Revision and practice
You can use books and software to revise for the theory test.
The questions in the theory test are based on:
- The Highway Code
- Know your traffic signs
- Driving - the essential skills
- the official theory test for approved driving instructors pack
- the Driving Instructor’s Handbook
Study these to learn the rules and skills you’ll be tested on.
You can buy them online or from most high street bookshops.
Hazard perception test
Buy the official guide to hazard perception for your PC or Mac to learn hazard perception skills and then test them.
You can buy it online or from most high street bookshops.
Step 1 Check if you can become an instructor
Step 2 Apply to become a driving instructor
Step 3 Get a trainer
Get a registered trainer to help you prepare for the 3 qualifying tests.
Step 4 Take the theory test (ADI part 1)
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- Find a theory test centre
- Book your test £81
Once you've passed the theory test, you must pass the other parts of the test within 2 years or you'll have to start the whole process again.
Step 5 Take the driving ability test (ADI part 2)
Step 6 Get practice teaching
Step 7 Take the instructional ability test (ADI part 3)
Step 8 Register and start working as an instructor
Once you've passed the tests you must register within 12 months.
When you have your certificate you can start charging for lessons. You can either:
- join a driving school
- set up your own business
You'll have at least one standards check every 4 years. You also need to renew your registration and get a new DBS check every 4 years.