The Approved Driving Instructor (ADI) is a name given to any driving instructor who is qualified and has his/her name on the Driving Standard Agency' Register. It is an offence to accept payment for lessons if the person giving the lessons is not on the ADI Register, either as an ADI or a licensed trainee.
Available to those who have passed the theory examination and the practical driving test and is only available to those who have had at least forty hours practical training. A requirement for the trainee licence is that you are supervised for 20% of all lessons during the life of the trainee licence and training records must be kept. The trainee licence costs £130 and only lasts six months and if you fail the final examination you may not be allowed to continue teaching under the trainee licence. (In our opinion this is not a good option as it is expensive and unnecessary and you have to display a "Trainee Licence Certificate" which does not instil confidence in the learners).
Being a good driver is far from being a good instructor. You must be able to teach an endless variety of people. Some will be very old, some will be very young and some will have no experience whilst others will have very little aptitude. Some will be confident others extremely nervous and you will also be expected to understand how to teach the disabled. The computations are endless. Your teaching method must be accurate and methodical.
You must neither over stress your pupil nor must you lose control, you have to be able to give the best value for money, concentration, understanding etc., etc. The name of the game is being able to do your very best endlessly and with confidence. You will be taught all this and you can expect to prove to the Driving Standards Agency that you "KNOW YOUR JOB".
At Roadcraft Driving Instructor Training School we believe that you need to assess whether it is the right profession for you before you continue, and you only ever pay as you train, no advance fees at all.
A driving instructor is not just a job, it is a vocation that offers years of extraordinary job satisfaction, alongside the chance to meet new people on a daily basis, and help change and improve their lives.
Every day is someone's 17th Birthday, seven days a week, fifty two weeks a year. One of the most sought after birthday presents is a Driving Licence and with it the opportunity to enjoy the freedom of the road.
Once you have qualified as a Driving Instructor you have a number of exciting career options available, create your own driving school or even join Roadcraft.
It should be realised that the Driving Standards Agency have all the say in how the tests are conducted and although the whole of the process is rather long winded, there is very little we can do about it except to make sure you pass each part first time.
With Roadcraft personal tutor is a specialist ADI training consultant with many years experience in training ADI's which is important to you - after all, you do need to know you are spending your money wisely.
All our training is offered on a pay-as-you-go basis, you don't need to pay any large fees up front, and if you decide that becoming a driving instructor is not for you then you can quit with no financial penalties whatsoever.
Becoming a driving instructor and choosing a new career sounds amazingly simple, but the reality is that it is not everyone's cup of tea. Many of the national companies ask for big upfront fees ... we ask for NOTHING. We give you the opportunity to discover whether becoming a driving instructor is right for you without an upfront payment.
Is the profession of driving instructor right for you, take our 1 1/2 hour assessment lesson.
Before spending money, help and guidance with the theory test.
This is the test that assess your driving ability, stage 2 of becoming a driving instructor
Your examiner will assess you on your ability to teach others, the final test.
To become a driving instructor like most people I did my research. The choice became clear, I needed a competent and knowledgeable trainer. I found these qualities and more in Roadcraft and John. After a "test lesson" I started my training with John we were off. John was patient, empathetic and understanding, the lessons were fun and his relaxed Manner was enjoyable. allowing me to work at my own pace. I passed all three stages on at my first attempt. My new career will begin soon and I know I can book in with John for further guidance.
I have been learning with John to become an ADI.The training is first class and John is very patient. You learn at your own pace. I passed parts 1 and 2 and have my final part coming up with the quality training i feel very confident many thanks. I have since taken my part 3 and passed it first time. I cant thank john enough all the hard work and training which was very enjoyable has paid off. I would recommend roadcraft thanks again.
I have just completed my ADI training with John & passed all three parts on my first attempt! I simply could not have had anyone better! My lessons were always well structured and enjoyable. Being taught to pass a test is one thing but I was taught far more than that, meaning I can now start my new career with confidence & a lot of knowledge. If you are thinking of becoming a driving instructor look no further, you will have the best training & wont be dissapointed. Thank you Roadcraft!
Anyone thinking of learning to drive or training to become an ADI without doubt should ring Roadcraft. I have just qualified to become an ADI, my instructor John was brilliant, he was very patient , very knowledgeable and made learning interesting I really cant thank him enough.