Driving Instructor Training Northampton

Driving Instructor Training Northampton and surrounding area starting from

Driving Solution is the only company if you're unable to continue the training course

Driving instructor training NorthamptonTrain to become a driving Instructor with us and we will guarantee you a job when you qualify as a driving Instructor, you will be your own boss, work the hours suitable for you  and earn excess of £1000 per week. Driving Solution developed a training programme to help you to become a DVSA approved driving instructor.

Why train with us?

  • We will provide 56 hours of training for you to succeed on becoming an approved driving instructor.
  • Refund available if you’re unable to continue with the training course.
  • We will provide the training around your current employment or other commitment for you to learn at your own pace.
  • We will provide easy payment option.
  • All training will be 1 to 1 base, you will not share your training session with another trainee. 
  • Additional 20 hours training on trainee licence free of charge (t&c applies)

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How do you become a driving instructor?

Here are some helpful questions and answers to help you if interested  to become a driving instructor but unsure about the requirements or the training process that is involved to become a driving instructor. 

  • Be aged 21 or over
  • Have held a driving licence for at least three years with no more than 6 points
  • Complete and pass enhanced criminal record and motoring conviction checks
  • Driving Solution will sponsor you on a trainee position after you pass your part 2 Adi exam and completed part 3 training
  • After you complete your part 3 training we will offer you a guaranteed position as a driving instructor
  • Alternatively you can set up your own business as a independent driving instructor 

You can do any hours or shift as you wish. The wages depend on hours you work. e.g

Hours worked per week

Lessons at £25 per hour£250£375£500£625£750£875£1000£1125

Yearly Income

(calculation over 48 weeks)


*Above calculation shows the gross income.

3 exams to pass to become an approved driving Instructor

ADI part 1 exam – Theory test 

This exam is computer-based and the test is in two parts, the theory test and hazard perception test.

You have to answer 100 theory questions which is divided in to four bands, in each band you have to answer 80% correctly and you must score 85 out of 100 to pass. In the hazard element of the test you have 14 video clips with a total score of 75 you will have to get minimum of 57 to pass.

ADI part 2 exam –  Practical test of driving skills

This is a driving test which is at a high standard compare to the learners test and it last approximately an hour. There are 5 parts to the approved driving instructor (ADI) part 2 test.

1. Eye sight check

At a distance of 27.5 metres, 

2. Show me, tell me’ question

You’ll be asked 5 vehicle safety questions known as the ‘show me, tell me’ questions. These test that you know how to carry out basic safety tasks. You’ll be asked:

  • 3 ‘tell me’ questions at the start of your test, before you start driving
  • 2 ‘show me’ questions while you’re driving

3. Your general driving ability

You’ll have to show the examiner all of the following

  • expert handling of the controls
  • use of correct road procedure
  • anticipation of the actions of other road users and then taking appropriate action
  • sound judgement of distance, speed and timing
  • consideration for the convenience and safety of other road users
  • driving in an environmentally-friendly manner
  • you’ll drive in varying road and traffic conditions, including motorways or dual carriageways where possible

4. Reversing your vehicle

The examiner will ask you to do 2 of the following exercises:

  • parallel park at the side of the road
  • reverse into a parking bay and drive out
  • drive into a parking bay and reverse out
  • pull up on the right-hand side of the road, reverse for around 2 car lengths, and rejoin the traffic

5. Independent driving

You’ll have to drive for about 20 minutes by following either:

  • directions from a satnav
  • traffic signs

Please note you only have maximum of three attempt to pass this test otherwise you will have to start again after your theory test expires.

ADI part 3 exam – The practical test of teaching ability 

After you complete the part 3 training you can obtain a trainee license (valid of 6 month) the trainee license can be used to develop your instructional skills and gain confidence, also you can be paid for teaching pupils.

The final exam is to checks your instructional ability, preparing you to be able to pass on your driving skills to others.

What happens during the test?

A Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency examiner will watch you give a client-centred driving lesson lasting about an hour to one of your pupils.

The examiner will look for evidence that you meet the national standard for driver and rider training.

What you’ll be marked on?

You’ll be marked on 17 areas of competence that are grouped into 3 categories:

  • lesson planning
  • risk management
  • teaching and learning strategies

Please note you only have maximum of three attempt to pass this test otherwise you will have to start again after your theory test expires.