Driving Instructor Training

At Kent Intenstive Driving School we have amazing instructors with decades of experience. As well as helping people to pass their practical driving test we also offer driving instructor courses to allow you to become a fully qualified approved driving instructor (ADI)!

Are you eligible?

  • Are you 21 or over?
  • Have you had a full car license for over 3 years?

If you answer yes to both of these then the chances are you are eligible to become an ADI. There is also a full eligibility checker available on gov.uk - Check if you can become a driving instructor.


To start your journey to becoming an ADI you will need to to complete a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check:

Get a criminal record check to become a driving instructor

Once you have gone through the DBS check and have your criminal record disclosure number then you are ready to become a driving instructor. You have six months from the DBS check being completed to apply and all the information for this is available on gov.uk:

Apply to become a driving instructor

We have worked with many driving instructors over the years and are more than happy to help with any questions at this stage.

What's next?

This is where Kent Intensive Driving School can help!

We will be able to help you through the 3 qualifying tests to become an ADI.

ADI Part 1

The theory test (£81), which comprises a multiple-choice part and a hazard perception part.

To help you prepare for this, we will be available to answer any questions you may have, and this will not attract any financial cost.

Approved driving instructor (ADI) part 1 test

Once passed, you will have two years to complete the whole process of becoming an ADI

ADI Part 2

The driving ability (£111), which is a 60-minute drive, with the ability to demonstrate several driving skills, including expert handling of the controls, use of correct road procedure, the anticipation of the actions of other road users, and then taking appropriate action, sound judgement of distance, speed and timing, consideration for the convenience and safety of other road users, driving in an environmental friendly manner.

You will drive in varying road and traffic conditions, including motorways or dual carriageways, where possible.

Approved driving instructor (ADI) part 2 test

To prepare you for this, we will provide 10 hours (5 x 2 hr tuition) at the cost of £40 p/h

ADI Part 3

The instructional ability test (£111)

To achieve this, you will need to evidence 40 hrs of in-car teaching and observational experience. This can be captured over a previous/rolling period of 6-month experience, including observing other ADI’s teaching.

Once fulfilled, you can then submit the application to book your Part 3 and apply to become a Trainee Driving Instructor (TDI -Pink Licence).

If you decide to take the TDI route, you will need to be sponsored by an ADI, which will allow you to commence teaching at a lower hourly rate but, within six months, deliver a further 20 hours of teaching.

Approved driving instructor (ADI) part 3 test

To prepare you for this, we will provide a combination of in-car and observational hours at the cost of £40 p/hr

Contact Us

We are happy to help out with any questions or advice during your ADI process.

You can contact us on 08000 612026 or please submit the form below and we will get back to you as soon as we can.


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