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Requirement For Becoming A Driving Instructor

Hold a full British or Northern Ireland unrestricted car-driving license.
Have held your licence for a total of at least four years.
Not have been disqualified from driving at any time in the four year period prior to being entered in the register of Approved Instructors.
Be a fit and proper person to have your name entered on the register. All convictions, including motoring offences that are still in force, will be taken into account when assessing your suitability to be entered on the Register.
Exams Required

There are three exams to take, which are described below. If you require further details, we would be happy to discuss these with you further so please do not hesitate to call.

Part One
Multiple-choice test, using a touch screen, and a hazard perception test. The question bank is available from the DSA and will be included in your materials along with other publications to help you.

Part Two
Is a simple eye test followed by a one-hour driving test, including manoeuvres. You will receive a significant amount of one-to-one training to raise your standard of driving to the required level.
Trainee Licence Scheme

Having passed parts 1 & 2 of the qualifying examinations, and completed 40 hours of instructional training, you are entitled to apply for a trainee licence to give instruction. The license is valid for six months and must be fully supported by a qualified instructor.

There are strict regulations laid down by the DSA regarding the supervision of trainee instructors, this involves monitoring the instructors' performance with pupils and giving further training. All driving schools operating the trainee licence, scheme must have one qualified Instructor for each trainee working for the school.
Once Fully Qualified

On successful completion of the qualifying examinations, your name can be entered on to the Register of Approved Driving Instructors on payment of the current fee.

You will then be issued with your ADI certificate valid for four years. During each four-year period of registration, you would be required to attend a check test on your instruction.
Instructor Earnings
Most driving instructors work an average of 40 hours per week, however because the majority of driving instructors are self employed, the final decision on how many hours you work is entirely up to you. The demand for driving lessons is such that you may decide to take advantage of the demand and work lots of hours for several months; you could then reduce your workload for a while to have some free time with your family. The demand is always there and many of your pupils will be flexible, due to shift work and college timetables.

The following figures are an example of potential earnings, but are not a guarantee of what all instructors earn; each instructor will have different needs.

40 hours @ £25 =£1,000 per week
Less average expenses:
Diesel:     £55 p/w
Approx Car running cost:  £80.00 p/w
Average earnings:       £865 PER WEEK

This could be is if you supplied your own car and worked solely for yourself. We know many instructors who can achieve this. Plus they have a waiting list and can increase their profit by doing extra lessons.


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