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Train to be a driving instructor with West End Driving

ADI Driver Training

Our driving instructor trainers have a vast amount of experience, and between them have trained many of the current driving instructors in Glasgow and around Scotland – so you know you will be in good hands.

  • Train with Thomas Bradford & Robert Savage
  • Our instructor training is carried out Mon-Fri 08.30-5pm
  • 2 hour lesson duration
  • All exams conducted by DVSA (Driver Vehicle Standards Agency)

Learn to become a driving instructor - for free!

Get your ADI training fees back when you qualify!

There's no better place to jump-start your new career than with West End Driving. Once you’ve qualified, by joining West End Driving you’ll receive all your training fees back as franchise credit!

Benefits of Training with West End Driving

  • Training with one of our in house experienced and fully qualified Trainers
  • Minimum earnings £44 per hour guaranteed
  • Guaranteed Franchise upon qualifying
  • Trainers offering flexible training to suit your times
  • Minimum 40 hours of tuition with our highly experienced Trainers
  • Realistic earnings of around £1320 per week

Transparent Flat Rate Pricing

At West End Driving we believe in simple and plain language. We don’t ask for full or part payment up front before training starts, nor do we charge high-interest rates on any of our courses.

At West End Driving we keep it as plain as can be – you will only be charged as and when you take lessons, at a flat price.


ADI Training: £57.00 

Price per hour
Training lessons last 2 hours


ADI Training:  £62.00

Price per hour
Training lessons last 2 hours

How to become a driving instructor

Becoming a Driving Instructor


The training course has 3 parts and you need to pass 3 tests in order to become a fully qualified and Approved Driving Instructor.  All exams are conducted by the DVSA.

Before you can become an approved drivig instructor (ADI) in the UK, you must:

  • Have held a full UK licence for at least 3 years
  • Must be over 21 years of age
  • Be able to read a licence plate at 90 feet (27.5m) - glasses or contact lenses are acceptable
  • Have no more than 5 points on your licence
  • Be a 'fit and proper' person (in the opinion of DVSA)
  • You must pass a DBS (Enhanced Level Disclosure and Barring Service) check - formally known as a CRB Check

Part One: ADI Theory

This test is in 2 parts – Multiple Choice and Hazard Perception.  You need to have passed both parts before moving onto Part 2, and can sit this part as many time as it take you to pass.   We will provide you with all the materials that you require for Part 1, and provide you with support for home study.   Upon successfully passing this part you have 2 years to complete Parts 2 & 3.

Part Two: ADI Driving

You must have passed part 1 before you can sit the Part 2 test. While learning part 1 you will be learning Part 2 at the same time. This part is made up of your driving skills at an advanced stage.

Your driving is 60 – 70 minutes long. Most PDIs require around 20 hours to successfully pass this part. You are only allowed 3 attempts for Part 2.

Part Three: Instructor Ability

The examination will use an SC1 form to assess your ability as a trainer. Instead of the examiner acting as a pupil in a role play scenario, the candidate will be expected to provide their own pupil. This can be anyone up to and including a PDI (Trainee Instructor) who has NOT taken their Part 2 test. Full licence holder, new driver or novice, the candidate will then be expected to deliver a relevant, adaptive and structured lesson while being observed by the Senior Examiner (SE).

The driver is expected to demonstrate understanding, be aware of and agree to the ‘job share’ between trainer and trainee, as well as demonstrate learning taking place. The Trainer is required to adapt the lesson to keep it relevant and suited to the ability level of the trainee.

Upon successfully passing Part 3 (with a max of 3 attempts) you can then apply for your ADI badge - and a guaranteed franchise with West End Driving!


Contact us to discuss your first driving instructor lesson, and explore how West End Driving can help shift your career up a gear.