Becoming an approved driving instructor
Being an approved driving instructor (ADI) can be a very rewarding career: you’ll help people to learn an important skill for life.
The job involves working with all sorts of people, so you’ll need good people skills as well as patience and understanding, a thorough understanding of the theory and practice of driving, an ability to teach, awareness of changes in the regulations for driving tests, as well as driving instruction and a sense in business.
Learner drivers often want to fit in their lessons around school and work, so you may have to work unsociable hours to fit in with their needs.
Skills and Knowledge Needed
- Knowledge of teaching and the ability to design courses
- Customer service skills
- The ability to come up with new ways of doing things
- Leadership skills
- Excellent verbal communication skills
- The ability to work on your own
- Patience and the ability to remain calm in stressful situations
- To be thorough and pay attention to detail
- Being able to use a computer terminal or hand-held device may be beneficial for this job
If you are interested and wish to learn more, give Kylie a call today (07595 478925) or drop us a message on the form below. Kylie will be more than happy to discuss your career and journey.
In the meantime, take a look below for a brief overview of the stages involved with becoming an instructor.
Theory & Hazard
This part is known as distance learning, although training aids can be provided via an app for your convenience.
Retrain your Skills
The retraining and up-skilling of your driving skills is done on a 1:1 basis and in car training, the first session being an assessment of your current driving skills
This part is done in car and 1:1. You’ll be trained in all aspects of teaching people to drive to a high standard which will allow students to pass their test and gain safe driving skills for life.
This will make you a very competent and highly sought after instructor.
Once you have completed 40 hours of training, you can apply for a trainee license which will allow you to then gain more experience as a trainee driving instructor.
What You Get
1 to 1 training
Help and Guidance
Kylie is a fully approved driving instructor for teaching both pupils and future instructors.
With 3 years experience teaching and 15 years driving, you will learn all that is needed to be safe and teach pupils critical skills needed to pass their tests.