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START A NEW CAREER. BECOME A DRIVING INSTRUCTOR

Join our award-winning team now and we’ll give you a 100% refund on your training costs when you become a RED Driving School instructor.

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WHY BECOME A DRIVING INSTRUCTOR

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BE YOUR OWN BOSS

As an instructor, you won’t have a boss telling you what to do. You’re in charge, and you get to make the important decisions that affect you

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Balance your work and life

Making time for things outside of work is important. As an instructor, you can control your own hours and balance your life

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BECOME a certified expert

Get up to 80 hours of training from experts who have passed over 10,000 instructors

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WHY RED

WHY YOU SHOULD TRAIN WITH RED

FLEXIBLE TRAINING to suit your needs and schedule

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HELP & SUPPORT from our
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ONLINE TRAINING access to RED’s online training including new, state of the art Hazard Perception Systems

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EARN WHILST YOU TRAIN
opportunity – teach students whilst you complete your training

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FAST TRACK OPTION available to get you on the road as quickly as possible

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10K+ PROFESSIONAL INSTRUCTORS sucessfully trained by RED since 1997

WHAT TO EXPECT

YOUR TRAINING PROGRAMME

Part one of the qualification process comprises two separate tests, and you are required to pass them both.

The theory test checks your knowledge of the Highway Code, general road safety, driving techniques, basic first aid knowledge and the theory of instructing a pupil. RED provides you with all the necessary training material, accessible online, and you can attempt as many mock tests as you wish on the training website to gauge your progress. The test lasts 90 minutes and you must achieve an 85 percent mark to pass.

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The second part of the examination is a practical driving test designed to evaluate your driving ability. You will get 10 hours of in-car 1-to-1 training from an expert local to you as well as online support to get you fully prepared for the 1-hour practical test.

ⓘ Potential driving instructors must pass their theory test before moving on to part 2.
ⓘ You must complete this test within two years of passing your theory test.

Training with Red Driving School

We will provide you with 40 hours of training to give you all the tools you need to begin teaching pupils to drive safely. This includes everything from lesson planning to risk management and by the end of the training, you’ll feel equipped to begin giving actual lessons.

At this stage in the process, you will have the option to apply for a trainee driving instructor licence which will allow you to start teaching whilst you finish your training. See ‘Earn whilst you train’ for more info.

EARN WHILST YOU TRAIN

The DVSA will issue you with what is, in effect, a provisional license to ‘teach for reward’. This means that you can join RED as a potential driving instructor (PDI) and begin giving actual lessons. This is an extremely effective way of honing your skills in instructional ability ahead of your part three test. It also means that you start to make a living as a driving instructor. Your trainee licence is valid for six months, and you will continue to receive 20 hours of in-car training on a one-to-one basis from a RED trainer prior to your part three test. On passing the test you can apply to be added to the DVSA register of approved driving instructors. The majority of trainees take this route.

FLEXIBLE PAYMENT OPTIONS

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO BECOME A DRIVING INSTRUCTOR?

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OPTION 1 - ONE OFF PAYMENT

Purchase the complete package for a one off payment of £2,222. By choosing this option, you may be entitled to get a refund on your training fees, see ‘Maximise your return with RED’ below for full details.

OPTION 2 - PAY AS YOU GO

Pay monthly for each course model as you train from £199 per month. Contact us for more details.

WHAT OUR INSTRUCTORS SAY

SUCCESS STORIES

Don’t just take our word for it, hear from some of 10,000+ fully qualified ADI’s who have successfully trained with RED.

Read our excellent customer reviews on feefo.


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PAUL FARRAR
There really is no better feeling than seeing learners pass their test!

PAUL FARRAR, LINCOLN
NATALIE FAWCETT
If you don’t try it, you won’t know that it could be better than what you’re currently doing!

NATALIE FAWCETT, BATH
John Nicholson
I was cautious when deciding what driving school could deliver a full training package and support system, so I’m lucky to have found RED

JOHN NICHOLSON, MANCHESTER

GET IN THE DRIVING SEAT TODAY

It is simple and quick to get in touch with us online. Simply fill out our short form to get started.

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