Driving Instructor Training

driving instructor training


At Thumbs Up Driver Training we take your journey to your new career seriously, giving you value for money and ensure the course is well structured, and to maximise your time will guarantee your training will be on a one to one basis. You will receive support and assistance at every step along the qualifying process from potential instructor, through to qualifying as an approved driving instructor.

We have a holistic approach to your training, interlinking the three parts of the qualifying tests:

Part 1 – Prove you have the knowledge to teach pupils to drive.

Part 2 – Applying the knowledge you have gained in part 1, to demonstrate you can drive to a high standard.

Part 3 – Building on what was learned in parts 1 and 2, to show that you can teach a pupil in an effective, client-centred way.

How to apply to become an Approved Driving Instructor (ADI)

You can start applying to become an approved driving instructor (ADI).

Visit https://www.gov.uk/become-a-driving-instructor

  1. Get a criminal record check for driving instructors
  2. Apply to the Driving and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) to start the process
  3. Take and pass the three qualifying tests
  4. Apply for your first ADI badge

Disclosure and Barring Service

You need to get a criminal record check from the DVSA. This can be done online.

Apply to the DVSA

When you have your criminal record disclosure, you can apply to become an ADI.

You can also read DVSA’s guide to the ADI register.

How the training course is structured

Part 1 – Theory Test

Having a detailed knowledge of the theory is vital as a strong basis for a successful career as an instructor. Rather than leaving you to get on with it, as some training providers may do, we provide help and support with regular sessions during the part one training.
Using the part one study guide and the associated books, DVD and on-line theory, you will be provided with help and guidance with this home study element. To bring a lot of the theory to life, there will also be practical, in-car training.

You will be provided with:

  • Up to 6 hours training, including driving and instructor training
  • Part 1 study guide and 6 DVSA recommended books
  • Theory/hazard perception DVD, Theory Test Pro

Part 2 – Driving Test

You will have already had your driving assessed by me at the beginning of the course. Although you may be an experienced driver, there is a possibility you have developed some incorrect habits, which you will now be aware of and will be practicing getting your driving to the required standard to pass this test. Some driving techniques have changed over the years, so it is important that you are brought up to date with these.

You will be provided with:

  • Part 2 training workbook
  • Up to 14 hours of 1-1 driver training

Part 3 – Instructing Test

I can assure you that your training will not be diluted by sharing the car with other trainees, as this can hinder your progress as not all trainees will be at the same standard. All your training will be 1-1 and structured to ensure you gain the most from your sessions.
Since December 2017 the part 3 test is now the Standards Check. The assessment will be based on the criteria set out in the Standards Check form (SC1) and the National Standards (NDSDRT).

You will be provided with:

  • 45 hours training 1-1
  • Instructor training workbook
  • Lesson plans / visual aids book
  • Briefings CD

Become A Driving Instructor

Having a career with job satisfaction Is what can be achieved once you have qualified as a driving instructor. Teaching a life skill and helping pupils to achieve their goals is extremely rewarding.

Driving Instructor Tests

When we consider how the ADI qualification is structured, it really is an effective, logical and simple system.

Franchise Opportunities

We are a local, friendly, established family run business with the aim to expand, therefore we are looking for the right qualified instructors to join our team.

Interested In Driving Instructor Training?

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