Frequently Asked Questions
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I work full-time, can I still train to become a Driving Instructor?
Of course you can! For all our course options, your Part 1 training can be conducted from the comfort of your own home, alongside professional guidance from our Training Support Team. For those on our Intensive Training course, you will only need to take 7 days (your 10 hours of Part 2 training is completed over 2 consecutive days, and once you’ve passed the exam, your Part 3 training can be completed over 5 consecutive days) to complete the in-car elements of the course. If you select our basic Training, you can schedule all your in-car sessions at times and dates convenient to you.
Are there any other costs to becoming a Driving Instructor?
Any payments made to Pro Driving Instructor Training are for your training provided. For your licences (PDI and ADI) and test fees, these need to be paid directly to the DVSA, regardless of your training provider. The costs for these, correct at the time of print, are outlined in our free Driving Instructor Training Information Pack.
Will I need to provide my own vehicle for my Driving Instructor training and the exams?
The in-car aspects of your training will be conducted in the comfort and style of our market leading tuition vehicles. If you hold an automatic licence, you may undertake your Part 2 training in your own car. For your Part 2 and 3 exams, you may use either your own car, your Pro Driving Instructor tuition vehicle (for those on our PDI trainee licence) or rent one from us directly, providing you give us 2-weeks’ notice prior to your test date – meaning you’ll never be left in a panic! There are other requirements for becoming a driving instructor that you need to ensure you meet before you can pass your driving instructor training.
How many lessons will I need to learn to drive?
This depends on the individual, as every student has different abilities, needs, levels of experience and different opportunities to practice. Be aware of anyone who “quotes” a number of lessons over the phone as it is impossible, without first assessing your current skill levels. Once one of our Driving Instructors have assessed your current skill level, ability and have ascertained how much practice you can obtain between lessons, we will be able to provide you with an accurate estimate.
Please keep in mind that you can never have too many lessons as the more professional training you have then the safer you will become prior to going solo.
Should I learn to drive in an automatic or manual car?
The decision to learn in an automatic transmission or a manual car depends upon many factors including personal choice, skill level, confidence and the cars you are able to practice in. It is important to be aware however, that in city if you gain your licence in an automatic car; you are not permitted to drive a manual until you successfully pass a practical test with DVSA, in a manual vehicle.
Can I Train in my Local Areas?
The majority of PRO Driving Instructor training is based locally, although in some circumstances it will take place in a mutually convenient location. We would often advise you to train where you are taking your practical tests. Bear in mind, the training course is not full-time and, because we work around your other commitments, some of your time will be spent studying at home.
How much does a driving instructor Earn?
According to research conducted by specialist driving instructor accountancy firm FBTC, the average Pro Driving Instructor Training instructor achieves a gross income of between £700 to £900 a week, but it could be more depending on the hours you choose.
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