Become an Instructor

COURSE FEES: -

The cost of the course is currently £1,950-00. As we are a family run business we are able to offer this course at a substantial reduced cost than our competitors.
Payment for the course can be split into three equal payments of £650 and is payable on commencement of each part of the responding course.
Alternatively, we now offer a "PAY AS YOU GO" scheme. This enables you to pay for the training on a hour by hour basis. Please contact us for more details.
The fees quoted do not include the cost of the DVSA test fees which currently stand at:: -

  •  Part 1 £81-00
  •  Part 2 £111-00
  •  Part 3 £111-00
    • For more detailed information and an informal chat please contact us.

LEGAL REQUIREMENTS: -

Must of held a full driving licence for 4 out of the last 6 years: A foreign, automatic or provisional licence held after passing the driving test all count towards the 4
years.

Must not been disqualified from driving during the last 4 years: A clean licence is not essential, but you must not have had your licence taken away in the last four years.

Must be a fit and proper person: All convictions of any kind during the last 10 years will be taken into account, though minor motoring offences will not stop you from becoming a driving instructor.

ABOUT THE TESTS: -

Part 1 - Multiple choice 

Before the test starts you will be given instructions on how the test works. You can also choose to go through a practice session of the multiple choice questions to get used to the layout of the test. At the end of the practice session the real test will begin.

A question and four answer options will appear onscreen and you have to select the correct answer to the question by touching the screen or using the mouse. Some questions may require more than one answer. You can navigate between questions and ‘flag’ questions that you want to come back to later in the test. You will have 90 minutes to answer 100 questions that will be split into four bands which will be:

  • driving test, disabilities, law
  • publications, instructional techniques
  • car control, pedestrians, mechanical knowledge
  • road procedure, traffic signs and signals

The purpose of the banding is to ensure candidates have a comprehensive knowledge across the whole syllabus.

The pass mark for the multiple choice part of the theory test is 85% -that is 85 questions answered correctly. However, you must reach a minimum 80% (20 out of 25) in each of the four bands. It is therefore possible for you to get an overall mark of 85% or above but still fail the examination because you have not gained the minimum of 80% in one of the bands.

After the multiple choice part you can choose to have a break of up to three minutes before the hazard perception part starts.

Hazard perception

After the break you will then be shown a short tutorial video clip about how the hazard perception part works.

The hazard perception part is also delivered on a computer but you respond by clicking a button on the mouse. You will be presented with a series of 14 video clips which feature every day road scenes, in each clip there will be at least one developing hazard, but one of the clips will feature two developing hazards. To achieve a high score you will need to respond to the developing hazard during the early part of its development. The maximum you can score on each hazard is five. You will not be able to review your answers to the hazard perception test; as on the road, you will only have one chance to respond to the developing hazard.

The pass mark for the hazard perception part of the theory test is 57 out of 75.

Part 2

The eyesight test
You must be able to read in good daylight with the aid of glasses or contact lenses if worn, a motor vehicle registration mark containing letters and figures:

  • 79 millimetres in height and 50 millimetres wide at a distance of 26.5 metres
  • 79 millimetres in height and 57 millimetres wide at a distance of 27.5 metres

If you do not pass the eyesight test, you will not be allowed to take the driving ability element. The test will be marked as a fail and will count towards your three attempts.

Safety questions
As from the 10th August 2005 your examiner will ask you to describe how to perform a check on the condition and safety of three components of the vehicle and demonstrate an actual check on the condition of a further two components. The components will be chosen from the following list: tyres, steering, brakes, lights, reflectors, direction indicators, audible warning device and the liquids used in the braking system, steering system, engine or elsewhere in the vehicle as a coolant, lubricant, cleaner or otherwise.

Test of driving ability
This is an advanced driving test and a very high standard of competence is required. You must show that you have a thorough knowledge of the principles of good driving and road safety and that you can apply them. You must satisfy the examiner on all or any of the following subjects:

  • expert handling of the controls
  • use of correct road procedure
  • anticipation of the actions of other road users and the taking of appropriate action
  • sound judgement of distance, speed and timing
  • consideration for the convenience and safety of other road users

Results

You will be advised of the result shortly after the conclusion of the test and given a concise, oral de-brief by the examiner, along with a copy of the examiner's marking sheet. If you pass you will be given a letter confirming this, which is also the declaration you must complete before a certificate will be issued to you.

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