We understand that it’s a scary thought to change your career path, start something completely new or simply pursue a passion.

Why become a driving instructor?

Although training to become a driving instructor was known to be particularly difficult in the past, training with ITO is different to traditional driving schools, with our course designed to make achieving your goal a lot easier. There are a lot of benefits to becoming a driving instructor:
  • Flexible working hours
  • Job security
  • Becoming your own boss
  • Earning more money
  • Working with a variety of people

Can anyone become a driving instructor?

It’s important to have the right attitude and skill set to become a great driving instructor. These include:

  • Being calm and patient
  • Being personable
  • Good organisation and time management
  • Willingness to work hard and encourage others
  • Remaining professional and friendly

Sounds like the right job for you? At ITO, we can help you make this all possible. Our instructor training course offers you:

  • Cost-effective learning
  • Access to courses via any device
  • Flexible study schedules that work around you
  • No franchise agreement to sign up to
  • No classroom sessions
  • Continued mentoring support
  • Work at your own pace with no long training periods
  • Study from the comfort of your own home
  • A guaranteed place at a national driving school upon completion

How long does it take to become a driving instructor?

This all comes down to you – your time management, determination, lifestyle and other commitments. It can take between 3 to 12 months but on average, the majority of students train and qualify within 9 to 12 months. Be honest with yourself about how much time you can commit to the course, to get a realistic completion date.

What is the quickest way of becoming a driving instructor?

An intensive course is the quickest way to get on the road. Aim to pass your ADI (Approved Driving Instructor) part 1 and 2 tests as soon as possible, so you can begin your 40 hours of training for part 3. Once you’ve passed all 3 parts, you can begin giving paid instruction on a trainee licence — this is issued by the DVSA, which you’ll need to apply for. For more information about how to become a driving instructor, view our courses.

How much does it cost to become a driving instructor?

This can vary from £1,000 to £4,000. Cheaper courses usually involve you signing a 12-month franchise contract, but they may cost you more in the long run. ITO offer a variety of packages to suit you, without a sign-up franchise agreement. Take a look to find out more.

Eager to get started?

With the ITO, becoming a driving instructor is as easy as ‘mirrors, signal, manoeuvre’. If you have any questions or need any more information then please contact us today, or check out our FAQS.