Thinking about becoming a driving instructor? Well, there’s a few steps you’ll need to take before you can start driving with your first client…
The first thing you should know is that you need to have held a full UK driving licence for three years and be over the age of 21 before you can start thinking about becoming an instructor.
If that sounds like you, then you have the basic requirements to begin your instructor tests. The tests can be quite difficult, so make sure you’ve thought it through properly: do you have good road safety knowledge and excellent driving skills?
Are you able to give clear instructions and able to adapt your teaching style? Instructor training can be quite expensive, so make sure you’ve done some thorough research before embarking on your tests.
Once you’ve decided that you definitely want to become a driving instructor, you’ll have to begin training.
In order to acquire the necessary qualifications, there are three tests you need to take. The first test is computer based and will examine your knowledge of theory and hazard perception.