How long does it take to Become a Driving Instructor?

Regardless of who you choose to train with, the time it takes to qualify and become a driving instructor is subject to the RSA’s examination schedules.

There are three parts to the ADI examination, a theory test, a driving test and a practical test of your ability to instruct.

Each part has to be taken consecutively, and each will carry with it a six week waiting period (sometimes longer).

Consequently, the exam process itself from start to finish is at least 18 weeks assuming there are no other delays.

This is why we recommend that the driving instructor training is carried out over a period of weeks on a part-time basis rather than intensively.

Our Ladybird driving instructor course has been tailored in such a way that it fits around the RSA’s exam schedule, and as well as minimising any ‘idle’ periods in training whilst waiting for a test date, the flexibility of our part-time course also allows students to manage their training around any other full or part-time commitments they have.

Bearing this in mind, it will inevitably take some months to fully qualify.

However once you have passed stage 1 and 2 you may apply for a trainee licence.

Although not essential, this would enable you to get up to six months part-time or full-time practical experience in preparation for the Part 3 exam.

How to become a driving instructor step-by-step guide

Below is a step-by-step guide on how to become a driving instructor with us from that all important first phone call to us, right the way through to becoming a qualified driving instructor and taking up your guaranteed position.

Down the left hand side is a series of buttons that will provide you with information about the job and the RSA qualifying ADI examination.

We’ve had ex Taxi, Tow Truck, Minibus drivers all come to us for guidance to become a driving instructor and all have become very successful instructors.