Become A Driving Instructor

Driving Instructor Training In Chester, North Wales & Wirral.

Why Become A Driving Instructor?

What Attracts People To Become Driving Instructors?

Most people that come into the driver trainer industry are looking for a lifestyle change. Or possibly they have been made redundant and the skills they have honed over many years do not seem to translate to another job.

Maybe if you are or may have become disillusioned with their current job and would like to take more control of your life and can choose the days and hours you would like to work.

It could be that you are looking for a job that is more rewarding and will give a high level of personal and professional satisfaction.

It could be that you are at a time of life where you are looking for a fresh start, a different career, a new challenge and to spend more time with the family or other commitments.

The huge attraction is that with some personal motivation and quality training, almost anyone can do this job.

The Benefits Of Becoming A Driving Instructor?

Become A Driving Instructor

You will be your own boss, and you will be working for yourself.

You do get to choose the days you work.
You do get to choose your start and finish times. That suit your personal needs and budget.
You can take holidays whenever you choose and not have to request permission.
Training someone to pass their driving test, is not only one of the most rewarding things you can do. Knowing you have put a safe driver on the road for life.

The Tax Advantages

There are many tax benefits of being a self-employed Driving Instructor are evident. Your car and all its running costs will be paid for by your customers. Mobile phone, the internet, clothing, computers and much more.
We have a fantastic accountant at MeDrive and if you wish we can introduce them to you.

With MeDrive, though self-employed, you can work as part of a valued member of a team and will receive regular professional development.

How To Become A Driving Instructor

To become an Approved Driving Instructor (ADI) you will be required to pass three tests. The first test, you are allowed as many attempts as needed. But for the second and third test is restricted to three attempts only.

Part One Test

The part one test is conducted on a computer monitor and is split into two parts.

  • The first part is a theory exam of one hundred multiple choice questions.
  • The second part is a hazard perception exam. Fourteen video clips of hazards about to develop on the road while driving. You will be required to identify and click as soon as you see the developing hazard.

Part Two Test

This exam is all about your personal driving ability. The senior examiner will be sitting in the front passenger seat of your car. He will mark your driving ability. The exam will last for no less than one hour.

Part Three Test

This exam is all about your Instruction ability. The senior examiner will be sitting in the driver's seat. He will be acting as a pupil. You will be required to instruct and deliver a driving lesson.

The Part Three exam requires you to give two half-hour driving lessons on subjects chosen by the examiner. The first half hour the senior examiner will play the role of a novice driver. The second half hour the senior examiner will play the role of a pupil who is nearly at test standard.

Driving Instructor Training With MeDrive

On your first initial chat with MeDrive, we will tell you what’s it really like working as a driving instructor. We will also give you all the information required to register as a PDI (Potential Driving Instructor) and will guide you through the process of passing your Part One, Part Two and Part Three tests.

We are so confident of our training establishment that we do not ask for any lump sum of money up front and there is no contract to sign. We offer you a pay as you go training scheme. The number of lessons you will require is up to you and your commitment to learn and to do your homework. As your training commences, you will also be provided with several books to complement your training.

Your trainer will tailor the training according to your individual and personal circumstances and all your training is on to one basis.

So with no sign-up and no obligation to MeDrive, you will have all the information to point you in the right direction to pass your Part One exam. Call us today on 07824442633 to arrange a meeting in a mutually convenient and informal location. Possibly to make the best decision of your life!

Driving Instructor Tests

The qualifying system is simple but effective process testing your knowledge of driving-related matters, driving ability and instructional techniques.

Driving Instructor Training

MeDrive provide a first class instructor training course which will help make you a successful and confident Approved Driving Instructor (ADI).

Join The MeDrive Team

Once you have successfully become an Approved Driving Instructor (ADI), we would love you to join the MeDrive Driving School team.

Customer Reviews

I wanted to become a Driving Instructor in Chester and had previously had training with the AA and was unsuccessful on three attempts at the Part 3 test. ADI Part 3 training with MeDrive Driving School was delivered brilliantly. I realised on my first lesson what professional training really looked like and also realised the poor training I had received from the AA. Theses so called big companies are not as good as you think they should be.

MeDrive Driving School made the 'Part 3' understandable and logical to follow. It's not easy, and it does require several hours of 'homework' after each session. If you listen to MeDrive then you'll be able to pass your 'part 3'. I passed my part 3 exam first time and now I am a driving Instructor in Chester. I will and have recommended MeDrive Driving School to other PDI's!


I just wanted to send you a few words to say thank you for undertaking the ORDIT training with me. It was just as you said it would be... hard work, a big time and financial commitment but it's all been worth it. It's made me look at my role as an ADI and ADI trainer differently and has made my time with my students even more enjoyable and rewarding. Passing ORDIT in January was a fabulous feeling. As you already know, the PDI's I am training have passed all exams taken to date first time! Thanks again and I look forward to further training sessions with you to look at changes to new PDI/ADI qualification process.


I started training with MeDrive, with some trepidation as I'd tried to become a driving instructor once before and didn't get beyond the theory test due to bad instruction. But the journey with MeDrive was very different. They are professional, but friendly and they explain everything clearly. They uses cameras in the car to record your training so you are able to review everything, which I found extremely helpful. I passed this time and have had CPD training with MeDrive when needed. They are supportive after you pass, even for some advice as you start work on your own. One of the best.


Having passed part 1 and 2 with ease I found part 3 a little more difficult. I was training with a large national company but always felt something was missing. That became apparent when I failed my first attempt!

I was lucky enough to be given MeDrive details and called them immediately. What a completely different approach to training. MeDrive is fantastic, very  patient, explaining it in terms I actually understood, breaking each element down into small chunks of information. Filming my training was a huge help as it could be referred to whilst doing my homework.

MeDrive are very professional and know everything you need to know in training to be an ADI, it's just a shame I didnt find him sooner instead of investing in a large company that didn't deliver!

If you want clear, concise, structured training at a pace that suits you then I can highly recommend MeDrive, I will certainly be using him for all my CPD and SC's.


I had tried to become a Driving Instructor in 2004 with a large national company. Like many, I failed my part three exam three times. I thought I was not cut out for the Job.

Then I was introduced to MeDrive. From the first five minutes of speaking to them, I knew it was not me, who was not cut out for the Job. But the so-called training establishment. Had let me down very badly.

MeDrive made me believe that I had the ability. It was not all plain sailing, but I knew I was making progress in the right direction. Using the in-car cameras, I could take away the training session and fully prepare myself for the next lesson. It was an invaluable tool.

Yes, and there is a happy ending to the story. I passed my part three first time in 2009.

I have been teaching on the Wirral for the past seven years. I also keep in contact with MeDrive for my Standard Check and any concerns I have. He always has the solution.

Words cannot say how much it means to me Thanks.


Back in the start of 2011 I made the decision that I wanted to be a driving instructor. I passed the first two parts (theory & driving test) pretty comfortably. However the part 3 was a lot more testing & the training I was currently receiving then on the instructional ability test from RED driving school was very poor & barely touched the surfaces of what I needed to know. This is where I managed to get hold of MeDrive to put me on the right path to pass hopefully 1st time.

From the moment I met him & got in the car I found his instruction very thorough & he made clear exactly what I needed to be doing in order to be fully prepared! His ability to teach was excellent & he gave me full confidence that I would go into the Part 3 & be successful. Weeks after meeting him I went in & successfully passed first time. This was hugely down to him. His knowledge of what is required to become an ADI is unquestionable.

Would highly recommend!!


I would highly recommend contacting MeDrive if you're thinking of embarking on a career as a driving instructor, I wasted a lot of money to a well known company and then met MeDrive who broke down the whole process, the training was excellent and the factor it was recorded helped me immensely, I thoroughly enjoyed my time training, my instructor was very patient (he needed to be!) he was encouraging and made me believe in myself, he's totally reliable and very punctual. I qualified 5 years ago now and MeDrive has supported me ever since, which is just as important as you grow into the role, he has helped me become a successful independent instructor and I've never looked back, thank you again.


I passed my test FIRST TIME with MeDrive and cannot thank him enough for his patience and encouragement in getting me through my test.

I would very strongly recommend anybody considering embarking on a Driving Instructor career, to make MeDrive their first port of call. I feel that the money that I spent on training with MeDrive was money very well spent.

I was absolutely ecstatic to be embarking on a new career as an ADI & being able to be self employed & work the flexible hours I wanted was a plan that MeDrive made possible for me.
Can't thank him or recommend him enough.


I first met my MeDrive trainer in 2009 and it is no exaggeration to say he changed my life... He was very honest and explained the highs and lows of training to be instructor and the commitment required. During this process he worked me very hard!! He was always honest and didn't sugar coat it when I wasn't hitting the standards required! However under his guidance I was able to make the necessary changes and become successful! I undertook my PDI training with him and I passed all 3 parts first time and in under 6 months. This was only made possible by my drive and his relentless support and motivation through the highs & lows of the process. However it was all worth it when I qualified.

Once I qualified I then met Caroline and they both supported and mentored me through the first 3/6 months post qualification. Since then I have met up on regular occasions as part of my CPD. He has coached me for check tests and standards check and I regularly contact him to discuss ongoing career options/opportunities. He is a fabulous mentor!

Earlier this year I began my biggest adventure, to train as a ORDIT training. He was very honest about how tough this was going to be to fit in around work/family. It's a huge time and financial commitment and a massive responsibility to take on the dreams and aspirations of others life changing career plans. However I am so pleased to say that the PDI's I have trained since working with MeDrive and undertaking ORDIT training has paid off... So far I have 100 % 1st time pass rate for all exams they have taken!

It's a huge responsibility but MeDrive has made me believe in myself and my ability and he has been immensely supportive. To have him change my life once was Amazing but 7 years on he has done it again! You will not regret training with MeDrive, they are a total inspiration!!


To Enquire Further About Becoming A Driving Instructor
Please Call 07824442633.