Choosing the best instructor for YOU!
Recent surveys suggest that some nine out of ten learners who have passed both their theory and practical test first time they take them were taught by an instructor. As already mentioned our introduction page a fully qualified approved driving instructor (ADI) must display their green licence badge at all times in the front windscreen of the tuition car when taking instruction for payment. Some trainee driving instructors are granted a licence so they can gain experience before taking their qualifying exams. If this is the case they will have to display a pink badge in the windscreen of the tuition car. Therefore make sure you look for a green badge on display and ask to see ours on your first lesson so you can be assured that you are being taught by someone who is not being taught themselves.
Green Badge Example of a Qualified Approved Driving Instructor
Pink Badge Example of a Trainee or Potential Driving Instructor who has not yet passed all their qualifying exams.
Why is a qualified driving instructor best?
Well the answer to that one is in the question itself, they are qualified. The Driving & Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) are responsible for checking and maintaining the best possible standards of all ADI's.
- have held a full driving licence for at least four years
- pass a much tougher theory test that the one learner drivers take
- pass a very strict driving test
- reach and attain a very high standard of instruction, which will be check tested at any given time of being listed on the register of approved driving instructors by a supervising examiner of the DSA.
- be registered with the DSA
- and last but not least display at all times of giving paid tuition, their green ADI identification certificate on the windscreen of the tuition vehicle.
Any good driving instructor will tell you that practice makes perfect, and together with regular structured lessons. It is unlikely that taking a 1 hour lesson a week will enable you to pass your driving test. See our lesson prices section to see a chart of lesson averages according to the age of the pupil and extra practice taken during the period of learning.
Den & Louise guide you in:
- all aspects of driving
- what books to read
- how to practice
- when to apply to take your test