Instructor Training


Be your own boss as an Approved Driving Instructor (ADI) and work the hours you choose.

Feel a great sense of achievement as each of your pupils pass the Driving Standards and Vehicle Agency (DVSA) driving test.

Few jobs offer such flexibility, earning potential and job satisfaction.

If you want to find out why Only Essex Driving Instructor Training course offers the best chance of passing the qualifying exam first time please call today for an informal chat.


How many qualifying test attempts you can take?

Test Limits

Part one (theory) No limit

Part two (driving ability) Three attempts

Part three (instructional ability) Three attempts

If you do not pass in the three attempts, you must wait until the end of your two-year period before you can start again. You will have to begin again with part one.

In the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland only Approved Driving Instructors (ADI) on the Driving Standards and Vehicle Agency (DVSA) can legally give driving lessons of instruction for reward.

How do I become an Approved Driving Instructors?

There is a three stage qualification process to becoming an ADI:

Part 1 – Theory and Hazard Perception

Part 2 – Driving Ability Test

Part 3 – Test of Instructional Ability

N.B. All 3 parts must be completed within two years of passing Part 1.

Part 1 – Theory and Hazard Perception

You will be asked to complete 100 theory questions, which are in 4 bands, you must score 20 in each band to pass the theory test and score a minimum of 85% overall. At this stage you will also need to take and pass the Hazard Perception Test, you will be shown 14 clips each with a clear developing hazard and one clip with two, totalling 15 hazards to be spotted. You can score up to 5 points per hazard but must achieve a score of 57 out of a possible 75.

Part 2 – Driving Ability Test

This is thorough assessment of your driving, lasting about an hour. You will drive on a variety of roads including Motorways and be asked to carry out all of the manoeuvres that a learner might be asked to perform on test, plus a reverse to the right. Your eyesight will also be checked by the examiner before the drive, you must be able to read a number plate at 90 feet (27.5m)

Part 3 – Test of Instructional Ability

This test is also about 1 hour in duration; it is broken into two 30 minute phases. It is designed to examine how you would instruct students at different levels.

Phase 1: this is a new or partly trained driver, where you will be teaching something new to the student.

Phase 2: this would be a trained student at about test standard or a qualified driver. You would need to spot faults in the driving and fix.

Instructor Training Prices

£30 Per Hour

£2600 For all training needed to pass all the ADI Tests ( this includes our guaranteed pass) What does that mean? it means we will train you until you do pass all tests.

Our full training package can be paid over 10 monthly instalments at no extra cost.

Sometimes we offer some great discounts please click the button below for yours.

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