Become a Driving Instructor and revitalise your career!


Top reasons to become a driving instructor

  • A better work life balance
  • Energise your professional life
  • Boost Your Earnings
  • Experience the rewards of shaping peoples lives!


Here is why Ive been in the driver training industry for 30 years...

Training to become a driving instructor is a fantastic career move for several compelling reasons.

Firstly, it offers a stable and potentially lucrative profession. With a constant demand for qualified driving instructors, job and pay prospects are excellent.

Furthermore, it's a role that allows for flexible working hours, making it an ideal choice for those seeking a good work-life balance.

As a driving instructor, you have the opportunity to positively impact individuals' lives by teaching them a valuable skill that enhances their independence and job prospects. Its a great feeling to get someone passed!

But don't just take MY word for it... WATCH THE VIDEO!


All our instructor's set their own work schedule, work when they want to and NEVER have to apply for holidays!

Customers on Tap

Operating under a 30 year old brand all our instructor's diaries are full and stay full from day one!

Great Earnings Potential!

Driving instructors are now in the top 20 highest paid jobs in UK (ONS, Oct 22)

Why Choose Us?

  1. Exclusive Franchise Opportunities: Upon successfully completing our training program, you will be invited to join our elite team as a franchisee. This exclusive opportunity is extended solely to instructors we have personally trained. By affiliating with us, you gain the prestige of working under our renowned brand, known for excellence in driver education.
  2. N.R.D.S Plan: As a franchisee, you will have access to our cutting-edge N.R.D.S (New Driver Training System) Plan. This innovative teaching approach ensures that you can efficiently and effectively train your pupils, instilling in them the essential skills and knowledge needed for safe driving.
  3. Comprehensive Support: We understand the challenges that driving instructors may face, which is why we offer a range of perks and support, including spare vehicles to cover breakdowns. Our commitment to your success is unwavering.
  4. Continuous Professional Development: To stay at the top of your game, we provide ongoing professional development opportunities led by some of the leading UK instructor trainers. This ensures that you stay up-to-date with the latest teaching techniques and regulations, enabling you to provide the highest quality instruction.


I couldn't have made a better decision after being made redundant. A clear passion for teaching from Nigel and the whole team shows in the high standards that we promote each day to our clients. I wish I'd have done this year's ago.

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Dave Johnson
6 months ago

I came to Nigel as a trainee instructor having started my Part 2 training with another trainer. The difference in standards of teaching, support and encouragement was huge, and I passed my Part 2 after a mock test and some pointers from Nigel. The program for Part 3 shows clear steps for teaching students and I was given lots of opportunities to practise and review these steps in my training. Both Nigel and Nick were fantastic, answering question and (...)

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Gillian Burgess
7 months ago

Been working with Nigel for the past year to complete my driving instructor training, the knowledge and support that Nigel has shown me has been invaluable. I have learnt new driving techniques and styles and would highly recommend him to anyone who is wanting to learn how to drive. He has given me so much confidence and determination to pass the various examinations and to follow my dreams to hopefully become an Advanced Driving Instructor.

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Eric Ellard
7 months ago

We have over 100 5 star reviews on Google


  • 6 hours training for Part 1

  • 12 hours training for Part 2

  • 40 + hours training for Part 3

  • Supportive Community of NRDS instructors

  • Supportive Community of NRDS instructors

  • 6 hours training for Part 1

  • 12 hours training for Part 2

  • 40 + hours training for Part 3

  • Supportive Community of NRDS instructors

  • Supportive Community of NRDS instructors


To become an Approved Driving Instructor and be entered on the DVSA register of driving instructors you must first apply for a DBS check. Once this is passed then you can apply to start the process. If application is successful then you will be issued with an ADI PRN and you can apply for Part 1 and start.

There are 3 examinations, commonly known as Parts 1, 2 and 3

Part 1 is a theory test of your knowledge of driving, the highway code, rules of the road, teaching driving, coaching skills and disabilities etc. The exam in 100 questions followed by a theory test.

You must get at least 85 correct with at least 20 correct in each band. This will be followed by a hazard perception test where you must score at least 57 out of a possible 75 points.

If you pass you be presented with written confirmation and then able to apply for next stage.

Part 2. is a practical driving test lasting for 1 hour. The route will take in all traffic conditions from single track country roads to city centres and motorways if available. To pass you must get less than 6 minor driving errors. You will be asked 5 questions and be required to perform two reversing exercises. 

Part 3 is a test of your instructional ability. You will be accompanied by an adi examiner whilst you give a lesson of about 45-50 minutes. You can choose any pupil you want andteach any of the suggested subjects. The pupils should not be a beginner but more of an advanced standard. There are a maximum of 51 points to be gained on the test and to pass you must attain a least 31 to pass.

It is important to note that you may have as many attempts as you like for PArt 1 but you are only allowed 3 attempts at parts 2 and3

Our ADI training is done by Nigel and Nick Roberts


Nick Roberts our ADI trainer

Nigel Richards

Our 60+ hour training package can be taken as and when required to fit around you current lifestyle or taken more intensively if for instance you have been made redundant.

Which ever way you choose to do the training it usually takes around 8-12 months to qualify. We have had people do it in less but this is the average.

So for example if you applied for DBS in start of say April then you would be aiming to get the Part one training done and the Part 1 passed for mid May latest.

Part 2 training could then commence leading up to ideally a mid-late June test.

Now here there is an an option called the TRAINEE LICENCE. This means that once you have passed Parts 1 and 2 AND received at least 40 hours Part 3 training you can then apply to go on Trainee Licence for 6 months to get experience in teaching pupils for reward to prepare for Part 3. This means that you could be earning a living as an instructor for around mid July.

The Part 3 would then be booked for around October/November.

This is a very rough time scale just to give you an idea and the schedule is very much dependent on when test dates are available.

Dave Johnson starting on his trainee licence after being made redundant

In a recent survey by the Office of National Statistics for the first driving instructors entered the top 20 best paid jobs in the UK. Source (The Chronicle

This is mainly due to the huge back log from Covid creating a Tsunami for learner drivers who were delayed stating to learn for months and it is likely going to take years to correct.

With this in mind driving lesson prices have risen markedly and we are currently charging £39/hour lesson if paid singly.

The hours you can teach for are unrestricted. You could take 6 two hour lessons a day if you wanted (£468)!

But realistically 6 or 7 hours a day is nice, 8 or nine can be done a few days a week also without too much hassle.

So if we say 7 hours a day = £336/day x 5 days = £1680

You have of course got fuel, wear and tear and depreciation out of that.

Fuel would be about 2.5 fill ups depending on car and size of fuel tank (I'm speaking in Ford Fiesta terms, as that's what I know)

Wear, tear and insurance (which isn't as high as you think!) would be say £10-20 a day

So you can see there is still a fair margin to be made each week. Of course this is taxable but being self employed all the expenses can be offset against the total earnings.

This is just a rough idea if you would like to sit down and chat about it then please ring us on 07751815618 to discuss or meet up for a coffee.