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Driving Instructor Training

Driving Instructor Training from the experts.

Whether you are just thinking about becoming a driving instructor or if you need help in doing so, we’re here to offer advice and training.  We will train you to be a driving instructor whether you have a driving school you want to join or wish to operate independently.

At Redpoint we train our driving Instructors to achieve the high standards we and our customers expect. After qualifying we train you to run a successful business either on your own, or as part of our company with our excellent franchise opportunities.

Our costs are generally cheaper than other establishments. We give an assurance that if at any time during your training, you decide you do not want to continue, then you will not be held responsible for training fees. Its a simple “pay as you go” system.

Although considerably less fees are charged by us you will, nonetheless, receive the best standard of training that we can possibly supply.

Becoming an Approved Driving Instructor. 

If you want to work as an Approved Driving Instructor (ADI) in Britain, you’ll need to be registered on the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency’s Register of ADIs. You are required to pass the DVSA Approved Driving Instructor (ADI) qualifying examination

An Approved Driving Instructor (ADI) is someone who has passed all three parts of the ADI qualifying test and is currently registered with the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA), the Government’s agency and part of the Department of Transport.

You must have held a full UK or EU car driving licence for a total of 4 of the past 6 years.

Part 1 – ADI theory.

This test is made up of 2 sections: Multiple choice and Hazard perception. You need to pass both sections before you can move onto Part 2. We provide you with all of the materials you will need, along with online training to help with your studies. You will need good knowledge of the Highway Code and the Official DVSA Guide to “Driving the essential skills book.

Part 2 – driving ability.

You must be able to read a vehicle registration mark at a distance of 27.5m

Practical driving sessions with one of our instructor trainers will bring your personal driving ability up to the high level required by the DVSA. We will prepare you to the highest standard for a 1-hour practical driving test.

Earn while you learn on a Trainee Licence.

After only a few months and after passing the ADI part 2 test, for further experience you could be operating as a trainee driving instructor on a Trainee Licence under our guidence. This option is even more important to have as good grounding for the Part 3 Test. Only a genuine, well established and reputable driving school like Redpoint can be trusted to provide the required on-the-job training you will need to succeed,

Please don’t waste money on one of the many driving schools who are just trying to sell you an instructor training course with little chance of success or career prospects thereafter.

Part 3 – Instructional ability

In this part of the DVSA test the examiner will watch you give a driving lesson to a real learner and depending upon what they see will determine if you pass this third and final part of the qualification process.

They will use a marking form to assess your ability as a trainer. The candidate will be expected to provide their own pupil. This can be anyone up to and including a PDI (Trainee Instructor) who has not taken their Part 2 test, a full licence holder, new driver or novice.

The candidate will then be expected to deliver a relevant and structured lesson while being observed by the  Examiner.

For this module you will receive 1-to-1 in car training with your dedicated instructor trainer. After passing all three parts of the DVSA test, you will be able to apply for the green badge that means you are a fully qualified Driving Instructor


For the DVSA Part 2 and Part 3 examination you only have 3 attempts at each, if you have not passed either the Part 2 or Part 3 examination by your third attempt you will have to reapply and start the processes from the beginning. There are no limits to the amount of times you can attempt the Part 1 Examination.

The national average pass rate for the ADI Part 3 test of instructional ability is roughly 28%. This translates into just over 4,000 people successfully completing their driving instructor training course each year.

In our experience, too many people have failed the three tests simply as a result of insufficient and inadequate ADI training.

We will guide you every step of the way towards a successful career as an approved driving instructor.

One of the biggest problems driving instructors have when newly qualified is the lack of business support and training they receive from their training provider. This can leave them scratching their heads when it comes to running their business and doing things like accounting, lesson panning and time management.

We provide all our trainees with one to one business training once you have completed your required 40 hours of Part 3 training and ongoing support from our customer service team.

We may be able to fast track your training down to just a few weeks if required. This means you can be on the road and earning quick time. Please contact our customer support team to see if this option could benefit you.

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