Are you looking for a career and would like a job that is profitable and rewarding? Would you like to meet new people everyday and be your own boss? Have you considered training to become a driving instructor in Clacton, Colchester or Harwich?
There is an ever increasing demand for driving instructors in Clacton, Colchester and Harwich and driver training is a life skill. Once you become a driving instructor you will be able to work as many, or as few, hours as you like for as long as you like.
Basic requirements for becoming a driving instructor
In order to become a driving instructor you must:
- Hold a full British or Northern Ireland unrestricted car driving licence
- Have held your full licence for 4 out of the last six years prior to entering the register after qualifying
- Not have been disqualified from driving at any time within the 4 years prior to being entered on to the register
- Be a fit and proper person to have your name entered on the register
- Pass the register qualifying tests
How do I train to become a driving instructor with Nipper’s School of Motoring?
When you train to become a driving instructor you need to pass three parts to become a fully qualified driving instructor. These are known as Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3.
Nipper’s School of Motoring provides 1st class driving instructor training in Clacton, Colchester and Harwich for all three parts of the qualification process. And that’s not all. After becoming a driving instructor, you have the opportunity to be your own boss and drive for Nipper’s School of Motoring teaching pupils to drive in Clacton, Colchester or Harwich.
To train to become a driving instructor with Nipper’s School of Motoring, or for additional information, please Contact Us.
Our course fees to train to become a driving instructor in Clacton, Colchester or Harwich
Part 1: Online Theory Training.
£20.00 We would recommend Driving Theory 4 all, for all aspects of theory training.
Part 2: Driver Instructor Training
£35.00 per hour This part of the driving instructor training is all about brushing up your existing driving skills. The number of hours required varies widely from trainee to trainee.
Whatever your current standard of driving, our patient driving instructors will give you all the driving instructor tuition you require for success.
Part 3: Driving Instructor Training
£35.00 per hour This part of the driving instructor training will probably be different to anything you have done before – it is not easy so don’t expect instant results!
You will be taught to instruct pupils of all levels of ability and to modify your approach to suit individual pupils’ personalities.
- All driving instructor tuition is on a one-to-one basis
- A trainee licence lasts for 6 months (extensions may be available depending on circumstances).
- An ADI licence lasts for 4 years but then has to be renewed by sending the required fee of £300.00 to the DVSA
- You will receive “check tests” while working as a driving instructor. These are to ensure your tuition is still to the grade required by the DVSA
For more information about our driving instructor training, or if you want yo train to become a driving instructor with Nipper’s School of Motoring, please Contact Us.
Drive with Nipper’s School of Motoring once you’ve become a driving instructor
We operate a friendly and successful driving school business in the Clacton, Colchester and Harwich areas where no two days are ever the same. If you become a driving instructor with Nipper’s School of Motoring and drive with us, you will meet a variety of people from different backgrounds and with different levels of driving experience.
We offer very competitive franchise rates and you can work as much or as little as you like depending on how much you want to earn as a driving instructor.
You will be your own boss, but we will always be there to provide new pupils and to give you as much help as you need.
Working hours as a driving instructor
Working hours are as flexible as you like to make them – perhaps you would prefer early starts and early finishes? If so, why not specialise in giving lessons to pupils before they start work in the mornings?
If you’re not a morning person then college students could be an ideal target market for you.
Your pupils want to learn to drive for freedom and independence.
There is no greater reward than watching a pupil who you have taught return from their driving test with a pass certificate in their hand!
Nipper’s School of Motoring Franchise
As a driving instructor, fuel and possibly mobile phone call costs will be your only regular weekly business expenses.
We can either provide you with a vehicle and pay for its regular servicing or you can provide your own vehicle.
If we provide the vehicle you will however be responsible for paying for consumables, such as light bulbs and tyres.
We also provide new pupils as and when you need them at no extra charge.
Our franchise fees are extremely competitive and our terms are equally flexible.
For more information about driving with us after you become a driving instructor, please Contact Us.
More about the driving instructor training and what it takes to become a driving instructor
Part 1 – Theory Multiple Choice Questions and Hazard Perception Test
You can attempt the Part 1 test any number of times.
The driving theory part of the test is computer based (touch screen) and is made up of 100 multiple choice questions.
The hazard perception part of the test is also computer based and consists of 14 individual video clips in which you must react to developing hazards.
The DVSA has theory test centres all over the country so finding one close to where you live should not be difficult. There are local theory test centres in Ipswich and Chelmsford.
Multiple Choice Questions
The questions are broken down into 4 main subject areas:
- Road Procedure
- Traffic signs and signals; Car control; Pedestrians; Mechanical knowledge
- Driving Test; Disabilities; Law
- Publications; Instructional techniques
Each subject area will contain 25 questions.
To pass you must have a score of 80% or above in each band and achieve an overall pass mark of 85%.
Hazard Perception Test
This is the second part of the theory test and consists of 14 individual video clips, 13 clips contain 1 major developing hazard and 1 clip contains 2 major developing hazards.
This part of the test is to assess your ability to see the hazardous situations and your response to these. You identify the developing hazards by clicking the mouse, the quicker you respond the higher the mark.
You must receive a pass mark of 57 or above out of a possible 75.
Please note: You need to pass both parts of the theory test to obtain an overall pass for the Part 1 test. You will receive your results at the end of the tests.
You can study for your Theory Test online at Driving Theory 4 All.
More information about the ADI Part 1 Theory Test.
Part 2 – The Advanced Driving Test
You are only allowed a maximum of 3 attempts at this test.
The driving test takes approximately 60 minutes including an eyesight test (you must be able to read a number plate at a distance of 27.5m).
You will also be asked the safety questions called “Show Me, Tell Me”.
You will be asked 5 questions, 3 of which will be “Tell Me” and 2 of which will be “Show Me”.
You will be tested on your general drive and 5 manoeuvres:
- Left Reverse
- Turn In The Road
- Right Reverse
- Reverse Park
- Emergency Stop
The test will also include driving on a motorway or an “A” road if a motorway is unavailable.
You cannot accumulate more than 6 minor mistakes, e.g. not checking your mirrors before changing speed, to achieve a pass. You will receive your result at the end of the test.
After passing part 2 you can either move straight onto Part 3 or choose to take the option of a trainee licence which will allow you to teach before passing your Part 3 test.
More information about the ADI Part 2 Advanced Driving Test.
Part 3 – The Instructional Ability Test
As with Part 2, you are only allowed a maximum of 3 attempts at this test.
This test lasts for 60 minutes and is broken into 2 phases.
In the first phase the examiner acts the part of a “pupil” who will either be just starting to drive or a novice and you will be expected to teach this “pupil” a specific topic (e.g. Left reverse) to the standard required.
In the second phase the examiner plays a “pupil” who is nearing test standard but has a few “faults” in a specific area (e.g. Dealing with junctions). You will be expected to give the appropriate driving instructor tuition to correct these “faults”.
Both phase 1 and 2 of this test have to be passed in order to achieve a pass mark for Part 3. Your results will be given to you at the end of the test.
Please note:- The length of time to complete all 3 stages depends on the DVSA test waiting times, but once Part 1 is completed you must qualify within a 2 year period or you will have to start again with Parts 1 and 2.
More information about the ADI Part 3 Instructional Ability Test.
For additional information please Contact Us.