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Choosing an instructor

Tips and advice when choosing an instructor

  • are the lessons competitively priced with discounts.

  • can you choose lesson durations to suit your needs (1 hour, 1.5 hours etc.)

  • will you be learning in a modern safe vehicle with air bags and dual controls

  • is the instructor reliable and punctual

  • is the instructor fully qualified or a trainee (Pink license)

  • are you enjoying your lessons

  • does the instructor have a professional structured approach

When you are choosing an instructor a recommendation can help you to decide who to choose. There are also many good websites for you to browse.

Driving test pass rates for instructors are not published by the Driving Standards Agency (DVSA), so any pass rates published may be misleading.

TOP TIP - It's important that you get on well with whoever is teaching you to drive. It is always wise therefore to book just 1 lesson with an instructor before committing to block bookings.

Instructor Grading (Up to March 2014)

DVSA regularly checks the standard of instruction of all Approved Driving Instructors (ADI's).

Grade 1 - Overall standard of instruction extremely poor or dangerous with incorrect or even dangerous instruction.

Grade 2 - A poor overall performance with numerous deficiencies in instructional technique.

Grade 3 - An inadequate overall performance with some deficiencies in instructional technique.

Grade 4 - A competent overall performance with some minor deficiencies in instructional technique.

Grade 5 - A good overall standard of instruction with some minor weakness in instructional technique.

Grade 6 - Overall performance to a very high standard with no significant instructional weakness.

Most UK driving instructors are grade 4 and about 6% achieve grade 6.

Instructors will retain this grading structure until their next Standards Check.

Instructor Grading (April 2014 onwards)

A grade - an overall high standard of instruction.

B grade - a sufficient level of competence