Looking for a new career as an approved driving instructor? Train with us and receive funded training.

As a driving instructor you have the flexibility to build your own working day to fit your needs, while maintaining your earning potential, and meeting new challenges every day.

  • Do you want to pick your own hours of work?
  • Choose which days you take off?
  • Be your own boss?
  • Choose your own holiday?
  • Are you a keen teacher?
  • Are you disciplined and organised?

Requirements: in order to become an approved driving instructor you will need to fulfil the following criteria

You must be at least 21 years old or over

Have held a full car driving licence for 3 years

Pass a Disclosure and Barring Service check (CRB)

Applications to become a driving instructor can be refused if you have:

Been banned from driving

Have 6 or more penalty points on your licence

Non-motoring convictions

Part 1

The first of three, Part 1 is a theory test. Included in the Theory Test is set of multiple choice questions and a hazard perception video test. This learning will take part via distance learning online.

Part 2

The second test is a practical driver test. In this section learning takes place in the car 1-to-1 over 5 modules (2 hours each), and this will provide an opportunity to ensure the applicant is driving to the minimum expected standard to pass Part 2.

Part 3:

Part three is all about assessing the instructors ability to deliver a high standard of teaching to learners. On completing all Part 3 training, an applicant has the choice of two options:

1. Trainee licence (PDI). -Recommended

On completion of the minimum 40 hours of 1-to-1 training the applicant may opt to take a temporary trainee licence which will permit the training instructor to gain valuable experience delivering real lessons to real learners and ultimately better preparing for the final Part 3 test. Another great perk of this option is that is enables the training instructor to earn while they learn!

2. Straight into Part 3 test. 
Once the applicant is ready they may opt to go straight into their assessment for part 3.

Call today on 07906 041831 for further information on our funding options and how you can take your next step to your new career!

Book A Lesson

If you’re ready to learn to drive then fill in this form or drop us a call and start your journey. We aim to get back to you within one working day.

We will talk to you about your needs as a learner and discuss times and costs, as well as any concerns you may have. Then we’ll match you to an instructor, and you’ll be ready for your first lesson!.

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Fratton,
Portsmouth,
PO15LB

Email

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Sat, Sun …………….. 8 am – 8 pm

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