Driving Instructor Frequently Asked Questions
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, but 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 that 6 months is a much more realistic times scale to train as a driving instructor. This is of course an estimate, but a far more realistic one.
Can I pay for the driving instructor training course upfront?
Yes you can! Our £1699 driving instructor training courses offer can be paid upfront. This covers you for 48 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 – and we’re happy to answer any questions about those. Further fees may apply if additional driving instructor training is needed. This would be discussed and agreed between the driving instructor trainer and trainee, so you will never be surprised by hidden costs.
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 offer the full course or pay as you go with just the hourly rate. Please feel free to discuss with us which of these would be most suitable for you. We want to make our driving instructor tuition as accessible possible for people, and that’s why we offer such flexible payment options.
How old do I need to be to train as a driving instructor?
You need to be over 21 years old to train as a driving instructor at Nayland Driving School. We welcome trainee instructors with all levels of experience here. So whether you want to train as a driving instructor after years in another career or this is the job that you have always wanted to pursue, we would be delighted to help you learn.
Do I need any prior qualifications before starting the driving instructor training?
The one thing that you must have is a full UK driving license, and you must have held this for 3 years or more. This is so our learner drivers can learn from an instructor with plenty of experience on the road, and who has had time to iron out any mistakes in their own driving.
Is there a job at the end of the driving instructor training?
Nayland Driving School is expanding so we will often have openings. We are one of the fastest growing driving schools in the UK, so please do talk to us about the possibility of you joining us once you have completed your training.
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. Our driving instructor training will give you all the skills that you need to start your new career with confidence.
Will I get ongoing support after qualifying?
Yes, although this is subject to you being a part of Nayland Driving School. If you need help, have questions or queries they will be answered with a simple phone call. We are really proud of the additional support we are able to offer our newly qualified instructors, and we aim to do everything that we can to help you settle in to your new role smoothly. This has made us one of the most popular, trustworthy schools for UK driving instructors.
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 carry out lessons on different days and times so that people can access them whenever is convenient for them. We can even adjust the length of driving instructor training sessions to suit you. We’re passionate about making our tuition available to as many people as possible, so that nothing will hold you back from becoming a fully qualified driving instructor.
Is the driving instructor training 1 to 1?
Yes, it most certainly is. It’s important to always ask this question when looking at driving instructor training companies. Large driving schools can justify providing 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. We believe that you learn so much more effectively when you have the full, undivided attention of your instructor. That’s why there will only ever be two people in the car – you and a qualified, knowledgeable 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!
Where will I be picked up from?
Yes, everyone has their own strengths and weaknesses. For this reason, at the end of each driving instructor training session we will discuss what your strengths are, and what areas need work. We will also advise you of things you can do in your own time to help you improve, and how best to come prepared for the next driving instructor training session. This will keep driving instructor training costs down for you, and it will 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 – but that isn’t necessarily a good thing. Our ORDIT driving instructor trainers have undertaken specialist training, and have been teaching people to become driving instructors for some time. They must also pass an exam that must be taken every 2 years, so you can be sure that their skills are sharp, and they have up to date knowledge.
Will my trainer be ORDIT?
Yes, they will be a member of this national register of highly experienced driving instructor trainers. All of our instructors have been approved by the DVSA in the specialist area of driving instructor training. So they are fully qualified to help people to become approved driving instructors (ADIs).