Time for a career change? If you possess good people skills and would be interested in a job that offers an opportunity to make a real difference to people’s lives a career in driving instruction could be just what you are looking for!
Why Choose SDF?
Regardless of whether the course of tuition you choose from SDF, our aim remains the same – to teach you everything that you need to learn in as few lessons as possible. However, we also want you to enjoy learning to drive which is why we only utilise the skills of instructors who are friendly, enthusiastic and passionate about what they do.
We can offer the quality ADI training you need, and who knows, you may even have a job waiting for you at the end of your course!
In order to become a driving instructor you will need to fulfil the following DSA criteria:-
- Hold a full UK or EU driving licence for 4 out of the last 6 years
- Have not been disqualified from driving
- Not have any more than six penalty points on your driving licence
- To be a fit and proper person in the opinion of the DSA
What does ADI Training Involve?
In order to become a fully qualified DSA Approved Driving Instructor there are 3 separate exams which must be passed with a 2 year time frame. It is crucial that you must pass exams in the predetermined order as they cannot be taken out of sequence.
The three exams which must be passed are detailed below in chronological order:
- Computer-based theory & hazard perception test.
This exam comprises 100 multi choice questions and a hazard perception test. Some of the topics which will be covered include Highway Code knowledge, driving and teaching techniques and the UK driving test. Reference material, mock examinations and support are provided during our ADI Training
- Practical test of your driving ability
In preparation for the DSA Part II examination, which is not unlike an advanced driving test, whilst you are studying for the Part I exam, your in-car driving skills tuition will commence. These specially structured training sessions ensure your readiness for the Part II test and continue to develop your instructional ability.
- Practical test of your teaching ability
When you have passed the Part II exam the final exam concerns in-car teaching ability. Your training will continue as it did during the previous stage but the focus is shifted to your teaching skills. This stage prepares you for the DSA Part III examination. So long as you put the effort in, we will too. We want you to be successful!