Become an Instructor

What sort of people become driving instructors?

People who like the idea of being their own boss and having control over their income and working hours.
People who want a career, not just a job.
People who don’t want to be tied to a desk all day long.
People with a natural desire to help others – It’s extremely rewarding meeting someone with absolutely no driving experience and then watching them grow in confidence and ability as you help them develop the skills that they need for a lifetime of safe driving.


No previous experience is needed – It doesn’t matter what you’ve done before. Many driving instructors are women returning into work after bringing up the kids, people wanting a career change, or have maybe been made redundant.

What You Get:

  • Tri Coaching Instructor Training Manual and Workbook
  • The Driving Instructors Handbook
  • Practical Teaching Skills
  • Driving the Essential Skills
  • Highway Code
  • Know Your Road Traffic Signs
  • Car and Diagram Set
  • 40 Hours of Training

Why Should I Become an Instructor?

  • Be Your Own Boss
  • Earning Potential
  • Flexible Working Hours
  • Pick Your Own Clients
  • Job Satisfaction

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    Who can apply?

    You can apply if you are:

    1. At least 21 years old
    2. Have held a driving licence for at least 3 years
    3. A fit and proper person (no convictions)


    The Process of Becoming a Driving Instructor

    1. Complete a DBS check to join the register
    2. Take training to qualify
    3. Take and pass the 3 ADI qualifying tests


    Your Application Can Be Refused if You Have:

    1. Been banned from driving
    2. Have 6 or more penalty points
    3. Have been convicted of any non-motoring offence


    The qualifying tests.


    Part 1 – Theory and Hazard Perception Test – you have unlimited attempts at this test


    Part 2 – Test of your Ability to Drive – you will have a maximum of 3 attempts at this test


    Part 3 – Test of your Ability to Teach – you will have a maximum of 3 attempts at this test


    From the date you pass part 1, you then have a maximum of 2 years to complete parts 2 and 3.


    Trainee Licence


    Once you have passed part 1 and 2 and have completed 40 hours of instructor training, you will be able to apply for your trainee licence which means you can charge for lessons. The purpose of this licence is to enable you to gain experience with real pupils and earn while you learn. Full support is given during this time as it’s compulsory to have an extra 20 hours training (minimum of 5 in car) including your trainer sitting in on your lessons.

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