The Qualifying Process

To Become a Driving Instructor.

Become A Driving Instructor
Your Training Course

How To Qualify To Become
A Driving Instructor

Once a qualified driving instructor, you will have the opportunity to become a key member of Our Team.

Please visit the DVSA (Gov.UK) website for further details: Eligibility: Application:

  • Be 21 years or over
  • Held a full driving licence for at least 3 years
  • Obtain a Disclosure and Barring Service check to become a driving instructor
  • Register with DVSA online
  • Prepare for the multi-choice question and hazard perception tests
  • Apply for and take the theory test (fee £81)
  • Qualification must be completed within 2 years of passing Part One
  • Prepare for the Part Two advanced driving test
  • Apply for and take the one-hour test (fee £111)
  • Prepare for the Part Three instructing test (Standards Check)
  • Gain practical experience teaching on a Trainee Licence* (optional but recommended)

Trainee Licence*

– to gain practical experience:

  • Minimum of 40 hours instructing training to be completed first
  • Apply for a Trainee Licence (lasts 6 months, fee £140)
  • Attached to a driving school throughout the 6 months
  • Extra 20 hours of instructing training needed within the first 3 months
  • Apply for and take the one-hour Part Three test (fee £111)

Apply for the full ADI licence

– lasts 4 years (fee £300)

Become a Driving

The benefits of working as a driving instructor and how we can help you qualify and operate effectively and profitably as a self-employed ADI.


Driving Instructor
Qualifying Process

The various stages to go through to eventually obtain the “green badge”.


Your Driving Instructor
Training Course

A generic course programme for a typical person going through the process of qualifying. At K.S Driver Trainer we tailor your course to your needs.