Becoming a Driving Instructor

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Embark on an Empowering Career as a Driving Instructor - A Guide in 4 Easy Steps!

Starting your journey as a driving instructor offers a profound sense of fulfilment, as you get the wonderful opportunity to share the invaluable skill of driving with others. Empowering your students while also building a flourishing business creates a rewarding and enriching experience like no other.

Step 1: Fulfilling the Necessary Requirements

Before you start your journey as a driving instructor, it’s important to make sure that you meet the specific UK requirements:

  • Age and Driving Experience: Being at least 21 years old and possessing a full driving license for a minimum of three and a half years is essential.
  • Driving Record: In the UK, you must have fewer than 6 points on your license.
  • Criminal Record Check: A comprehensive criminal record check is a standard procedure.
  • Sight: Meeting the ability to read a number plate from 90 feet away, with the assistance of glasses or contacts, is necessary.

Step 2: Pursue Approved Driving Instructor (ADI) Training

Achieving the status of a certified driving instructor involves professional training and success in the ADI qualifying examinations. The process consists of the following phases:

  • Part 1: Theory Test - The initial step is passing the ADI theory test, comprising of multiple-choice questions and a hazard perception test.
  • Part 2: Driving Ability Test - The second segment evaluates your driving skills and adherence to road safety standards through a practical driving test.
  • Part 3: Instructional Ability Test - The final part scrutinises your teaching expertise, knowledge of the driving curriculum and effective communication with learners.

Step 3: Becoming a Registered Approved Driving Instructor

After successfully completing the ADI qualifying examinations, you can apply to become a registered driving instructor in the UK. This entails two critical steps:

  • Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check: Undergoing a DBS check ensures your suitability for instructing learners in the UK.
  • Registering with the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA): Register with the DVSA and pay the necessary fees to become an approved driving instructor.

Step 4: Launching Your Driving Instructor Business

Armed with your ADI qualification and registration, it’s time to establish your very own driving instructor business in the UK. Consider the following essential steps as you embark on this exciting venture:

  • Vehicle and Insurance: Acquire a dual-controlled car suitable for driving lessons and secure appropriate insurance coverage for your driving school.
  • Lesson Planning and Materials: Develop structured lesson plans and gather necessary teaching materials and resources.
  • Marketing and Promotion: Create an online presence, design a professional website and employ diverse marketing strategies to attract potential learners, perhaps even seeking the assistance of a reputable SEO company.

How Adams Driver Trainer Can Help You

Once you attain the coveted status of a qualified driving instructor in the UK, we extend a warm invitation to join Adams Driver Trainer and contribute to its flourishing success! We happily offer both part-time and full-time franchises and there are no fixed contracts to bind you. Enjoy exclusive postcode territories, a branded roof-top sign, appointment cards and business cards. You’ll also relish a two-week franchise holiday per year, all without hidden costs or pupil fees.

This was posted in Bdaily's Members' News section by iCONQUER Ltd .

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