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Instructor Training

Requirements to become an Approved Driving Instructor (ADI)

Before you can consider becoming an Approved Driving Instructor you must have held a clean driving licence for 3.6 years out of the previous 6 and have no criminal convictions. You must also be able to provide two character references and you must be able to read a number plate at 90 feet (23 feet more than required for the Learner Driver Test) with glasses if normally worn.

Certain criminal convictions may also exclude you from becoming an Approved Driving Instructor. After you pass you will then be required to successfully undergo a Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) check before you can join the Driving Instructor Register.

Benefits of becoming a Driving Instructor

  • Earn a competitive salary
  • The demand for instructors is growing
  • Freedom to choose your own working hours
  • No previous experience required
  • Job satisfaction from teaching people a skill for life
  • Enjoy the benefits of a fully maintained car
  • Great career opportunities

Train to become an (ADI)

To become a fully qualified ADI you need to pass three parts of the Driving Standards Agency (DSA) qualifying examination. The DSA is the Government body which oversees all driving tuition in the UK. By law, to provide paid driving instruction in the UK you must pass all three exams. Other qualifications such as NVQ or BTEC in driving instruction are not considered adequate and therefore do not entitle you to operate as a driving instructor in the UK, or anywhere else in Europe.

What does ADI Training involve?

Woodhead School of Motoring’s training course is designed to thoroughly prepare you for each of the three Government tests you must pass to become an Approved Driving Instructor (ADI). We also provide training in the practicalities of being a Driving Instructor. We cover such topics as pupil retention and diary management, essential ingredients in ensuring your success and future earnings.

First of all, the training will set the foundations for driving and instructional ability by focusing on instructor theory in preparation for the Government's Part 1 examination. This exam comprises of 100 multiple choice questions and a hazard perception test. Topics covered include knowledge of the Highway Code, driving and teaching techniques and the UK driving test. We can provide you with reference books, mock examinations and Tutor Support.

Once you have passed the Part 1 exam, in preparation for the Government Part 2 examination, your in - car driving skills tuition will begin. This is not unlike an advanced driving test. Training is conducted around nominated DSA test centres. Our specially structured training sessions ensure you are ready for the Part 2 test and continue to develop your instructional ability.

When you have passed the Part 2 exam the final exam focuses on your in - car teaching ability. Your training will continue as it did during the previous stage, with the focus now being on your teaching skills. This stage prepares you for the government Part 3 examination.

How long does it take and why choose Woodhead School of Motoring?

On successful completion of all exams Woodhead School of Motoring will guarantee you a position within our company. We can also arrange your training around your current commitments and offer a pay as you train scheme, or a set fee payable up front.

For further information or some friendly, professional advice contact Woodhead School of Motoring today.

T: 01698 429 999
E: info@woodheaddrivingschool.com

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