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Driving Instructor Training

Have you ever considered becoming a driving instructor?
We currently teach over 260 pupils every week how to drive and there is a big demand for new driving instructors to join the team here at 2nd2None driving school.
This can be a great fun and rewarding career and offers you the opportunity to be your own boss and work the hours you want to. Plus you can easily earn in excess of £500 per week and almost all of your costs after training are tax deductible. You will often get the use of a new dual controlled car and we can help you with arranging hire of such a vehicle through a third party at a very reasonable weekly cost.
To become a driving instructor you need to be at least 21 and held a full UK driving licence for 3.5 years. You are allowed no more than 5 points on your driving licence and your application will be subject to a satisfactory CRB check. 
Click her to be taken to the gov.uk website where you can apply for your CRB check.
Once you have passed the CRB check you can then apply to qualify as a driving instructor to the DVSA
Click here to apply to the DVSA
Once your application has been approved you are free to start your training.
There are three parts to the driving instructor training
  • Part 1 consists of a Driving Theory and Hazard perception Test. The test itself cost £83 but the training for the test we will help you with for free.

  • Part 2 is an ability of your driving and will last for approximately an hour, this will also include a test of your eyesight and vehicle safety questions. Part 2 costs £111 and training for part two will usuelly require around 10-12 hours of tuition. Our current rate for part 2 training is £30ph pay as you go.

  • Part 3, this is the hardest part of your training and this is where you will need to spend the majority of your training time. The part 3 will test your ability to instruct, this will cover such things as
  1. Core Competencies
  2. Instructional Techniques
  3. Instructor Characteristics
The examiner will test these by playing two different roles. 
The part 3 exam will cost you £111 and our training for part 3 will be £35ph pay as you go.
Part 1 you can have as many goes at as you like but we aim to get you through this test first time, parts 2 and 3 you are restricted to just 3 attempt at each part and if you do not pass either part you will have to wait until the end of two years from when you first applied to be able to start the process again.
So you can see its very important to make sure you choose the right instructor training provider so you get the very best possible chance of passing all three tests required to become a fully qualified driving instructor. 
We are a ORDIT registered training provider which means we have been approved by the DVSA to provide driving instructor training. Our head trainer is Mr Steve Ridley and Steve has over 30 years of training experience both with learner drivers and instructor trainees. 
You can do your instructor training local to your area, we will come to you for your training. You can also do your training around your current work commitments. All in car training will be on a one to one basis, so the instructors full attention is given to you and not shared with several other trainees as some of the other major training providers do.
Total costs for training expected to be in the £1700 price range for pay as you go customers. Discounts will be given for paying for your instructor training course up front. Please contact us for more details if this is something you would like to do.
We are currently looking for driving instructors in north Dorset, so Gillingham, Shaftesbury and Blandford Forum. In south Dorset, so places like Weymouth, Dorchester and Poole. We are also looking for additional driving instructors in north Somerset, Portishead, Clevedon, Weston, Bath and Bristol areas. If you are interested in training to become a fully qualified driving instructor then please contact us on 0333 7729642 or you can email me at james@2nd2nonedrivingschool.co.uk

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