Driving Instructor Training | Train to Become a Driving Instructor

Driving Instructor Training


Learn to be a driving instructor with NxtGen, with years in the industry and an ever-growing company, we know how to train driving instructers to the best of their ability. Read below to find out what’s required, costs and the benefits of becoming a driving instructor.


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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 with 4-6 weeks once the application process has been completed or longer, depending on your lifestyle and existing work commitments.

Before you begin, we must insist on a compulsory DBS check first, which is a requirement by the DVSA. 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
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
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
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.

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 turn over £1,400 before deductions. This is based on a £35.00 per hour rate (our instructors can charge from £34.00 – £36.00 per hour). After all deductions, including your fuel (£165 per week on average), the franchise fee and tax, your weekly take home could be £775.00 This works out approximately £37,500 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.



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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.


How much does it cost to be a franchisee 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.

  • Training costs £1999.99 of can be paid in one lump sum or on a pay as you go basis or monthly basis over 6, 9, 0r 12 months.

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!

The prices below are for a limited time only until 1st September 2022. All Packages will require a £500.00 deposit and are based on vehicle usage of 25,ooo miles per year. 


Gold Package: 36 Month Agreement ( Franchise Fee (POA) pw When you start teaching)

  • Training Funded subject to T’s & C’s
  • Fully Maintained and insured tuition (Mileage Tariffs will increase Weekly Franchise fees)
  • Replacement Vehicle supplied
  • Advertising material
  • Uniform provided
  • Pupils
  • Company support
Silver Packages: 24 Month Agreement (Franchise Fee (POA) pw when you start teaching)

  • Discounted training costs £1999.99 (payment options available)
  • Fully Maintained and insured tuition. (Mileage Tariffs will increase Weekly Franchise fees)
  • Replacement Vehicle supplied
  • Advertising material
  • Uniform provided
  • Pupils
  • Company support

Bronze Package own car (Franchise Fee (POA) pw when you start teaching) 

  • Discounted training costs £1999.99 (payment options available)
  • Replacement Vehicle supplied
  • Advertising material

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