How to become a driving instructor in Aberdeen or Aberdeenshire. 

First locate an ORDIT registered instructor. Training can be as flexible as you need it to be and can be arranged around your present life commitments. To be a truly successful driving instructor you will need to be a few things, 1st a good communicator and then the drive to build a successful business, everything else that you will need comes with the training. Benefits that come from being a Driving Instructor in Aberdeenshire apart from the obvious financial gains you will receive, you will also be able to work around your current lifestyle getting the work-life balance we all strive for.

The process is be broken down into 4 steps:

Applying for your DVSA DBS check & to be added to the Driving Instructor Register. 

Part 1/ Theory test.

Part 2/ Practical driving.

Part 3/ Ability to instruct. 

First find an ORDIT registered instructor, they are fully trained and have been tested by the DVSA They are best placed to assist you with all aspects of your training.

Always ask the training establishment if they are ORDIT registered.

When you have received the DBS check, you can then apply to be added to the DVSA driving instructor register. This can be done online and the DVSA will then issue you with a reference number unique to you. This is referred to as your ADI Number. All tests are then booked via a log-in that the DSVA will give you.

Now you need to study and work hard with the theory and hazard perception test. The theory test is a 100 multiple choice questions and you have 1.5 hours to complete it. You must get at least 20 out of 25 in each section with an overall score of 85 out of 100. 

Following the theory test you will take the Hazard Perception test which is taken with 11 clips and you must click the mouse when a potential hazard appears. You need to pass both at the same time.

Once you have passed the part 1 test you can book and take the part 2 test which is a practical driving test on your ability to drive during which you will be tested on:

Safety checks, general driving abilities and Manoeuvres

You are only allowed to get a maximum of 6 driver faults, no serious or dangerous faults during the hour long test. You are only allowed 3 attempts at this test.

Finally and the most difficult test is part 3 the ability to instruct/coach test. During a 45 minute lesson, you will have a senior examiner sit in on one of your lessons and they will be looking for you to apply the 17 different core competences to ensure that you are capable of teaching at the highest and the correct level. Again you have 3 attempts at this test. If you choose to train with Streets Ahead Driver Training you will be fully supported through every step of this process.

Following on from this we are happy to guarantee a franchised position with Streets Ahead  Driver Training which is subject to the usual franchise rates which are very reasonable.

Please contact Toby Armishaw for any further help.