for enquiring about our Instructor Training Course; we hope that you find
most of the answers to your questions within this site, however do not
hesitate to phone with any queries before committing
yourself to a course. We will be happy to answer any further questions
you may have.
We place great importance on the training
of all our instructors. We have one aim, that is to get you through first
time. Please remember however that we cannot get you through if you do
not give 100%.
Listed here are some of the questions you should be asking; not only yourself
but also to any other instructor establishments.
WHAT MAKES A GOOD INSTRUCTOR?
You must be:
Have you got all these qualities?
HOW DO I QUALIFY TO BECOME AN INSTRUCTOR?
You must hold a full British or Northern Ireland unrestricted car licence,
and not have been disqualified from driving in the last 4 years prior
to being entered into the register. All convictions including motoring
offences still in force will be taken into account.
To become an ADI instructor, there are three stages of qualification.
All three must be successfully completed before you are fully qualified.
• Part 1: The Theory Test, a computer based exam taken in a number
of centres across the UK.
• Part 2: The test of driving ability, a practical test of your
driving ability taken at our local test centre at Folkestone.
• Part 3: the test of instructional ability, a practical test of
your ability to instruct taken at our local test centre. You must pass
all parts within two years of taking the written test.
HOW DO I GO ABOUT APPLYING?
We will let you have all the relevant information once you decide to train
with us. We will supply the application forms and give you all the help
you will need to complete them. You are allowed three attempts at each
of the practical tests & if you do not pass you must wait 2 years
before you can retake, starting once again with the written exam. You
will have to pay a fee for each attempt at each part of the qualifying
exam. Details of the fees are as follows:
(Pt 1 = £90, Pt 2 = £111, and Pt 3 = £111. PDI Licence £140)
You will also have to pay for your certificate of registration once you
are qualified, the current charge for this is £300 every 4 years.
CAN I HAVE A TRAINEE LICENSE?
Yes, most of the larger driving schools make a very good living out of
using trainee instructors on a franchise basis. They charge you about
£260 a week and do not have to provide pupils for you! Sometimes
they won't tell you this until after you have paid them about £2800
for the privilege of their training ...... leaving a lot to be
WHAT HAPPENS WHEN I PASS?
You will have an idea before you start ADI training of how you want to
progress in the business. You may want to be your own boss and run your
own school, or work for a larger school to gain vital experience before
going it alone. We will give you all the help and support needed before
ADI COURSE FEES
To become a good driving instructor does not come cheaply; there is no
substitute for high class professional training. At Kingston we pride
ourselves on our very high (over 90%) pass record and we aim to keep it
that way. We charge a fee of £2500 for the complete course. Should
you fail part 2 or 3 of the course, we will prepare you for a re-test
at hourly rates.
METHOD OF PAYMENT
If you prefer, you may pay as you take each stage. You may also be eligible
to apply for a career development loan, you should be able to get further
information from your local employment office.
WHAT SHOULD I DO NEXT?
If you would like to have an informal chat about being a professional
driving instructor, all you need to do is telephone our office for an
appointment. We will be happy to go through every aspect for you. We only
take two trainees at a time, this gives maximum attention to you! Please
remember that there is no easy short cut to becoming an ADI.
Training for Part 1 will mostly be done from the comfort of your own home.
We will supply you with the necessary material for studying and will mark
your mock exams once you have complete each one.
For Part 2, training will be in a car
for one week (20 hours) where you will be put through your paces on all
aspects of driving. This will get you up to the very high standard that
is required to pass the test.
Part 3 training of your course will be held in Folkestone where you will
undergo methods of instruction training, in one of our car's. You will
be taught how to prepare and teach every lesson in the syllabus.
Training will take two weeks (40 hours). During that time you will also
be able to see fully qualified instructors in operation getting their
pupils ready for their driving test.
Contact us, or follow the link to our Booking
page where you'll find application forms you can enter online, or printable
ones to fax or post to us.