Why become a Driving Instructor?


Earn up to £600 per week.

The demand for instructors keeps on growing as the population in the UK keeps growing.
Choose your own working hours, work early in the day work late in the day, work 9 till 5 fine! It’s up to you.

  • No previous experience required.
  • Job satisfaction from meeting and teaching people a how to drive.
  • Enjoy the benefits of a fully maintained and insured car.

Becoming a Driving Instructor – Prerequisites

Here are the prerequisites for becoming a driving instructor in the UK:

You must be 21 or more when you apply for the licence.

You must have held a full driving licence for a minimum of three and a half years.

For DSA or Driving Standards Agency to consider your application, you should not have more than five points on your licence. You must apply only when you meet this requirement.

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The ADI Training

Your ADI exam will consist of three parts:

Part I – Theory test (computer-based test)

Part II – Practical test to check the driving abilities

Part III – Practical test to check the instruction abilities of the applicant

You will be able to get your ADI certification only when you pass all the three parts. You should pass these three tests within a period of two years and you will be able to move to the 2nd part only after completing the 1st part and to the 3rd part only after completing the 2nd part. In case, for some reason you fail to pass these tests within the stipulated 2 years time, you will have to start from part 1. There are no restrictions on the number of times you can take the ADI tests. However, you will be allowed to make only three attempts at each part within the stipulated two years.
Besides Formal Qualifications

Becoming a driving instructor is not just about having the required certifications. If you want to be a good driving instructor, you should work on your communication skills so that you will be able to motivate your students. You should also possess excellent driving skills and certainly well above the average driving skills expected of all of us to get our driving licence. You should be under control even in the worst driving situations. Therefore, it takes more than just a few qualifying certificates.
How to apply?

If you would like to apply for our Driving Instructor training, do feel free to contact us. Our counsellors will walk you through the application process and the training courses available at Andy1st. You can contact us at: andy@andy1st.co.uk or Phone 077 077 27 900
Qualifications to apply for the ADI Course

You need to have certain basic qualifications to apply for your ADI Course

You should be 21

You should be holding a full driving licence for at least three and half years.

You should have good eyesight and be able to read a number plate from 90 ft.

Driving Instructor Training Course and Methodology

Andy1st being one of the top driving schools in the UK, it makes sure that all its instructors are well qualified. Qualification here does not only mean getting the necessary certificates, our driving instructor training methodology will groom you as an excellent trainer who will be able to motivate your pupil. You will be trained to come up with customized lesson plans to suit the requirements of your students. We consider it as our responsibility to help you become not just a good driving instructor but also into a successful franchisee. We have highly experienced driving instructor trainers who will help you acquire the skills of a good driving instructor. You will soon realize that it is one thing to be a good driver and it is completely different thing to be a driving instructor. You need to be trained to be a good instructor and that is what we will do. Our training methodology will include personal study, driving instructor practice sessions with the driving instructor trainer, etc. Depending on your commitment and time availability, the duration of the course will be between 6 to 18 months and it has three parts, which include theory, driving and instruction abilities. You will be able to reduce the entire span of the course by taking up Theory and driving parts together. There are various payment options and for more information on our payment options, please do get in touch with us.
Part I – Theory

You will be provided with theory workbooks, CDS and Manuals that will serve as your resource for all the theoretical aspects of the course. You are expected to your personal study at your own convenience. This gives you an enormous amount of flexibility with your course. After studying the course material, you will be expected to give your test that can be arranged with us once you are ready. During the preparation period, you will be able to interact with your trainer and get your doubts clarified and to get guidance from your trainer.
Multiple Choice Questions

The theory test will be a computer-based test with 100 multiple-choice questions. To pass the theory exam you need to get a minimum of 85 answers right and you should get a minimum of 80% in the test. The test will cover the following areas – traffic signs and signals, mechanical knowledge, car control, road procedure, pedestrians, disabilities law, driving test, publications and instructional techniques.
Hazard Perception Test

The theory test will also consist of Hazard Perception Test using 14 video clips. You need to identify the developing hazards in the video clips. All the clips will have at least one developing hazard and one of the videos will have two such developing hazards, which have to be identified. Out of 75 marks, a minimum of 57 marks is required to pass this section.
Part II – In-Car Training

Here you will have 15 hours of intense in-car driving instructor training to ensure that your driving skills rise above the average to meet DSA standards.
Part III – Instructional Ability

The driving instructor training course includes 40 hours of in-car training to help you acquire instruction skills. This will also prepare you for the final test. The final test will have two half hour driving lessons in which the examiner will act as your student to assess your instructional abilities.

After the successful completion of the course with Andy1st driving school and getting your DSA licence, you will be able to operate as a fully qualified ADI and if you wish join the Andy1st Franchise in your desired area.

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So what do you get as a Andy1st driving school franchisee.
New pupils supplied without charge!
Start-up pack and stationery.
Professionally designed web site for your area.
Search engine optimisation for your instructor web site.
An advert in YELL.com (online business directory)
An advert in all other major driving school directories!
Advertising on Facebook, Twitter, Google+1.
No hidden pupil charges or ‘add on’ costs
In need of sponsorship! We will sponsor you.
Unlimited leaflets delivered to you for your personal use.
Up to 4 weeks holiday per year!

No contract to sign!! If you do not like what we offer just return the top box.

Regional lesson prices to match your area.
We are now taking on franchisees , just give us a call!