How to become a driving instructor
This process generally takes around 3 - 6 months but you can speed it up as much as you’d like or take your time if you’d prefer to. The best thing about becoming a driving instructor is that this process revolves around you! It takes a lot of hard work and determination to pass your ADI training but everyone at PassFaster will be there to support you along the way. At the end of the process you’ll reap the benefits of becoming self-employed by being able to choose when, where and how often you work.
Firstly you have to obtain a CRB. You can do that here: https://www.gov.uk/criminal-record-check-become-driving-instructor
Then you can apply. You can do that here: https://www.gov.uk/apply-to-become-a-driving-instructor
After your application is approved you can apply for part 1 test. More information here: https://www.gov.uk/adi-part-1-test
The test takes around 1 hour 45 minutes and includes and is taken on a computer and includes, multiple choose theory questions. You’ll be asked 100 questions in total. There are 25 questions in each categories. To pass the multiple-choice part you must get both: an overall score of at least 85 out of 100 and at least 20 out of 25 in each of the 4 categories.
You will also take a Hazard Perception Test, You’ll be shown a video clip about how the hazard perception part works. You’ll then be shown 14 clips that feature everyday road scenes. You can get up to 5 points for each hazard. You need to score at least 57 points out of 75 to pass this part.
You must pass both parts at the same time to pass the test. There’s no limit to how many times you can take the test.
Once you have passed Part 1 You can apply for Part 2 more information here https://www.gov.uk/adi-part-2-test
The test takes around one hour and is a test of you driving ability, It is very similar to a standard driving test but you must be at a much higher standard than a normal pupil as you will be asked to drive on the motorway, complete all manoeuvers and can only obtain 6 minor faults. This is a difficult test and you must be properly prepared. You will also have your eyesight checked and be asked vehicle safety questions. You are only allowed 3 attempts at this part of the test.
After you have passed part 2 you can apply for Part 3 more information here: https://www.gov.uk/adi-part-3-test
The part 3 test is a test of your ability to instruct pupils. It’s the last of 3 tests you have to pass to qualify as an ADI. On this test you will be an instructor and the examiner will play the role of a pupil. The test is broken down in 2 parts, on the 1st part the examiner will be a novice pupil on the 2nd part he will play a more experienced pupil. The test takes 1 hour and he will He will be marking you on, core competencies, instructional techniques and instructor characteristics. This is by far the most difficult test, you must obtain professional training in order to pass this test. You are only allowed 3 attempts at this part of the test
You must pass Part 2 and 3 within 2 years of passing part 1. Once you have passed all 3 test you are allowed to charge money for driving tuition.