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Become a driving instructor

Fancy a new career? Let us make an investment into your lifestyle and train you to become a driving instructor.

A career where you are your own boss, work what hours you want, earn what you like and a career which is rewarding too?

We at ScHoLar Driving School can help you through your entire journey to becoming a fully qualified driving instructor, providing all the support and resources you need to get you on the road.

Firstly you must check if you are eligible. – Click here to find out: https://www.gov.uk/become-a-driving-instructor

Secondly you must apply for a DBS (CRB) check – Click here to apply: https://www.gov.uk/criminal-record-check-become-driving-instructor

Once you have obtained your DBS you will then be allocated a ScHoLar Driving School trainer.

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To become a driving instructor, you have to pass 3 tests

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The first test, known as Part 1, is a theory test.
At ScHoLar Driving School we use the highly recommended Theory Test Pro system. You will be given unlimited access to this to help you prepare for the test. Your trainer will also support you. Once you feel you are ready to take the test, you can book it at the cost of £81. You only have 3 attempts at the test, so make sure you are fully prepared.

Click here to book your Part 1 test: https://www.gov.uk/book-your-instructor-theory-test

Once you have been successful at Part 1, you can then begin preparing for Part 2 – the driving test.
You will get a minimum of 10 hours in car training with your trainer to help you prepare for this. Private practice is essential when preparing for your Part 2 Test, so continue to maintain the required standard each time you drive your own vehicle. This will help to ingrain the correct techniques. Once you are ready to take the Part 2 test, (with your trainer’s advice on test readiness), you can then book the test at the cost of £111. Again, you only get 3 attempts at this test, so make sure you are fully prepared.

Click here to find out more about the Part 2 test: https://www.gov.uk/adi-part-2-test/what-happens-during-test

Click here to book your Part 2 test: https://www.gov.uk/book-driving-test

Once you have been successful at Part 2, you can then move onto Part 3 – The instructional ability test.
There are 2 options when it comes to preparing for the Part 3 Test.

Option 1 – You can complete as much training as you need to get yourself to the required standard then attempt the test.

Option 2 – This is the better of the 2 options. Why not earn while you learn? You can complete a minimum of 40 hours in car training, then apply for a trainee licence. This will then allow you to teach real pupils, allowing you to have ‘hands on’ experience with teaching learner drivers and earn money at the same time. We will arrange a driving school to sponsor and provide you with the pupils.

Click here to apply for a trainee licence: https://www.gov.uk/apply-for-a-trainee-driving-instructor-licence

Once out on the trainee licence, you will need to complete a further 20 hours minimum of in car training with your trainer. This needs to be completed within the first 3 months of being on your licence.

Once all the training is complete and you and your trainer agree you are at the required standard to pass the test, you are then able to book the test at a cost of £111. You only get 3 attempts at this test, so make sure you are fully prepared.

Click here to find out more about the Part 3 test: https://www.gov.uk/adi-part-3-test/what-happens-during-test

Click here to book your Part 3 Test: https://www.gov.uk/book-driving-test

Click here for a copy of the Part 3 marking sheet: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/approved-driving-instructor-adi-part-3-test-report

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Standards Check Training, help and advice

If you are an Approved Driving Instructor and have a Standards Check Test coming up and would like help in preparing for it, we provide in car training, help and advice to help you pass it.
Click here for a copy of the Standards Check marking sheet: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/adi-standards-check-form-example

For any instructor training, you will be required to meet the trainer at an agreed location.