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How do I train to be a driving instructor?


Thinking of becoming a driving instructor? Here’s everything you need to know about driving instructor training, and how working with us is one of the best ways to boost your chances of success in the field.

Who can train to be a driving instructor?

Training to be a driving instructor opens the door to an exciting and rewarding career. However, to become an instructor, there are a number of different criteria that you will have to meet.

  • You must have held a full UK driving licence for a minimum of 3 years 
  • No more than 6 points on your driving licence 
  • You must be able to pass the eyesight test. This is where you must read a number plate from 26.5 metres (which can be done whilst wearing glasses or contact lenses). 
  • You will have to successfully pass a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, and meet all associated legal requirements

If you have no trouble meeting the above, then you are all set to begin your training! More and more people are becoming driving instructors, valuing the flexibility and potential for progression that the career brings.

Why choose us?

If you are going to train as a driving instructor, it’s important that you find a good provider. Here at Nayland Driving School, we guide an array of trainee driving instructors to success. We provide training that can be tailored to suit your schedule, with a variety of payment plans allowing you to spread the cost of your sessions. As a driving school, we are proud to serve and assist every kind of trainee driving instructor.

How long does it take to qualify?

Something that we are asked a lot is how long it will take to qualify as a driving instructor. This isn’t something that we like to answer, as the learning process is different for everyone. However, one thing we can guarantee is to provide driving instructor training of the highest quality. We have a great pass rate, and our experienced ORDIT-registered trainers know how to bring out the best in every single one of the drivers they work with. With Nayland Driving School, you will be set on the straight road to success. Whilst we ensure you are qualified in your new role as quickly as possible, with minimal ‘bumps’ in the road.

What happens next?

Once you are qualified, you may wonder what’s next. Well, we invite those who have passed their course with us to join our driving school. We are a firm favourite with learner drivers all over the UK and are always expanding our pupil base. If you want to begin working right away and share your knowledge with a steady stream of learners, then you are more than welcome to join the Nayland family.

Find out more today!

If you want to find out more about us and our driving instructor training, then please do get in touch today. We are more than happy to answer any questions that you have – and you can even sit in on a lesson to be sure that this is the right move for you! We pride ourselves on our honesty and transparency.  We will give you all the information you need to proceed with total confidence. So, what are you waiting for?

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I was taught by Geoff for about 2 months and I went to my test and passed the first time with this company and I would highly recommend Geoff and the company ad he teaches really well, he ensures that you end up being a driver and not a learner and i felt that is a really respectable quality when it comes to a teacher. I could not say any bad experience and was extremely happy

Alen Thomas

For any one wanting to learn to drive but not sure who to go with I definitely recommend Nayland, with his great help I passed first time and in just over three months, the lessons were great I always looked forward to them as Michael is a lovely guy and very down to earth, and up for a laugh 🙂 but he is also very patient for any one who is nervous about driving. 🙂

Harriet Osborn Davies

Thanks a lot to Dave, very calm and professional instructor. Passed after 20h, would definitely recommend.

Mikolaj Witkowski

I passed my test first time, I didn’t need to use any other instructor as Michael gave me all the advice I needed, down to earth, practical and easy to understand. While learning to drive can be stressful, Micheal made it so easy for me. I enjoyed learning and looked forward to the lessons as they were really enjoyable, if you want to learn to drive with someone that will make it enjoyable and practical Micheal is the guy! guy.

Peter Callaghan

Before having Michael as a driving instructor I was with someone else! I was given his number through a recommendation, and his lessons gave me the confidence to pass my test! Michael has great prices and deals, to suit anyone! I have now been driving a year, and I have recommended many people to go with him and they have gone on to pass very fast! 🙂

Amy Cowlin

Massive thanks to Suzanne! Amazing instructor! Helped to boost my confidence and pass my test quickly! Highly recommend!

Tom Clarke