Driving Instructor Training With Pass Me Faster
Start an exciting new career as a driving instructor with Pass Me Faster! Driving Instructor training with Pass Me Faster offers dedicated support from our experienced team of local Driving Instructor Trainers and ORDIT-registered trainers.
Let us help and support you through all three parts of the qualifying process to becoming a driving instructor.
Earn while you learn through our pink badge scheme. Develop your skills while preparing for your final exam. Every instructor that passes through our training gets an offer to join our team.
Before deciding to invest your time and money, have a think –
Why Do I Want To Be An Instructor
Before deciding to become a driving instructor you might want to think about whether this is a career for you.
- Job Satisfaction when students pass their driving test
- Enthusiastic busy instructors make a good wage
- Creativity in how you teach your students
- Being your own boss and having the freedom to run things the way that suits you
- Flexibility on when you work and for how long
- Having your own personal training vehicle which you can also use privately
- Losing customers when they pass their test
- The job can be tiring, students can cancel lessons on you sometimes
- The job can be a bit repetitive
- Working alone can lack comradery
- Working can be sporadic fitting customers in when it suits them (no set work pattern)
- Vehicle maintenance and purchase costs
If you take a look at the pros and cons again you will see that they mirror each other, which ones resonate with you? What is your mindset? If it’s the pros then it sounds like the job is for you, if it’s the cons maybe have a think about it a bit more.
For a heads up on what the job involves have a read through the DVSA’s National Standard For Driver And Rider Training. The national standard sets out the knowledge, skills and understanding needed to provide a successful programme of driver training.
If you decide it is for you, below are the steps you need to take –
Steps To Become A Driving Instructor
To become a driving instructor you need to be at least 21 and had a full car driving licence for at least three years.
You also need a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check to start your application, even if you already have one.
The approved driving instructor (ADI) qualification process involves three tests, which is what our training covers.
Theory Test (ADI part 1)
Driving Ability Test (ADI part 2)
Instructional Ability Test (ADI part 3)
Theory Test (ADI part 1) – Unlimited Attempts
The theory test is currently £81 and you can take it an unlimited amount of times. Our office staff will book the test for you when we feel you are ready for the exam. We will also provide all the training material you need to pass your theory test. Once you pass your test you have two years to complete part 2 and part 3 tests.
Driving Ability Test (ADI part 2) Three Attempts
The driving ability test costs £111, and will be booked via our office when our trainers feel happy you are ready. The test lasts for about an hour and is very similar to the learner driver test. However, it will be marked to a much higher standard. The candidate will need to demonstrate expert handling of the vehicle, use of correct road procedure, sound judgement of distance, speed and timing and an expert level of anticipation.
You’ll only have three attempts to pass, if you fail you must wait two years to restart the process again. Preparation for the part 2 test will be one-to-one in-car training with an experienced instructor trainer who has over 12 years of experience coaching drivers.
Instruction Ability Test (ADI part 3) Three Attempts
The Instructional Ability test costs £111 and again will be booked when we feel you are ready. The test lasts about 45 minutes and will be an in-car assessment by a specially qualified DVSA driving examiner also known as an SE (supervising examiner). Candidates will have to take a pupil to test and will be marked on 17 areas of competence, grouped into three categories.
- Lesson Planning
- Risk Management
- Teaching and Learning Strategies
You will be marked 0 to 3 for each of the 17 categories and your grade determined from this.
We recommend before booking any part 3 or standards check training with Pass Me Faster you familiarise yourself with the marking sheet below-
For more in-depth information on the (ADI) part 3 test marking sheet follow this link to our training material.
If you feel becoming a driving instructor is something you are interested in but are wanting some additional advice please get in touch and a member of our team will be happy to answer any questions.