Driving Instructor Training. Frequently Asked Questions.

Frequently Asked Questions

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How Long Does the Course Take?

The main factors that will determine this are the waiting times at the local test centres, and whether you pass the Part 1 test first time or not. A normal wait for a Part 1 test is 2-3 weeks. Part 2+3 tests can be 4-6 weeks.

Where Does the Training Take Place?

Training takes place in an area close to your nearest local test centre that provides the Part 2 and 3 tests.

Can the Training be Completed around My Current Commitments?

Yes, we will, where possible be available around your current commitments.


How Much Are the Test Fees?

Test fees are payable to the DVSA. Part 1 test is £83. Part 2 and 3 are £111 each. If you fail, then you must pay to take another attempt.

How Many Times Can I Sit the Tests?

You can sit the Part 1 test as many times as needed until you pass. You are only allowed to sit up to 3 attempts at Part 2 and 3 – if you fail either of these tests 3 times, you will need to start again.

What Is a Trainee Licence?

A trainee licence is a 6-month licence to teach. You will need to have passed your Part 2 test and completed the Part 3 training to qualify for a trainee licence. It will allow you to teach pupils and gain experience before sitting the part 3 test.

How Much Are Licence Fees?

The licence (badge) fees are payable to the DVSA. A trainee licence (pink badge) is currently £140 and valid for 6 months. An approved driving instructor licence (green badge) is currently £300 and valid for 4 years.

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