There are good and bad driving instructors out there. Obviously, you’ll want to make sure that you find the best instructor around so that you get a quality driving education. Also, since driving instructors charge a lot of money, you want to put your investment to good use. Fortunately, the internet has made it convenient to search for driving instructors in your area who are qualified. You just have to know how to perform due diligence on them.
For starters, any qualified driving instructor should have their ADI certification. ADI stands for “Approved Driving Instructor” and it is issued by the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency. This signifies that the driving instructor has completed training to be a driving instructor and has passed the ADI test. You may also find aspiring instructors who are currently driving instructor trainees. They are also acceptable, although the fully certified ones are probably more trustworthy.
In many cases, you may not want to pay the hefty hourly fees that most driving instructors charge. Perhaps you don’t have a lot of money to spend on this test. Whatever the case may be, you can always find another driver who is already licensed to be your temporary instructor. This could be either a friend or family member, like your mother or father. Whoever guides you on the road, just make sure they are older than 21 years of age and have been a licensed driver for 3 or more years. And, of course, make sure they are licensed to drive the vehicle that you’re driving.
If you’re going for your driver’s license, then you’ll need 40 hours of driving instruction from a professional before you can take the test. Being out on the road with your parents will not count. Eventually, you will have to hire an ADI instructor to give you those 40 hours. The best way to find one is to go on www.Gov.uk and use their online tool to search for an instructor. Just make sure you pick one that has a great reputation and lots of positive reviews on the internet. You will be driving their car too so pick an instructor who has a suitable car available that you’re comfortable with.
It is possible that you might pick an instructor who you think is good but then they end up being awful. Maybe you simply don’t like their attitude or you just don’t get along with them. There is no sense in continuing to get driving lessons from an instructor that you don’t like to be around. So, in this situation, you should find a different instructor who is someone that you can get along with.
After getting all your driving time on the road with the instructor, you will have likely paid £1,000 by that point. This might seem like a lot of money but if you’ve gotten a quality education, then it will ensure that you’ll pass your driving test quickly. Otherwise, it will cost you more money if you have to keep paying fees to retake the driving test over and over again.