The Cost of Driving Instructor Training With SmartDriving

Our Approved Driving Instructor Training course is just £1999 and it comes with a money back guarantee, too.
Please call our Recruitment team to discuss what is best for you to pay for the course – 0800 09 88 321.

Compare Us

We imagine that you are looking at a number of training providers, so a ‘like for like’ comparison might be useful…
We offer two great value for money courses, each has up to 64 hours with a Specialist Trainer: Our Standard Course to fit in around your commitments and our ‘Fast Track’ Course where you can really speed up your training.

Company SmartDriving DITC RED LDC AA/BSM
Course Cost only £1999 £2400 £2495 £2000 £2000
Total Training Hours 300 – up to 64 with a trainer* Won’t tell you unless
you attend a meeting
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Save on your training

The one thing EVERY Driving Instructor in the UK will tell you is that your Driving Instructor training does NOT NEED to cost £3000 – £4000 like some may have paid in the past!
The DVSA state that a structured, managed and formal course is what is needed, and that is what companies such as us offer you.

This with that comes a fixed price for training.


How should I train?

Ask any ADI (Approved Driving Instructor), and they will each tell you the different ways they trained and each of them will have an opinion on what they would do the second time around!
Many trained with ‘Big Driving Schools’ and felt let down and all will tell you that if they did it again they wouldn’t use a ‘Big’ driving school company and they would tell you ‘you can do a lot of this by yourself’ and ‘you do not need to spend £3000 – £4500’.
In most cases we would tend to agree with what they would suggest to you however there are a few things that we feel are fundamentally important and MUST be done to give you the best chance of being a successful driving instructor.
Let’s take a look at the ways you can train.


Do a Tailored Course

This, in all honesty should, should be the very best way to train.
Some may tell you to find a good, local ADI trainer. Check their skills, training pedigree, terms and conditions, reliability, course literature and resources.
But how do you find a ‘good local trainer’? What if they aren’t up to the standard or their materials are poor? How can you tell? How do you know?
The sad reality is that you do not until you have spent lots of money with them!
There is no structure, no formal course and with no syllabus or assesment, this way to train can go on and on and on…
And this training is also likely to be very, very expensive – perhaps £4000-6000 as it goes on and on and on…

As the DVSA state, you need some structure.


Train yourself

In the 1970’s this was probably a realistic option – over 40 years ago! But now the requirements of the exams and the business after you have qualified mean that professional training is a must.
We urge that you should not try to train yourself – you do need some form of professional training! It will end in disaster and you will waste a lot of time and money in the long run!


Train with SmartDriving

This, in our opinion, is always going to be the best option.
Not only have we have sourced a team of dedicated, determined and passionate ADIs, that want to train new ADIs, but our training and management team are drawn from companies such as LDC, RED, BSM/The AA, LetsDrive and The Instructor College. We all want to work for a company that does things how they should be done – to give you the best start in your new career.
Our iCoursePro program is an award winning, comprehensive training course that utilises modern technology to help you.
PLUS, we are the only company to put our money where our mouth is a GUARANTEE that you will qualify or your money back.
Not to mention that we are just £1999, too.

Call us on 0800 09 88 321 and talk to us.


If you are thinking of becoming a driving instructor then I can't rate SmartDriving highly enough.

The training system is excellent the virtual classrooms are enjoyable and very informative and Andrew and the team are always available to answer any queries, not matter how trivial.

Top Team who assisted me greatly in obtaining my ADI Licence.

Richard Hart

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