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Driving Instructor FAQs

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Want to know more about becoming a Pass 1st Driving Instructor? Here’s a list of the questions we get asked most, but if you can’t find the answer you’re looking for, just call our friendly team.

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  • How much does it cost to become and ADI with Pass 1st ?

    We have a number of payment schemes available and these can vary. Please contact us for details.

  • How long will it take to become qualified?

    1. Usually from 2 to 6 months. This depends on the time you have available to commit.
  • Can I train to become an ADI whilst I'm still working?

    Yes. You can fit your learning around your schedule. Obviously, the more hours you commit to your learning, the quicker you can become a qualified ADI.

  • Can I teach and earn whilst I learn?

    Once you’ve passed Part 2 of the ADI test, you can apply for a PDI licence which allows you to teach for 6 months whilst you are completing Part 3. You can then teach, earn and learn at the same time.

  • Can I advertise before I become fully qualified?

    No. You aren’t allowed to advertise until you become fully qualified. If you want to start teaching, Pass 1st will send you pupils after you’ve completed Part 2 of the ADI test.

  • How much could I earn as a fully qualified ADI?

    Earnings depend on your commitment and schedule, the more time you can dedicate to earning, the greater your income will be. Most of our instructors earn between £25,000 and £40,000 per annum.

  • Are there limitations to the amount I can earn?

    No. There are no limitations on what you can earn as a Pass 1st ADI. The more hours you dedicate to your business, the more you can earn.

  • What if I don't pass my ADI training?

    You can retake your Driver Training test a maximum of 3 times. If you don’t pass, you’ll need to wait 2 years from when you pass your theory test to reapply.

  • Do I need to provide my own vehicle?

    Yes. You must provide your own car and it must be less than 5 years old. You can own your car, or have a contract hire vehicle.

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