What’s required to become a NxtGen driving instructor?
Becoming a driving instructor is a great career choice. You’re always on the move, meeting new people and empowering them to learn how to drive. Training to become a driving instructor for NxtGen Driving Academy is not an overnight process. This can be a benefit to some potential instructors, with the ability to complete the training over three-to-six months or longer, depending on your lifestyle and existing work commitments.
Before you begin, we must insist on a compulsory DBS check first. Once this has been returned to you and there are no implications that prevent you from becoming an approved driving instructor (ADI), you can submit a driving instructor application form to the DVSA.
How does NxtGen Driving Academy’s instructor training work?
The NxtGen ADI training is conducted in three stages:
Part 1 is theory-based. Trainees must answer 100 driving theory questions and answer at least 85 correctly to pass to Part 2. All training materials and theory books are provided to give you the best possible chance of passing with flying colours.
Part 2 is practical-based. You will be required to take – and pass – your driving test again. You must drive for 60 minutes and receive less than six minor faults. To pass this stage you will also need to cover 20 hours of driving tuition before taking your test, ensuring you drive to the highest possible standard.
Part 3 is teaching-based. You will be able to start teaching learner drivers on a PDI Training Licence once you have completed a minimum of 40 hours of Part 3 training. The PDI Training Licence lasts for six months and a further 20 hours will need to be completed prior to taking your Part 3 test.
This will give you the opportunity to earn and learn at the same time, whilst developing the skills necessary to complete the Part 3 test within six months of your PDI Training Licence. The Part 3 test lasts for one hour and requires you to take a pupil with you so a DVSA Examiner can inspect your level of tuition.
How much does it cost to train to become an approved driving instructor?
The cost of training to become a NxtGen driving instructor includes your first attempt at Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3 tests. Training can be paid for on a part-by-part basis or up-front in full. Alternatively, you can opt for the package where we fund your training.
- Part 1 Training = £125 (Test Fee £81)
- Part 2 Training = £500 for 20 hours (Test Fee £111)
- Part 3 Training = £1,400 for 40 hours (Test Fee £111)
- TOTAL FEE = £2,550.00
How much does it cost to be a franchised NxtGen driving instructor?
Franchised driving instructors that work on behalf of Team NxtGen will be charged a weekly fee depending on which Package they have chosen. The contract is broken down into two parts:
- For the First 8 weeks – pay a reduced rate of £165.00 per week. This is designed to help you build your diary up.
- For the remaining part of your contract you pay a higher fee depending on which franchise you have chosen.
We’re believe our contracts offer you good value for money. Based on first-hand experience of being part of a franchise, we believe it can be done better and cheaper this way!
What’s it like working as a NxtGen driving instructor?
Becoming an ADI is a rewarding job. If you work a 40-hour week, you could turnover £1,040 before deductions. This is based on a £26.00 per hour rate (our instructors can charge from £26.00 – £30.00 per hour). After all deductions, including your fuel (£125 per week on average), the franchise fee and tax, your weekly take home could be £600. This works out approximately £30,000 per year, with two weeks franchise-free.
The flexibility of this job is that you can work as many or as little hours as you wish, fitting your new career in and around you and your family. There is also the added benefit of being your own boss, with the safety net of NxtGen Driving Academy providing the support and work you need to thrive.