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SDS driving instructor benefits

WE PROVIDE YOUR STUDENTS
WE PROVIDE ALL THE BRANDING AND MARKETING
YOU CAN EARN £800 PER WEEK OR MORE
YOU ARE YOUR OWN BOSS
YOU CHOOSE YOUR OWN HOURS

DRIVING INSTRUCTOR Training REQUIREMENTS

Before starting your driving instructor training, you must obtain a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) through the Driver & Vehicle Standards Agency’s (DVSA) contractor, Capita Recruitment Vetting Service (CRVS).

An applicant must pass three rigorous ADI tests before becoming a driving instructor. In the SDS Driving School’s driving instructor training course, you will be provided with all the material and knowledge you will need to pass these tests and become a driving instructor. 

You must have held a full licence for three years (a foreign or automatic licence can count towards the three years).

You must be able to read a vehicle number plate from a distance of 27.5m (90 feet).

Generally, penalty points on your licence (usually four) will not affect your application, and you will not be penalised for those already spent.

In the last four years, you cannot have been disqualified from driving.

Driving Instructor Training

Driving instructor training with SDS Driving School is as easy as…

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You’ll have 40 hours of local 1-to-1 driving instructor training with an SDS Driving School Trainer who is registered with the DVSA’s Official Register of Driving Instructor Trainers (ORDIT). Your training program will be designed around your personal circumstances and commitments, giving you the flexibility to continue earning while you train.

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As soon as you have qualified, you will have your choice of SDS franchise, you’ll be your own boss, you’ll be in charge of your own schedule and you will have access to marketing, branding and we’ll supply your pupils. You can expect to earn £800 per week or more depending on how many hours you decide to work.

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Your franchise investment can be made in a variety of ways: upfront, pay as you go, or one of our payment plans. Talk to use about your personal circumstances and we’ll find the right option for you.

ADI EXAMINATION Rates

ADI TEST PART ONE

£81

Our training covers the theory and hazard perception section of the ADI tests via in class training and reading materials.

The test is in two parts, theory and hazard perception.

There are 100 questions in the Theory test, divided into four sections over 90 minutes. In order to qualify, you must achieve at least 80% on each individual section in addition to an overall score of 85%.

In the hazard perception test, 14 video clips are shown over the course of 20 minutes. To be successful, you must score at least 57 points out of 75.

This test can be taken as many times as necessary. 

ADI TEST PART TWO

£111

We offer tailored training packages designed around your other work commitments. Our in-car recording system will be used for part two so that you can review your lessons at home.

An hour-long driving and eyesight test is conducted by a Driver & Vehicle Standards Agency Supervising Examiner. During the test, you will be required to demonstrate your ability to drive and maneuver the vehicle safely and under control. 

In order to pass, you must commit no more than six minor or one serious fault. 

This test can be taken up to three times.

ADI TEST PART THREE

£111​

Our flexible ADI training fits around your other work commitments, and our in-car recording system allows you to review your training at your convenience.

During the exam, the examiner will simulate the role of a learner driver and you’ll be evaluated on how well you identify and correct mistakes. 

This test can be taken up to three times.

CALLING ALL ADI’s & PDI’s

We welcome enquiries from current ADI’s and PDI’s looking for a fairer deal. SDS Driving School was founded by driving instructors like you, we know how to keep our franchises happy and we know how important a good work/life balance is. Contact us today to see what we can offer.

SDS DRIVING SCHOOLS Driving Instructor Training