Why become a driving instructor?
If you are looking for an enjoyable and rewarding new career, then this could be just the opportunity you’ve been looking for.
If being your own boss, meeting new people and having flexibility to working just the days and hours that you choose, appeals to you, read on!
How do I begin?
There is no lengthy job application process or interviews to attend and no previous qualifications or experience are necessary. Providing you can answer yes to the follow bullet points, you can begin the process today!
- Have held a full UK licence for at least 3 years.
- Be 21 years old or over.
- Have less than 6 points and not have been disqualified from driving.
- Have not been convicted of any non-motoring offences.
FREE 1 hour induction with a dedicated ORDIT trainer for all PDI’s!
What will I have to do?
Obtain a DBS certificate to identify you as a “fit and proper person”, then apply to The DVSA (Driver and Vehicle
Standards Agency, formerly known as The Driving Standards Agency) to become an ADI. (Approved Driving Instructor.) We
will guide you through this online application process.
Formerly known as a CRB (Criminal Record Bureau) check.
Then there are 3 qualifying exams to complete in order to becoming a fully qualified Approved Driving Instructor.
These are known as PART 1, 2 & 3.
- Part 1 is a 1 hour theory test which is based on multiple choice questions and a 15 minute HazardPerception test.
- Part 2 is a 1 hour practical driving test.
- Part 3 is a 1 hour instructional test.
Just pass the theory and practical driving tests and you can then, if you choose, start work as a trainee driving
instructor*. Alternatively you can take and pass the instructional test as well and then start work as a fully
qualified driving instructor instead. At Kinetic Driving School we like to be flexible to your requirements.
You must complete the 40 hours of instructional training first, though it is not necessary to pass the
final exam at this stage.
What does the training to become a driving instructor involve?
It will be a total of 54 hours divided into 27x 2 hour sessions. This is allocated into:
- 2 hours for theory.
- 12 hours for driving.
- 40 hours for instructional.
We will provide you with all the recommended DVSA text books and additionally to these you will receive our own Kinetic Driving School coursework manuals to assist you with your preparation for the tests as well as for your ongoing career as an ADI.
In addition to your training in the car, it is highly recommended to obtain the best from your course, that you study in your own time as well to supplement your training. You will get guidance on how and what to do for this from your trainer.
Where do I take the tests?
The theory test is taken at one of Pearson VUE’s office premises and is completed by computer. These centres are located in major town centres around the country. You will be given your result immediately following the end of the test.
The practical and instructional tests are taken at DVSA test centres by specially trained examiners employed by DVSA. These centres are located in most town centres around the country.
Please note booking fees apply to take these tests.
Who will do my training?
You will be assigned your own personal qualified instructor trainer who will guide and mentor you through the complete process. At Kinetic Driving School we have both male and female ORDIT registered trainers, with combined industry experience in the training PDI’s of over 15 years.
How long will it take?
Some PDI’s (Potential Driving Instructors) choose to take the Fast Track option, which can be completed in as little as 12 weeks. This option is suitable for those PDI’s which are currently unemployed or those that have ample time in which to complete the course quickly.
Alternatively you can spread the training course over a longer time-frame (we have 6 and 12 month plans) whichever suits your personal commitments. At Kinetic we are flexible and want to work with you in a way which supports you as an individual.