Instructor Training

Why Become a Driving Instructor?

Train to become a qualified driving instructor using the most effective & unique training package on the market. Nationally recognised and mapped with the DVSA National standards for driver and rider training known as 'TCIT' TRI-COACHING INSTRUCTOR TRAINING.

We offer a product that is 100% unique allowing you to study for all three qualifying exams simultaneously. It starts with a conversation...

Looking for a new challenge? A change of pace? Or the chance to be your own boss? Becoming a driving instructor could be perfect for you. 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. You'll also be able to make a positive impact on the community around you and meet new people every day.

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, enabling you to make positive changes to your life and increase your job satisfaction.


Trainee Licence

Information on trainee licence

Once you have passed part 1 and 2 and have completed 40 hours of instructor training (at least 10 of which were done in a car and recorded on the ADI 21T declaration form) Declare you've done enough training to apply for a trainee driving instructor licence - GOV.UK, you will be able to apply for your trainee licence which means you can charge for lessons. The purpose of this licence is to enable you to gain experience with real pupils whilst earning some money. Full support is given during this time, including your trainer sitting in on your lessons.
Options when you apply for a trainee licence

You have 2 options to choose from when you apply for a trainee licence.
Apply for a trainee driving instructor licence - GOV.UK

Option 1 - Supervision of Lessons
In this option you have to be supervised by your sponsoring ADI for 20% of all the lessons you give.
You must keep a record of the number of hours:

  • you give lessons
  • you are supervised

The ADI 21S supervision record form, Record the supervision you get as a trainee driving instructor - GOV.UK, must be signed by both you and your ADI. You must send it to the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) when your trainee licence runs out.

Option 2 - Extra Training
In this option you have to do at least 20 hours of extra training in the topics in the training programme. You must do this before you book the ADI part 3 test.

You must send the form to DVSA before the end of the 3 months, or the day after you book your ADI part 3 test, whichever comes first.

You can only choose one option and you cannot change to the other after you've made your decision. Talk to your sponsoring approved driving instructor (ADI) or training organisation about which option is best for you.

The Qualifying Tests

So what is TCIT?

Instructor Training

Part 3 Training/ Standards Check Training - Samia's TCIT Part 3

Part 3 Driving Instructor Training Course. Compatible with the 40hr requirement for a trainee licence when used with an ADI trainer.

Samia's Part 3 focuses on getting you, the trainee driving instructor, ready to take your Part 3 test. The course assumes you have already passed your Part 1 and Part 2. The course consists of two modules. Module One is eight x five-hour sessions (these can be split into 16 x 2.5 hour sessions over four months at one a week; or completed intensively over a two-week period; or any variation of this to suit you and your trainer). Module Two consists of 5 x four-hour sessions divided between lesson observation; and training and development.

In-Car Sessions
The course has been designed to satisfy the requirements of the DVSA PDI Trainee Licence although it is not necessary for you to go on Trainee Licence in order to complete the course. The course will still help you prepare for your Part 3.

Each in-car session is self-contained. It will not be necessary for you to complete any preparation or homework either side of the in-car session. This is because you may be completing this course on an intensive basis - four days a week over two weeks. However, if you have time between sessions, please spend it reading up on what is needed to be a driving instructor, practising your driving, commentary driving and ability to watch the pupil (by observing the driver when you are a passenger).

During the in-car sessions you will be:

  • Completing exercises in the Course Book or watching videos to prepare for the session,
  • Developing your skills, knowledge and understanding of what it is to be a driving instructor,
  • and completing action plans so that you have a record of your progress and will know what to focus on during Module 2 and prior to taking your Part 3.

Use the notes pages to write down learning points you have covered with the Trainer during the session.

Instructor Training

Recruitment/franchise Opportunities Once Qualified

ADIs and PDIs required

Our franchise is simple and fair. We do not make any silly promises of guaranteed pupils or guaranteed earning or long tied in contracts with expensive buy out fees. What we do ask is commitment and verbal notice of any intention to leave. In return we guarantee advertising in your local area targeted for you and support and back up from a dedicated team, as it can be quite scary to start out in business on your own. contact for more details

You can then choose from creating your own business; working with a local driving school or taking out a franchise with us or from one of the big national driving schools. You are in control of your own future and have the possibility of gross earnings being more than £50,000 once you are established (based on a 35-hour week and lesson prices of £35 an hour). There are regional variations, but most driving instructors charge a minimum of £25 per hour and there are a few who charge in excess of £40 per hour.

Becoming a driving instructor will give you the independence that you have always sought whether it is part time or full time.

I know this might appear like a huge amount of confusing information! With that in mind I am more than happy to have an informal chat over the phone, over zoom or over a coffee! You have already taken your first, big step to achieving your goal and getting on the road, now let Samia's Driving School do the rest!

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