Qualification Process

To become an ADI driver and vehicle standards agency approved driving instructor, you will need to have held a UK or EU driving unrestricted   licence for a minimum of 3 years, have not been disqualified from driving within the last 3 years and have no more then 5 penalty points on your licence. You can start your training towards your qualification but cannot register until you have held your licence for at least 3 years.  You must be able to read a number plate at  27.5 metres, with glasses if needed.

You also have to pass a criminal records bureau check (CRB).  Any convictions, including motoring offences will be taken into account

You will also need to register with the Driver and vehicle Standard Agency (DVSA).

You will need to pass all 3 stages of the qualification process.

Part 1: Theory

Part 2: Driving  Test

Part 3: Ability to instruct Test

All this may seem very complicated but we will help you every step of the way.   If you have any concerns or questions about the process and training to become a driving instructor,  please ring.

A Star has two trainers, myself  – John Hempsall and David Evans.  Between us we have over 30 years experience within the driver training industry, both as ADI’s and ADI trainers, so rest assured, your training will be to a high standard. We are happy to give you contact numbers of former trainees who are now fully qualified ADI’s so you can talk to them about the way we train.

Please Note, I have been as accurate as possible with the qualification details at the time of writing this web page, but cannot by held responsible for the the exact details as changes do happen.  For up to date information, please go to WWW.Gov.UK website.