Becoming a Driving Instructor provides flexible working, the opportunity to become your own boss, great job satisfaction and with great earning potential.
To qualify as a Driving Instructor you will need to pass three tests within a two year period from passing part 1.
The test consists of 100 multiple choice questions and 14 hazard perception clips. The questions will be in each of 4 categories.
The test lasts around 1 hour 45 minutes and you have to pass both the tests at the same time.
The test consists of an eyesight test reading a number plate from a distance of 26.5 metres for vehicles with a new style number plate or 27.5 metres with the old style.
You will be asked 5 Vehicle safety questions, these are known as the 'show me' questions where you'll have to show them how to carry out 3 checks and 2 'tell me' questions where you will have to explain how to.
You will then be tested on your driving ability. The test lasts around 1 hour. To pass this test you can only make 6 minor faults (faults that are not dangerous or serious). You will be tested on the following:-
You must also be able to carry out all of the following:
You will have to drive for about 10 minutes either following traffic signs or a series of directions given to you before you set off or a combination of both
You will be assessed for about 1 hour teaching a 'real pupil'. During the test you will be assessed on the 3 main competencies of lesson planning, risk management and teaching learning strategies. You will also be assessed on an additional 17 sub competencies as laid down in the 'National standard for driver and rider training'.