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. This is to ensure that all instructors maintain the minimum standards required to remain on the register. This involves no more than conducting a normal lesson with a pupil, whilst a senior examiner observes the instruction given.

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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