Frequently Asked Questions for our Driving Instructor Training:

What are the legal requirements to become a driving instructor?

You must:

    • have held a full UK driving licence for at least three and a half years
    • be able to read a number plate where the letters are 79.44mm from 27.5 m (90 ft)
    • be a fit and proper person to have your name entered onto the official Approved Driving Instructor register (ADI). All convictions, including motoring offences still in force, may be taken into account when assessing your suitability
    • pass the compulsory three-part examinations.
    • You must get a new Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check to start your application, even if you already have one.

How good is the standard of Driving Instructor Training that I will receive?

Whoever you ask will claim to be the best. All instructor trainers at Christine’s School of Motoring are Grade A Approved Driving Instructors. We are approved at the highest level by ORDIT to give training for all three parts of the qualifying examination and have undertaken and passed tests in driving instructor training.

At Christine’s School of Motoring, we have been training instructors for many years, and are proud of our excellent success rate. Many of the instructors we taught now are franchisees of Christine’s School of Motoring and are Grade A Instructors. Therefore we are confident that the training that we give is of the highest possible standard. We continue to provide all of our instructors with continual professional development.

What skills do I need to become an approved driving instructor?

An Approved Driving Instructor should possess the following qualities:

  • Patience — with some student drivers, you will have to keep going over the same things many times.
  • Understanding — you must be able to understand the students’ needs and feelings;
  • Good communication skills
  • Inter-personnel skills — you must be able to deal with the public in a non-aggressive manner.
  • Creativity — sometimes you have to be creative to put a point across

Where is my Driving Instructor Training carried out?

All our training is carried out in the car on a one to one basis, ensuring you have value for money and 100% of our attention at all times.

Is there a demand for instructors?

Absolutely, at the moment we are turning a lot of pupils away as we are unable to accommodate them at this time. We are always keen to take on any instructors we have trained on a franchise basis. Please ask for details.

How long will it take to qualify as an ADI?

To become an ADI, you have to pass three examinations – one Theory/Hazard perception and two practical. You have two years starting from the date you pass the part one test. Our trainees complete the course on average between five to nine months; this can be affected by DVSA waiting times for tests.

Will I be able to continue work in my current employment while studying for the examinations?

Yes, we will tailor our training to fit in with your commitments.

When can I start the course?

As soon as you have had an informal chat with us, we will start your training.

Do I have to share my training time with other trainees?

No, our training is always on a one to one basis, so you get the full time that you booked.

Do I have to pay for all the fees in one go?

You can pay as you go or you can pay for the entire course at the onset.

How do I get in contact with Christine’s School of Motoring?

Please get in touch either via our contact us page, email, Facebook or telephone:

Email: enquiries@christines-som.co.uk
Telephone: 0800 311 2060 or 07730 094525

If you require any further information or have any other questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

ORDIT - Driving Instructor Training

ORDIT - The Official Register of Driving Instructor Trainers

Christine's School of Motoring is a member of The Official Register of Driving Instructor Trainers. (ORDIT) This is the government body (Driving Vehicle Standards Agency) responsible for maintaining training standards within the industry. To become a member of ORDIT, Christine's School of Motoring passed a vigorous training assessment examining the standard of training we provide. This is an ongoing process, giving you further assurance of our commitment to quality training provision.