Driving Lessons

Recent surveys indicate that nine in ten learners who passed both theory and practical driving tests the first time were taught by a driving instructor.

So why not get in touch about starting now!

If you are paying someone to teach you to drive, they must be approved and registered with the Driver & Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA).

Only a registered approved driving instructor (ADI) can charge money for teaching you to drive. A fully qualified approved driving instructor (ADI) must display a green certificate on the windscreen of the car while teaching you.

Some trainee driving instructors are granted a licence so they can gain experience before their qualifying examination. In this case, the trainee driving instructor must display a pink certificate on the windscreen.

The DVSA are responsible for maintaining and checking the standards of all approved driving instructors (ADI), who to qualify must have held a full driving licence for at least four years.

  • Pass the ‘Instructor Theory Test’ designed specifically to check the instructor is up to the highest standards.
  • Be officially registered with the Driver & Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA).
  • Pass an ‘Instructor Driving Test’ designed specifically to check the instructor is up to the highest standards.
  • Display an ADI identification certificate on the windscreen of the tuition vehicle.
  • Maintain a high standard of tuition. Standards by the ADI are regularly checked by a DVSA supervising examiner.

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You should take advice from your Approved Driving Instructor (ADI) on:

  • All aspects of driving
  • What books to read
  • When to take your test
  • How to practice