How To Become a Driving Instructor

What You Need To Know

To start the approved driving instructor training process you will need to have had a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) obtained through DVSA`s contractor, Capita Recruitment Vetting Service (CRVS).

To become a driving instructor, you must have held a full licence for 4 years (a foreign or automatic licence can count towards the 4 years).  Be able to read a vehicle number plate from a minimum of 27.5 metres (90 feet). Pass the Driving & Vehicle Standards Agency 3 part driving instructor examination.

If your licence has penalty points (generally a maximum of 4) it is unlikely to affect your application.  Penalty points already spent will not count. To become a driving instructor you must not have been disqualified during the last 4 years, not even for one day.



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Driving Instructor ADI Tests

Part 1

The first test within your ADI training is in two parts the theory test and a hazard perception test.  The theory test consists of 100 multiple choice questions. There are 4 bands to this test each requiring a pass-mark of 80%.  The overall pass mark for this part of the test is 85%.  You are given 1½ hours to complete this test.  The hazard perception test consists of 14 video clips  and the pass mark is 57 out of a possible 75.  You are given a further 20 minutes for this test. The cost to sit both parts of the test is £81 and can be taken as many times as necessary.

Part 2

The second test is a driving & eyesight test which is conducted by a Driving & Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) Supervising Examiner and lasts approximately 1 hour. You will be required to demonstrate your ability to drive and manoeuvre the car safely and under control. To pass you must not commit more than six minor or one serious fault. The cost to take this test is £111 and can be taken up to three times.

Part 3

The third test is your ability to teach learner drivers which is conducted by a DVSA Supervising Examiner and lasts approximately 1 hour.  The examiner will role play the part of a learner driver, the Instructor is marked amongst other things on how they identify and correct mistakes.  The cost to take this test is £111 and can be taken up to three times.

You must be of good character, with no current motoring or non-motoring convictions as these would be taken into account.
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Flexible Driving Instructor Training

Our Courses Are Flexible To Suit You You can change between course types to suit your circumstances at the time. For instance you may want to train for part 1 with a Home Study Course and train for part 2 with a Premier Course & Pay As You Go for  part 3. Pay As You Go You pay for each 1hr training session at the time you book it. This is a great way to spread the cost of training. Free DVSA recommended training books & DVD included. Premier Training Courses These courses have a fixed price. Free DVSA recommended training books & DVD included. Fast Track & Residential Courses You could be up to ADI standard within 2 weeks. This course has a fixed price you would not pay for any extra training if needed. Free DVSA recommended training books & DVD included.

Training Course Options & Prices


Part 1 Home Study Course

A gentle introduction to the Part 1 programme, allowing you to study the base-level materials at your own pace from the comfort of your home.

Only £89

Pay for each 1-hour training session at the time you book it and is a simple way to spread the cost of your Driving Instructor training. Includes full course books and materials.

Only £30 per 1 hour session

Premier Training Courses

[For Parts 1,2 and 3]

Full course books and materials…PLUS: full in car and classroom training and support network. Extra training if needed is included.

Part 1 training course       £199

Part 2 training course       £499

Part 3 training course       £1299

Full course parts 1,2 & 3  £1997

Massive Discounts On All Training Courses
Limited Places Available
Easy Payment Options (call 0845 468 1808 for details)

You can change between course types to suit your circumstances at the time. For instance, you may want to train for part 1 with a Pay As You Go course and train for part 2 with a Premier course and Fast Track your part 3.

Fast Track

For Parts 1,2 & 3. (call for details)

ADI Standards Check Training

£45 per 1 hour session

CPD Courses

£69 in-class 4 hour

Refreshments included

Call 0845 468 1808 For Details Or Contact Online

Driving Instructor Franchise

Once you have completed your ADI training it is important that you think about your next steps carefully. We have seen the biggest success when former trainees invest in a driving instructor franchise.  You truly have the opportunity of making a life changing investment.

Becoming a driving instructor does have its benefits, however, you could find that if you work for one of the other brands you may be faced with the following problems:

  • Lack of pupils
  • Restrictions on working locally
  • Continuously stuck in traffic
  • Not having complete control over your destiny
  • We suggest that you take the time to look at our offering because investing in a 4 Wheelz franchise has the following advantages:
  • local pupils,
  • less travel time  
  • Guaranteed pupil base
  • Part-time & full-time work
  • An easy 4-week setup process

If you have a family or have other commitments then going down the driving school franchise agreement route could be the perfect option for you. Click here to read what some of our franchisees have to say about the 4 Wheelz franchise.

A Career In Driving Instruction Offers :-

  • Job security vacancies at most national and local driving schools
  • Flexible working hours tailor your lessons around your life style
  • Excellent rates of pay earn over £30k per annum
  • Job satisfaction teach people to drive and see their joy when they pass
  • A company car not all driving schools supply company cars
  • A choice of companies to work for choose from national or local schools
  • Your own driving school business operate your own driving school from home
  • A chance to meet different people every day

Driving Instructor Training & ADI Training from 4Wheelz

  • Build A Flexible Rewarding Business
  • Guaranteed Position Once Qualified
  • DVSA Officially Recognised Training Centre
  • 88% ADI Success Rate
  • Flexible Training Courses To Suit You
  • Work In Your Local Area
  • Work The Days & Times That Suit You
  • Company Car Or Lease Car
  • Full Office Backup

Call 0845 468 1808 DVSA Officially Recognised Training All ORDIT (Official Register of  Driving Instructor Trainers) registered driving instructor trainers are assessed every 2 years by the Driving & Vehicle Standards Agency. If the training establishment has offices where they can hold in-class training sessions then the training facilities are also assessed and inspected every 2 years.  4 Wheelz has full in-class and in-car training facilities.

Free Driving Instructor Assessment


No Obligation Driving Instructor Assessment


  • The 4 Wheelz free assessment gives you the opportunity to see first hand if this is a career that would suit you.
  • See the type of questions you will need to answer for your ADI part one test.
  • Have your driving skills professionally evaluated for your ADI part two test.
  • Learn the first basic steps of giving instruction for the ADI part three test.
  • Find out approximately how long it will take you to become a Driving Instructor (ADI).
  • Meet the 4 Wheelz team and see our professional training facilities.


Important Information

Becoming a Driving Instructor requires commitment and is not something you should rush into. We guarantee no pressure from us following your assessment. Go home talk to friends and family before making your decision.

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‘Do What They Advertise 100%’

‘I found 4 Wheelz most reliable, who do what they advertise 100% & beyond. H was there for me when ever I needed to ask anything or go through something again. All the staff are very friendly & helpful, I know I wouldn’t have achieved my goal as an ADI without their full support.’

Beverley Hutchinson ADI


‘Training Me Near my home’

‘I decided to use 4 Wheelz after they were recommended to me after my previous training school. 4Wheelz part 3 training was suited to my needs. My instructor H was very thorough at the same time very entertaining, which made my learning enjoyable. 4 Wheelz were very flexible in training me near my home’

Robert Recardo

ADI, Birmingham


‘Having trained with a different company I failed my first attempt. I was left with no confidence, no self esteem and no will power to carry on. H the hero was recommended to me. Thank god for Mr H Surti he has made a 200% difference to me and my confidence, the knowledge and skills that I have gained are amazing. Being left broken I feel H has put me back together again. This course is difficult enough make it easy and go with 4Wheelz.’

Rukhsana Ali ADI


‘Same Excellent Standard’

‘After passing parts 1 & 2 with 4 Wheelz, I found the training for part 3 to be at the same excellent standard. My training officer H fully supported me as he guided me through all the training levels, giving me the confidence to pass part 3. Many thanks’

Craig Barnsley ADI


‘Head And Shoulders Above’

‘Compared to the company I started my instructor training with, 4 Wheelz are head and shoulders above them. I felt I left each session having achieved something and not frustrated as was my previous experience. H’s attention to detail is second to none and he left no stone unturned ensuring I went for my part 3 test fully prepared. I can thank H and all the 4 Wheelz staff for getting me to an ADI’

Mark O’Sullivan, ADI


‘Properly Structured Training’

‘Faultless training & support I received from H & Barry for all 3 parts to achieve my ADI qualification. Thorough & properly structured training allowed me to track my progress. Both H & Barry were there for anything I needed as were all the staff at 4 wheelz. I would not hesitate to recommend anyone who wishes to become an ADI or simply learn to drive to 4 Wheelz.

Prashanth Sreekanta ADI


‘Fantastic Trainer’

‘4 Wheelz are a friendly company who are prepared to help in any way. The standard of training offered is very high and is structured in a way that will help everyone individually. H is a fantastic trainer who is always pushing you to give 100% every session, which at the end of my training proved invaluable in achieving my end goal. I passed part 1,2 and 3 first time which is all down to the thorough yet relaxed training methods.’

Ian Peniket ADI


‘Recording Of The In-car Sessions Particularly Useful’

‘Once I decided to become a driving instructor I visited a few driving schools to see what their training set ups were. As soon as I had seen H I new that 4 Wheelz was the company I wanted to learn with. My training sessions have always been well structured, enjoyable and flexible to suit my needs. I found the recording of the in-car sessions particularly useful. I would like to thank everyone at 4 Wheelz for all their support especially Richard and H for their expertise. I wouldn’t have passed without 4 Wheelz and I look forward to a new career with them. ’

Yvonne James, ADI



‘When looking at the training opportunities available from various companies, 4 Wheelz stood out from the crowd. They offered a professional and personal service. They were supportive right from the enquiry stage and have continued to support me in a professional yet friendly manner throughout the training process. The training program is excellent.’

Ian Hodder ADI