Driving Instructor Training

Driving Instructor Training in Nottingham

50 hours of training with a local ORDIT registered trainer.

Are you looking for professional, comprehensive, ORDIT accredited Driving Instructor Training in Nottingham or surrounding areas?

Being a Driving Instructor can be a highly rewarding career choice. The feeling you get when a Pupil passes their Driving Test is one of immense pride, knowing that you helped them achieve their goal!

The demand for Driving Lessons is currently at an all time high. There simply is not enough Driving Instructors Nationwide to facilitate the number of learner drivers needing them.

Town and City Driving Lessons are a rapidly expanding Company in Nottinghamshire. We want to train more Approved Driving Instructors (ADI’s), specifically in the Nottinghamshire area, to cope with the unprecedented level of enquiries which we can’t accommodate at the moment!

When making a a career change, we understand it’s a big decision. Check out our training credentials. We have a proven track record in successfully helping people qualify as Approved Driving Instructors.

Train with confidence-Driving Instructor Training in Nottingham.

Honesty and integrity are the core principals that underpin the Driving Instructor Training we provide. Our Driving Instructor Training is carried out by Jonathan Shaw. Jon is an ORDIT accredited Driving Instructor Trainer with 20+ years industry experience. He is also the co-owner of Town and City Driving Lessons. We provide Driving Instructor Training in Nottinghamshire including, Nottingham, Mansfield, Worksop, Chesterfield, Hucknall, Sutton-In-Ashfield, Ilkeston, Eastwood, Alfreton and Ripley.

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What does it take to become a Driving Instructor?

To complete your Driving Instructor Training and qualify as an Approved Driving Instructor, you will need to pass three qualifying tests-

Part One is a Theory based Test which also includes a Hazard perception test.

Part Two is a test of your driving ability. It lasts for one hour and requires you to demonstrate a high standard of driving..

Part Three examines your ability to teach people to drive, it lasts for one hour and will involve you carrying out a driving lesson with a client whilst being observed by an examiner.

Criteria to become a Driving Instructor-

There are certain criteria to become a Driving Instructor. These are as follows-

  • You must be a least 21 years old.
  • You must have held a driving licence for at least 3 years.
  • Not have been banned from driving or have more than 5 penalty point.
  • Not have been convicted of any serious non motoring offences.
  • Be able to read a car number plate from 27 meters.

You will also be required to complete a DBS Check (Criminal Record Check) before being accepted onto the Register.

Is the role of an Approved Driving Instructor for you?

There are certain characteristics a good Driving Instructor would typically possess. You may wish to consider the following-

  • Are you able to drive to a high standard and do you enjoy driving?
  • Do you have a desire to teach and possess good communication skills?
  • Would you describe you personality as relaxed and friendly?
  • Are you able to react and think quickly under pressure?
  • Have a desire to help improve road safety and promote good driving standards?

The chances are that if your answers are largely positive towards the above, you have the makings of a great Driving Instructor. The rest of it is down to hard work and good training!

We also provide Driving Instructor Training in Mansfield and surrounding areas. To find out more, click here.

Want to try a sample session?

A popular option for those considering taking up training as a Driving Instructor, is to try a sample training session before fully committing to the process.

This gives an insight into aspects of both part 2 and part 3 training.

The great news is, if you do decide you want to embark on the path of training to be a Driving Instructor, you can deduct the amount paid for the sample session from the overall cost of your course. If you decide it’s not for you, the most you’ll lose is the cost of the session!

The cost of the sample session is £99.00 for three hours.

How much can I expect to earn?

Earnings can vary significantly based on several factors, such as; how much you charge, whether you own your own car, how many hours you work and how far you travel each day. Below is a typical example of an Instructors earnings, based on them leasing a car.


Hours per week-36

Lesson price-£35.00 (our Instructors charge between £36.00-£38.00).

Incoming earnings per week-approximately £1260.00.


Car lease-£95.00 per week.

Fuel-£95.00 per week.

Insurance-£10.00 per week

Servicing etc-£10.00 per week

Expenditure per week-approximately £210.00

This gives a gross weekly income (after expenditure) of approximately £1050.00. Annual income (based on working 47 weeks per year) of approximately £49,350.00. This will obviously be subject to the usual tax and National insurance contributions. The bonus being, you have a new(ish) fully maintained car at your disposal for your own use aswell!

How long does it take?

Our training sessions are typically conducted 3 hours at a time. Training can realistically be completed within 4 to 12 months. This will largely depend on your availability to attend sessions and to a lesser extent, the availability of tests. 

Cost of training to become a Driving Instructor with Town & City-

£1350.00 or alternatively, four payments of £350.00. This includes-

Additional Test fees apply for parts 1,2 & 3-

Theory Test (Part 1)-£84.00 payable to DVSA

Driving Ability Test (Part 2)-£111.00 payable to DVSA

Instructional Ability Test (Part 3)-£111.00 payable to DVSA

Miscellaneous costs-

In addition to the above, there are a few other costs that may be incurred.

You would normally use your own car for Part 2 training and for attending part 2&3 tests. You will use the Trainer’s car for all Part 3 training and this is included in the cost.

In the unlikely event you cannot provide a car for the above, you can hire the Trainer’s car for an additional £40.00 per hour.

Once completing 40 hours of Part 3 Training, you may wish to apply for a Training Licence to help with your further development. 

Where will I do my training?

Our Training is typically carried out just off junction 28 of the M1, providing easy access from most parts of Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire.

Our Driving Instructor Trainer has thorough knowledge of all Driving Test Centres in Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire.


Driving instructor training nottingham and also driving instructor training in mansfield

Support when you need it with our various Franchise options.

Whether it’s a full Franchise or you’d like to set up on your own, we’ve got you covered. We also offer our incredibly popular PDI support franchise.

Sound interesting?

We pride ourselves on giving honest, impartial help and advice when discussing Driving Instructor Training. We’re only too aware of some of the truly awful experiences some people have had after being ‘sold the dream’ by certain companies! We want the job to be right for you and we want you to enjoy a long and rewarding career as a Driving Instructor. Why not arrange to meet up for an informal chat and a cup of coffee and see what you think?

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