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Become a Driving Instructor

Becoming a driving instructor offers you the opportunity to be your own boss, deciding when you work and how much you work – leaving you with a much more flexible lifestyle. It is also rewarding, watching as your pupils learn from you and become better drivers.

Driving Instructor Training

Too many good people have wasted money on training to be a driving instructor because they have not had the right training. Without discussing the quality of the trainer because that is opinion, what I am going to share is fact. Passing your part 1, 2 and 3 requires no business training of any type. What usually happens is the newly qualified ADI unwittingly wastes money on unsuccessful marketing and advertising campaigns, drops their prices to the very minimum and lose the pupils they recruit. It all leads to desperate feelings and the worse thing is, it could have been easily avoided. If you train with me,I’ll also show you how to recruit learner drivers, manage your customers and maintain your driving school.

I believe you deserve the best training, with the best trainer, helping you to become a Driving Instructor – without it costing you thousands of pounds. I will guide you through the training process at your own pace and once you qualify, will ensure you have all the tools you need to get your new business up and running.

The Qualification Process comprises 3 Parts:

Part 1
This is a computer-based test, coming in two parts; a theory test and a hazard perception test, which must be taken at the same time. Overall the Part 1 test lasts 90 minutes. The theory test is a multiple choice test consisting of 100 questions which cover all aspects of driving. The test is split into 4 different sections, each comprising 25 questions. You must achieve 80% in each section with an overall mark of 85% to pass the theory test. The hazard perception element consists of 14 video clips, each clip presenting real road scenarios in which you are required to identify and respond to a hazard. The quicker you identify and respond to the hazard, the higher your score. The pass mark is 57. If you fail one element of the test, you must take the whole test again, but there are no limitations on the number of attempts that you are allowed. Once you pass the Part 1 test, you have two years to pass the other two parts. However, if you subsequently fail to complete the process within this time, you have to wait two years before you can start the process again.

Part 2
This is an Advanced Driving Test lasting for 60 minutes. You are limited to three attempts at this test. To achieve a pass mark you are not allowed to get more than 6 driver faults. The examiner will take you on a variety of roads that will include various traffic conditions; you will also be required to do 10 minutes of independent driving. During the test the examiner will also ask you to carry out the following manoeuvres: Emergency Stop, Reverse left/right, Parallel Parking, Turn in the road and Bay Park. As an ex-DSA examiner, I will be able to guide you to the standard that the examiner is expecting you to achieve during your test.

Part 3
The test of instructional ability assesses your knowledge and ability to instruct. It lasts for 60 minutes and like the Part 2 test, you are limited to three attempts. The test is split into two parts: Phase 1 and Phase 2, each lasting approximately 25 minutes. In Phase 1 the examiner will role play a novice or a partly trained driver and during Phase 2 a student with more experience or prior knowledge. During the test, the examiner will simulate faults and you will be assessed on your ability to match the level of instruction to the level of the pupil the examiner is portraying. This is the most important element in becoming a Driving Instructor. Not the training. Not the tests.You. You must be willing to work hard, study and practise, to become a Driving Instructor. The tests are not difficult and many people already have the skills needed to successfully pass – but like any test, you do need proper training in order to achieve a good pass. Working as a team and using modern coaching methods, I will give you the necessary skills you need to become an effective driving instructor.

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If you’re interested in becoming a Driving Instructor and want to train with a first class company. Then simply download our information pack to find out more. 

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Lincs Driving Solutions, Lincoln