Looking for a new career or the chance to be your own boss?

Becoming an Approved Driving Instructor has never been easier! We are innovative driving instructor trainers, with a wealth of experience working in the trainer industry since 2010!

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Why become a
driving instructor


The lockdowns during the covid-19 pandemic created a massive backlog in driving lessons and with people avoiding public transport more and more people are learning to drive. At Driver Trainer Network we use our decade of industry insight to tailor packages that will help you to kick-start your career!


Now is the perfect time to take control of your career and become your own boss. due to there being a national shortage of driving instructors and we are getting unprecedented levels of people wanting to learn to drive. 


The first part of our driving instructor training course is all online which means you could start immediately from the comfort of your own home.


Driver Trainer Network offer “Fast Track” Instructor Training" to help you to get in the instructor’s seat as soon as possible.

The Tests

Before you can become an instructor you need to pass the following


Part 1. Theory

Test to check your knowledge of the Highway Code and the theory of instructing a pupil


Part 2. Driving Ability

A practical driving test designed to evaluate your driving ability.


Part 3. Instructional Ability

The final test in the process, evaluates your ability to instruct a student.



Part One of the qualification process comprises two separate tests, and you are required to pass them both.

The theory test checks your knowledge of the Highway Code, general road safety, driving techniques, basic first aid knowledge and the theory of instructing a pupil. Driver Trainer Network provides you with all the necessary training materials, accessible online, and you can attempt all the mock tests available to you to gauge your progress. The test lasts 90 minutes and you must achieve an 85 percent overall mark to pass.


The second part of the examination is a practical driving test designed to evaluate your driving ability.

Potential driving instructors must pass their theory test before moving onto part two.

You must complete this test within two years of passing your theory test.


The instructional ability test evaluates your ability to instruct a student. This is the final test in the process.

Potential Driving Instructors (also known as PDI’s) must pass both the part one and the part two tests before moving onto the instructional ability test.

You must complete this test within two years of passing your theory test.

Start A New Career

Why become an approved
driving instructor

Flexible Work and Life Balance

Making time for life outside of work is important in todays fast paced world. As a qualified driving instructor, you can balance your life by working your own hours and allowing you to make positive changes to your personal life and increase your job satisfaction. Working the hours to fit your schedule means you can do the simple things like being able to drop off and pick up your children from school, so you can form those important life lasting bonds, without it affecting your ability to successfully run your household and career!

Great Earning Potential

The average UK driving lesson is now around £26 per hour. As a driving instructor you can earn from £30,000 per year working full time and have the flexibility to work the hours that suit your daily schedule. In addition you don't need to worry about having to request time off and can pick and choose your time off and how many or little hours you want to work.

Be Your Own Boss

As a driving instructor, you don’t have someone else telling you what to do and when to do it. You’re in control, and you get to make the positive choices to your life. As a driving instructor you will also be able to make a difference in your community and meet new people every day.

On the road to net zero with
Driver Trainer Network

Learn to become an ADI (Approved Driving Instructor) with Driver Trainer Network also ensuring you’re not emitting excessive amounts of CO2 with our green energy powered fully electric instructor cars and including self charging electric hybrids.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The majority of Driver Trainer Network’s training is based locally, although in some circumstances it will take place in a mutually convenient location. We would often advise you to train where you are taking your practical tests. Bear in mind, the course is not full-time and, because we work around your other commitments, you may have to travel a little to ensure the best use of your time.

This can take between 3-12months it all depends on whether you wish to train part-time or full time! The training can be tailored around your current work schedule so you don’t have to make any immediate changes. As the training starts to take it’s full form, you can begin to adjust your current job role to fit in with your new career as a Driving Instructor.

To begin with, you will be able to ‘earn as you learn’. This is a fantastic option which will not only help you to gain the confidence in settling into your new job role as a Driving Instructor with the Driver Trainer Network. You will also be able to pay for your course fees from this, thus allowing you to become more financially stable from early on in the process!

Becoming an Instructor with Driver Trainer Network, doesn’t just mean teaching learner drivers. The Instructor trainer industry is so varied that you will surely find your perfect match! For example, if you are a full category A2, or A motorbike licence holder than you may also have the opportunity to become a CBT Instructor. Or a category C1 ambulance driver trainer, or a category D1 minibus driver trainer and the list goes on including HGV and even young drivers under the age of 17!

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