Become a Driving Instructor with Driving Force

Eligibility To Become A Driving Instructor

To become a driving instructor you must fulfil the following requirements as specified by the Driving Standards Agency (DSA).

  • You must be over 21 and hold a full and unrestricted British, European Union (EU) or European Economic Area (EEA) driving licence, which you must have held for at least three years. You must have held this licence for a total of four out of the past six years prior to entering the Register of Approved Driving Instructors.
  • You must not have been disqualified from driving at any time in the four years prior to entering the Register of Approved Driving Instructors.
  • You must be a fit and proper person - i.e. have no criminal convictions unless they are spent, to have your name entered on the Register of Approved Driving Instructors. All non-motoring convictions will be taken into account.
  • You must be able to read a car number plate at a distance of 27.5m (90 feet) when the letters are the old-style wide font. Please note that this is a higher requirement than for the normal driving test
  • You must pass in sequence the Register of Approved Driving Instructor Qualifying Examinations and pay the appropriate fees and register within 12 months of qualifying.


We Will Support You All The Way

All our trainers are in regular contact with senior A.D.I examiners and consequently we know what they expect from you to reach the standards to qualify as a driving instructor. Our team take great pride in providing excellent quality driving instructor training along with a client orientated personal approach, allowing us to individually tailor training programmes to your needs.

We encourage anyone on our driving instructor training course to spend as much time as is possible with their tutor observing practical driving lessons. This will help you prepare lesson plans for yourself both before and after you have qualified.

Our policy is to:

  •  Adhere to our equal opportunities policy..
  •  Consider the needs of individuals at all times.
  •  Provide honest feedback at all times regarding readiness for tests.
  •  Respect the confidentiality of individuals.


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