HOW TO BECOME A DRIVING INSTRUCTOR IN SHEFFIELD
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The Driving Instructors Handbook
Driving - The Essential Skills
PDI PART 1 TEST - THEORY AND HAZARD PERCEPTION
There's no need to buy Apps or PC DVDs. Included with your SuperDriver Driving Instructor training in Sheffield is free access to Theory Test Pro. Click on the link above to complete free theory and hazard perception tests. Remember to choose the ADI option.
To Pass you need an overall score of at least 85/100 and at least 20/25 in each of the four question categories - 1) Road Procedure. 2) Traffic Signs and signals, car control, pedestrians and mechanical knowledge. 3) Driving Test, disabillities, and the law. 4) Publications and instructional techniques.
And you need to pass your Hazard Perception with at least 57/75.
You consistently score 23/25 in each theory topic on theory test pro and into the 60's on hazard perception tests
PDI PART 2 TEST - YOUR DRIVING ABILITY
This test examines your skills on various roads and traffic conditions. Our instructors know what is expected, where you could be taken and you will with our help. A no obligation assessment drive from one of our instructors can show how good you are.
To Pass you cannot incur more than 6 'minor' driiving faults. More than 6, or a Serious or Dangerous fault is an instant fail.
Can you drive for 1 hour, complete all the manoeuvres and score 6 or less driving faults? Ask our instructor!
PDI PART 3 TEST - YOUR ABILITY TO INSTRUCT
Can you instruct us how to drive? You will learn how to deliver a lesson in a variety of ways whichever suits your student.
Apply to become a PDI with SuperDriver. After you have completed 40 hours training with an ADI you can apply here. It is £140 for the trainee licence more commonly known as a pink badge.
The trainee licence lasts 6 months and will give you a wealth of experience ready to tackle your last test.
What's this going to cost?
Some organisations charge all the fees in one go without possibility of a refund if you decide to pull out if you find it is not for you. We will train you on a 1 to 1 pay as you go basis. Our fee per hour is from £35 with a minimum of 2 hours per lesson. Waiting periods for tests are quite long, the whole process could last between 6 months and 2 years. We recommend studying for this whilst employed, do not give up your job straight away. Whilst there are 3 distinct parts to become a driving instructor, there is overlap between them.
A part 1 (theory) pass can be achieved with a minimum of expense. It will take a lot of study, and the purchase of books for research and of course the test fee. You can practice theory and hazard perception tests for free on our theory test pro website. Call us for a chat.
A part 2 (driving ability) pass will require the help of our instructor, an assessment drive will indicate how many hours of training is required to get your driving to the required standard. Some think this is easy, it is not. Typically 10-20 hours of tuition may be needed at £35 per hour with a minimum of 2 hours per lesson. A lot of what is learnt here will feed into your part 3 driving instructor training.
Part 3 (instructional ability) is the toughest of the tests and the pass rate nationally is low. Typically you will require 40+ hours (40 hours record) at £35 per hour with a minimum of 2 hours per lesson. Once you have completed 40 hours in total, you can apply for a PDI trainee licence otherwise known as a pink badge (click here for more information). This is your chance to put your practice into action with real customers paying you for quality tuition. A further 20 hours training (declaration record) will be required or/and a minimum of a one fifth (supervision record) of your PDI lessons conducted with a ADI. This will give you more experience for your part 3 test.
When you have passed, come and join SuperDriver! Visit our ADI's required page for more information.
What happens when i pass?
Congratulations, you passed and now you have your Green ADI Badge which entitles you to charge a fee to give driving lessons. You will find life as a Self Employed Driving Instructor very rewarding and flexible. It feels amazing when your customer 'gets it' and when they pass their tests. You will have done your bit to make the next generation of drivers safe for our roads. Whilst you will effectively become your own boss, you will need customers and with no reputation or recommendations that can be tough. That is where we can help you!
You can become a SuperDriver Driving Instructor. We receive lots of calls so we are sure to fill your diary, quickly and locally. With lessons prices from £35 per hour you will earn a great wage if you put the hours in. Add to that job satisfaction and flexibility and you are on to a winner. Where you go next is up to you, the Green ADI badge can open lots of new career possibilities.
Call us for honest answers to your questions on how to become a driving instructor in Sheffield and what it is like to be one.
For your first step to a new career as a Self Employed Driving Instructor - contact SuperDriver!