Working as a Driving Instructor


Once qualified, you are guaranteed your position with our Driving School DRIVE.
You will be given all the help and support you need to be a successful Driving Instructor and you can relax in the knowledge we will supply the pupils to guarantee you earn £30,000*.


As an Instructor you can benefit from so much more than just a great income, but below is an example of what an Instructor working full time can expect to earn:


38 lessons at £30(*) £1140
INCOME (p.a.):
Per year (x48 weeks) £54720
Package, Car, Insurance & Pupils (with our School)** £179
Per month £3844
Per week £961


So as an example, a Driving Instructor working full time can earn £54720 p.a.
Take home is £3844 per month or approx. £961 per week. (You will pay for fuel and then tax & NI)


Working as a Driving Instructor, it’s up to you what hours you work, what you charge and how you do things, but when working with our driving school DRIVE we want to help you be a success.
To help keep the enquiries coming you and your pupils will benefit from free online training and learning tools.
You’ll receive marketing materials such as leaflets, posters and business cards from us.
We have branded clothing available that helps to identify you as a DRIVE Instructor.
We create a local, targeted advertising campaign JUST FOR YOU on Google and other leading search engines, as well as providing a social media presence on Facebook targeted for your local area.
We have a Support Team with over 200 years of industry experience. Many members of the team are ADIs, ORDIT trainers and have been Managers, Senior Trainers and Directors of the some largest companies in the industry – all available to help you with unlimited support.

Your future

OK, so you are doing the job of your dreams; earning a good living and enjoying the benefits you came to this job for…. But what next?
Qualifying as an instructor marks the beginning of your journey towards ‘driving instruction excellence’.
You will need help and support after you qualify in order to operate a successful and rewarding business.
SmartDriving can continue to assist you as your driving instructor career develops.


SmartDriving Instructor Training

For those who train with us, we offer a range of career support which includes classroom courses on business skills, coaching techniques and more. Driving instructor training isn’t all we do. In fact, this is just one part of our company.
It is in our interests to build a lifelong working relationship with you as we always look to train the next generation of ADI trainers.

Continuing Development

SmartDriving is also able to offer specific Continuing Professional Development (CPD) courses to help ensure that your tuition offers the best value and to ease any worries you might have about the regular Check-Test or other (future) DVSA requirements.
However your career progresses, be it with learners, taxi training, fleet training, lorry or bus training, SAFED (Safe and Fuel Efficient Driving) training, skip pan or track training or indeed any other area of the business we look forward to helping you on your road to success.

Standards Check and Licence Renewal

As you will no doubt be aware, once qualified, the DVSA will wish to regularly assess your ability and eligibility to remain on the register.
You must renew your licence every four years, which includes an update of your DBS.

This costs £300.
You will also be invited to a ‘Standards Check’ during your first few years after qualification.
We have a number of products available to help you with this:



*Current lesson fee Nov 2020; **’Business Package’ fee and PDI/ADI car lease paid separately. Based on used car offer from CA Cars advertised Nov 20 subject, to model spec/type, status and usage at the time.

>Based on an online Driving Instructor Group Survey of 5,000 ADIs January 2019. >> .
* ** ^ ^^Money Back, Position and Pupil Lead guarantees – Terms apply. ‘Pupil’ is a lead.
All information and prices correct at time of printing and are subject to change November 2020 – e&oe.

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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