Driving Instructor Training

In order to become an Approved Driving Instructor (ADI) there are three ´Register Qualifying Examinations´ conducted by the DVSA, details of which are set out below together with how WeTrust Driving Instructor Trainers can help you prepare fully for each one of them.

1. The ADI Theory Test (Known as PART 1).

This is a multiple-choice test using a touch-screen computer. There are 100 questions on all aspects of driving which are divided into four categories and you must attain a minimum mark in each category. The exam also includes a Hazard Perception test. The Hazard Perception test is the same as that taken by learner drivers, although this does require a higher level of aptitude. The test may be taken at any of the DVSA´s 158 theory test centres, so there is one in every major town or city in the country. This part of the course takes the form of distance learning training where we will concentrate fully on both elements of the test. All materials used are official DVSA publications and their recommendations, including the complete DVSA question bank, books, DVD and computer software. You will be personally and professionally guided throughout, to ensure that you get off to the best possible start. All materials provided are yours to keep. Further support, should you need it, is only a phone call away.

2. The Test of Driving Ability (Known as PART 2).

This is a practical one-hour test of your driving ability that covers all types of road and traffic conditions. You must be able to demonstrate a high degree of technical skill, anticipation and awareness as well as undertaking a number of manoeuvres and complete an eyesight test. The test may be taken at a DVSA regional driving test centre. All training will be carried out in one of our recommended Driving Instructor Trainer’s vehicles. The amount of training required varies from person to person and this is tailored to suit each individual. These training sessions are designed to develop your existing experience and will help to make you a safe driver for life, not simply to pass the test to become an Approved Driving Instructor.

3. The Test of Instructional Ability (Known as PART 3).

Once again this is a practical test which lasts for 45 minutes. You will be marked on 17 areas of competence that are grouped into 3 categories – lesson planning, risk management and teaching/learning strategies. You will get a score from 0-3 for each of the 17 competencies, which are added up to work out if you have passed the test and what grade you have achieved. As with the Part 2 test, this one is also conducted at a DVSA regional driving test centre. This test is by far the most involved of the three tests. You will be introduced to lesson plans, instructional techniques and DVSA recommended material that will prove invaluable throughout your training with us. Again, this training will be carried out in one of our recommended driving instructor trainer’s vehicles (or your own vehicle if you preferred) accurately recreating the test itself, so there will be no hidden surprises. Part 3 training, in particular, is a very specialist skill. Rest assured that when you train with our recommended Driving Instructor Trainer who will be among the best in the area and the training itself will be tailored to your individual needs.

What are the requirements to become an Approved Driving Instructor?

  • You must hold a full UK or EEA unrestricted car driving licence.
  • You need to have held your licence for at least four years prior to entering the Register after qualifying.
  • You must be able to read a number plate at a distance of 27.5m with glasses if normally worn.
  • You are required to be a fit and proper person to undertake the driving instructor training and have your name entered on the Register.
  • You will also need to apply for and pass a DSB (formerly CRB) check as part of the driving instructor training process.
  • You must not have more than six penalty points on your licence to undertake driving instructor training.

Why Become a Driving Instructor?

Over one million people take the driving test each year in the UK and within a matter of months you could be teaching them as a fully qualified and approved driving instructor thanks to WeTrust Driving Instructor Training Programme that is designed by WeTrust driving school and carried out by our member driving instructor trainers.

Consider the benefits of our driving instructor training programme…

  • Be your own boss.
  • Teach a real-life skill.
  • Work your own hours.
  • No experience necessary.
  • Fit work around family commitments.
  • Have control of how much you work and earn.
  • Make a difference to the lives´ of people that you teach and road safety.

Start a New Career as an Approved Driving Instructor and become your own boss today, submit your details to us via our “Contact Us” page or give us a call now.

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