Looking for a new career? Does being your own boss and earning up to £40,000 a year sound like music to your ears? Then look no further.
Becoming a driving instructor is both a personally and financially rewarding career. Not only do you get the satisfaction of improving the lives’ of new drivers by getting them on the road, but you get to do so in an area and at times that suit you. Now how’s that for job satisfaction?
If you’ve done your research, you’ll know that training to become a driving instructor isn’t a quick and easy process. That’s why it’s important you choose a course that is going to give you the best chance of success and great value for money – which is exactly what we offer at Edwards School of Motoring.
Edwards Driving Instructor Training Weymouth and Dorchester Information
Why choose us?
Our driving instructor training in Weymouth and Dorchester is taught by Steve Edwards, an instructor with over 35-years experience teaching the Approved Driving Instructor syllabus. He is the highest Grade A instructor, a level which only approximately 6% of people reach, so you can be sure you’re in good hands.
As well as a guaranteed professional and friendly service tailored to your needs, we also offer you:
- Professionally structured course
- ADI part 1, 2 and 3 covered (click here for more information)
- A possibility to earn while you learn
- High first-time pass rates
- FREE advice on business set up
- First class instruction at affordable prices
If you would like to learn to be a driving instructor in Weymouth or Dorchester, then call us on 01202 751959 to find out more about our high-quality training course.
Hear what others have to say about our Weymouth and Dorchester driving instructor course:
“In the current climate it has been a struggle for people my age to find a decent job. Steve’s course was well organised and professional, and has given me the means to have a self-employed career. Parts of the training are quite difficult, however Steve’s knowledge and experience made sure I got through everything with ease – Samuel
Do you meet the requirements to become an approved driving instructor (ADI)?
Before you can start to learn to become a driving instructor in Weymouth and Dorchester, you must apply to join the ‘Register of approved driving instructors’. To make a successful application you will need to meet the following criteria:
- Hold a full UK or European unrestricted driving license
- Have held this license for at least 4-years, and not been disqualified
- Have no more than 6 points on your driving license
- Be able to read a number plate from 27.5m away
If you meet these requirements and want to get your new career on the road, then click here to apply to become a driving instructor now. Once you have been accepted the fun begins!
Our Weymouth and Dorchester driving instructor introductory course:
Once accepted on the register, your training begins. Our introductory course consists of 3 days of expert one-to-one training, which is geared around getting you ready for the DVSA Approved Driving Instructor Exam. There are three parts to the exam that you must pass in order to become a driving instructor in the UK.
The Driving Instructor Exam Explained:
Part 1 – The Advanced Theory Test
The first part of the exam is an advanced theory and hazard-perception test. This follows a similar format that to the theory tests that learner drivers take. The test will be taken on a computer and consists of a set of multiple choice questions based on general road rules and driver awareness. To pass the test you must get an overall score of 85% and you must past both parts of the test to succeed. Should you fail either part of the test, you will need to then resit both parts. The good news is, you can retake this test as many times as you need. We will work with you to ensure you have all the knowledge required to pass this with flying colours and become a top driving instructor. (do you do this?)
Part 2 – Driving Ability Test
This is also similar to the standard practice driving test that learners take but with more advanced aspects. The test is designed to ensure that as an instructor, you can drive at a very high standard.
The next exam you will take is similar to the standard practical driving test that learners take but with more advanced elements. The test is designed to ensure that as a qualified driving instructor, you can drive at a very high standard. You will be required to show you can cope with any road situation and show a tolerance
The second exam is an advanced driving test. You must show you can drive to a very high standard. You are expected to perform a ‘brisk, business-like and confident drive’, and demonstrate not only making progress but fuel economy. You should be able to cope with any road situation and show tolerance and due regard and consideration for other road users. You must have excellent forward planning and hazard perception skills. You must have a detailed understanding of road procedures and the reasoning behind the rules. Firstly, you must read a number plate from a distance of 26.5 metres. If you cannot do this you will fail immediately and that will count towards one of your attempts. Then you have to answer the ‘show me – tell me’ safety questions. The examiner will ask you to describe how to perform a check on the condition and safety of three components of the vehicle, and ask you to demonstrate an actual check on the condition of a further two. You then have a one hour test, during which you may only make a maximum of 6 minor faults. You must perform all of the three reversing exercises, plus some or all of the other exercises such as emergency stop, moving off at an angle, etc.
You must pass all parts of the part 2 test at the same time. You can take this test a maximum of three times in any two year period, after having passed the theory exam in that same period. About 44% of people who take the part 2 test pass.
Part 3 – Teaching Ability Test
This part assesses the candidates ability to teach pupils and is usually the hardest aspect of the ADI test. For this part the driving examiner will sit in the back of the car and assess you ability to teach. You will teach a ‘pupil’ (this can be anyone as long as they haven’t sat ADI part 2) and be watched.
Assessment for part 3 is now competency-based. The three core competencies that will be examined are:
- lesson planning
- risk management
- teaching and learning strategies
Full training for the full part 3 includes training a beginner driver through to being fully test ready, covering the full DVSA syllabus and a mock test.
If the above sounds like quite a lot, don’t worry. Our course is built around you to ensure you succeed in becoming a driving instructor.
Our driving instructor training in Weymouth and Dorchester is built around you to ensure you succeed. We will assess your current knowledge and skills before beginning and make sure that we tailor the course around your areas of strengths and weaknesses. With over 35-years of driving instructor training under his belt, Steve has tonnes of experience he will pass on to ensure you succeed and don’t make mistakes that so many others have made in the past.
Affordable Driving Instructor Training in Weymouth and Dorchester
At Edward’s School of Motoring, you get premium training for a fraction of the cost of other company’s in the area. Our training course is not just about getting an ADI qualification… that’s just the beginning.
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The investment for your ADI training…
3 full days is £895. This will give you a good overview of all 3 parts of the ADI training syllabus.