You can apply for a trainee driving instructor licence after you pass the approved driving instructor (ADI) part 2 test.
A trainee licence:
- helps you get experience instructing pupils to drive so you can prepare for the ADI part 3 test
- lasts for 6 months
You can charge for lessons to cover the cost of things like your insurance and vehicle costs.
Who can apply
You can apply for a trainee licence if you:
- have passed your ADI part 1 test in the last 2 years
- have passed the ADI part 2 test
- have had at least 40 hours of training from a qualified ADI in providing driving instruction (at least 10 of which were done in a car), recorded on the ADI 21T declaration form
- are eligible to take the ADI part 3 test
Being refused a trainee licence
You can appeal to the General Regulatory Chamber if you’re refused a trainee licence.
The rules and process for getting a trainee licence are different in Northern Ireland.