How to become a driving instructor
So, something has inspired you to looking in to how to become a driving instructor. It may be you have a keen passion for teaching people combined with a passion for driving or it may be that your wanting to be your own boss.
I used to work for a multi-
I have never regretted any decision.
Richard’s average week….
This is my main job so I work full time as an ADI. On average I work 38-
My average week consists of working Monday to Wednesday from 0830 to 1930 (6 pupils per day). On Thursdays I’ll generally work from 0830 to 1800 and on Friday 0830 to 1700 (3 or 4 students per day).
I rarely work at the weekend.
Across the week, I meet a variety of different personalities in many different places.
How much does a driving instructor earn?
This is a very broad question. I can only really comment on my own experience. So from a full time working point of view, you could earn £25000 to £32000 per annum, depending on how much you want to work.
There are 2 ways you could get a tuition car.
One way is to buy your car. As a car owner, you are responsible for all the maintenance, insurance and general up keep of the car.
The other way is to lease the car so that all the maintenance, insurance and upkeep of the car is part of the deal. I prefer this option because it is ‘peace of mind’ for me. I pay a set fee every week and in return I get a brand new car every 12 months, a fully insured car, fully maintained and if something terrible did go wrong, I would have a replacement car within 48 hours so I can carry on earning money.
What do I enjoy the most about the job?
I enjoy the freedom of being self employed, I enjoy meeting a variety of different people in different places and more importantly, I enjoy teaching and coaching.
How much does it cost and how long does it take?
Part one -
Part two -
Part three -
The time it takes you to qualify is dependant on how much training you can commit to.
INSTRUCTOR TRAINING PACKAGES ARE AVAILABLE IN THE ‘LESSON PRICE’ SECTION
What credentials do you need?
You should be able to cross out all the following criteria if you want to be a driving instructor
Do you like the sound of becoming a driving instructor?
Here is what you need to do…..
Apply for a criminal record check (DBS)
Once you have received your DBS check, apply to register as a trainee driving instructor
Once you have received your registration and log in details, you need to book and take the ‘part 1’ driving instructor theory test.
You will need to revise well in advance of taking this test. Learning resources are available in the shop.
Once you have passed your instructor theory test, you need to book and train to take
your part 2 -
Once you have passed your driving ability test, you need to train to take the part 3 instructional test. When ready, you will need to book the part 3 test. From October 2017, the part three test is changing and will follow the format of the ADI standards check test.
Upon passing your part three test, you can apply for your first ADI licence from the following link:
GET ON THE ROAD!!
We are seeking like minded people who want to train as a driving instructor….
If you would like to start training with Richard’s School of Motoring then please email firstname.lastname@example.org
We are looking for a well written and concise email to include the following details:
We will review your application and contact you
Apply for a driving instructor DBS check
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