How to become a driving instructor

How to become a driving instructor

If you are thinking of How to become a driving instructor, then this page will give you a lot of the information that you need about the qualification and registration process. Just follow the relevant links and you will gain a deeper understanding of what is required of you AND from you.


Adi Register

The Register of Approved Driving Instructors (ADI) was set up in Great Britain, so that anyone who wished to give paid instruction in cars had to have their name entered on the register by law.This has continued to be the case even to today.

Driving Standards Agency

The Driving Standards Agency (DSA) is responsible for conducting all theory and practical driving tests in Great Britain. The Agency is also responsible for maintaining the Register of Approved Driving Instructors.

The register was set up to ensures that the public can rely upon an acceptable minimum standard of tuition from registered driving instructors.

Under the Road Traffic Act 1988 it is illegal for anyone to charge (either money or monies worth) for instruction in driving a motor car unless their name is on the Register of Approved Driving Instructors OR they hold a trainee's "Licence to give instruction" issued by the Registrar. (for an explanation of what a trainee licence or pink licence is click here)


Deciding if this career is for you

Being an ADI is not easy, your job involves mixing with a lot of different people, some of whom, you may not find easy to get on with. You will need good people skills and a lot of patience and understanding, as well as

* A thorough knowledge of the theory and practice of driving

* An ability to teach

* An understanding of any changes in the regulations that govern the conduct and content of driving lessons and driving tests

* An ability to provide a professional service to people from very diverse backgrounds.

* Good business sense.

How to become a driving instructor

When you see that an ADI has a very important role to fulfill, this goes beyond teaching someone to drive. You will be responsible for instilling high standards of driving and behaviour into new drivers. The job is demanding, but is also highly rewarding.


As an ADI you will be expected to show

* A high regard for all aspects of road safety

* A high standard of driving ability and Instructional ability

* A professional approach to your customers

* A responsible attitude to your pupils and profession

* That you are a fit and proper person

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