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We are currently looking for calm, confident, friendly, patient men and women with great interpersonal skills to join our team of instructors. 


Is your career stuck in neutral?

Are you struggling to find the right work-life balance?

Do you feel as though you are not fulfilling your potential?

Need a job that allows you to work around school times and holidays?

Interested in running your own business and being your own boss?

If you have answered yes to any of these questions then a career as a driving instructor could open the door to a brighter future. 

*Based on a 40-hour working week over 48 weeks, at £26-£30 per hour before tax and expenses*

Call us now on 020 8432 2205 for more information or a callback


Direct Drive has positioned itself as a leading driving school in Croydon and the surrounding areas for over 17 years. We are currently in a position to recruit both trainee and qualified instructors to work as part of our team.  

What we offer ADI's and PDI's

We provide bespoke training by qualified Instructor Trainers sourced from large national schools for Potential Driving Instructors right from the start, through to qualifying and beyond.

  1. Free no obligation suitability consultation and assessment drive.
  2. One to one in car training.
  3. Flexible training times to fit in with work schedules and family commitments.
  4. Affordable training fees with pay as you go options as well as discounted upfront payments.
  5. Ongoing coaching, support and mentoring.

We enable Approved Driving Instructors who want to take the stress out of running their own business, the opportunity to work alongside this well-established driving school. Our affiliate scheme comes with the following benefits.

  1. Full office support.
  2. Call answering and booking service 8am-8pm Mon to Fri & 9am-5pm Sat.
  3. 24-hour online booking service and online diary access. 
  4. Text reminders for all pupils. 
  5. Stationery & business cards.
  6. Standards Check coaching. 

Call us now on 020 8432 2205 for more information or a callback


The Road To Becoming A Driving Instructor

Anyone who is over the age of 21 and has held a full UK license for more than three years could be eligible to becoming a driving instructor. You must also have no more than three points on your license. The application process starts with a CRB check and once this has been completed you can start training to become an instructor. 

To become an Approved Driving Instructor you will need to pass three Driving Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) exams. It is illegal to charge for instruction in a car if your name is not included in the Register of Approved Driving Instructors or you do not hold a valid Trainee License to give instruction.


The part 1 test - Multiple choice & Hazard perception

You will be asked a total of 100 multiple choice questions which must be completed within 90 minutes. The will be 25 questions in each of the following four categories:

  1. Road procedure
  2. Traffic signs and signals, car control, pedestrians and mechanical knowledge
  3. Driving test, disabilities, and the law
  4. Publications and instructional techniques 

To pass you must score at least 85 out of 100 overall and at least 20 out of 25 in each of the four categories.

During the hazard perception part of the test, you will be shown a total of 14 video clips featuring every day road scenes. There will be 1 developing hazard in 13 of the video clips and 2 developing hazards in one clip. The earlier you notice and respond to a developing hazard, the higher your score. You can get a maximum of 5 points for each hazard and you must score at least 57 out 75 to pass this part of the test.


The part 2 test

This test consists of:

  1. an eyesight test
  2. vehicle safety questions
  3. a test of your driving ability


The part 3 test


This is a test of your ability to instruct pupils and takes approximately one hour. You will be assessed on

  1. core competencies
  2. instructional techniques
  3. instructor characteristics 

The instructor will play the role of two different pupils to assess these skills. 


Call us now on 020 8432 2205 for more information or a callback





















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