Driving Instructor Training
First and foremost, we are a driving school. As we continue to expand, we need and train new instructors all over Sussex.
We spare no effort on our training, as the higher the quality of the training, the better instructors we produce. We believe you will not be able to find higher quality and commitment leading to a guaranteed position with excellent career prospects anywhere else.
Driving Standards Agency Requirements
- Have held a full car licence for at least 3 ½ years.
- Be able to read a number plate where the letters and numbers are 79.4mm from 27.5m (90ft).
- Be a fit and proper person to have your name entered onto the official register. All convictions, including motoring offenses still in force, may be taken into account when assessing your suitability.
- Pass the compulsory three part examination.
To become an ADI, you have to pass three exams, one theory and two practical. After passing your theory exam you have a period of two years to pass your practical part two and three examinations. The time taken will depend on your ability and personal circumstances. You can complete the course on average between four to twelve months, (there are examination timetables to be taken into consideration which are out of our control ).
The Theory and Hazard Perception Test (Part One)
The theory test calls for a high standard of knowledge, it is a computerised exam of 100 questions. For every question there is a choice of 4 answers. Only one answer is correct. You have 90 minutes to complete the test.
The questions are based on the following:
- Road procedure.
- Traffic Signs and Signals, Car Control, Pedestrians and Mechanical Knowledge.
- The Driving Test, Disabilities and The Law.
- Publications and Instructional Techniques.
To pass the multiple choice test you must:
1) Gain an overall pass mark of 85% or better
2) Reach a minimum mark of 80% in each of the four bands (there are twenty five questions in each band ).
Results of the Theory test will be given at the end of the examination.
The Hazard Perception Test, consists of 14 video clips (one of which has two hazards), each lasting one minute. The clips feature various types of hazards, such as vehicles,pedestrians and road conditions. The earlier the developing hazards are observed and a response made, the higher the score. Candidates score up to 5 marks on each hazard and the test contains 15 developing hazards. The pass mark for instructors is currently 57 out of 75.
The Driving Test (Part Two)
This consists of an eyesight test, questions on vehicle maintenance checks and your ability to drive - it lasts approximately 1 hour. You will also need to be able to read a car number plate from a distance of 27.5 metres. This test is an advanced test and you will need to show a high standard of competence
You will need to demonstrate:
- Expert handling of controls.
- Use of correct road procedure.
- Anticipation of actions of other road users.
- Sound judgement of speed, distance and timing.
- Consideration and safety of all other road users.
The test routes will include all types of road conditions, including motorways, town driving, dual carriageways, country roads and built up areas.
The Instructional Ability Test (Part Three)
The object of the test is to assess the value of the instruction you give to the pupil. The test is in two parts each lasting approximately 30 minutes. You must pass both parts of the test at the same time. You will be asked to instruct an examiner (who will role play) first as a beginner or partly trained pupil and then someone of test standard ability or a qualified driver.
The examiner will choose from 10 pre-set tests, covering the syllabus of learning to drive. Candidates will be told of the result at the end of this test.
Trainee Licensing Scheme
After passing your Part 1 and Part 2 Examinations you will be able to apply for a trainee licence, after completing a minimum of 40 hours training. A trainee licence is not compulsory, but most people find it extremely helpful with their training. The licence lasts for 6 months and entitles you to receive payment for your lessons. If you choose to teach on a trainee licence you must take a further 20 hours training before taking your part three examination.
I had been looking for a driving school to train with for a while, I found so many conflicting prices and information and most of them asking for a large payment upfront.
I met someone who had been trained by Clare and recommended that I give her a call, best call I ever made! From the moment I spoke to Clare she explained everything fully and broke down all the costs for me. This was something that was very important for me as a new mum money was something I needed to take into consideration.
I can honestly say that re training is one of the best things I have ever done. Not only do I have the flexibility of working around family the job satisfaction is second to none.
Clare is a remarkable teacher she's funny, caring with endless patience ( she often needed with me!) I was never made to feel that anything I wasn't sure on was a daft question.
I have made a wonderful friend but I also still have her support if I ever need it 11 years on and that is worth so much to me.
She's definitely the best.
I would like to say my whole learning experience with Ladydrive His n Hers has been fun and informative from day one. Each lesson was well planned and covered comprehensively. I was given exceptional teaching combined with depth of knowledge and the individual, personally tailored training style enabled me to pass all three parts of the Instructor Training examinations first time! I also had unlimited help and support after I passed which is of great value during my subsequent 17 years as an instructor with the very same company. I can highly recommend Ladydrive His n Hers driving school if you are considering a new career as a driving instructor.
I trained to become a driving instructor during 2013-2014 and was taught by Clare Browning. Having been partly trained elsewhere, I came to Ladydrive on a recommendation as I felt my previous tuition hadn’t really prepared me and had left me doubting whether I could do the job.
Clare was brilliant at quickly identifying what I still needed to learn and came up with a structured plan to get me back on track. She made my lessons really enjoyable - always giving lots of encouragement and praise and my goodness we had a lot of fun!
Without Clare’s guidance and support I would have probably given up my training, but she helped me find my confidence again and after a few months of hard work I was out on the road as a fully qualified ADI.
I wish I’d found Ladydrive and Clare years ago as I love my work and get real job satisfaction
Even now, 4years later, I feel so lucky to be part of the Ladydrive family - Clare is always at the end of the phone if I need some information or advice. And as well as a fabulous trainer and mentor, I’ve gained a wonderful friend :)
After deciding to become a qualified driving instructor, I took some time to find the right trainer. I knew straight away after meeting Clare that I had found the one.
Clare very clearly explained the process to qualification and set out clear expectations about the qualities an ADI must have to be a professional & effective teacher.
Clare teaches in a very structured way and sets the bar high. All the way through the process, Clare was so encouraging and enthusiastic, not only teaching me how to teach but instilling in me the ADI values. When things got tough, Clare was really supportive. She encouraged me to laugh if I made a mistake and made the whole learning experience fun. Clare always had time to talk about her own experiences of being a driving instructor I looked forward to every lesson.
We had a lot of laughs along the way and I cannot emphasise how important this is.
Clare is a very warm person who is extremely passionate about training and promoting safe driving for life and this is what I have tried to remember when teaching my own pupils. Since qualifying, Clare is always on hand to support me and provide lots of useful advice on how to overcome different challenges.
Thanks, Clare for helping me to succeed in my new career!!
I contacted ladydrive and his and hers driving school to ask about training to be an instructor and after one call I had all the information I needed and started my training with Clare, Clare really helped me to get rid of all the bad habits I had to get me through my ADI part 2, when it came to my ADI part 3 Clare was extremely helpful and gave me the push I needed when it came to learning how to be the instructor I am now, I ended up passing both my ADI parts 2 and 3 first time with only 2 minors in my part 2 and grades 5/4 in my part 3, looking back on our lessons it's easy to say that Clare doesn't just want to train and move on to the next person she really cares and puts everything she can into it, I don't just think of her as my trainer or my boss but as a friend, even now I know if I have any questions she is just a phone call away.
From the first time I meet Clare I knew I had made the right decision to train as an ADI with Ladydrive and His & Hers Driving School. Clare is such an amazing lady, she made me feel at ease right from the start which gave me the confidence that I could become an ADI. Clare made the whole process such fun which is an ideal environment to learn. I learnt so much more than the process of becoming an ADI, I learnt how to interact and get the best out of my pupils in a fun and productive way and I have a friend for life in Clare. Training with Clare was one of the best decisions I have ever made and I am very proud to part of such and amazing driving school.
I have known Clare since I was 9 years old when she used to babysit me! When I turned 17 I began my journey with Ladydrive when Clare first taught me to drive. I thought then she was a great instructor and I passed my driving test first time with just 3 minors. I knew from that day I wanted to be a driving instructor myself, so when the time came I went back to Clare and she began training me to teach. Her knowledge and professional approach not only meant the training I was receiving was the best possible, but along with her sense of humour and the fact that she made each lesson so much fun and enjoyable meant it was a much more relaxed way to learn. Even when I was having a bad day she would always find the positives in what I did and was always at the end of the phone to answer any questions or to hear me out when I was having a meltdown about remembering everything I needed too!!
I passed each of my instructor tests first time, and am sure that is down to Clares excellent training. If you are thinking about becoming a driving instructor then look no further. Not only is Clare amazing at what she does, she is like my second Mum and I will be forever grateful for everything she has done for me and help me to achieve throughout my life, from teaching me to drive, to teach and introducing me to my now husband.
Thank you Clare for everything.
Having d coded to become a driving instructor back in 2001, I started my initial training with another training establishment and passing parts 1 and 2.
Becoming a P..D.I I joined Ladydrive and His and Hers Diving School to be able to pass part 3. The training I received was first classs with plenty of ime given to my development to become an A.D.I.
It is again useful to be reassessed before taking the Standards Check to ensure that you are still teaching to the standard expected from the DVSA.
Overall the training i received from Clare is second to none and I would recommend anyone who is thinking of joining this profession to talk to her.
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