Overview

 
DRIVE is part of the WLD group which is one of the UK’s largest and most experienced Driving Instructor Training companies.
 
Our training courses have been researched, developed and designed with our experience covering 5 decades of driver training and delivering Continued Professional Development to ADIs.
 
Our success is second to none.
 
EVERY SINGLE trainee that has completed our course in full has qualified as a Driving Instructor.

Official DVSA 'Seal of Approval' - ORDIT

 

DRIVE is also a member of the Government’s Official Register of Driving Instructor Training (ORDIT) scheme meaning the DVSA have assessed our courses, trainers, processes, office and premises to ensure we meet their standards.
 
The DVSA Assessor said in our inspection:
“This is exceptional. It is of the highest standard.
This is how everyone should do it. I’m really impressed”

 
High praise indeed.
 

Hours

Your training covers over 300+ hours of instructor training, virtual classrooms and coaching sessions, structured practise exercises and detailed course work in easy-to-study, ‘bite sized’ modules – all covered in our exceptional DRIVEOnline programme.

 

You can work through the programme at times that suit you, fitting with your lifestyle, the course allows you to study over-and-over again, until you get it right. As a bonus, we provide you with all references books and materials needed and in addition, up to 76 hours* with a Specialist Trainer.

Training for Part 1

The comprehensive syllabus is broken into easy to follow ‘bite-sized’ sections to help you study, learn and understand, building a comprehensive knowledge of Driving Theory and the DVSA reference material.
 
Our expert support team is available to provide you with UNLIMITED support as you study for Part-One.

Training for Part 2

The comprehensive syllabus is broken into easy to follow ‘bite-sized’ sections to help you study, learn and understand. Nothing is left to chance as we develop your knowledge with a step-by-step approach using structured video tutorials and visual training systems, created by our experts.
 
You will build your skills and ability using our structured practical exercises to guide you. To help you our training team provides UNLIMITED tutor support for Part-Two – we are always ready to help you. You can practise at times to suit you, and remember that you can repeat the online work as often as you like – truly unlimited training and support.
 
Once the DRIVEOnline work is complete, one of our Specialist Trainers will assess your understanding and skill during 8 hours* of bonus in-car training.

Training for Part 3

The comprehensive syllabus is once again broken into easy to follow ‘bite-sized’ step by step sections. Using comprehensive video tutorials, structured practise sessions, step-by-step visual training systems and coaching exercises you will cover: communication skills; route planning; pupil observation and assessment; basic coaching skills; the 17 competencies; fault identification and analysis; level of instruction; control of lesson; question and answer; feedback and encouragement and test preparation.
 
Once the DRIVEOnline course work is complete, you will have up to 68 bonus* hours with one of our Specialist Trainers to develop and assess your understanding and knowledge.
 
To help you our training team provides UNLIMITED tutor support for Part-Three – we are always ready to help you. You can practise at times to suit you, and remember that you can repeat DRIVEOnline as often as you like – truly unlimited training and support.
 
In the unlikely event that you fail a test, we can provide further training with one of our team and in the even more unlikely event that you should fail three attempts, we will provide full training at no extra cost to prepare for the process again.
 

No-one else offers this depth of training for you.

Trainee Licence

 
Once you have passed Part 2 you will enter into our ‘Trainee Licence Support Agreement’.

This is will allow you to continue working in your current job while you start teaching real life pupils to get experience, ‘earn as you learn’ and start building your diary.

If you’re not working, our Career Support Managers will discuss the best options for you.
 
See a copy of our ‘Trainee Licence Support Program’ here.

Timeframes

Your course is designed to take between 4 and 9 months to complete and can be structured around your commitments.

Our training contract gives you 12 months access to your course.

If you go on a trainee licence, then you will need to allow for 6 further months before getting qualified. (we will of course extend your course to cover your trainee licence!)

As the DVSA only allow 2 years before they make you have to start again, this is why it is so important to complete the course inside the 12 month timeframe.

But don’t worry, we give you structured timeframes to maximise progress.

Our ‘Intensive Course’ gives you ‘priority status’ to be completed as quickly as possible.

Call us on 0800 368 8193 to discuss the best option for you.

DRIVE - Easy to follow

Follow our 5 step process

The easy to follow ‘bite-sized’ modules help you study, learn and understand. Nothing is left to chance as we develop your knowledge of each topic, step by step using structured video tutorials, step by step visual training systems and UNLIMITED tutor support…

Step 1

Build your skills and expertise as you complete your structured DRIVEOnline course. This is where your knowledge really takes huge steps forward: watch, learn, drive and repeat as much as is necessary.

Step 2

Using our practical exercises to guide you, practise your understanding and build your skills and ability on the road, based on the expert knowledge gained in step one.

Step 3

Back to DRIVEOnline to assess your work. The step-by-step format will ensure you are completing each element correctly. Any issues, discuss with our online tutors – after all, you have unlimited support.

Step 4

Throughout the course, we deliver ‘virtual classrooms’ online on topics to aid, support and build your knowledge. Each has exercises and reflections to complete to allow you to develop an understanding second to none.

Step 5

After completing each stage of the course, you will have an in-depth understanding and high skill level of the skills and subjects you will need.

Now fully prepared, meet your Specialist Trainer for the final stages of your course. Here, everything you have learnt and studied – all of the practice and coursework – will be assessed, polished and honed.

DRIVEONline

300+ hours – up to 76* bonus hours with a trainer.

This is the simplest and most comprehensive way to train as a driving instructor.

You will need

To be able to complete our course you will need:

  • Access to the internet – 3G or 2MBPS wifi is more than adequate.
  • The latest version of your device’s operating system and browser installed – this will be supplied free of charge in an update from your service providers. Check yours here:
  • Adobe Reader (or similar PDF reader). Get the latest version here.
  • A printer – Tesco offer the brilliant HP deskjet range from £24.99 – you will need a printer in your life as an ADI!
  • Ink and paper – Again Tesco offer the HP ink at just £10.99 and a ream of paper for just £2.50. Set your printer to ‘rough’ or ‘draft’ setting to avoid wasting ink.

 

Time with a trainer

*You may have noticed a few asterisks above. We will provide up-to 76 hours of face-to-face training with one of our Specialist Trainers at no extra cost to you – as long as you meet our course terms and conditions.

 

To maximise your chances of success (and to also validate our course guarantee), we want you to complete your coursework and achieve certain targets within certain time-frames. We know from our many, many years of experience in this industry that taking longer than an ‘academic year’ of 9 months will diminish your chances of success, so :

  • We want you to pass the Part 1 test within 5 months of starting your course. We will ask for you to satisfactorily complete the online Theory work before you go to the test and within 4 months of starting your course.
  • We want you to pass the Part 2 test within 7 months of starting your course. We will ask for you to satisfactorily complete the online Driving work before you go to the test and within 6 months of starting your course.
  • We want you to sit the Part 3 test within 10 months of starting your course. We will ask for you to satisfactorily complete the online Teaching within before you go to the test and within 8 months of starting your course work.
  • Then, should you go onto a Trainee Licence, there is the legal requirements of the licence itself and the extra training and time limits from the DVSA that you must ensure you adhere to – and we want to help you do this.

 

If you do not adhere to this, we cannot be certain of your ability for the test nor your readiness for the modules we will cover in the face-face sessions. For this reason, if you do not complete your course work in full and in the above time frames, you will be in breach of your course terms and not entitled to any face-face-training free of charge.

 

We want to be certain of your success. We want you to pass!

Would you like to work with DRIVE?

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