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Kudos Driver Instructor Training

Driving Instructor Training can be a potential minefield if you do not know someone in the industry that can help guide you along the right path. Here at Kudos Driving Instructor Training Essex, we will guide you through the best route for you and will help you dodge those expensive mistakes.

At Kudos, we believe that anyone can qualify to be a driving instructor, but the question remains, is it really the best option for you? This is why we offer no nonsense advice on what it is like to be an instructor on a day to day basis, and why we explain how much you can earn as an instructor without all the flashing lights, whistles and bells to distract you from what could be your next career.

The Route To Becoming a Driving Instructor

The Route To Becoming a Driving Instructor

The usual route to becoming a driving instructor starts with answering some basic questions,

  1. Are you over the age of 21?
  2. Do you hold a full driving licence for the category you wish to teach? e.g. (B =Car)
  3. Do you have any motoring convictions?
  4. Do you have any other types of convictions?

You must be over the age of 21 and must have held a B category licence for a minimum of 3 years to be able to apply to become a driving instructor. You may also be stopped from applying if you have been convicted of some motoring offences or criminal offences.

The type of car you hold a licence for will determine if you can apply to be an instructor for automatic only or both manual and automatic cars. If you hold an automatic licence you will only be able to instruct in an automatic car but if you hold a manual licence you can instruct in either.

Let's presume that you have answered all the questions positively you can now move onto the next stage, which is,

  • Applying for a criminal records check for a driving instructor
  • Apply to the Driving Standards Agency to become a driving instructor
  • Take and pass 3 qualifying tests
  • Then apply for your 1st Approved Driving Instructor licence/badge

To get a records check completed you must apply to a company called TMG. Your KUDOS trainer will walk you through this. Applying to go onto the Driving Instructor register is obtained through the DVSA and again your KUDOS driving instructor will help you with this. 

With a wealth of experience in the industry we can help you through the 3 Driver & Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) tests and we guarantee you will find work with good reputable company, or help set yourself up as an independent driving instructor. Our staff not only have many years in teaching and training but also know the business side of the driving instructor industry and this is why we will be there for the rest of your career, to give advice even after you pass as a fully qualified Approved Driving Instructor (ADI).