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Become a driving instructor


Become a driving instructor

Whether you’re looking for a new challenge, a change of pace or the chance to be your own boss with an established franchise, becoming a driving instructor could be the perfect career move for you. As one of the UK’s largest driving schools, we have a wealth of experience under our belts, and have so far trained more than 10,000 people.


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Special Offer.

Train to be a Driving Instructor for just £1395 and get £500 refund when you join RED Driving School.

Join us now and we’ll provide our full Instructor training course for just £1395.
In addition, we will give you a £500 refund when you become a RED Driving School instructor.*
Give us a call or complete the form on the right of this webpage and find out more about training to become a driving Instructor NOW.

*Price is based on a single up-front payment of £1395.Other course options and payment schemes are available. Terms and conditions apply.


Why become a driving instructor?

  • the chance to make positive changes to your life
  • becoming your own boss. As a RED instructor, you are self-employed – with no boss controlling your day
  • working flexible hours that suit your lifestyle
  • meeting new people every day
  • being an active part of the community, and getting involved with schools or colleges by helping to improve road safety through teaching a ‘skill for life’
  • earning around £600 a week – or possibly even more
  • enjoying great job satisfaction
  • becoming an expert. You can diversify into specialist areas, such as advanced driving, fleet training or driver re-education.
  • we have trained over 10,000 fully qualified ADIs

Once you become a driving instructor with RED, you can enjoy the luxury of being self-employed – this means having greater control over your own finances and schedule. The average driving instructor earns around £600 a week, but it could be more depending on the hours you choose. There is also the opportunity to earn while you learn and start giving lessons while you’re training.

How to apply to become a driving instructor

The process of qualifying as an approved driving instructor is controlled by the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA). As well as a criminal record disclosure number, they’ll ask for your driving licence number and details of any driving offences or court cases brought against you. Fill out our enquiry form to find out how RED can help and guide you to become a driving instructor.

What’s involved in a driving instructor assessment?

The assessment aspect of becoming a driving instructor consists of three main parts:

  • Part 1: theory test
  • Part 2: practical driving test
  • Part 3: instructional ability test.

For more information on how to be a driving instructor, take a look at our instructor stories and check out our FAQ pages. If you’re ready to get your new driving career on the road, give one of our team a call on
0330 332 2684 or fill out our online enquiry form.


Call us or enquire NOW to find out more about becoming a driving instructor with RED.


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