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The RED Driving Instructor Course

Here at RED we’ve trained around a quarter of all driving instructors on the road in the UK. This has allowed us to fine tune our driving instructor course in order to offer you the best training possible, whilst making sure we remain flexible in order to best suit your needs.

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The RED Driving Instructor Course


To become an approved driving instructor, you’ll need to complete three sections that make up the ADI (Approved Driving Instructor) training. At RED we make sure that you have all the tools and support at each stage of the process to ensure you have all the tools for success.

During the first part of the RED driving instructor course, you’ll be preparing to tackle the theory test which checks your knowledge of the Highway Code, driving techniques, general road safety, basic first aid knowledge.

The RED driving instructor course provides you with:


  • All necessary training material
  • Online training resources
  • Unlimited mock tests
  • And of course, we’re always on hand to help or assist.

ADI Training Part One

To pass the first part of your ADI training, you’ll need to take the theory and hazard perception test.

ADI Training Part Two

After finishing the first part of your ADI training, you’ll be preparing to pass a practical driving test and ultimately you’ll be expected to demonstrate a professional level of driving ability to a DVSA examiner.

Our driving instructor course provides you with:


  • Comprehensive training material
  • 10 hours of 1-2-1 training with a specialist RED trainer
  • Help and advice throughout the process
  • Most of the RED team, in both our Training and our Instructor Service departments, are qualified instructors and know exactly what’s required to help you succeed.

ADI Training Part Three

With both the first and second parts of your ADI training complete, you’ll be onto the final stage of training which focuses on the teaching side of the role and culminates with an hour long test where a DVSA examiner will watch you delivering a client centred driving lesson to one of your customers. You are only permitted three attempts at part two and part three tests, so it is very important to choose the right school and driving instructor course when deciding to train as an instructor.

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Option one – Train on the job with RED

As part of the RED driving instructor course, you’ll be provided with the required hours to qualify for a trainee licence and will be given the option to join RED as a potential driving instructor (PDI).

This route tends to be the favourite and for good reason. With your PDI licence, you’ll not only be able to get extremely valuable, real experience teaching as a driving instructor, but you’ll also be earning money at the same time. The average RED driving instructor achieves a gross income of £975 a week, but it could be more depending on the hours you choose.

Our course now includes up to 80 hours of training with a qualified RED Trainer, making this the most comprehensive driving instructor package on the market.

Option two – Bypass the training licence

However, you also have the option to bypass the training licence and head straight for the ADI part three test. No matter what route you choose you’ll get full support from our team of training experts to prepare you for test success.

But our support doesn’t stop there, we also provide a full business support course which provides all the insight you’ll need to be a competent and confident RED driving Instructor.



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.

Once you become an approved driving instructor

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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