Train to be a driving instructor with LDC

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Become a driving instructor with LDC and help us to satisfy the incredible demand for LDC driving courses and lessons using the incredible LD System of tuition. In just a few short months you could be earning up to £35 per hour with a company car doing one of the most enjoyable and rewarding jobs on the planet. Be your own boss, work the hours you choose and look forward to going to work each day. The enjoyment from seeing one of your learners pass the driving test can not, in our view, be surpassed.

Earn up to £40,000 per year after all costs

Become a driving instructor with the Learner Driving Centre (LDC) and operate your own LDC driving school business and potentially earn up to £40,000 per year after all your business and car costs. If you take pride in your driving and like helping people to develop new skills this could be the ideal job for you. You need to be over 21, have held a driving license for at least 3 years and have not received more than 5 penalty points on your licence in the last 4 years.

DVSA Approved Driving Instructor Training Course

To become a driving instructor you will need to purchase and successfully completed our DVSA ORDIT Approved Driving Instructor Training course. You can pay-as-you-go on the course starting with a initial payment of £795 followed by 8 monthly payments of £150 or if you are in a hurry to pass and start working more quickly you can pay up front in one lump sum of £1,995.

This will entitle you to over 60 hours of practical training plus over 40 hours of online study and unlimited internet/telephone support. We believe it could be the best investment you will ever make. But remember most people who succesfully pass Part 3 and qualify spend about 6 months earning money as a trainee driving instructor first with a reputable driving school like LDC. Therefore when you consider what it will cost you to become a driving instructor you need to also factor in the cost of the driving school franchisee fee charged for this period as well as the course fee.

With LDC you will typically save £5,000 or more in the first year alone in comparison with other major driving schools. When you take this into account nobody can offer you a lower cost way to become qualified as a driving instructor.

Over 500 driving instructors already have highly successful careers operating their own LDC driving school business having been trained by us and within just a few short months you could be one of them – being your own boss, working the hours you choose, doing a job you really enjoy.

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 and hence the reason for the above course. The DVSA are the Government body who regulate driving instructors in the UK. But don’t worry if you are not academically minded the exams are very practically based and so is the training course we provide. The driving instructor qualification process is in 3 parts:


Part 1 is a PC based multiple choice ADI 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. Typically this should only take about 6 weeks to pass following our online theory and hazard perception iCourse programme.

ADI Teory Part 1 TestPart 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 (see below for details). Typically this should only take you a couple of months to pass following our practical training and accompanying open learning study programme.

Part 3 is an instructional ability test, which dramatically changed on the 1st January 2018. As a result the examiner now requires to watch you give a driving lesson to a real learner and depending upon what they see will determine if you pass this third and final part of the qualification process. Therefore you need to gain as much experience as possible of training real learners under the supervision of an expert ORDIT trainer before you take this test. Typically this will take you between 4 to 12 months to pass following our practical training and accompanying open learning study programme.

Earn while you learn on a Trainee Licence

After only a few months you could be operating and earning money as a driving instructor on a Trainee Licence with LDC. This option is even more important to have following the introduction of the New Part 3 Test at the start of 2018. Only a genuine, well established and reputable driving school like LDC can be trusted to provide the required on-the-job training, learners and expert guidance necessary to succeed.

Can I qualify without a Trainee Licence?

With LDC you can also qualify without this Trainee Licence as all of our trainers have learner drivers that you can potentially utilise to gain the practical experience you will need along with any private learners you may choose to train for free.

Please note all our Trainee Licence positions are reserved for those people who train exclusively with us. We do not accept people trained elsewhere onto a Trainee Licence with us.

DVSA ORDIT Approved Driving Instructor Training

The DVSA (i.e. the Government awarding and examining body) recommend you should only take training to become a driving instructor from organisations and trainers who are on the Official Register of Driving Instructor Training (ORDIT) such as LDC. ORDIT represents the absolute minimum qualification your training organisation should have if you want any chance of passing the above ADI examination. Look for the following Government symbol designed to protect consumers from poor quality training to become a driving instructor and rogue business practices.

Winners of the first industry award for Training School of the Year

The award was presented by Gareth Llewellyn the CEO of the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) to Paul and Gemma McArdle of LDC driving schools at the Driving Instructors Association (DIA) annual conference. This driving school industry award was recently introduced and LDC were the very first recipients which just goes to show the incredible reputation LDC has built up over the last 30 years. There are other non-industry awards provided by car magazines and the like for their advertisers but they have little sway within our industry and are not endorsed by the DVSA.

Driving School of the year 2016

The award recognises the outstanding quality of the training we provide and the driving school franchise we offer as voted by their members (over 12,000 independent driving instructors) and verified by an expert panel with the DIA. So if you are looking for the most certain way to become a driving instructor and have a prosperous new career you will love, then you need look no further.

Be SMART avoid those companies just selling a course

Don’t be taken in by flashy websites, videos or brochures or dummy driving schools with lots of dubious GUARANTEES – companies who spend a fortune on SEO and Google to appear at the top of search engines. Companies who try to get you to IMPULSE buy online with highly misleading promises and devious contracts with lots of restrictive clauses. Make sure any course you buy includes at least 60 hours of practical training (the minium required by the DVSA’s trainee licence scheme) with a properly qualified DVSA ORDIT accredited trainer and organisation as standard, as part of the price you pay – not some kind of free bonus you may or may not be entitled too depending upon all the other criteria you have to satisfy hidden in their small print!! Otherwise you may well find you are not entitled to any practical training at all – paying a lot of money just to log on to a website so you can print off hundreds of pages of written exercises at your expense to complete!! The guarantees and the ‘buy before it is too late’ brigade simply don’t want you to do any research they want you to decide in haste – you simply need to ask yourself why is that and why do you lose the cooling off period as soon as you log on?

Make sure it is a real driving school with lots of existing instructors and a proven track record of success that can support you as a trainee on the Governments DVSA Trainee Licence scheme otherwise you are unlikely to get the carfully crafted experience you need to pass Part 3 and qualify. People who tell you you don’t need any practical training experience an icourse is enough obviously don’t want you to have any; probably because it costs them money to provide!!

Contact LDC

If you would like a Free information pack on becoming a driving instructor with LDC call our head office on free phone 0800 197 0010 or 01977 691800 or click on request a free information pack. Our office hours are Monday to Thursday 8am – 6pm, Friday 8am – 5pm and Saturday 9am – 12pm.

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