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Instructor Training

Here at DWDS we offer Instructor Training totally bespoke to you. Much can be learnt in the comfort of your own home around your family/work commitments. Read on for more info...

Instructor Training: Teacher Training

Why become an Approved Driving Instructor (ADI)?

There are thousands of people, from all walks of life, on the DVSA's Approved Driving Instructors register. They all have their own stories and reasons as to why they became an Instructor…..what's yours?

Work/life balance?

Decide when you work and when you don’t for more freedom and flexibility

Earnings potential?

High lesson prices, linked to hours worked, can give you a good annual wage

Get out of an office?

Meet all kinds of people out on the road and not be stuck behind a desk

Be your own boss?

Build your own self employed business your way, in your style

Job security?

Your own business that you can take anywhere with no risk of redundancy

Gain a skill?

Gain a recognised, professional, transferrable qualification for life

Job satisfaction?

Motivate and inspire people to learn and become more independent

More control?

Make business decisions that are right for you and your family

Challenge yourself?

Re-train to do something different, learning different coaching techniques

Training Options and Costs

When doing your Instructor Training with DWDS you will be given all the tools, help and support that you need, tailored to your own schedule, current commitments and employment. We work in association with industry leading ‘Go Green Instructor Training’, meaning you can start your training today using Go Green online training videos and workbooks from the comfort of your own home, in your own time and at your own pace.


The qualifying process to become an ADI is broken into 3 parts:-

Part 1 (£81 test fee)

This is a multiple-choice theory test covering the Highway Code, road signs, rules of the road and also a Hazard Perception test using video clips to test your planning ahead skills.

Part 2 (£111 test fee)

This is a 1hr advanced driving test including an eyesight check, ‘Show Me, Tell Me’ vehicle safety questions, general driving ability, manoeuvres and independent driving.

Part 3 (£111 test fee)

A DVSA examiner will watch you give a client-centred driving lesson lasting about 45 minutes to a pupil, and they will look for evidence that you meet the National Standard for Driver and Rider Training.

Training for the 3 parts involves the following options and costs:-

Go Green Instructor Training complete Parts 1, 2 & 3 course pack (£406...usually £478!)

The easy to follow course consists of comprehensive workbooks to use alongside a detailed library of training videos which leads you through the qualifying processes at your own pace.

Trainee PDI licence (£140 fee and lasts 6 months)

After passing your Part 2 you have the option to take out this ‘Pink Badge’ licence which enables you to teach real pupils and get paid for it! This then gives you valuable ‘on the job’ experience before taking your Part 3 test. Before applying, you must have had at least 40hrs of Part 3 training with your trainer (at least 10hrs of which must have been done in car) and then during the licence you must either be supervised for 20% of any lessons you give by your trainer or do at least a further 20hrs of Part 3 training with your trainer (25% of which must have been done in car).

DWDS training (£50 per hour)

Any training you want or need is simply charged at a flat rate. N.B. As part of the Go Green course, you have access to regular live zoom training.  These sessions, if watched live, can be counted towards your 40hrs/additional 20hrs explained above.

ADI licence (£300)

Once qualified, your ‘Green Badge’ ADI licence is renewable every 4 years.

Hopefully the above gives you an overview of what to expect when training with DWDS to be a Driving Instructor. If you haven’t already, check out for lots more information on the whole process.


If you have any further questions, please feel free to get in touch...

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