Ever wondered what it would be like to be your own boss and work for yourself?

Becoming a driving instructor is certainly a realistic option that is definitely worth considering.

With low a startup cost, flexible work hours and the chance of earning up to £30,000 year, this could be the career path you have been looking for.

I bet you have a load of questions?

Well in today’s blog post we are going to answer the 5 most common ones and hope that this information will get you motivated and on your way.

1. What is ADI driving instructor?

An ADI (approved driving instructor) driving instructor is somebody that has been tested and certified by the Driving and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA). It is against UK law to charge for driving training services before you are fully qualified.

2. How old do you have to be to be a driving instructor?

In order to register for driving instructor training, you must be 21 or over. You must have also held a full licence for at least 3 years.

3. How much can you earn as a driving instructor?

As with everything in life the more you put into something the better the results you get. It’s the same with becoming a driving instructor.

But as a guideline, you can expect to earn £18000 – £20,000 in your first year. Once you are established and your good work has started to bring in referrals you can potentially earn £25000 – £30000.

4. How long does it take to become a driving instructor?

How quickly an individual becomes qualified depends on 2 factors. The size of the exam waiting list and the length of time it takes to study and prepare for each exam.

It is possible to complete the ADI qualification in 3-4 months, however, you would need to dedicate a lot of your time to prepare and be flexible when it comes to exam location.

Most people comfortably pass within 6 -12 months.

5. Much does it cost to become a driving instructor?

For a detailed breakdown of 4 Wheelz pricing options visit our driving instructor training page. In general, some schools can charge as low as £1500 and some can charge as high as £4000. It is important to do your research and review positive testimonials and feedback


Ok, So there you have it.
We have answered some of the most common questions about driving becoming a driving instructor.

But for this information to be helpful, you need to take action. Investing in driving instructor training has changed a lot of people’s lives.
I encourage you to take a big step and get started today!