Become a Driving Instructor
Looking for a change of career and job satisfaction? Train to be a driving instructor and join a fast-growing driving school.
We provide your Part One,Part Two and 40 Hours Part Three Training
*Flexible and affordable prices to suit all customers*
If you would like we are more than happy to set up any of the following:
- A face to face meeting where you can meet the experienced trainer in a relaxed environment where you can make sure you cover any questions you might have and really find out if this is the career for you.
- Arrange a call with the driving school or trainer to discuss any queries or doubts
Would I be able to do this job and how do I find out more
Meeting the minimum requirements to become an ADI.
Things that could prevent you from becoming a driving instructor include: your age; driving experience; criminal records history; and certain health conditions. You can find more information about the qualifying process here: https://www.gov.uk/become-a-driving-instructor.
If you think you qualify, before applying to join the ADI register, you will need to apply for an enhanced DBS check. You can do this at: https://www.gov.uk/criminal-record-check-become-driving-instructor Once you have received your DBS check result, assuming that it does not preclude you from applying, you can apply to join the ADI register at: https://www.gov.uk/apply-to-become-a-driving-instructor.
Part One Theory preparation
You will benefit from Part One Study Guide and six DVSA recommended books and online Theory / hazard perception DVD.
Cutting corners at this stage could lead to problems during part three. Many trainees simply practice answering questions. A detailed knowledge of the theory is vital as a strong basis for a successful career as an instructor.
You can take the Part 1 test as many times as you need to, you can book your own theory test when you think you are ready and ask advice from your trainer. (Fees payable direct to DVSA)
When you have passed your first test you will have two years to complete all of your other training.
Part Two Preparation
Driver Training Workbook This book will help record your training so you don’t forget what you have learnt in your lessons.
12 hours’ driver training (1:1) 2 hour lessons.
You may already have driving experience, but over the years you may have picked up bad habits. Remember you are training to be an advanced driving instructor, this test is to be a high standard and you will become one of the elite drivers in the country.
When can I begin training?
You are now training for your theory and most people start part two as you already have a car to practice in and you can put the valuable skills you have learnt into practice.
You can’t apply to take your Part 2 test until you have passed your Part 1 Theory test.
You can book your own practical driving test (Fees payable direct to DVSA) ask advice from your trainer to make sure you are ready.Please bear in mind that you can only take the Part 2 test three times or you will have to wait for your two year period to end before you can apply again and go through the training again.
Part three preparation
40 hours’ instructor training (1:1) 2 hour lessons
You will complete 40 hours of instructional ability training on a 1 to 1 basis and have the full attention of your driver trainer - Some companies will dilute this valuable training by doubling up the trainees in each session. This will dilute the learning experience as the trainer’s attention will be split however you will still be paying the full price! We never do this as you will always have the full attention of your trainer and will be their sole focus.
This is when you have the option to start earning while you train!
You will start to work for JHDS on a temporary trainee licence Pink Badge’ for 6 months (the cost of the trainee licence is £140 payable to direct DVSA.)
To gain real life experience with pupils you must complete an extra 20 hours of instructor training where your trainer will supervise you during the first three months of the licence.
You will be able to charge for driving lessons whilst you are on the training licence under the Driving School Jerry Holmes Driving School.
Once the above training has been completed, you will be ready to take your Part 3 test. (Fees payable direct to DVSA) please bear in mind that you can only take the test three times and therefore make sure you and your Trainer have the best chances of passing or you will have to wait for your two years period end before you can apply again and go through the training again.
Qualifying Green Badge
You have passed your Part 3 test you can apply for your ‘Green Badge’ (Fees payable direct to DVSA) as a fully qualified ADI. The badge lasts for 4 years.
You will be able to join Jerry Holmes Driving School as a member and enjoin all the benefits the school can offer you like to find out more click this link: https://www.jerryholmesschoolofmotoring.co.uk/franchise/
Once you have got your green licence there is a post-training standards check by the DVSA. All potential driving instructors have to attend this test and it is approximately taken between 6 months to a year after you pass your part 3.
You have nothing to worry about with this because we include this in our training material right from the beginning so you have been preparing for it all along. This means you will already have the capability and knowledge to take the test with confidence knowing you have the support of your trainer and our driving school.
All Qualifying ADI have to complete a standards check regularly – at least once in a 4 year period – by DVSA Senior Examiners to ensure that you are operating at the required levels. (The DVSA covers the Fee)
Our family run Driving School has been established since 2003 and we are always looking to train new customers to become driving instructors and if they choose to do so join our school (Jerry Holmes Driving School) or you may wish to start up your own business.
Jerry takes pride in teaching new Customers to become a driving instructor. As Instructor training is far different to teaching Learner drivers Jerry became an instructor trainer in 2015 after taking a 5 day course with one of the best leading trainers in the country (Phil Hurst North Yorkshire follow). I have also learned from Phil Hurst valuable knowledge of the standard check test what we all have to take.
I also still attend training courses so Jerry can thrive to be a high standard Instructor And pass a high quality training to all the potential driving instructors to teach and his own instructors benefit from the training that Jerry does throughout the years he has done and continues to do so. (Follow this link to see certificate)
What has Jerry done?
Since I have become a driving instructor there has been so many changes in the industry and unless you are willing to seek that new knowledge you will miss out on valuable information and techniques to pass onto your students.
Being an Instructor trainer is different to being an Instructor and teaching learners as it is important to pass the right knowledge on as you will be passing this onto your students as in the long run they need to be taught the right techniques and to be safe on the road for their passengers and other road users.
Some instructors teach other potential clients to become instructors without taking the necessary training and just relying on what they were taught when they were training. This is why it is vital to pass on the basics so that in the end of your course you become a professional driving instructor.
Remember that you are spending a lot of money and changing your career to a better one.
What do we offer in the training course?
I had done a search in my local area and done some training but I just didn’t understand completely what was expected of me. I tried some other local instructors who offered instructor training but didn’t feel I could learn from them.
Until I met Jerry, I moved forward under his instruction. He did not want me to have any unnecessary lessons and after the initial assessment drive, we moved forward at a good pace, resulting in me passing all my Tests on the first attempt.
We had already discussed becoming a franchisee and so with great pleasure I handed in my notice at my previous job and launched into becoming self-employed!
From my initial Meeting, I was struck by how genuine he was. I asked him some quite straight forward questions; I was struck by his honesty. I’ve always wanted to be a driving instructor.
In reality, I have never had a lack of work since joining and the income has been steady and not a problem in any way.
He feeds me each month (although this has never been a problem), it knows when I’m out there doing the job, that his support on any issues I am experiencing is only a phone call away. He will always support and advise and even deal with difficult situations if necessary. I think I would have struggled in a few situations if I hadn’t had the back up and support.
I would like to thank Jerry Holmes my Instructor Trainer for getting me through my part three test on my first time especially as it was at the end of my two years training and my first attempt at part three. Before I met Jerry I previously joined up with a local driving school in my area. Over a period of time of training I felt wasn’t getting the training and information to help me progress to achieve my dream as a driving instructor so I started to seek other trainers in my local area again I wasn’t happy with what they were telling me and I felt the interviews didn’t go well but I was advised by other driving instructors in the area to see Jerry at Jerry Holmes Driving School as he has been recommended by lots of different driving instructors for his training so I arranged to meet Jerry on a meeting and I was so surprised how professional his courses were . Everything was laid out from part 1, 2 and 3 and his contracts were simple and nothing like I’ve experienced with another trainers in this area. I booked my first lesson with Jerry and I learnt more in 2 hours than what I have done in all my past training and now I wish I had started my training at the beginning with him. Everything was in order and the paperwork to go with the training was excellent. I recommend anyone who wants to become a driving instructor or is not happy with their driving to contact Jerry as I feel without Jerry’s help would not be able to complete this course. I am now proud to be a driving instructor in my local area in Herne Bay.
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