Streetlife Driving School has been helping people steer their career in the right direction and realise their dream of becoming a driving instructor by offering Driving Instructor Training in Essex for over 15 years. Streetlife Driving School is a successful friendly run business, with an outstanding reputation in both instructor training and teaching learner drivers throughout Essex. The great thing about our Approved Driving Instructor training (ADI training) is you can easily fit it around your existing commitments and no big upfront payments so you can trust in us from the moment you walk through our doors and throughout our specialist training programme, you will benefit from our professional and friendly working environment.
Our Instructor Training (ADI training) friendly team are fully committed to making sure you make the best possible start to your new career.
We have made sure all our instructors have been trained by one of our trainers to keep up our good reputation. We pride ourselves with professional, polite and patient instruction.
Due to increasing demand Streetlife Driving School is growing in size. We welcome you to join us in Essex, to help meet these demands, in return you will receive the best up to date training available.
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The first part of the theory test is made up of 100 questions split into 4 sections, for every question there will be four possible answers.
The questions are based on the following:
The second part of the Instructor training test is the hazard perception. This part is designed to test your ability to identify hazards which arise while driving.
You’ll then watch 14 video clips. The clips:
Streetlife Driving School will help you to succeed in passing both these exams with our up to date instructor training. We will supply extensive books, a CD and a hazard awareness video. You will also receive one-to-one theory lessons, mock tests and all the support you may need on your journey to become a driving instructor.
There are 5 parts to the approved driving instructor (ADI) part 2 test:
The test lasts for about one hour. The eyesight test consists of reading a number plate (with the aid of glasses if worn) from a distance of:
The driving technique consists of 5 vehicle safety questions known as Show me Tell me questions. These test that you know how to carry out basic safety tasks.
You’ll be asked:
You’ll get a driving fault for each incorrect answer you give.
You’ll get a serious fault and fail the test if you answer all 5 questions incorrectly, or if you lose control of the car while answering any of the ‘show me’ questions.
You’ll have to show the examiner all of the following:
You’ll drive in varying road and traffic conditions, including motorways or dual carriageways where possible.
You might also be asked to carry out an emergency stop.
The examiner will ask you to do 2 of the following exercises:
You’ll have to drive for about 20 minutes by following either:
The examiner will tell you which you have to do.
The examiner will provide the sat nav and set it up for you.
You cannot follow directions from your own sat nav during the test.
Your test result will not be affected if you take a wrong turning, unless you make a fault while doing it.
The examiner will help you get back on the route if you do.
Streetlife Driving School will provide you with an instructor with a dual controlled car on a one-to-one basis for your Driving Instructor training. The lessons will be tailored to meet your requirements to ensure you reach the required Driver Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) standards. Mock tests with another Instructor Trainer can also be carried out, this allows any faults to be recorded and discussed with you before taking your Driving Instructor Practical exam.
A Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) examiner will watch you give a client-centred driving lesson lasting about 45 minutes to one of your pupils.
Your pupil must drive for at least 40 minutes of the lesson.
At the start of the lesson, discuss the goals for the lesson and risk management with your pupil. Because of coronavirus (COVID-19), this should take no more than 3 minutes.
At the end of the lesson, give your pupil no more than 3 minutes to reflect on their performance.
The examiner will look for evidence that you meet the national standard for driver and rider training.
Your pupil can be a:
Your pupil cannot be:
You’ll be marked on 17 areas of competence that are grouped into 3 categories:
The 17 areas of competence are listed in the ADI part 3 test report form, which the examiner will fill in at the end of your test.
You’ll get a score from 0 to 3 for each of the 17 competencies, which are added up to work out if you’ve passed the test, and what your grade will be.
Streetlife Driving School will provide you with a trainer in a dual controlled car on a one-to-one basis with lessons that can be arranged to suit your life style. During Instructor training lessons the instructor will role play as a pupil and stage various situations from:
We will explain the problems and educate you on how to Identify, Analyse and rectify the faults.
We also offer you UNLIMITED EXTRA time with our other ADI qualified driving instructors so that you can watch and learn what happens on a daily basis with real pupils all FREE OF CHARGE, this will give you an insight into the driving instructor industry and help you with your Instructor training.
The figures shown below are a general guide to your weekly potential earnings, depending on how many hours and days you would like to work. All figures are taken at an hourly rate of £28 and are correct at time of printing.
This would mean that a gross yearly income may be between £43,680 and £65,520. Remember to allow for any tax that may be payable, national insurance contributions and expenses.
Learning to become an instructor might be cheaper than you think. Below are our typical costs for the above instructor training courses.
PART 1: Instructor theory exam
Including: Home study work books plus hazard awareness CD and video and in class mock tests.
Administration and Supply books – £400.00
PART 2 (in car) Instructor practical exam
Estimated (10 hours) – £300.00
(These hours can be reduced with private practice)
PART 3 (in car) Instructional Training exam
Estimated (40 hours) – £1200.00
Streetlife Driving School instructor training total cost for training – £1900
Any additional hours if required would be charged at £30.00 per hour.
The course can be tailored to meet your needs. You can, if you wish, pay for the course on our ‘pay as you train’ scheme. This means you do not need to pay for the course in one lump sum – you can spread the cost.
Driving standards agency examination fees,
All prices are correct at time of printing