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?

  • All training will be 1 to 1 with ORDIT registered trainer, you will not share your training session with another trainee.
  • Guaranteed Job after completing the training 
  • Guaranteed refund if you’re unable to continue with the training course or change your mind about the job.
  • Earn while you learn – Opportunity to earn under trainee position (t&c applies)
  • No loss of income – we will provide the training around your current employment or other commitment for you to learn at your own pace, without loss of income.
  • No complicated online program part 2 and part 3 training is done face to face in car as this involves more practical driving and training skills. 
  • No hidden terms and conditions to surprise you after you sign up.

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How do you become a driving instructor?

Here are some helpful questions and answers to help you to become a driving instructor

  • Guaranteed trainee position after you pass your part 2 Adi exam and completed part 3 training
  • Guaranteed full time or part time position after you complete your part 3.
  • Alternatively you are free to 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 £28 per hour£280£420£560£700£840£980£1120£1260

Yearly Income

(calculation over 48 weeks)


*Above calculation shows the gross income.

  • 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

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. 

Mohammed Alom's
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A big thank you to Habib. An excellent mentor and coach helping me in every step of the way to achieving my goal as a ADI. I would highly recommend driving solution to anyone who aspires to start a fabulous career as a Driving instructor.
Napoleon Nkengasu's
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I have to say that the name of the school speaks for it self (DRIVING SOLUTIONS). With no doubt, you will pass for the first time. Dr Habib Rahman drilled me throughout the part 3 test and I went there, knowing that I will make and with his teaching qualities, the sessions I have with him, were worth no tongue can tell. Driving solutions is the place to be as I completed part 3 with lots of ease. For more information, you can call me on 07404253360.
Loknath Tamang's
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Part 3 has been the best experience with Habib. His structured and method of lessons made it easier to understand and pass Part 3 in first attempt. Part 3 lessons was exactly what I preferred: practical, in car and student role play making aware what mistakes can/will happen when students start to learn driving. Habib's knowledge on standards made me understand how I need to prepare not only to pass part 3 but also to continue there after. Habib has vast experience in delivering driving lessons and understanding of varied students. I believe he enjoys passing on his knowledge to PDIs and transforming them into confident ADIs. His continuous support through out the training is brilliant. He even joined me while I was delivering lessons and gave me feedback which helped me a lot to asses my own progress. Over all, if anyone is thinking to become an ADI and have found Habib, I will guarantee that's your first step to success.
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I just want to say thank you so much to Habib. Having done my training elsewhere with a national company and really didn’t get any support after 2 failed attempts. Speaking to Habib and watching him do a lesson and also getting really good and informative feedback has helped me nail that 3rd attempt. I was ready to give it all up and now I am so glad I turned to Habib and driving solution to get the extra knowledge I needed.
Muhammad Hanif
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I just want to say thank you very much to Habib for helping me out in part 2. it was great time with you and I really learned a lot from you. I am looking forward to see you very soon for part 3 sessions. I will recommend everyone who is looking to be driving instructor Driving solution will be best choice.