Become a Driving Instructor in Manchester

Becoming a driving instructor in Manchester is a lucrative opportunity for someone wanting a change in career. As one of Manchester’s fastest growing driving schools, we are always on the lookout for enthusiastic new instructors to join our vibrant team, and who can make a patch of the city their own.

Our driving instructor courses are tailor made around you and the pace you want to learn at. In fact, you could be an ADI (Approved Driving Instructor) inside the next 3 months.



Because it’s one of the best jobs in the world!

Here at Suja Driving School, we have been lucky enough to help thousands of learners pass their driving tests, and the sense of satisfaction you get when one of your pupils drives away from the nest is second to none.

It’s the perfect vocation for someone looking for a change of career, and while there are no formal qualifications needed to become an ADI, it’s particularly well suited to those with engaging or calm personalities.

Driving instructors are always in demand, and while it’s certainly challenging at times, it can be a secure profession for life. You could even choose to specialise in one particular area, ie, fleet training, advanced driving courses, or even ultimately become a driving instructor trainer yourself.

The basic requirements of becoming an ADI are very simple.

You’ll need to be 21 or over with at least 3 years of experience behind the wheel. Naturally, you’ll also need a relatively clean licence and no major criminal convictions to your name. We’ll help guide you through the process of applying to the DVSA to set you on the road to your exciting new career!

As with passing your regular driving test, there is a lot of work involved in becoming a qualified instructor, and trainees typically take around 50 hours before embarking on their tests.

There are 3 sections to the ADI Test in total, each with a different purpose, and all of which we will thoroughly prepare you for.

ADI Test 1 is similar to the general theory test, but is a lot more in depth, entirely computer based and usually takes between 90 minutes and 2 hours to complete.

The first part of it includes 100 multiple choice questions, of which you’ll need to get 85% correct. Part 2 is a hazard perception test with 75 scenarios, and you’ll have to answer 57 (or 76%) of them correctly to pass.

ADI Test 2 is like a more stringent version of the regular driving test. A mere 6 driver faults are allowed, and of course, any major faults result in an instant fail.

You can expect to be driving around everything from Manchester’s motorway network to narrow country lanes and busy city centre junctions on this test, while you’ll also be assessed for your ability at hill starts and asked a series of vehicle safety questions.

ADI Test 3 is when you finally sit in the passenger seat. An examiner will play the role of 2 pupils, the first one a nervous novice who needs guiding every step of the way, while in the second scenario, your teaching techniques will be assessed on a more advanced learner who is on their cusp of taking their driving test.

You will need to score a minimum Grade 4 to achieve a pass mark, and once you do so, you can begin your new life as a driving instructor.

Being a driving instructor is a hugely flexible job, so naturally it depends on how many hours you work. However, a typical salary is in the region of £30,000.

So, what are you waiting for? Give us a call today on 033 33 22 22 33 or complete our Contact Form to embark on your new career as a Approved Driving Instructor in Manchester today.

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