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The Complete Guide to Driving Instructor Training


Interested in training as a driving instructor? Then you’re not alone! So many people are taking our driving instructor training sessions and opening the doors to a whole new career. Here’s everything you need to know!

Why Become a Driving Instructor?

So why become a driving instructor? Well, it’s one of the most rewarding careers out there. You’ll be helping people to gain a valuable life skill, and you’ll be able to experience the joy with them on the day they pass their test. There’s no better feeling than see your efforts as an instructor pay off like that! It’s also a really flexible career, as you are able to choose your own working hours and will be totally in control of how much you earn. It’s no surprise that people are open to the idea of being their own boss and enjoy being part of a rewarding career path.

What Experience Do You Need?

You’re probably wondering what kind of experience and qualifications you need to become a driving instructor now. Well, before you do anything else you will need to register with the Driving and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA). In order to do this, you have to be over 21 years old and have held a driving licence for over three years. This should be without any motoring offences. You will also need to pass an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

What Kind of Person Should You Be?

What kind of person should you be if you’re hoping to become a driving instructor? Well, patience and empathy are key. You are going to be dealing with learner drivers of all kinds of confidence and skill levels, and you will need to be able to give them the support they need all while keeping your cool and keeping an eye out for any potential hazards in and out of the car. It’s really good to have an open-minded attitude to. Sometimes lessons may not go to plan, and you’ll have to think on your feet and adapt accordingly.

Our Training

We’re one of the most highly regarded providers of training for driving instructors in the UK. We tailor tuition to each individual, making sure that your unique needs are met and that you get all the support that you need. With 25 hours of digital study material for you to back up your time in the car with, you’ll be able to enjoy a truly comprehensive learning experience. All of our trainers have years of experience under their belts too, so you will be able to benefit from their skill and expertise.

How Long Does It Take?

A question that we are asked a lot is how long does it take to train as a driving instructor? You will complete 40 hours of one on one training with one of our trainers. The great news is that you can do this as quickly or as slowly as you like. We know that all of the people learning with us have different commitments, and you can arrange your training sessions whenever they suit you.

Get in Touch Today

If you want to find out more about our driving instructor training, then please do get in touch with a member of our team today. They’ll answer all of your questions and will be able to help you book a training session when it suits you.


How much does driving instructor training cost?

Here at Nayland Driving School, we want to make training as a driving instructor accessible for everyone. Our driving instructor training is competitively priced, and considering all that is included, we think that we provide fantastic value for money.

We know that for some people, paying a one-off, upfront sum may not be feasible. That’s why we allow our trainee driving instructors to spread the cost of their tuition, offering a number of different payment plans.

We have made a name for ourselves as one of the most trusted providers of driving instructor training in the UK. We’re here to give you all the guidance and support that you could need as you train. Your trainer will be there for you to speak to outside of your lessons, so you will be able to address any hours of concern with them and really benefit from their advice.

We have been in business for over a decade, and over the years we have dedicated ourselves to providing a first-class learning experience. If you have any questions that you’d like to ask us, we’d be only too happy to answer them.

We’re one of the fastest growing driving schools in the UK, and we are seeing a lot of demand for our driving lessons for those wanting to secure their licences. That means that we are always looking for instructors to join our team! You’ll be able to benefit from instant access to an established client base, and you will be able to start working and earning money as soon as it suits you.

If you want to join our driving school, we will provide you with invaluable advice and resources to help you kickstart your new career.

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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