Become An ADI

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Why Should You Become A Driving Instructor?

Many people often dream about running their own business, being their own boss. Becoming a driving instructor is a great way to do that, but one that not many people immediately think of. There are so many great bonuses to becoming a driving instructor, here are just a few of them.

Constant Demand

Almost everybody from the ages of 14+ wants to learn to drive, which means there is always a high demand for driving instructors. In fact, it’s endless. Every day a new large number of teenagers meet the age for the driving requirements, not to mention that people in their 20s 30s 40s and beyond all decided it’s time for them to drive. When it comes to driving schools, you can be as busy as you choose.

Choose Your Own Hours

One of the biggest perks of becoming a driving instructor in the UK is that you can choose your own working hours. You can choose to do weekend only lessons, or you can do early mornings. It’s entirely up to you. 

Satisfaction

When teaching a skill, it typically comes with some profound satisfaction. As a driving instructor, you will be helping people gain freedom and life-changing skills. Being able to see your students pass as a result of your instructions and their hard work can make a massive difference in both yours and their life. 

Earning Potential

A fully booked driving instructor can get far beyond £40,000 a year. In fact, it is estimated that a driving instructor can earn up to £1200 per week in some locations if that sounds like something you’re interested in and request a form from us to find out more.

What will you get for signing up?

Once you have got in touch and signed up to the course, you will get dedicated and full support from our incredible experience and friendly team.

We understand the demands of modern life and can tailor your course to fit around your lifestyle. Which means if you need to pick the kids up at 3 pm, or you work 9-to-5, a friendly team will be able to help you. You’ll be trained by highly qualified instructors, who are used to being able to get people to relax into their driving and learn as they go.

Our team prides themselves on being successful, as well as friendly and supportive. And are more than happy to discuss all of the bonuses of becoming a driving instructor.

What is the Process of Becoming a Driving Instructor?

There are some very simple criteria in order for you to become a driving instructor, and here they are –

If you qualify for these requirements you are then able to go on then take the ADI, these Approved Driving Instructor tests are made up of a number of parts. 

This is where Alfie’s Driving School can help.

You do not need previous experience in a teaching role, or indeed teaching anybody to drive. You will need a sound knowledge of the rules of regulations on the road, as this will help you acclimatize to the driving instructor lessons quickly.

Does It Take Long to Become a Driving Instructor?

In order to complete your ADI qualification, you’re going to need at least six months. It can take up to 12 months depending on how much time you can give to your studying. Because it is possible to train around your current job, you do have the flexibility to take as long as you need.

So if you are ready to become a driving instructor, request more information from Alfie’s Driving School.

What Are The Career Options for New Driving Instructors?

There are a number of options to you if you are considering becoming a driving instructor.

You may choose a driving instructor with an established school, most of the time, the school will charge you a monthly fee in order for you to be on their team. 

However, this will go to the marketing and promotion of the whole school, bringing the people to you. Being part of a bigger driving school also means you have more support if you should need it in the long run, as well as a continual flow of customers. 

Setting up as a sole independent trader, there are many independent driving instructors. This does mean you have full control of your business, you will not have any fees to pay to franchise or school, but you will need to cover all of your own insurances, marketing, and promotion.

You are also solely in charge of finding any pupils and responsible for them. Also bear in mind that often you will be competing with a large at more well-established driving schools, and this can be difficult for the first time driving instructors, especially as they don’t have any support for the reviews about the school. Alfie’s Driving School has 5-star ratings, so you know you will get the best learning experience and driving school support. 

And a key piece of advice from Alfie‘s driving school is that you should be patient and have a good sense of humour, becoming a driving instructor can be a great and rewarding career option. But you should remember that it can be costly and take up to a year depending on your current schedule; however, it is rewarding and comes with some significant income increases.

What Comes Next When You Decide To Become A Driving Instructor?

To become an ADI, you have to complete three qualifying tests. 

Part One – This has two separate tests. You will need to pass them both—the theory for your knowledge of the Highway Code and a hazard perception test. 

Part Two – The is an advanced practical driving test. You’ll need to demonstrate a professional driving ability. It will be with a DVSA examiner. This will be 60 minutes of driving. 

Part three – This is a one-hour lesson with a pupil. A senior examiner will sit in the back of the car and will mark your performance as you go. 

Ready to find out more about becoming a driving instructor? Get in touch with Alfie’s Driving School Today. 

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