As much as we’re biased towards it being a great career, being a driving instructor isn’t for everyone and you should be aware of the time and financial investments required to become one.
Pros of becoming a driving instructor:
Cons of becoming a driving instructor:
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Technically, you don’t need to have any training before taking your ADI tests (the next step), but due to the specialist nature of the career, it’s going to be very difficult to do so without.
But that’s where we come in. 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. RED can offer flexible training to suit your needs and personal circumstances, a trainee licence opportunity (so you can earn while you complete your training), a fast track option and many more benefits.
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The second stage is an advanced practical driving test. You will be expected to demonstrate a professional level of driving ability with a DVSA examiner.
After the test, your examiner will tell you what faults you made. If you do end up failing, you can take the test again, but you only have 3 attempts so make sure you’re ready before attempting the test. If you do fail all 3 attempts, you will need to wait 2 years from when you first passed the ADI part 1 test before you can take the ADI part 2 again.
This is one of the most common questions asked, but can often be the most difficult to answer. Because we all learn at different paces, some instructors pass after just six months while others will take a little longer. Factors such as your lifestyle, resources, time and commitment all play a part in how quickly you will pass.
When you train with RED you’ll be given the opportunity to join us as a franchised driving instructor and be part of what is recognised as the best National driving school in the business.
Having joined our full instructor training course you will qualify for a refund of all of your RED training costs once you become a RED franchisee.
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