Hazard Perception test:
Part 1 Multiple Choice Questions (Theory Test):You’ll be asked 100 questions in total, 25 in each of the 4 following categories:
- Road procedure
- Traffic signs and signals, car control, pedestrians and mechanical knowledge
- Driving test, disabilities, and the law
- Publications and instructional techniques
The pass mark is 85/100 but you must also score at least 20/25 in each of the 4 categories above. You have 1 hour 30 minutes to answer the 100 multiple-choice questions.
Part 2 Hazard Perception Test:
You’ll watch 14 video clips. The clips:
- feature everyday road scenes
- contain at least one ‘developing hazard’ but one of the clips features 2 developing hazards
You get points for spotting the developing hazards as soon as they start to happen.
How the scoring works
PART 2 the Driving Ability Test (ADI part 2)
There are 5 parts to the approved driving instructor (ADI) part 2 test.
- An eyesight check
- Show me, tell me’ vehicle safety questions
- General driving ability
- Independent driving
The test last around one hour, you must be able to read a number plate from 27.5 meters, you will be asked 5 vehicle safety questions.
Your general driving ability
- Expert handling of the controls
- Use of correct road procedure
- Anticipate of the actions of other road users and then taking appropriate action
- Sound judgement of distance, speed and timing
- Driving in an environmentally-friendly manner
You’ll drive in varying road and traffic conditions including motorways or dual carriageways where possible. You might also be asked to carry out an emergency stop.
Reversing your Vehicle
The examiner will ask you to do two of the following exercises:
- Parallel park at the side of the road
- Reverse into a parking bay and drive out
- Drive into a parking bay in reverse out
- Pull up on the right-hand side of the road reverse for around 2 car lengths, and rejoin the traffic
You have to drive for about 20 minutes by following either:
- directions from a sat nav
- traffic signs
the examiner will tell you which you have to do.
You have a maximum of three attempts to pass this exam.
After you pass the part 2 exam you have the option to apply for a trainee licence this gives you six months practice where you are allowed to give paid lessons to give you practice to pass the part 3 exam. There are legal requirements you must comply with while you are on licence.
THIS ALLOWS YOU EARN WHILE YOU LEARN
PART 3 Approved driving instructor (ADI part 3)
This test is about your ability to teach:
A Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) examiner will watch you give a client-centred driving lesson lasting about 45 minutes to one of your pupils.
Your pupil must drive for at least 40 minutes of the lesson.
At the start of the lesson, discuss the goals for the lesson and risk management with your pupil. Because of coronavirus (COVID-19), this should take no more than 3 minutes.
At the end of the lesson, give your pupil no more than 3 minutes to reflect on their performance.
The examiner will look for evidence that you meet the national standard for driver and rider training.
Your pupil can be a:
- partly trained learner
- fully trained learner
- full licence holder
Your pupil cannot be:
- a learner who has just started learning to drive
- an approved driving instructor (ADI) or someone else who is preparing to take the ADI part 3 test
What you’ll be marked on
You’ll be marked on 17 areas of competence that are grouped into 3 categories:
- lesson planning
- risk management
- teaching and learning strategies
The 17 areas of competence are listed in the ADI part 3 test report form, which the examiner will fill in at the end of your test.
You’ll get a score from 0 to 3 for each of the 17 competencies, which are added up to work out if you’ve passed the test, and what your grade will be.
You are responsible for your own registration and exam fees. Please check the government website for the latest prices.
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