Driving Instructors Required
ADI / PDI Franchise Opportunities - No Long Tie In Contracts
Due to High demand for our driving lessons we require aditional driving instructors in Wigan to join us, Fully qualified ADI's preferred but would consider PDI and full training can be provided.
We have outlined the standard requirements you must have below, but there are also some personal qualities that you will need. It takes a certain type of person to become a quality driving instructor. Before applying you might want to think about your personality, skills and what type of work you enjoy. Answer these questions to find out whether you might be a good fit.
Are you passionate about road safety?
A driving instructor’s number one priority should be road safety. They are responsible for the safety of themselves and the learner driver. It is crucial that you feel very strongly about road safety and have this in mind at all times.
Do you have good verbal communication skills?
You will need to be able to communicate driving instructions clearly and concisely. You will be expected to communicate effectively with your students and give instructions that they will understand. Learner drivers will be relying on your instructions to navigate them safely from A to B. Whilst you will learn how to do this as part of your ADI part 3 training, good communication is a great skill if you want to be a driving instructor.
Do you consider yourself to be a good driver?
There is no point in applying to become a driving instructor unless you consider yourself to be a good driver. You will be expected to lead by examples and pass on your driving knowledge and skills. Driving instructors should be confident in their abilities and be professional at all times.
Are you happy working with lots of different people?
When working as a driving instructor you will come across lots of different people. Everyone has slightly different needs and some people tend to respond better to specific teaching styles. You need to be prepared to change your style of teaching to get the best out of each individual student.
Can you remain calm in challenging situations?
It is crucial that you are able to remain calm in potentially stressful situations. If a challenging situation occurs you need to keep your cool and continue to give clear instructions. As a driving instructor you may experience a few tense moments and it’s important that you keep calm.
Are you good at giving constructive feedback?
Instructors need to help students to improve by giving them constructive feedback. You need to be confident enough to give helpful feedback in a professional manner.
Do you have quick reactions?
Driving instructors need to be able to react quickly. They need to be able to take action should any issues occur and take control of the car.
Are you observant?
All drivers need to be very observant, but for driving instructors this is even more important. You need to be able to spot hazards and warn learners in advance to prevent any incidents.
What do I need to do to become a driving instructor?
There is a lot of information available regarding driving instructor careers which can make things seem more complicated than they really are. The journey to becoming a driving instructor is very straightforward. You will need to:
1. Criminal record check
All driving instructors are required to have a criminal record check.
2. Apply to DVSA
In order to begin the process of qualifying as an instructor you will need to send your application to the DVSA (Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency).
3. Pass 3 ADI qualifying tests
The next stage involves taking the three ADI qualifying tests. You will need to pass the ADI part 1, 2 and 3 exams to move on to the next stage.
4. Apply for ADI badge
The final stage is to apply for your ADI badge.
Before you do any of the above you need to determine whether you have the qualifications, experience and skills needed to become a driving instructor. There are a number of reasons why you might not yet be in a position to apply. Want to find out if you have what it takes? Take our quiz below and find out whether you are ready to train to become a driving instructor.