ADI Training


Our driving instructor trainers have a vast amount of experience, and between them have trained many of the current driving instructors in Glasgow and around Scotland – so you know you will be in good hands.

And we offer transparent, flat-rate pricing – just £33/hr PAYG


More Benefits

Some of the benefits of training with West End Driving include:

  • Training with a one of our in house experienced and fully qualified Trainers
  • Trainers offering flexible training to suit your times
  • Minimum 40 hours of tuition with our highly experienced Trainers
  • Guaranteed Franchise upon qualifying
  • Minimum earnings £26.00 – £29.00 per hour guaranteed
  • Realistic earnings of around £800.00 per week



In order to train you must:

  • Have had a full UK licence for at least 3 years
  • Have no more than 5 points on your licence
  • Not been banned from driving within the last 4 years
  • Be a ‘fit and proper’ person (in the opinion of DVSA)
  • You must pass a DBS (Enhanced Level Disclosure and Barring Service) check – formally known as a CRB Check


The training course has 3 parts and you need to pass 3 tests in order to become a fully qualified and Approved Driving Instructor.

Important – All exams are conducted by the DVSA (Driver Vehicle Standards Agency)


Training Part 1 – ADI Theory

This test is in 2 parts – Multiple Choice and Hazard Perception.
You need to have passed both parts before moving onto Part 2
You can sit this part as many time as it take you to pass.
We will provide you with all the materials that you require for Part 1.
We will provide you with support for home study.
Upon successfully passing this part you have 2 years to complete Parts 2 & 3.


Training Part 2 – ADI Driving

You must have passed part 1 before you can sit the Part 2 test.
While learning part 1 you will be learning Part 2 at the same time.
This part is made up of your driving skills at an advanced stage.
Your driving is 60 – 70 minutes long.
Most PDIs require around 20 hours to successfully pass this part.
You are only allowed 3 attempts for Part 2.


Training Part 3 – Instructional Ability

The new test will use the SC1 form to assess your ability as a trainer. Instead of the examiner acting as a pupil in a role play scenario, the candidate will be expected to provide their own pupil. This can be anyone up to and including a PDI (Trainee Instructor) who has NOT taken their Part 2 test. Full licence holder, new driver or novice, the candidate will then be expected to deliver a relevant, adaptive and structured lesson while being observed by the Senior Examiner (SE).

The driver is expected to demonstrate understanding, be aware of and agree to the ‘job share’ between trainer and trainee, as well as demonstrate learning taking place. The Trainer is required to adapt the lesson to keep it relevant and suited to the ability level of the trainee.

Upon successfully passing Part 3 you can then apply for your ADI badge.
Guaranteed Franchise with West End Driving.


Cost for ADI Training with West End Driving

At West End Driving we believe in simple and plain language. We don’t ask for full or part payment up front before training starts, nor do we charge high interest rates on any of our courses.

At West End Driving we keep it as plain as can be – you will only be charged as and when you take lessons, at the flat price of £33 per hour.


James Moffat

jamesmoffat150I done a lot of research on local driving schools and West End Driving stood out from the rest. After meeting Robert he answered all my questions and came across a nice genuine guy. Robert helped me with my theory test and Joan who taught me Part 2 and Part 3. Robert and Joan were very supportive through all the training and tests. I enjoy working with West End Driving as everyone is nice and we are all kept very busy. I would recommend West End Driving to anyone who wants to become a driving instructor.


Carey Holmes

careyholmes150x150I chose West End Driving because, having met Robert, I would be fully supported throughout my training and employment. Robert is hands on, always there to help when you need anything. Joan the trainer is a fantastic teacher who made the whole training process enjoyable. What I like about working here is that its simple and professional. Robert always provides pupils and advice where necessary.


Mandy Devlin

mandy150West End Driving was my chosen career because of its reputation of high quality outlook and professionalism in driver training.

It has the best friendly instructors around and to be part of a professional team with such enthusiasm and passion in an ever changing industry is such a delight.


Tom Bradford

tom150I qualified as an ADI in May 1984. I have been successfully putting learners through their driving test for 33 years. I have been involved in training and developing instructors for 10 years. I am currently a grade A instructor (51/51). I have chosen to work with West End Driving to join a professional and dedicated Driving School.


Brian Glover

brian150I chose West End Driving for my driving instructor training because of their experience and reputation of training on offer.

Robert was really friendly and helpful with everything to do with the training as well as the theory and practical exams.


Jim Connie

Jim ConnieAfter a lot of research of different instructor training providers I decided to progress with my training to become an ADI with West End Driving following a number of meetings with Robert who answered all my questions with helpful guidance and support. I am at the very early stages of my training at the moment and it was great to learn of the simple training fees where I pay as I learn rather than an upfront payment for the whole course at the beginning.

With the help and support I have received coupled with the great reputation of West End Driving, I feel I will have the best chance of getting through and achieving my dream of becoming an approved driving instructor.



For more information, and to book your first ADI training session please call us today on 07447 928 225.