Make £1000+ per Week as a Driving Instructor

Train to be a Driving Instructor and Make £1000+ per week!

You MUST BE an Approved Driving Instructor (ADI) if you want to charge people for driving lessons.

When you become a Qualified Driving Instructor with our school WE GUARANTEE you a job where you can make £1000+ per week!!

As Lawrences Driving School Franchised Instructor you will be paid a premium hourly rate averaging £35 to £40 per hour.

Do the math… Just delivering 30 hours of lessons per week means you turnover over £1000!!

We offer a proven and effective instructor training course where you can pay as you go and with first-class support and mentorship from us.

Why Lawrences Driving School?

Lawrence’s Driving School has delivered first-class premium driving lessons for over 15 years.

We know the true value of quality instruction and how to attract the right pupils for our instructors.

We will ensure you are trained to be a confident, knowledgable, professional and reliable instructor worthy of the tops rates in the area.

We will support and mentor you throughout your Pay-as-you-go training and even offer you a 6 month trainees position so you can earn even faster.

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Training and being a Driving Instructor doesn’t suit everyone. Apart from needing the right temperament and personality, the minimum requirements are;

Hold a British or Northern Ireland Driving Licence

Held you licence for 4 out of the last 6 years from passing your final exam

Have no more than 6 penalty points on your licence

Be able to read a number plate at 20.5 meters (90ft)

Be of good character. Allow the DVSA to perform a Criminal Records Check (CRB) on you.


The Steps to become an Approved Driving Instructor (ADI) are summarised here;

Check to see if you can become an Approved Driving Instructor.

Apply for Criminal Record Check (CRB) for driving instructors.

Submit your application to the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) to start the ADI qualifying process.

Pass the first two qualifying Tests; Theory and Driving.

Consider 6 months as a Trainee for extra practice (optional).

Pass the final test of instructional ability.

Apply for your ADI Badge and start your new career.

The Tests

There are 3 tests you must pass before qualifying as an ADI. These are;


  • The Theory Test
  • The Driving Test
  • The Test of Instructional Ability

Part 1: The Theory Test

You can have UNLIMITED attempts at this test.

>> Section 1 – The Theory

This is 100 Questions of Multiple Choice.

There are 4 question bands and you must score a minimum of 80% per band and an overall score of 85% from all 4 bands.

Band 1

  • Road Procedure

Band 2

  • Traffic Signals and Signs
  • Pedestrian Safety
  • Car Controls
  • Basic Mechanical Knowledge

Band 3

  • The Law
  • The Practical Driving Test
  • Disabilities

Band 4

  • Instructional Techniques
  • Publications

>> Section 2 – Hazard Perception

This is a test of hazard awareness and speed to recognise and react to hazards. It consists of 14 videos. 1 video has 2 hazards whilst the others have 1 hazard.

A hazard is considered anything that may make you change speed or direction. You are scored on how fast you see the hazard on a scale of 5 to 0. You must score 57 from an available 75 points.


Overall you must pass both sections in the same sitting.


The Training: We will provide you with the best materials to help you pass this first test. This includes; Videos, Apps, Books and 1 to 1 training if required.

Test locations are Peterborough, Milton Keynes, Cambridge, Luton and Northampton.

Part Two: The Driving Test

You are limited to only 3 attempts on the ADI Part 2 exam. If you fail 3 times, you will have to wait two years from the date you passed ADI part 1 exam before starting from the beginning again. You will then have to retake and pass Part 1 again.

The driving test lasts 1 hour. This is an Advanced Driving Test where you can not get more than 6 Driving Faults.

The test can be taken in our training car if necessary.

The Training: A minimum of 10 hours of training in Advanced Driving taken over 5 two hour sessions.

Locations: The test can be taken in Northampton, Bletchly or Luton.

Part 3: The Instructional Ability Test

You are limited to 3 attempts for ADI Part 3. If you fail 3 times, you will have to wait 2 years from the date you passed your ADI Part 1 before you can begin again. You will then have to retake ADI Part 1, 2 and 3 again.

This is a 1-hour test where you will teach a real pupil whilst being observed by a Senior Examiner.

The Training: Between 35 and 45 Hours of Training along with private practice.

Locations: You can take this test in Northampton, Luton, Kettering or Bletchly.

Training Costs

We offer a Pay-As-You-Go Solution to your Driving Instructor Training.

Starter: Administration, Books, Publications all online Training – £300

Part One: Theory Training – Covered with Starter fee.

Part Two: Driving Training – 6 Hours in-car 1 to 1 plus Online Training – £300

Part Three: Instructional Training – 30 Hours in-car 1 to 1 plus Online Training – £1500


Part 1 Test of Theory: £81.00

Part 2 Test of Driving Ability: £111.00

Part 3 Test of Instructional Ability: 111.00

DBS Check: £8.22

Trainee Licence (optional): £140

When all tests pass £300 (every 4 years) to register as an ADI


If you pass all the tests the first time and do not want any extra training then the total cost of the course will be £2403 (test fees included).

Then… £300 to register as an ADI

Remember: You pay as you go. This is not required all at once.

Trainee Option

The great thing about the Trainee Option is that after you have passed the first two tests (Theory and Driving) you can teach for 6 months and get paid on a Trainee Licence (pink badge).

This means you can earn while you learn the job.

There are some rules for this as follows;

  • You have already done at least 40 hours of training for the part 3 test (10 at least in-car) (recorded on ADI21T Form).
  • You must have a further 20 hours of Training for Part 3.



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