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Why choose RED?


Becoming a driving instructor can be a life-changing career move, which is why it’s so important to choose the right driving instructor training. As one of the UK’s largest instructor training organisations, and with almost 20 years’ experience, RED understands what it takes to become a successful instructor.


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We’ll refund your fees when you join our award-winning team

Join our award-winning team and we’ll provide our full driving instructor training course for just £2,330 with a 100% refund on these training costs when you become a RED Driving Instructor.

This price saves you £469 compared to our normal price.

  • Up to 80 hours of training with a qualified RED Trainer
  • Earn whilst you train
  • “Fast Track” training option to help you get on the road as quickly as possible
  • RED Driving School receives more than 60,000 enquiries from new learners every month, which means that our Instructors are as busy as they choose.

Find out more about training to become a RED Driving Instructor today.

*Other course options and payment schemes are available. Terms and conditions apply.

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What we can offer

At RED, we will make sure that you receive all the support and guidance you need from our experienced trainers, and ensure you have the teaching and business skills to be a success. Some of the benefits of training with RED include:

  • flexible training to suit your needs and personal circumstances
  • the course now includes up to 80 hours of training with a qualified RED Trainer for those who join our course on a Trainee Licence.
  • use of our vehicles during your training sessions
  • help and support from our in-house training advisers over the phone
  • access to RED’s online training, which includes state-of-the art hazard perception systems
  • a trainee licence opportunity – so you can earn while you complete your training
  • competitive pricing and payment plans
  • we have trained over 10,000 fully qualified ADIs
  • in the last 12 months the average RED driving instructor had a gross weekly income of £1,050



Looking to become a driving instructor and start earning as fast as possible? Joining our fast track programme could be perfect for you. With RED you can earn as you qualify on a Trainee Licence and our flexible fast track option gives you the option to speed things up and help to fit the training in with your busy schedule

Our qualified RED Trainers provide up to 80 hours of specialist training, and our fast track option is delivered at the same price as our classic route, with the benefit of being able to get a 100% refund on your training costs when you become a RED Driving Instructor.

Give us a call or complete the enquiry form to find out more about our fast track programme and RED Driving Instructor training NOW.

Pete Chiston had to say “The fast track training was very intense and a lot to take in over three days however the follow up support from my in car trainer David was great and tailored to meet my very hands on approach to learning, this in combination with the office support has meant that the process although at points very challenging was still a positive overall experience.”

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News Update

New format Part 3 tests (instructional ability)

As part of your training with RED you have a guaranteed opportunity to join one of the largest Driving Schools in the UK and this PDI Trainee Licence route gives you a significant advantage in preparing for and passing the DVSA’s new Part 3 test.

For more information, visit our FAQ page, see our instructor testimonials or fill out an enquiry form.

Here is RED’s CEO Ian McIntosh with a few words about why you should become a RED Driving Instructor.


Save on your fuel costs and cut down your admin work

As a RED Driver Training instructor, you are eligible to apply for your FREE Esso Card™ (usually costing £43 per card, per year). The Esso Card™ will give you a discount off every litre you fuel up with. There are no fees and you only pay for the fuel you use, at the preferential rates agreed.

The benefits:

RED Driver Training instructors can reap significant potential benefits with their Esso Card™:

  • Reduced fuel costs
  • More efficient route planning
  • Reduced administration burden.

The Esso Card™ removes the need for businesses to keep track of cash, reimburse individual drivers, or hand over a business credit card to employees. And because invoices are tax compliant, month-end accounting is much easier, giving RED Driver Training instructors more time and resources to focus on growing their business.

Savings available:

  • SAVE 3P on every litre of Esso Synergy Standard Unleaded fuel
  • SAVE 5P on every litre of Esso Synergy Standard Diesel and Esso Synergy Supreme+ Diesel fuels
  • SAVE 5P on every litre of Synergy Supreme+ Unleaded fuel
  • SAVE 1P on all fuels at Shell and BP sites