DRIVING INSTRUCTOR TRAINING COURSE
TRAINING WHEELZ DRIVING INSTRUCTOR TRAINING
The Training Wheelz Driving Instructor Training Course
Your training course will be designed to meet your individual needs. No two people are alike so we will only ever provide 1:1 training. Our aim is to give you our full attention so that you are able to qualify as a successful driving instructor. The full course is 58 hours in total, usually 6 hours for Part 1, 12 hours for Part 2 and 40 hours for Part 3. However, we sometimes find people require fewer (or more) hours for one part so we will always tailor the course to your requirements.
How is the course organised?
Part One (the theory test)
We will provide you with lots of help and guidance on using the part one study guide and the associated books and DVD. There will also be in-car training so that a lot of the theory can be brought to life. It is important to your success as a driving instructor that you have a thorough knowledge of the theory.
Part 2 (the driving test)
The hours devoted to this part are designed to put you in the top 1% of UK drivers. You will probably have developed some habits that will need to be corrected but there will be nothing we haven’t seen before! Some driving techniques have changed and we will be make sure you are up-to-date with these.
Part 3 (instructing)
We will provide 40 hours for this part. One-to-one training really pays off in this part as you do not want your training to be diluted by sharing the hours with someone else who may not be at the same standard as you. We can assure you that you will receive our full attention. You will then go on to a trainee licence where you will teach learners yourself (under our supervision) for an additional 20 hours (you will be able to charge for this to offset the costs of this training) before attempting the Part 3 test.
What does Training Wheelz provide?
Part 1 (Theory)
Up to 6 hours training*
Part 1 study guide and 6 DVSA recommended books
Theory/hazard perception DVD
Part 2 (Driving)
Up to 12 hours training on a 1:1 basis*
Part 3 (Instructing)
Minimum 40 hours training*
Lesson plans/visual aid book
*Our training course has a total of 58 hours. There is some flexibility in the hours as some trainees may not need the full number of hours for Part 2 in which case the hours can be added to Part 3.
How to apply to become an Approved Driving Instructor (ADI)
You can begin the process of applying by visiting: https://www.gov.uk?become-a-driving-instructor
The process involves:
- Getting a criminal record check
- Apply to the DVSA to start the process
- Pass the 3 qualifying tests
- Apply for your ADI badge