Driving Instructor Training Courses Glasgow

Instructor training with job opportunitiesDriving Instructor Training Courses Glasgow

Have you ever thought of being your own boss? Working hours that suit you? Taking your holidays when you require? If you are looking for a job with flexibility, and have a passion for driving and teaching, then the role of driving instructor may indeed be the answer.

If you have a caring, friendly and patient manner, then you already possess  some of the qualities required.  Becoming an instructor requires hard work and dedication though. If you are up for a real challenge, and want to be the best you can be, what you really need is a trainer who can match that determination. This is where we can help you to success. Are you ready for the journey?

Driving Instructor Training Courses Glasgow Wide

We can offer you expert training at a pace that suits you. You can learn in your own locality, without incurring extra training costs for accommodation or travel. Your investment will be  purely and simply to cover your training. We won’t ask you for large up front fees either. You can pay as you go.

Local Trainers for Local Instructor Courses

We are not a large national company, but we are local experts. We won’t send trainers up from the south, who don’t know the best training areas to teach you. We will be able to help you establish training routes for your future pupils, and we will always be on hand to talk to. If you value a quality local, personal service, where you will be valued and respected, our courses will fit your requirement.

Our Driving Instructor Training Courses Glasgow have experienced instructor trainers, who have been in the industry for decades. They will give you balanced advice on not just how to qualify as a driving instructor, but also how to run a diary and conduct yourself in a professionally efficient manner. You must be tactful and able to inspire enthusiasm and confidence. In turn, our driving instructor trainers in Glasgow will be more than able to inspire you. They will give your instructor training their full commitment, and so must you.

Before we will accept any P.D.I. on one of our training courses, we will ask to meet you for a chat. During this meeting you will be made aware of the absolute commitment and effort required to qualify as  a driving instructor. We have no interest in selling you a fanciful dream of earning huge sums of money with a lifestyle to match. It is possible with lots of hard work to make a good living, but seldom does anything come easy in life; qualifying as a driving instructor is no exception. That said, it is an immensely rewarding and satisfying job. Owner Andy Jack maintains after more than 25 years in the job, there is little to compare to the satisfaction of putting a new safe driver – or instructor – on the road.

Who Delivers Our Driving Instructor Training Courses  Glasgow Wide?

Meet The Staff

Our trainers are passionate about their teaching, and will expect you to be too. Those who go on to qualify and impress us most will be offered jobs with the best franchise terms and conditions in Glasgow. From the first meeting, we will make you very aware that Driving Instructors must act professionally to be professional.  We  are a group of like minded instructors who constantly strive to be the best we can be. That is our commitment to you, should you decide that you also want to be the best.

Driving instructor trainer Alan McSwan

Alan Kidd has been involved in training since 1999. He is currently Standards Check Grade A. Alan has the experience and knowledge to guide you towards achieving success in all the driving instructor tests, and beyond. He is passionate about instructor training, and will put everything into helping you.

Owner Andy is the grandad of the company. An instructor since 1990, he has trained over 1000 learners, is a Fleet driver trainer and an A.d. I. trainer.

Owner Andy Jack has been a driving instructor since 1990. He is Fleet registered, a Cardington Special Test holder, a Grade 6 (now A) instructor, and specialises in A.D.I. and P.D.I. training. Experience and wisdom flow from Andy, and he will work to the highest standards with you., so you will witness first hand what the high standards you require will be. We believe that living up to our reputation in every training session is the only way to maintain our credentials.

Driving Instructor Part 1 Exam
Part 1 A.D.I. exam can largely be done as a self study. Below is the reading list you will need. Currently these materials will cost  less than £60. You need to know your theory inside out. These books will have all the knowledge you need.

The Highway Code
Know Your Traffic Signs
Driving – the essential skills
The Official D.V.S.A. Theory Test for Approved Driving Instructors Pack
The Driving Instructor’s Handbook

The Part 1 Test

The Part 1 A.D.I. test will last approximately 1hr.45 m. It will entail 100 multiple choice questions and a hazard perception test. With 4 categories in the multiple choice section, each section will test your knowledge of all aspects of driving. An essential book will be the driving instructors handbook, published by Cogan Page. From traffic signs to vehicle mechanics and the law, you will have various answers and need to give the correct ones to pass. Of the one hundred questions eighty-five must be answered correctly, with no more than five wrong answers in any one section.

The Hazard Perception element of the test will have fourteen video clips. Each clip will allow a maximum of 5 points, other than one of the clips which has 2 scoreable hazards totalling 10 points.
The pass mark from 75 possible points is 57. You can take unlimited Part 1 tests until you pass — hopefully unnecessary! But you must pass Part 1 before sitting Part 2.

Part 2 Approved Driving Instructor Glasgow Test

A.D.I. Part 2 Test
At the time of writing the Approved Driving Instructor Part 2 Test  costs £111.
This test lasts around 1 hour, and most P.D.I’s require some training to bring their existing driving skills up to the higher standard required.
There will be five questions on vehicle safety, each incurring a driver error if wrongly answered.

Your Driving
You must handle your vehicle expertly throughout the duration of the test. A high standard of drive with no more than 6 driver errors is required to pass. The test will take in all types of road and traffic conditions with motorways and/or dual carriageways included. Various manoeuvres will be conducted such as:
Reverse Park
Emergency (controlled) Stop
Bay Parking
Stopping on the right, reversing, and moving off safely.

There will be a 20  minute independent driving section where you will be following signs or shown a diagram to follow directions, or a combination of both. It is important to remember experienced drivers will develop habits that are both good ,and perhaps bad. An expert trainer will soon be able to identify areas for development and guide towards Part 2 success.
At the end of the Approved Driving Instructor Part 2 Test  you will be given your result. A pass means you can now move on to Part 3. A fail is not the end of the world, as you will be permitted two further attempts. Success in Part 2 requires you keep your knowledge base from Part 1 up to date, but apply to sit Part 3.

The A.D.I. Part 3 Test

Part 3 Test – Instructional Ability
In the Part 3 test of instructional ability, you will need a pupil, and will be expected to give a lesson appropriate to the pupils needs and learning goals. During the test the examiner will play no active role in the lesson, but will be focussed on assessing the candidates teaching skills and strategies. At all times you must maintain a safe environment for all road users, and your pupil.
Your pupil can be such as a learner or full licence holder, but not a fully qualified A.D.I. To help practice for the test you can apply for a “trainee Badge,” after receiving 40 hours of training from a qualified A.D.I.

There is a maximum of 3 attempts permitted at Part 3.Failure will mean waiting until the 2 year qualification period has elapsed and starting over at Part 1