There's nothing like being your own boss.
As a fully qualified Driving Instructor, you'll have the freedom to work when and where you choose.
You'll get amazing job satisfaction - there's nothing quite like seeing your learner's face when they pass their driving test!
Firstly, you'll need to apply for a Criminal Record Check (CRB)
Once received, you'll be able to apply to become a Driving Instructor to the DVSA.
The first of the ADI examinations is a theory and hazard perception test - known as the ADI Part 1 - similar to the one you may have taken as a learner driver.
You'll need to pass both the multiple choice and hazard perception parts on the same attempt to pass your ADI Part 1 Examination.
You'll need to answer 20 out of 25 questions correctly in each of the 4 categories and obtain an overall score of at least 85 out of 100 questions.
To pass the hazard perception part, you'll need to score at least 57 points out of 75 available.
The second part of the ADI examinations is the Test Of Driving Ability - known as the ADI Part 2 - similar to the driving test you will have taken as a learner driver.
The test is usually around one hour long.
You'll be assessed on your general driving, your knowledge of the 'show me/tell me' questions, drive independently using a sat-nav and perform two reversing manoeuvres.
To pass the Part 2 Exam, you'll need to commit no more than 6 driving faults (formerly known as minor faults) and commit no serious or dangerous driving faults (formerly known as major faults).
The third and final step is the Examination of Instructional Ability - known as the ADI Part 3.
A DVSA Examiner will meet you at your local driving test centre and watch you perform a real, 45 minute driving lesson with a pupil of your choice.
On this exam, you'll be asked to carry out a client-centred driving lesson.
To pass, you need to achieve a minimum of 31 points across 17 competencies, that span the three key areas of a driving instructor's ability - Lesson Planning, Risk Management and Teaching & Learning Strategies.
Once the Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3 exams have been passed, you will now be fully qualified and can apply to the DVSA for an ADI licence (the green badge).
You then have the choice to trade as an independent Driving Instructor, or franchise with a driving school - where you pay them a weekly fee for a dual controlled car - and allow them to source new customers on your behalf.