The Driving Instructor
The demand for driving instructor jobs is as high as ever, with earnings as much as £600 a week now is the time to become a driving instructor with Compass and make an impact in your local community by teaching others to achieve high driving standards.
It takes commitment and hard work to become a driving instructor.
Like all careers, the more you put in the more you will get out of your chosen career.
Driving instructors find a renewed job satisfaction as no two days are the same. You'll be meeting different personalities and situations on a daily basis, which requires good people skills and a lot of patience and understanding.
Compass driving instructor training can be as flexible as you need it to be to accommodate your current job or family commitments.
Are you qualified?
The career suits men and women of all ages (over 21), from all walks of life. You don't need any previous qualifications - apart from a Driving Licence and those requirements listed later.
You will be responsible for your own safety, that of your pupil and other road users. You will need a high level of concentration throughout your working day. Your last lesson of the day has to be conducted with the same enthusiasm and competence as your first.
You should not embark upon this career lightly, as the qualifying process is tough, the national pass rate is low and typically takes several months to complete.
However, a career as a driving instructor is extremely rewarding,consider;
- Flexible working hours
- Independence of being your own boss
- Excellent earnings potential
- No two days are the same
- Help a variety of people to achieve a skill for life
- Achieve real job satisfaction
Pay as you learn
Compass Instructor Training, adopts a pay as you learn approach to training, unlike major training establishments. We do not ask for fees up front*, only for each training session.
What ever your individual reason for becoming a Driving Instructor, our flexible pay as you learn approach makes a change of career more affordable.
*This applies to practical training only
Applying for a criminal record check and DVSA starter packs
A more detailed explanation of all procedures can be found at Direct.Gov.
Not everyone will be able to meet the DVSA requirements to enter the register of Approved Driving Instructors.
One of the legal requirements for an applicant to become an ADI, is that they MUST be a 'fit and proper person'. The Registrar, requires that all applicants complete an Enhanced Level Criminal Record Check.
If you're applying to become an approved driving instructor (ADI) for the first time you can apply for a Criminal Record Check here.
- Hold a full UK or European Union/European Economic Area unrestricted car driving licence
- Have held it for a total of at least four out of the past six years prior to entering the register after qualifying. An automatic or foreign licence counts towards the four years.
- Not have been disqualified from driving at any time in the four years prior to being entered on the register.
- In addition you should be aware that you cannot accompany a person to drive unless you have held a Full UK or EU/EEA driving licence for three years and must be aged 21 or more.
We work within the follow towns and surrounding areas in Essex:-