Driving Instructor Training

A career as a driving instructor is an attractive prospect to many who are looking for a flexible business that they can run from home. It offers job security, with many national and local driving schools on the look out for new instructors, flexible working hours which suit your lifestyle and serious job satisfaction as you watch your pupils learn and pass their tests. But there are three tests to pass before you can become an approved driving instructor (ADI) and begin teaching. Our ADI training courses will prepare and guide you through these tests so you can become fully qualified.

How To Become a Driving Instructor

What You Need To Know
Before you can start training to become a driving instructor you will need to have had a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) obtained through the Driver & Vehicle Standards Agency’s (DVSA) contractor, Capita Recruitment Vetting Service (CRVS).

Before you can begin the testing process to become an ADI you must have held a full licence for three years (a foreign or automatic licence can count towards the three years).  You must also be able to read a vehicle number plate from a minimum of 27.5 metres (90 feet) and pass the DVSA three part driving instructor examinations – which we will go through in more detail below.

If your licence has penalty points (generally a maximum of four) it is unlikely to affect your application and those points already spent will not count. But you must not have been disqualified from driving during the last four years, not even for one day.

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Driving Instructor ADI Tests

In order to become a driving instructor there are three rigorous ADI tests which applicants are put through. Our driving instructor training course is designed to help you pass these tests providing you with all of the knowledge and materials you need – it’s why we have a 93% pass rate.

The ADI tests are broken into three parts:

ADI Test 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, within the test there are four bands which each require a pass-mark of 80%. You have 1½ hours to complete the test and need an overall pass mark of 85% for this part of the 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 to complete the hazard perception. The cost to sit both parts of the test is £81 and can be taken as many times as necessary. Our training covers the theory and hazard perception section of the ADI tests via in class training, Theory DVD, ADI Driving Test Success Anytime Special Edition and reading materials.

ADI Test Part 2

 The second test is a driving and eyesight test which is conducted by a Driver & Vehicle Standards Agency Supervising Examiner and lasts approximately one 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. We offer tailored training packages for part two of your ADI test, designed to work around your other work commitments. For part two we will use our in-car recording system so that you can review your lessons at home.

ADI Test Part 3

The aim of the Part 3 exam is to assess your ability to instruct and whether your instruction helps a person to learn in an effective way.
The Part 3 exam will be conducted with a driving examiner observing you delivering a normal 1 hour lesson. You’ll be marked, amongst other things, on Lesson Planning, Risk Management and Teaching & Learning Strategies. The cost to take this test is £111 and can be taken up to three times. Again, our flexible ADI training is designed to fit around your other work commitments. ADI part 3 training course uses our in-car recording system, which means you can review your training from the comfort of your own home and also includes at no extra cost the Colour File 3 Professional £49.95 RRP (ADI Part 3 Visual Aid).

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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Premier ADI Full Training Course

The 4 Wheelz premier training course will cover everything you need to know to pass parts 1, 2 and 3 of your ADI tests. The costs below include DVSA recommended training books, DVD, full in-car and classroom training plus full support network. Extra training if needed is included.

Part 1 ADI in-class training using the latest training methods (DVSA ORDIT registered tutor)

Part 2 ADI in-car training with a DVSA ORDIT registered trainer

Part 3 ADI in-car training with a DVSA ORDIT registered trainer

Full ADI Course £1395 includes VAT

Easy Payment Options & Subsidized Training Available
Call Now 0845 468 1808 limited places available

Pay As You Go

If you prefer the pay as you go approach 4 Wheelz also offer two hour training sessions. Pay for each two-hour training session at the time you book, offering a simple way to spread the cost of your driving instructor training. Includes Free DVSA recommended training books & DVD.

Only £60 per two hour session (DVSA registered trainer)

Fast Track

ADI Part 3 fast track training available (call 0845 468 1808 for details)

ADI Standards Check Training

The ADI Standards Check, which happen every four years once you qualify, are an essential part of driving instructor training. Find out more about our ADI standards check training here.

£45 per one hour session

CPD Courses

We support continual professional development (CPD) courses in our driving instructors and provide a range of CPD courses in order to help you keep up-to-date and continually improve your knowledge and skills.

£69 in-class four hour Standards Check Seminar 

Refreshments included

Find out more about our CPD courses here.

Call 0845 468 1808 for details or contact online.

Why Choose 4 Wheelz ADI Training?

There are plenty of courses available to those wishing to train as a driving instructor, but if you’re in the West Midlands we think our course offers the most for you, and here’s why:

  • Our ADI course has an incredible 88% success rate
  • We are an official DVSA recognised training centre
  • Flexible training courses to suit your schedule
  • Guaranteed position in the 4 Wheelz team once you’re qualified
  • Work in your local area on days and times that suit your needs
  • Your opportunity to build a flexible, rewarding business

Free Driving Instructor Assessment

If you’re thinking about a career as a driving instructor, but want to see first-hand whether it is right for you then the 4 Wheelz free assessment is perfect for you. Our free assessment allows you to:

  • 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
  • Meet the 4 Wheelz team and see our professional training facilities

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 to talk to friends and family before making your decision.

Driving Instructor Training in Birmingham, Wolverhampton & West Midlands

The demand for professional qualified driving instructors throughout the West Midlands is constant. Joining driving instructor training with 4 Wheelz means you will have a guaranteed job with the team on passing your ADI exams in your local area. We always have an opportunity for those who are willing to put in the work, but we are particularly looking for ADI trainees in the following areas:

  • Birmingham
  • Wolverhampton
  • Worcester
  • Cannock
  • Dudley
  • Cheltenham

Our trainers are familiar with each of these areas and the many possible ADI test routes you could experience, such as Acocks Green High Street in Birmingham where you’ll have to deal with many different types of pedestrian crossings, the Ring Road in Wolverhampton which requires forward planning and multi-lane junctions, or the orbital road network of the A5, M6 Toll road, A462 and the A34 in Cannock. 4 Wheelz are constantly growing to meet demand, just recently we experience a significant business growth of over 34% for driving lessons in Wolverhampton and surrounding Black Country areas.

Birmingham ADI Test Centres

Theory Test Centres

38 Dale End,
B4 7NJ

Four Oaks House,
160 Lichfield Road,
Sutton Coldfield,
B74 2TZ

Driving Test Centre (ADI)

Clay Lane,
South Yardley,
B26 1EA

Wolverhampton ADI Test Centres

Practical ADI Test Centre

Spring Road
Saturn Industrial Estate

ADI Theory Test Centre

2nd Floor, Derwent House,

42-46 Waterloo Road

Cannock ADI Test Centres

Nearest theory test centre

2nd Floor, Derwent House,
42-46 Waterloo Road

Cheltenham ADI Test Centres

Theory Test Centre

Haswell House (3rd floor)
Block B1,
St Nicolas Street,

ADI Test Centre

Stanier Road,

Useful ADI Links

Call 0845 468 1808 DVSA Officially Recognised Training All ORDIT (Official Register of  Driving Instructor Trainers) registered driving instructor trainers are assessed every two years by the Driver & 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 two years.  4 Wheelz has full in-class and in-car training facilities.

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, Walsall

‘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, Birmingham

‘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, Wordsley

‘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, Coventry

‘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, Walsall

‘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, Dudley

‘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, Birmingham

‘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, Birmingham