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The Road to Teaching: Becoming a Driving Instructor

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4 hours · Self-paced
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10 CPD hours / points
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  • Certificate of Completion (Hard Copy) - £9.99
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Do you dream of becoming a confident and knowledgeable driving instructor? Are you ready to take the wheel and embark on The Road to Teaching? Our comprehensive Becoming a Driving Instructor course equips you with the essential knowledge, from mastering communication skills to handling diverse clients. Explore the art of structured training, conquer ADI exams, and navigate the intricacies of teaching different driving scenarios. Enrol today and unlock a world of possibilities in the realm of driving instruction.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Develop a deep understanding of effective communication skills and adaptability when working with new clients.
  • Gain a comprehensive knowledge of structured driver training techniques and the ability to implement them in various scenarios.
  • Acquire the necessary expertise to navigate the ADI exams successfully and confidently.
  • Master the art of teaching diverse learners, including those with disabilities and impairments.
  • Learn to instruct and handle large vehicles with precision and confidence.
  • Develop strong assessment skills to evaluate and provide feedback on driving performance accurately.


10 CPD hours / points
Accredited by CPD Quality Standards

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Welcome to "The Road to Teaching: Becoming a Driving Instructor," an empowering and comprehensive course designed to equip you with the skills and knowledge needed to excel in the world of driving instruction. Through a series of carefully crafted modules, you will embark on a transformative journey, delving into the core aspects of becoming a successful driving instructor.

This comprehensive course begins by focusing on the vital foundation of effective communication skills and understanding how to establish rapport with new clients. You will explore various techniques to adapt your teaching style to different learning preferences, ensuring a tailored approach for each individual. Next, you will dive into the art of structured driver training, discovering proven methodologies to guide your students towards becoming confident and responsible drivers. From developing lesson plans to implementing effective teaching strategies, you will learn how to create a supportive and engaging learning environment.

Preparing for the ADI exams becomes a breeze as you gain a comprehensive understanding of the examination process and learn valuable tips and strategies to maximise your chances of success. This course also provides valuable insights into teaching individuals with disabilities and impairments, ensuring inclusivity and adaptability in your instructional approach. Additionally, you will develop expertise in handling large vehicles, expanding your teaching capability to cater to diverse driving scenarios.

Finally, you will refine your assessment skills, learning how to evaluate driving performance accurately and provide constructive feedback to help your students improve their skills.

Join this course today and unlock a world of opportunities in the realm of driving instruction. Enrol right now!

Course Curriculum:

  • Module 01: The Driving Instructor
  • Module 02: Structured Driver Training
  • Module 03: The ADI Exams
  • Module 04: Communication Skills and Dealing with New Client
  • Module 05: Learning to Drive
  • Module 06: Driving Large Vehicles
  • Module 07: Assessment Items
  • Module 08: Disabilities and Impairments

Who is this course for?

This Driving Instructor course is ideal for:

  • Individuals aspiring to become confident and knowledgeable driving instructors.
  • Existing driving instructors looking to enhance their teaching skills.
  • Anyone interested in teaching diverse learners, including those with disabilities.
  • Professionals seeking to expand their expertise in driving large vehicles.

Career path

Some of the career paths related to this field are:

  • Trainee driving instructor: £18,000 - £25,000 per year.
  • Qualified driving instructor: £25,000 - £30,000 per year.
  • Experienced driving instructor: £30,000 - £40,000 per year.
  • Specialised driving instructor: £35,000 - £45,000 per year.
  • Driving instructor trainer: £40,000 - £50,000 per year.
  • Driving school owner: £40,000 - £70,000+ per year.

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Certificate of Completion (PDF)

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Certificate of Completion (Hard Copy)

Hard copy certificate - £9.99

Note: Delivery of hardcopy certificate is free within the United Kingdom. However, to obtain a hardcopy certificate, international students have to pay £19.99 for the shipment to their designated address.


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