GDI Driving School are looking to start training new Driving Instructors to help us satisfy the incredible demand for GDI Driving School Driving Instructors. We believe we offer the best Driving Instructor Training Course Package and Driving School Franchise in the business. So if you are looking for the surest and quickest way to Become a Driving Instructor please read on. Driving Instructors already operate a successful GDI Driving School of their own of which 90% qualified with us. Become a Driving Instructor with GDI Driving School and within just a few months you could be one of them being your own boss, working the hours you choose, doing a job you really enjoy. Please be aware there is NO guarantees you will pass the course BUT with GDI Driving School and our trainers behind you we will do every thing we can to make sure you Become a Driving Instructor with GDI Driving School.



You need to be over 21, have held a driving license for at least 3 years and have no more than 5 penalty points on your licence.



Become a Driving Instructor with GDI Driving School and operate your own GDI Driving School business. Earn up to £40,000 per year after all costs that figure is after all business costs for more details see GDI Driving School Franchise page. To check if you can become a driving instructor please follow this link. You will need to Apply to Become a Driving Instructor online with the DVSA. The DVSA qualification needed to become a Driving Instructor to legally operate as a Driving Instructor in the UK you are required to pass the DVSA Approved Driving Instructor (ADI) Qualifying Examination which is split into three parts. ADI Part 1 The Theory TestADI Part 2 The Driving TestADI Part 3 Instructional Ability Test. All 3 Driving Instructor tests are difficult to pass BUT with GDI Driving School and all our Driving Instructor Trainers you will have the best chance of passing them.



Part 1 is a PC based multiple choice theory and hazard perception test similar to the current test for learner drivers but you are required to answer 100 questions (not just 50) on a broader set of subjects and you need to score 57 as opposed to 44 on the hazard perception part. Part 2 is a Driving Test, again similar to the current test for learner drivers but you are only allowed to make 6 minor faults (not up to 16 as on the L test). After passing Part 2 and completing the necessary training you can start your job as a Driving Instructor on what is called a Trainee Licence Part 3 is an instructional ability test, which has dramatically changed. Please see New Part 3 Test for details. As a consequence of this change many existing training providers can not now be relied upon to get you the on-the-job practical experience you need to pass this test or are truly able to equip you with real-life skills.



Please don’t trust any Driving Schools offering guaranteed pass or guaranteed money back as they cant guarantee anything.




Here are the answers to some common questions that people ask. GDI Driving School will tell it like it really is based on over 10 years of experience. Some Driving Schools and Training Colleges will make it all sound great just to sell you a training course but here’s the truth.



How long does it take to qualify as a Driving Instructor?

 It takes around 1-2 years to become a Driving Instructor. Yes, up to 2 years and not 5 months as many places will tell you.



What are my chances of qualifying as a Driving Instructor?

If you train properly there is no reason why you can’t make it. The pass rates are so low because there are so many rubbish Driving School who churn out poorly trained Driving Instructors like a sausage factory. Let’s look at how pass rates can be misleading and give you the wrong idea. Imagine 100 people begin training as Driving Instructors and see how many make it through based on official DVSA pass rates from Dec 2016 to Dec 2017


Part 149.5% pass so only 49.5 people will make it to Part 2 (less than half)

Part 2 52.9% pass so we’ve just lost 23.5 people and only have 26 left to go to Part 3

Part 3 36% pass so only 9.36 of the 26 people from Part 3 only 3 people qualify as a Instructor


GDI Driving School Driving Instructor Training Pass Rate is much higher that the DVSA official pass rates so please Contact us



How much does a Driving Instructor earn?

 A typical income for a Driving Instructor is around £2250 per month after paying your expenses. It depends on so many things that it’s impossible to give an exact figure and it will vary each year. If you work for GDI Driving School you’re likely to earn around £20,000 to £40,000 a year. If you work for yourself you’re likely to earn around £15,000 to £25,000 a year. We have made the above figures comparable to a salary that you’d be given if you were looking for a traditional employed job. Your tax isn’t taken out but those figures show what you have left for yourself after you have paid expenses such as the car, fuel, franchise etc. There’s often a figure of £60,000 talked about when it comes to a Driving Instructors earnings. It’s unlikely you will earn that much in the first place but even if you did earn that much you wouldn’t get to keep it all because of the fees you have to pay for the franchise.



How many hours does a Driving Instructor work per week?

Most Driving Instructors work around 30 to 40 hours a week. It’s mainly up to you but remember that pupils will cancel Lessons, some will quit and some won’t turn up. You won’t be charging full price for all your Lessons as well because of all the “Five lessons for a fiver!” style deals around. If you’re planning on doing 50 hours a week then forget it. You need to think about how you would fit 50 hours in? You’d have to work 9am to 11am, 12pm to 2pm, 3pm to 5pm then 6pm tp 8pm. That means working from 830am (you’d have to go out then to travel to your first lesson) to 830pm (after travelling home). That’s a 12 hour day with no break at all because time between Lessons is spent travelling to and from pupils. You are never going to get pupils to fit in like that! Everyone has their own schedule and you can’t just fit them in when you want, you must fit in with when they’re free.



Is it better to work for a Driving School or be on your own?

Being on your own is not easy and we recommend you spend at least 3 years at GDI Driving School before trying it. To last on your own you need a strong business plan. If your only ideas are to get a website and put adverts in shop windows then you’ll be gone within weeks of starting. The ways of getting work change constantly and if you can’t change with them then you’ll be yet another failed Instructor. Back in 2000 it was cheap and easy to advertise online but things have changed. When you advertise online on sites such as Google and Yahoo, your advert is displayed for free and you only pay a when someone clicks on it. It works like a bidding system, you say how much you’re willing to pay per click and the people offering the highest have their adverts shown in the highest positions. The problem is that now everyone is online it costs big money. Going solo isn’t for everyone?





Deciding to go through the ADI process was made so much easier knowing I had Darren my personal trainer who really supported me on my journey to my new career as an Approved Driving Instructor. Darren is a fantastic personal trainer who gave me the confidence to become a competent and successful Driving Instructor. As I was in a full time job while doing my training, they were flexible around my working hours which made it all possible. Coupled with the enormous support and care shown to me by the team, I would highly recommend to others who are considering becoming an ADI, that they choose GDI Driving School for their training to become a skilled and qualified Instructor. Darren help, support and her lessons were well delivered to a high professional standard and great fun, and they always made sure I progressed and maintained a high level standard of driving and teaching at all times. The training from GDI Driving School and Darren has given me the skills and the passion to teach others and give the learners a valuable life skill and I would genuinely like to say a huge thank you to all at GDI Driving School and Darren for helping me become fully qualified ADI.



Firstly I would like to thank everyone at GDI Driving School for all the help and guidance they have given me. They have always been supportive, encouraging and helpful during all the stages of my learning. The office staff are always friendly, professional and willing to help. In particular I would like to thank, firstly James for all his help and understanding and secondly Darren for his professionalism, advice and support. Having completed training with another organisation, I joined GDI Driving School & it soon became apparent that the training I had received was sadly lacking. I decided to take additional training sessions with GDI Driving School & learned more in a handful of sessions with James than I had learned in the previous year with the previous training organisation. I passed part 3 on my first attempt & have James to thank for that. I would recommend anyone who is thinking of taking training to go to GDI Driving School as they will help and encourage you through every step of the process.



 Once I decided to become a driving instructor I visited a few driving schools to see what their training set ups were. As soon as I had seen H I new that GDI Driving School was the company I wanted to learn with. My training sessions have always been well structured, enjoyable and flexible to suit my needs. I found the recording of the in-car sessions particularly useful. The training is excellent and explained really well. Everyone is really friendly, my trainer Darren is very patient and helpful. I would like to thank everyone at GDI Driving School for all their support especially Darren for his expertise. I wouldn’t have passed without GDI Driving School and Darren. I started as a GDI Driving School driving instructor a few weeks ago and I am so happy to be out on the road teaching my pupils for myself + I have my fist pupil test coming up next week!! What a grate feeling it is to finely be a driving instructor.



After researching many driving schools one name kept popping up GDI Driving School. Finally I asked an examiner at my local test centre who also recommended GDI Driving School, at this point my mind was made up as an examiner is not biased and it is a lot of money to part with. Yes I made the right choice! Firstly their instructors are first rate with a wealth of knowledge on tap. Don’t expect an easy ride though you do have to put some effort in to succeed. Darren (Senior Training Officer) is a true professional and helped me attain grades 5 and 6 which is almost top marks. My advice to PDIs would be to work hard, listen to your instructor and take on board all the comments positive + negative but most of all be yourself even on the tests, it really helps. Examiners want to see genuine hard working PDIs not pre-programmed robots. Thanks once again to Darren and GDI Driving School, could not have done it without you guys. Thanks



I just wanted to write this note to thank you for all of the work you did with me over the past few months, I would without doubt recommend GDI Driving School to anyone considering ADI training. They provided all the material needed to pass the part 1 exam, but more importantly the one to one In-class training & the opportunity to take a mock exam under test conditions ensured I passed first time for my part 2 and my part 3. Staff at GDI Driving School are very friendly and professional. The training that I received has been second to none. I can’t thank GDI Driving School & in particular Darren enough for their help & support. In comparison to the other training establishment I was training with a personal trainer who offered me a friendlier & superior support & have exceeded my expectations. I have now joined GDI Driving School and they are offering me more pupils than I expected. I would have no hesitation in recommending GDI Driving School to other potential instructors. Thank you GDI Driving School and Darren again for helping me and building my confidence. I appreciate the time you took and still taken for me.





GDI Driving School Driving Instructor Training


We pride ourselves on the quality of our Training and the high pass rate achieved with GDI Driving School. All Driving Instructor training is carried out in a friendly manner employing the latest instruction techniques ensuring candidates achieve their full potential. Driving Instructor raining is a two-way process. The Driving Instructor Trainer will pass on information, knowledge and skills to the Potential Driving Instructor who will need enthusiasm, interest and determination to acquire the necessary skills to become a successful and fully Qualified Driving Instructor. Our Nationwide Driving Instructors Training Course includes: Part 1 Theory Test + Part 2Driving Ability Test + Part 3Instructional Ability Test. You can do Driving Instructor Training as a Full Course or do each part Separately its up to you and what you can afford? We have payment options for the Full Course and each Part.




DVSA Part 1: Theory and Hazard Perception


Your first Driving Instructor Test is a Theory Test Exam consisting of 100 Multiple Choice Questions and Hazard Perception.


After enrolling on the GDI Driving School Approved Driving Instructors Course and you have meet your Personal Trainer you, will receive a Home Study Pack from GDI Driving School consisting of  DVD’s of multiple choice questions and the hazard perception. These can be studied and completed at home in your own time and at your convenience. The Part 1 Theory and Hazard Perception Training comes with 2 hours with your GDI Driving School Personal Trainer to make sure you understand what’s needed from you. But don’t worry If you have any questions or queries regarding Part 1 at any time you can contact your Personal Trainer as they are always there to help you. After completing the multiple choice questions and hazard perception to a very high standard you will be ready to take the Theory Test. Once you pass your Theory Test Exam you can move to Part 2 with your Personal Trainer.



DVSA Part 2: Driving Ability Driving Test


The Part 2 Driving Ability Driving Test is a Practical Driving Test similar to the Learner Driver Test but more Advanced.


This is a hands on, on the road Driving course where all Training takes place in the car. We teach and refine your Driving skills to ensure you reach the high standards of the DVSA. Pupils of all walks of life join GDI Driving School on our Driving Instructor Training Course and your Personal Trainer will correct any bad habits you may have to train you to the required level of Driving Standards. It is a test of a driver’s eyesight and skills on the road the test will also include various set manoeuvres. A high standard of competence is required, as you would expect from a Qualified Driving Instructor.


This  Driving Ability Driving Test takes about one hour and the examiner is looking for:


Expert handling of the controls at all times.

Use of correct road procedure at all times.

Anticipation of the actions of other road users and taking the appropriate action at all times.

Sound judgement of distance, speed and timing at all times.

Consideration for the convenience and safety of other road users at all times.

Driving in an environmentally friendly manner at all times.


GDI Driving School and your Personal Trainer use the most modern, up to date driver teaching techniques and more economical driving skills. Your Personal Trainer will acquaint you with all matters relating to the Test of Driving Ability and provide 100% of your Driving Instructor Training on the road. We do NOT use classrooms for any part of this teaching and all your training is done in the car and on the road with your Personal Trainer so you get the full time to insure you goin on a pass this Driving Test will flying colours. Once you pass the Test you can move to Part 3 with your Personal Trainer.



DVSA Part 3: Instructional Ability Test


This part of the Training prepares you for the Instructional Ability Test, which is an essential skill for any Driving Instructor.


The training takes place in the car and you will also be required to do home study. The Part 3 Instructor’s Test is a Practical Test of the candidates ability to instruct a learner driver. The Test is an assessment of your ability to find driving faults, analyse them and put in place remedial action to resolve the problem. The Part 3 Driving Instructor’s Test is the final stage in the journey to become a Qualified Driving Instructor. You will be asked to demonstrate your knowledge and ability by giving Practical Driving Instruction to the Examiner.


Studying For the Instructional Ability Test


The Part 3  Instructional Ability Test is a test of the candidates skills, knowledge and ability to instruct a pupil. The object of this Test is to assess the quality of your instruction and your ability to pass your knowledge on to pupils. The Test consists of you taking your own pupil to the test centre & giving a one hour lesson with your examiner at in the back seat. You can choose the pupil, the subject matter, or the route.


Once the 40 hour Training Course is completed you may be awarded a Trainee Licence. Now the training you have received will really kick in and your own road and driving experience will also be drawn on. A Trainee Licence will allow you to work with GDI Driving School and give paid Driving Instructions before taking the Part 3 Test. This can only be obtained after successfully passing the Part 2 Test, this Licence has a duration of six months.


Taking the Instructional Ability Test


The Instructional Ability Test will be conducted by a Driving Vehicle Standards Agency Supervising Examiner and it will last for 1 hour. You will be assessed on your ability to give instruction and to pass on your knowledge to pupils. You are only allowed three attempts at the Instructors Test which have to be taken (or booked) within two years of passing the Part 1 Test. Practical experience gained in this way will be essential in preparing you for the Part 3 Test and will confirm that you are heading for success. At this stage the work with GDI Driving School can still be fitted in around your current commitments. GDI Driving School and your Personal Trainer will provide the extra 20 Training you need by law to allow you to reach the Test standard.



Getting Started for more information about becoming a Driving Instructor with GDI Driving School please contact us on 03335771105 






GDI Driving School Driving Instructor Training Cost


GDI Driving School understands the commitment required to become a Driving Instructor and we have helped more people in the last 10 years to achieve this goal than any Guildford based Driving School. Through this experience GDI Driving School know that Driving Instructor Training is an investment and will help you get the return you deserve. With GDI Driving School, you can purchase your Driving Instructor Training on a pay as you go basis, or as a combined package. The Driving Instructor Training does NOT cover the Approved Driving Instructor (ADI) test and registration fees are set by the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) fees for Driving Instructor Training vary and are paid by yourself each time you book a test




Option 1 – Driving Instructor Training Full Course


Purchase the complete Full Course package for a one off payment upfront of £2,700 this is for 4 hours Part 1 Training, 10 hours Part 2 Training and 40 hour Part 3 Training. If after the 40 hours Part 3 Training you decide to start earning money with GDI Driving School on a Trainee Licence you will need to pay for the additional 20 hours required by DVSA We always advise you buy a mock test for Part 2 and Part 3 but that is optional.



Option 2 – Driving Instructor Training Pay as you go


Option 2 allows you to pay monthly for the Full Course @ £225.00 per month for 11 months. Please Contact us for more details.



To book your Training you will need to pay the first £225.00 upfront