Driving instructor training

Gain the freedom to do what you love

Train to be an AA Driving instructor

Why train with us?

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    The Power Of Our Brand

    As one of the UK's leading motor associations and trusted brands, there's no one better placed to deliver your training.

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    Dedicated Support

    Your dedicated trainer and account manager are there to guide you to become the best instructor you can be.

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    Our Expertise

    We give you not only the technical skills and tools to teach, but the motivational skills to inspire your learners.

Become a driving instructor with The AA Driving School

Premium Option

Premium one-to-one Driving Instructor Training Course Full-time or part-time study: £2,245

  • 50 hours of 1-to-1 in car tuition with your own dedicated trainer, who can tailor the course structure to your learning style
  • Access to our exclusive online Learning Management System which includes learning materials, advice, and access to study groups to gain extra confidence ahead of tests
  • Access to the AA trainee community, where you can share learning and discuss training with your peers
  • Opportunity to start teaching and earning through an AA Trainee Partner franchise, as you prepare for your final test
  • A dedicated AA Account Manager to guide you throughout your training; supporting test readiness and how to make your business a success
  • A mid-point review to ensure you feel confident with your progress

Fast-track VR Option

Fast-track VR Driving Instructor Training Course Full-time with Virtual Reality training included: £1,249

  • 2 hours of driving ability assessment with an expert AA trainer
  • Access to our exclusive online Learning Management, covering all aspects of the training, including practice exercises, support videos and trainee community
  • 3-day virtual reality training workshop
  • 3 days in-car training with an expert trainer
  • Opportunity to start teaching and earning through an AA Trainee Partner franchise, as you prepare for your final test
  • A dedicated AA Account Manager who works with your trainer to track your progress and support test readiness

Don't just take our word for it, see what our instructors have to say

About driving instructor training

There are 3 DVSA tests which you need to pass to qualify as a driving instructor. Both of our training course options provide a blended approach to complete all 3 parts together, giving you access to a Part Qualified Instructor (PDI) licence before your final Instructional Ability test.

Part 1: Theory and Hazard Perception

You’ll have 1.5 hours to complete 100 multiple choice theory questions. Then half an hour to watch 14 hazard perception videos to spot the developing hazards as soon as they appear.

To pass the multiple-choice test, you must get both: an overall score of at least 85 out of 100 at least 20 out of 25 in each of the 4 categories.

To pass the hazard perception test, you need to score at least 57 out of 75. You must pass both tests to pass Part 1.

Part 2: Driving Ability

You’ll complete an advanced practical driving test, demonstrating expert-level driving skills and strong Highway Code knowledge. It lasts an hour and covers 5 parts: eyesight check, vehicle safety, general driving ability, manoeuvres, and independent driving.

To pass your Part 2 Driving Ability Test you need to make: no more than 6 driving faults no serious or dangerous faults

Part 3: Instructional Ability

You’ll give a real 1-hour lesson where you’ll be tested on 17 areas of competence, grouped into 3 categories: lesson planning, risk management, and teaching and learning strategies. After the lesson, the examiner will discuss your performance, give you your result and your completed Part 3 test report.

To pass you need to get either a grade A or B. If you pass the Part 3 test, you can apply for your first ADI badge within 12 months of passing the test. If you don’t pass, you can take the test again within 2 years of passing your Part 1 test.


Our VR training course is £1,249 and can be paid as a one-off payment, or spread the cost with a deposit of £333 and fixed repayments spread over 2-12 months*

Our one-to-one training course is £2,245 and can be paid as a one-off payment or via a payment plan with a minimum £395 deposit. You can choose to spread the cost with affordable interest-free instalments, spread over 2-12 months. 

Contact our training team

0330 053 0007

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