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Great with people and get a buzz from seeing them learn and develop? You’re already on the road to becoming a great driving instructor
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So what makes a good instructor? Drivers always remember learning to drive - often recalling their instructor’s name and how many tests they took to pass their test. It is both a life event and a skill for life.
And that is why the AA believes it is vitally important that our instructors have the right personal attributes to make learning both an achievement and a pleasure.
As a future self-employed business person, your skills and professionalism play a vital part as they are the key generators to building your reputation and future success of your career.
The important qualities we look for are someone who:
• has what it takes to run a small business
• can manage their time and finances, while keeping on top of paperwork
• gets satisfaction from making a positive difference to other people’s lives
• takes pride in presenting a professional outward image
• enjoys learning new skills and developing their own knowledge
• communicates clearly, respectfully and sensitively
• is patient and calm under pressure
• puts the customer at the heart of what they do
• is a ‘people person’ that other people enjoy working and being with.
Of course, you will need a commitment to learning and a desire to work with others, as being a driving instructor is very much a people-orientated job.
As such, you need to a person who keeps calm, maintains control and will earn the trust of your pupils. Above all, you must share a passion for equipping novice drivers with this unique life skill and preparing them for safe and confident driving.
Do you have these qualities? If so, you have a solid base to become a successful driving instructor.
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A career where you take the controls
Like the idea of choosing your own hours and being your own boss? Then a career as a driving instructor could be ideal for you.
As an AA instructor you can enjoy a great work-life balance where no two days are ever the same.
You’ll be meeting new people every day and have the job satisfaction of knowing that you’re helping them learn new skills. So while there’s the chance to earn good money, the rewards won’t just be in your take home pay.
While you’ll be helping our pupils get on the road to freedom, you too will be able to enjoy freedom and independence, in a fun and rewarding career.
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As one of Britain’s most experienced motoring organisations, the AA has over 100 years of experience on the road and a pedigree of dependability and trust. As the market leader in driving instructor training we offer a high calibre training programme. We’re also Members of the Driver & Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) Official Register of Driving Instructor Trainers (ORDIT) which ensures driver training meets their rigorous standards.
We believe that AA Driving Instructor Trainers are among the best in the business. They operate as part of our premium brand, recognised for its high standards and the quality of service we consistently deliver.
Because we are ORDIT registered, our trainers’ skills are re-assessed every two years by the DVSA. As well as this, our trainers have access to our core team of highly trained mentors, on hand to continually coach and support their Continuing Professional Development (CPD). Future Driving Instructors can be confident that they are in professional and expert hands.
Why choose us?
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We recognise that one size doesn’t fit all. Everyone has commitments and personal reasons why they need to progress at their own pace and in their own way. Our bespoke training methods enable you to pace your training to suit you and your family.
While we recognise the importance of achieving the DVSA qualifications, we’re also extremely committed to developing your skills to run a successful and profitable future business as an AA Driving School franchisee or independent sole trader. Our highly qualified Trainers will support and guide you along every step of the way so you can be sure of making the right decision about your future and fulfill your exciting new career.
We’ll support you throughout your training with 1:1 in-car training, online learning, workshops and even an ‘in-car buddy scheme’ should you require it to help build up your skills through role play. Our workshops are held at various locations around the country and are designed to develop your business and teaching skills.
Our online learning method allows you to do parts of your training from home at times that are convenient to you. If you’re on the go you can also log in anywhere away from home to keep your learning going.
While you’re free to work at your own pace, naturally the more time you commit to it, the faster you’ll progress. As a guide, the course could take anywhere between 6 and 18 months to complete depending on how much dedication you give it.
With all of this expertise, knowledge and support you’ll soon be on the road to a rewarding and worthwhile career.
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Driving Instructor Training measures three distinct success factors:
Part 1 Theory Test Part 2 Practical Test of Driving Ability Part 3 Instructional Ability (your practical ability to deliver tuition and impart your knowledge to others)
See the AA Driving Instructor Training Course section for more details on each part.
You must pass each part before the next exam can be taken and qualification must be within two years of passing the first part.
To achieve these requirements, we have:
- online learning which supports all three parts of your driver instructor training (this can be revisited as many times as you need)
- 54 hours of 1:1 training with your own Driving Instructor
- optional extra hours with a buddy (where available) should you need it
- workbooks and other supporting reading materials provided as an integral part of the training
Training payment options
Our flexible payment options enable you to either pay as you learn, meaning you can pay for each module separately, or you can prepay for the full training course to take advantage of a generous saving. We also offer an interest-free payment plan option to help you spread the cost of your training over time*.
Once you’ve qualified, we’ll offer you the opportunity to take out an AA Driving School franchise with discounted fees throughout your first 6 months – great for helping to keep costs down while you build up your new business. You’ll receive £1,500 over these 6 months which probably makes our training the most cost-effective choice around. We’ll also provide initial training to get you started and you’ll drive away your new dual-controlled tuition vehicle.
What you need to get started
To join any ADI course you’ll need to have held a valid driving licence for at least 48 months before you start training. You’ll also need to be over 21 and be able to read a new style number plate from 26.5m away.
*Subject to credit check 7
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The AA Driving Instructor Training Course
Our online learning system makes use of the latest technology available to support your training:
• Flexible learning at your own pace through the interactive online course
• Refresher training throughout your journey to become a driving instructor
• Mock test to aid your theory knowledge
• Access to your personal learning course sessions
• Facility to download documents and related resources to support your development
• Links to DVSA, Gov.uk and other related websites
• Access to industry and business news and information
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Part 2 Driving Ability This module consists of practical driving sessions and is designed to bring your personal standard of driving up to the high level required by the DVSA/DVTA. You’ll train with one of our qualified driving instructor trainers on a 1:1 basis, who will be local to your area.
Your trainer will prepare you for a one hour practical test of your driving ability. This is an advanced driving test and a very high stand