Driving Instructor Training with 123 Driving School Ltd

Train to become a driving instructor and then work for us! – Guaranteed Position


Main benefits of your new career with 123 Driving School:


  • Earn upto £35 per hour

  • Start training from just £90 a month (plus deposit)

  • Earn while you learn

  • The freedom to work your own hours

  • Be your own boss

  • Great job satisfaction

  • Fatastic Local team with regular socials

Special offer for August 2019:

Save £497 on all our courses Call 0800 0862 123 now for more information.

Why should you choose 123 Driving School for your Driving Instructor Training?

We love our jobs as DVSA Driving Instructor Trainers!

We love our jobs as driving instructor trainers. At 123 Driving School, we are a great team of dedicated, friendly and passionate driving instructors. We have a great team mentality. If you want a new career that gives you the freedom to be your own boss, be part of a great successful team and love the job you do, then give us a call 0800 0862 123 .

Earn upto £35* per hour with 123 driving school

Some of the areas we provide learner drivers in are in such demand that if you teach in an Automatic you can demand extra. Currently, Automatic driving lessons in Lancaster and Southport are charged at £32 per hour if they have single hour lessons. Other areas for manual lesson are £27-£30 per hour for Manual. We will work with you to ensure you can command the higher rates in whatever area you work in. Once we have you working the hours you want, we can then help to increase your profit and get you the hours and rates you need. Often, people will pay for blocks of lessons at a time which will be at a reduced rate, but this ensures you dont get cancellations and allows you to manage your diary more effectively. They may also want to have 2-hour lessons so you have less travel time between lessons = less wasted time, more profit but charge a lower rate – win/win for both!

Extra demand currently in the following areas.

We are currently looking to recruit more driving instructors in the following areas due to the extra demand for driving lessons.

  • Preston – Automatic and Manual
  • Blackpool – Automatic
  • Southport – Manual
  • Lancaster – Manual and Automatic
  • Kendal – Manual

Other areas may be avaible, please contact us for more details.

I was looking for a flexible new career, so I could look after the grandkids and have a better work-life balance

I started my training with 123 Driving School and I was impressed by how flexible the training options were, allowing me to start my training around my current commitments.
I found the company and its trainers to be both friendly and highly professional, these have been qualities that I have found in all aspects of training and working with 123 Drive.
The training I received allowed me to discover my own training style which helped me develop my skills and confidence, the whole process was focused on my needs not what they wanted. Since completing my training and passing the tests, I’m happy to say I now work as a driving instructor for www.123-Drive.com
I found the training was top notch and would highly recommend them to anybody who wanted to become a driving instructor. They gave me all the help and support and went over and above what I expected in terms of support and availability.

Start training for a low deposit and manageable monthly payments

We know that changing career can be a big step and being able to manage your finance while you train and build up students can be daunting for some. So we have tried to make it as affordable as possible for you. Keeping monthly payments low, allows you to have more peace of mind to get on with the new career as a self-employed driving instructor. While we can give you all the support you need to get you onto the road! Your driving instructor training will provide you with the skills and understanding needed to be graet in your new career.

Start your training for as little as £295 deposit and then only £155 a month or pay a larger deposit and pay £90 a month. See more options and information on monthly payments in the FAQ’s at the bottom of this page.

You can opt to pay the full amount of the course and receive a discount but the most common option is to pay monthly for your training.

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I was looking for a better work-life balance and something I could enjoy doing. I love teaching and driving so this was the perfect opportunity for me.

My journey training with 123 Drive was great. Every time I had a question or needed support it was given to me. The Wednesday evening Workshops were a fantastic way to gather more information and talk thought how to do things and the theory behind the processes. Every one I attended I got something from that I could then implement into my lessons. You also get lots of help from other PDI’s who attend the training. It’s obvious to me that the ones who put more effort in and attend the weekly workshops, have a better understanding and do much better in the exams. I would highly recommend to anyone to make the most of the training and follow the guidance given to you by Chris and the trainers, you will then pass like me 🙂

Its the best move I made, I only wish I did it sooner!

Earn while you Learn as a Driving Instructor!

You can work as a driving instructor while you continue gaining experience to pass your final exam with 123 Driving School

This is an ideal way to help pay for the training you need to become fully qualified and get the experience you need in order to pass the final exam. As the final exam is an examiner observing you teaching a student a topic that they need help with, you must have the experience and skills needed to prove you can do it!

Driving instructor training in dual control cars

Teach in a dual-control driving school car within 3 months of starting your training

This is only achievable for the majority of people by actually teaching people to drive and gaining that experience so you know exactly what the student is going to do wrong before they do it!!

*** You could be earning and teaching as a Driving Instructor within 3 months of starting with 123 Driving School ***

We only allow people who train with ourselves to apply to be one of our trainee instructors. Our commitment to great customer satisfaction is paramount to our cause.

You can apply for a trainee driving instructor licence after you pass the approved driving instructor (ADI) part 2 test and have met some other criteria. Find out more at the bottom of this page in the FAQ’s section.

Train with us and get extra benefits!

  • Buddy up with other local trainee instructors in or around your area to help and gain more experance.
  • Weekly Part 3 Workshop join other trainee instructors and work on the topics weekly while on a trainee licence.
  • More Face-2-Face time with our course extras, you get more face to face time with your trainers then other companies.
  • Mentor instructors we have an active whats app group with other fully qualified instructors that are always happy to help and you can be mentored by them and observer lessons / shadow them.
  • Family Team atmosphere. We strive to have a great time of like-minded people who will work hard together to help and support each other.

I trusted 123 Driving School with my training as I wanted a local family run driving school that was ambitious enough to support me and give me not only the training I need to become a driving instructor but to also have extra training to gain more qualifications and advanced driving instruction in the future.

I enquired and spoke to lots of other driving schools when I was looking for my training. I’m sure I made the correct choice as the support, training and mentoring I have received has been second to none! I’m so happy I have passed and I’m now a DVSA Approved Driving Instructor.

I’m also now doing extra training with 123 Driving School to eventually become a driving instructor trainer myself. I feel I have learned with the best and want to help others do that also.

Be your own boss with a great team of support!

THE FREEDOM TO CHOOSE…

WITH A CAREER AS A DRIVING INSTRUCTOR YOU CAN BE YOUR OWN BOSS, WORK THE HOURS THAT YOU CHOOSE, SO IFYOU WORK MORE YOU GET PAID MORE! THE MAIN THING IS IT’S ON YOUR TERMS YOU CHOOSE, HOURS, DAYS, HOLIDAYS, EVERYTHING!
Working as a driving instructor give you the freedom to choose time off

Never miss a family occasion again! Being a Driving Instructor gives you the freedom to choose when you work.

Day to day life is very rewarding when you see the learners you’ve trained; take the journey from being unable to set off properly in a car, to passing their driving test. It’s the best feeling in the world when your learner, looks at you with a big smile on their face, shows you that pass certificate and shares that moment of sheer happiness with you. It’s something that you’ll never tire of seeing!
Being self-employed gives you the kind of freedom you just can’t get when you are an employee. What you do and when you do it is up to you! Having the option to choose what you do and when is often overlooked, but when you have it, its a great feeling. Never miss an important family occasion again!
All our franchised driving instructors have the freedom to make their own decisions while being supported and given the full backing of 123 Driving School. – The best of both worlds, freedom and support!

Find out more about becoming a driving instructor

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Frequently asked questions about becoming a driving instructor and the instructor training courses.

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If you have any questions, please dont hessitate to call us on 0800 0862 123 or just send us a message.

We try to be as flexible as possible to help you start your training and new career. We have three options for you to choose from. If you would like to discuss an alternative, we will try to accomadate your needs.

Remeber, you can start to earn with 123 Driving school while on a Trainee licence* partway through the course.

1 – Advanced payment

Pay for your full course in one payment when you sign up to our training course. The benefit for you will be that you is that you will receive a £300 discount.

2 – Monthly payment plans

Pay for your full course, spreading the payments overtime to give you affordable instalments. All instalment options are subject to affordability checks.

  • Option 1 – Deposit of £295, then 11 Monthly payment of £155
  • Option 2 – Deposit of £504, then 11 Monthly payment of £136
  • Option 3 – Deposit of £1010, then 11 Monthly payment of £90
3 – Pay As You Go training

This option, you pay for each part of your training separately before starting each section. We can also arrange a Pay per hour training course if you require, but we often find that these end up costing more in the long run as you need more hours than you expect.

CAUTION: Dont be fooled with companies or people charging low amounts for training. In our experience, you then will always need to “top-up” your training at hourly rates and costing you more in the long run!

More about the training course to become a driving instructor:

When you are being trained by 123 Driving school, we want to help you be the best, the successful driving instructor you can be! You will get one of the most amount of hours (if not the most) face to face time with your instructor trainers. Our courses are designed to give you the most support possible for the commitment you are making.

You will have up to 119 hours of face to face training time with your instructor trainers. We do this in a variety of ways including in-car training, workshops and observations. You will also be supported with 60 hours or self-study / guided study to help you prepare and make the most out of your training. See below for the full breakdown.

The Course Overview

The Training process to become a driving instructor is quite similar at all companies as the DVSA have set minimum limits and training you must do in order to be able to apply for a trainee licence. Lots of companies just use the minimum guidance to form their courses. We understand that you need more and want more than just the “minimum” and we dont want to charge you for extra training when you also realise this! So we have created, fine tunned and adapted our training courses over the years to maximise the value you get and to help you become the best instructor you can be.

There are three main parts to becoming a driving instructor. You will also need to meet minimum requirements to be allowed to enter the register of instructors.

Part 1 – Theory test

It’s the first of 3 tests you have to pass to qualify as an ADI. It’s a theory test.

There are 2 parts to the test:

  1. multiple-choice questions
  2. hazard perception – a video test about spotting hazards on the road

You book and take them as a single test. You must pass both parts to pass the test.

Part 1 – Theory test – Training

This is also the foundation and knowledge to underpin the rest of your career, so putting more effort in and gaining the knowledge is essential at this stage.

For this we provide you with:

  • 1 day instructor theory training workshop.
  • Workbook with 20+ hours of guided study
  • Unlimited Email and Phone support
  • Online Mock test with the Full DVSA Practice Question bank for ADI’s

You will be given full support but most of this is self-study. You need to be able to manage your time and revise the sections. If you put in the time that is given for the guided study you will be fine. You may need more then 20 hours of self-study depending on your knowledge fot he rules of the road etc. This is a much harder theory test then the learner test.

How the instructor theory test works

You have 1 hour and 30 minutes to answer 100 multiple-choice questions.

Before the test starts you’ll get:

  • instructions on how the test works
  • the chance to do some practice questions to get used to the screens

There are 25 questions in each of these 4 categories:

  • road procedure
  • traffic signs and signals, car control, pedestrians and mechanical knowledge
  • driving test, disabilities, and the law
  • publications and instructional techniques

A question and several possible answers appear on a screen. You have to select the right answer. For more information have a look at the Gov site What happends dureing the test

Part 2 – Driving Ability Test

There are 5 parts to the approved driving instructor (ADI) part 2 test:

  1. an eyesight check
  2. ‘show me, tell me’ vehicle safety questions
  3. general driving ability
  4. manoeuvres
  5. independent driving

Your test will last around an hour and its expected that you show a high level of competencey. For more information have a read of – https://www.gov.uk/adi-part-2-test/what-happens-during-test

Part 2 – Driving ability – Training

You will have access to training videos, workshops, in car training to help explain each topic and then allow you to develope your driving skills to demonstrate them. The part 2 stage of the course consists of 10 hours of in car training, 1 day part 2 workshop and a Workbook to guide you on your self study. This will be bassed around the core topics of driving and certain stages will need to be completed between practical training.

Part 2 training mainly covers:

  • Driving Routines and car control
  • Rural Roads
  • Manoeuvres
  • Making appropriate progress
  • Eco-Safe Driving
  • Defensive Driving
  • Motorways
  • Test Preparation

This will also give you a very good insight of how a to structure lessons. How you drive will give you the basis on how to teach someone else to drive. Lots of training providers don’t put enough emphasis on the part 2 training but this is wrong! You need to drive to a high standard. You will also be able to see what standards a learner must drive to and how you can train them to do it. We do often overlap the part 3 training while your training for the part 2 test as you can see how its done as you are being trained yourself!

Part 3 – Instructional Ability

A DVSA examiner will watch you give a client-centred driving lesson lasting about an hour to one of your pupils.

The examiner is looking for evidence that you meet the national standard for driver and rider training.

What you’ll be marked on

You’ll be marked on 17 areas of competence that are grouped into 3 categories:

  1. lesson planning
  2. risk management
  3. teaching and learning strategies

This part is your final test to become an approved driving instructor. You will need to gain experience teaching learner drivers in order to pass this part of the test. The most common method is to apply for a trainee licence so you can earn money teaching while gaining the experience to pass the final test. This is called the trainee licence.

Part 3 – Instructional Ability – Training

You will have access to training videos, workbooks, workshops, in-car training, Mentoring and opportunities to observe other instructors lessons to help you with your teaching ability.

The part 3 stage of the course is broken down into three main sections. In total it consists of 34 hours of in-car training, 1 day part 3 initial workshop, up to 60 hours of workshops over six months and a Workbook to guide you on your self-study (approx 40 hours). This will be based around the core topics of Lesson planning, lesson content, risk management and teaching and learning strategies.

The initial Part 3 training covers:

  • 15 Hours In-Car Training
  • 1 Day initial Part 3 Workshop
  • Self study guided workbook

The First Phase Part 3 training covers:

  • 12 Hours In-Car Training and Lesson Observations
  • 30 Hours of Part 3 Workshops ( Months 0-3 )
  • Self-study guided workbook (10 hours)

The Second Phase Part 3 training covers:

  • 12 Hours In-Car Training and Lesson Observations
  • 30 Hours of Part 3 Workshops ( Month 3-6)
  • Self-study guided workbook (10 hours)

This will also give you a very good insight of how a to structure lessons. How you drive will give you the basics on how to teach someone else to drive. Lots of training providers don’t put enough emphasis on the part 2 training but this is wrong! You need to drive to a high standard. You will also be able to see what standards a learner must drive to and how you can train them to do it. We do often overlap the part 3 training while your training for the part 2 test as you can see how it’s done as you are being trained yourself!

The DVSA have legal minimum requirements for you to be allowed to becoeme a driving instructor.

You can check online if you pass the minimum requirements here using the DVSA online tools. But breifely you need to meet the following:

  • Be over 21 Years of age
  • Held a full car licence for over 3 years
  • Have less then 5 penalty points (more may be accepted but you will have to have good reasons!).
  • Be a “fit and proper person” to be on the registrar.
    • Pass an Enhanced CRB check
    • Not have any major convictions.
    • more on the rules of a fit and proper perston can be found –  DVSA Fit and proper person

Earn Money and Experience while on a trainee licence

Since the change to the final test to become a driving instructor in 2018, you now have to have the experience with real learners to be able to pass your test. This means that gaining experience teaching is a must! You can do this by teaching friends or family (as long as you have the correct insurance etc.) but this can be stressful, costly and not always the best decision.

Most of our trainee instructors choose the trainee licence route. This allows you to gain six months of teaching experience while also earning from those lessons. Most do this full-time but it cand be just part-time around your current commitments.

You must be at a level that we believe you teach people to become a driver and pass the DVSA Car (B) test. You also must satisfy the following DVSA requirements to have a trainee licence:
  • have passed your ADI part 1 test in the last 2 years
  • have passed the ADI part 2 test
  • have had at least 40 hours of training from a qualified ADI – Our corse provides this!
  • completed ADI 21T declaration form
  • are eligible to take the ADI part 3 test

Follow the link for more information about trainee licences

Chris Richardsbecome a driving instructor