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Driving Instructor Frequently Asked Questions

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How long does it take to train as a driving instructor?

Some companies will say you can train as a driving instructor in as little as a few weeks, this isn’t quite true. While it is possible to complete the driving instructor training in a crash course style the biggest restriction is test waiting times. Unfortunately, there is nothing that we or any other driving instructor training school can do about that. Due to this we say as a guide; 6 months is a much more realistic times scale to train as a driving instructor.

Can I pay for the driving instructor training course upfront?

Yes, our £1699 driving instructor training courses offer covers you for 50 hours of practical driving instructor training. This is based on the average time of a trainee driving instructor. The only extras to pay for would be your driving instructor test fees. Further fees may apply if additional driving instructor training is needed. This would be discussed and agreed between the driving instructor trainer and trainee.

Can I do pay as you go driving instructor training?

Yes, we understand that not everyone can afford large upfront fees, or might not want to make a big commitment. For this reason, we have hourly rates, half day, and full day options.

Is there a job at the end of the driving instructor training?

Nayland Driving School is expanding so we will often have openings.

Can I go independent at the end of the driving instructor training?

Yes, once you have qualified as a driving instructor you can choose to go and work on your own if that is your choice.

Will I get ongoing support after qualifying?

Yes, this is subject to being a part of Nayland driving school. If you need help, have questions or queries they will be answered with a simple phone call.

Will the driving instructor training course be able to fit around my other commitments?

Yes, the driving instructor training course is very flexible. We will do our best to fit in with your busy life style. We do different days, times. We can even adjust the length of driving instructor training sessions to suit you.

Is the driving instructor training 1 to 1?

Yes, always ask this question when looking at driving instructor training companies. Large driving schools can justify selling their driving instructor training courses at a cheaper rate because they do 2:1 in car driving instructor training. This will mean two trainees in the same car with one driving instructor.

Will the driving instructor training course be tailored to suit me?

Yes, everyone has their own strengths and weaknesses. For this reason, at the end of each driving instructor training session we will discuss what needs work. We will also advise you of things you can do in your own time to help improve, and come prepared for the next driving instructor training session. This will keep driving instructor training costs down for you plus improve your chances of passing your driving instructor exams first time!

What does ORDIT stand for?

ORDIT stands for THE OFFICIAL REGISTER OF DRIVING INSTRUCTOR TRAINING. Technically any driving instructor can give driving instructor training. ORDIT driving instructor trainers have done specialist training on teaching people to become driving instructors and pass an exam that must be taken every 2 years.

Will my trainer be ORDIT?

Yes, approved by the DVSA in the specialist area of driving instructor training, to help people to become approved driving instructors (ADIs).

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