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Hundreds of people have taken control of their own earning potential by training to become Approved Driving Instructors (ADIs) with Caledonian. Get in touch today for more information, or to arrange an interview.

If you care about road safety and have the ambition to run your own business, becoming a driving instructor could be the career choice for you. Caledonian LDT offers driving instructor training in locations all across the UK. It’s a hugely rewarding profession if a little understood at times: our challenge and responsibility is preparing tomorrow’s drivers for a life on the road and figuring out how to instil the correct attitudes and beliefs that will help keep everyone safe. It’s much more than just parallel parking.

We’ll guide you through the training process at your own pace and, once you qualify, will make sure you have all the tools you need to get your new business up and running.

A full-time, well-trained, Caledonian LDT driving instructor can earn in the region of £875 a week, based on 35 hours of lessons. Once you subtract your costs (car, fuel, franchise costs, insurance, and marketing costs) what’s left is your profit.

You’ll need to work out your figures and form a business plan, and we can help. The busiest ADIs are the ones who take their own development seriously, and with Caledonian committed to continual professional development of all our ADIs, you can be sure you’re joining the right team. Get in touch today, to arrange a coffee and a chat with Stewart or your closest Regional Partner.

As a Caledonian Provisional Driving Instructor (PDI), you could receive unlimited training hours for Parts 2 and 3. The course should take around 6 months to complete, and we are currently offering some great discounts for full pre-payment, as well as various options to pay in affordable instalments.

Caledonian LDT has achieved ORDIT accreditation from the DVSA, meaning you can be assured of quality training from recognised industry professionals.

Watch a short video interview with Caledonian ADI Duncan Adams.

The Three Parts

Part One – Driving theory and hazard perception

Part one is a 100 multiple choice question test on various subjects including The Highway Code, traffic signs and signals, car control, basic mechanical questions, instructional techniques, the law, teaching people with disabilities and questions on the driving test. There is also a hazard perception test which is conducted at this time following a short break. This is a series of video clips where you have to recognise various hazards which are developing. The test is available in Theory Test Centres throughout the UK.

Part Two – Your driving ability

Part two is a one hour practical test of your driving skills. It is a benchmark for what you will teach later. A commentary is not required, just good, safe and systematic driving. You will also demonstrate various manoeuvres – all the ones you will later teach to a pupil. The main difference between your Part 2 test and a pupil’s driving test is that you will be expected to perform to a higher level – a maximum of six minor errors. Our qualified, experienced trainers will lead you through the full DSA syllabus, and by the end of this section of our training course you will feel confident in taking the test.

Part Three – Your ability to teach

Part three is a 1 hour practical test of your teaching skills. The examiner plays the role of a pupil and marks you on how you teach a particular topic. There will be two topics within the hour; one will require you to teach a beginner or partly trained pupil, and the other a pupil at a more advanced stage – either within a couple of weeks of a driving test or a qualified driver undertaking a driver development course. Our experienced trainers will teach and guide you through all the competencies which you’ll be required to show on the test. Above all, the examiner is looking for you to come across as friendly, patient, knowledgeable and understanding whilst achieving your aims within the lesson.

Note that to be accepted on to the register of DVSA Approved (and trainee) Driving Instructors, you must meet the “fit and proper” person criteria.

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