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DVSA Driving Instructor Training

A stand alone course covering Parts 1,2,3 of the Approved Driving Instructor qualifying exams

Tri-Coaching Partnership


£600 inc VAT
Or £50.00/mo. for 12 months...
Study method
Distance learning, self-paced
9 months
No formal qualification
Additional info
  • Exam(s) / assessment(s) not included in price, and must be purchased separately
  • Tutor is available to students

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Buy our driving instructor training course with a step by step guide to follow and, each week, build your knowledge and skills towards becoming a driving instructor. Benefit from easy to follow video instructions & resource materials.

Because it is simply the best method you can find and it puts you in control of your training and your budget. The cost of the full course starts from as little as £600 including the necessary supporting books and online resources.
The course is a stand-alone course, but we have over 300 trainers nationwide using our product and that means you can find support for your training anywhere in the country. It is that simple to become a driving instructor that, following our tried and tested methods, you can train yourself, saving you hundreds of pounds but if you feel you need support than our local trainers will give you all the support you need.
As a National Award-Winning company for being the best professional support training provider in 2019 you know you are in safe hands to start off with. If you haven't downloaded our Guide to Becoming a Driving Instructor, you should do so now.
You may already have tried to become a driving instructor and failed using someone else's product so let us rescue you with our Part 3 only product. When you buy this product you will immediately recognise what you were missing. If you need support just ask and we will guide you to success.

Course media


There are thirteen modules in the TCIT product. Twelve modules prepare you to become a driving instructor and Module 13 focuses on preparing you to pass the Part 3 test. Each of modules 1 to 12 contain one in-car session and Module 13 consists of 5 in-car sessions.

If you are working through the course on your own, you will be your own Trainer and self-evaluate the progress you are making. Evaluating your own progress and recognising your strengths, limitations and development needs is key to being self-aware. This means you can set your own goals knowing exactly what it is you need to do in order to improve your driving skills and driving instructional techniques. The in-car sessions focus on your driving technique and help you develop this to beyond a DVSA Part 2 driving standard; your commentary driving skills; and your driving instructional techniques, so that you understand all about lesson planning, levels of instruction, core competencies and feedback.

If you are working alongside a trainer, they will help you track and monitor your progress through the course, completing an evaluation form after each in-car session, thus triggering the next online materials.

Our *Webinars and videos within the Driving Instructor Training (TCIT) course contain valuable information that cover a whole range of topics:

Communication and Feedback
We look at different learning styles and how to build rapport; different questioning techniques and the importance of asking effective questions; the use of feedback for personal development, and for the development of the student driver; different feedback techniques, such as eliciting feedback and the use of scaling. The overall focus is on client-centred learning techniques with a look at the theory and research that underpins and validates this approach.

Coaching Conversations and Goals for Driver Education
We focus on how to hold a coaching conversation in order to address the higher levels of the Goals for Driver Education (GDE) and how to develop thinking drivers. We use the GROW model to structure coaching conversations and essential coaching skills of Questions, Listening, Feedback, Rapport and Intuition. The GDE framework sets out everything a driver needs to know and do in order to drive the car safely. It shows how the personality of the driver and the context of the journey impact on the choices and decisions the driver makes when dealing with traffic situations and controlling the vehicle.

DVSA National Standards
We look at the DVSA National Standards and show how they underpin the way we teach people to drive and the knowledge and information a driving instructor needs. The standards have a focus on client-centred learning and the new Standards Check that every driving instructor has to complete, assesses that the ADI is giving value for money and ensuring learning is taking place. Many driving instructors find the National Standards confusing and complicated. We help bring a dull topic to life and aim to leave you with a clear picture of what you need to know and do in order to address the standards and be an effective and successful driving instructor.

Driving Instructor Training (TCIT) - Cost
TCIT costs £600 (including VAT). This is payable in 3 x monthly instalments of £200. We will contact you to determine whether you are working through the package on your own or alongside a trainer. If you decide to train on your own, you will still be able to have training with a trainer at a charge.

NOTE: The TCIT course is delivered to you via emails. The emails will contain links to pre-recorded power point presentations with voice over (webinars) and MPEG 4 Video, as well as PDF documents. You will be able to save all the emails in a folder on your computer entitled 'TCIT' so that you can easily locate the link that you need to take you to the relevant webinar or video. The webinars and videos are not downloadable and can only be accessed online. The TCIT course takes around three months to complete.

Who is this course for?

Tri-Coaching Driving Instructor Training Course allows you to train to be a driving instructor from the comfort of your own home; or work alongside a trainer. You will receive regular communications from us containing a wealth of information about how to develop the knowledge and skills necessary to become a DVSA Approved Driving Instructor on the DVSA Register of ADIs.

With links in the emails to videos, webinars and articles, as well as our TCIT Course Book with TCIT Record of Progress plus a resource pack of publications and access to Part 1 preparation materials, you will have everything you need to train to be a driving instructor and pass the Parts 1, 2 and 3 of the qualifying examination with confidence and ease.

The resource pack contains:

Driving - the Essential skills

The Highway Code

Know your Traffic Signs

The Driving Instructor's Handbook

Practical Teaching Skills

DVSA National Training Standard

DVSA National Driving Syllabus

Car & Diagram Set

When you buy the product we will contact you to find out if you intend training on your own or will be working with a trainer.

You might find this course works well on its own if:

  • You are returning to the ADI profession
  • You need to re-qualify as an Approved Driving Instructor
  • You have a background in teaching or training
  • You have previously taken an ADI training course without completing the DVSA qualification process
  • You are very happy studying and learning on your own


Legal requirements

To accompany a learner driver, you must:

  • be 21 or over
  • be qualified to drive the same category of vehicle you’re supervising them in
  • have had a full licence for that category for at least 3 years

To legally charge anyone money (or monies worth) for driving instruction in a car, you must either:

  • be on the ADI register
  • have a trainee driving instructor licence

The ADI Registrar protects the image of the register and maintains the public’s confidence in the ADI industry. The ADI Registrar makes the assessment, on whether you are a ‘fit and proper’ person to be an ADI.

Career path

As a fully independent training company we are best placed to guide your career forward if you want to become a driving instructor. You can choose from creating your own business; working with a local driving school or taking out a franchise from one of the big national driving schools. You are in control of your own future and have the possibility of gross earnings being more than £50,000

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gerald asked:

how much do exams and assements cost.


Hi Exam costs Part 1:Theory Test £81 Part 2 : Driving Test £111 Part 3 : Practical Instruction Test £111

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Terrence asked:

Hi ,I'm actually a driving instructor in my country Seychelles is it possible to purchase the course



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Michael asked:

Will this course allow me to become a driving instructor.


Yes if you would like a no obligation conversation please contact us for a presentation

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