There are three stages to becoming a fully qualified instructor.
Part 1, A Theory Test (100 multiple questions + a hazard perception video test).
Part 2, A practical test of your driving ability (one hour test).
Part 3, A practical test of your instructional ability (one hour test).
Who can apply?
In order to become an Approved Driving Instructor (ADI) there are certain legal requirements you need to meet. You need to have held a full British or European driving licence for four years and have no criminal convictions, unless they are spent. You also need to be able to read a car number plate at a minimum distance of 27.5m (90feet).
Who are 1st Gear looking to train?
1st Gear welcomes student instructors of all ages and from all kinds of backgrounds, If you think you have patience and good communication skills we will teach you the rest. Some people think driving instruction is stressful and this is where your own patience and understanding will be tested. The results of your efforts will be that you have taught somebody the skills necessary to drive safely on today’s roads. Those skills will stay with them for life and you will always be remembered. So this is why we are looking for instructors who are approachable, with good communication skills and professional standards. Becoming a Driving Instructor is more than just starting a new career, our program is not just to get you qualified, we offer help on running a successful business and keeping records to a high standard.
Frequently asked Questions
Cost of Training? How much could I earn? How many hours do I work? Cost of training depends on your individual circumstances. You may already have some teaching experience or knowledge of driving instruction. To give an accurate assessment as to the cost, please contact me by e-mail or by phone using the contacts page. Earning potential is very much down to how many hours you want to do. Most driving instructors are self employed allowing them to choose their own hours.
For more information on our instructor training packages please contact us using the contact page.