How does instructor training work?

Pink badge or no pink badge? .....that is the question......

Congratulations on completing your 40 hours of training and passing your part one and two tests! You are now eligible to start teaching and coaching on a trainee (pink) badge. Alternatively, you have the option to skip the trainee badge and go straight for the part 3 test. If you have any questions or would like to discuss your options further, please feel free to contact us. We're here to help you succeed.

Part 1, 2 and Go Go Go !!!!!

To begin coaching real students, you'll need to pass part two of your training and complete a minimum of 40 hours of practice. Your trainer will guide you in assessing your readiness, so be sure to follow their instructions closely. Don't forget to watch the accompanying video for additional tips and guidance.

What the DVSA say about a trainee licence.

You can apply for a trainee driving instructor licence after you pass the approved driving instructor (ADI) part 2 test.

A trainee licence:

  • Helps you get experience instructing pupils to drive so you can prepare for the ADI part 3 test.
  • lasts for six months

You can charge for lessons to cover the cost of things like your insurance and vehicle costs.

Who can apply

You can apply for a trainee licence if you:

  • have passed your ADI part 1 test in the last two years
  • have passed the ADI part 2 test
  • Have had at least 40 hours of training from a qualified ADI in providing driving instruction (at least 10 of which were done in a car), recorded on the ADI 21T declaration form
  • are eligible to take the ADI part 3 test