Become a driving instructor with LDC

LDC ORDIT Driving Instructor Training Centre

If you are a naturally caring and nurturing person who takes pride in their driving this could be the ideal job for you.

Be your own boss, choose your own hours and look forward to going to work every day. In our view the pleasure from seeing one of your learners pass the driving test simply can not be surpassed.

Become a driving instructor with LDC and potentially earn up to £50 per hour (rates vary from £30 to £50 per hour depending upon postcode location) operating your own LDC driving school franchise business. To be eligible for this job you need to successfully complete our driving instructor training course and pass the required DVSA Approved Driving Instructor (ADI) examination.

LDC ORDIT Driving Instructor Training Centre

The ADI examination is in 3 parts:

  • Part 1 Theory Test (i.e. PC based multiple choice/hazard perception)
  • Part 2 Driving Test (i.e. watching you drive to a good standard)
  • Part 3 Instructional Ability Test (i.e. watching you deliver a lesson)

You also need to be over 21, have held a driving license for at least 3 years and have no more than 5 penalty points on your licence (within the last 4 years).

Driving instructor with learner driver next to car

So if you are good with people and have a passion for safe driving this could be the right career for you. Here are the benefits of operating an LDC driving school franchise:

  • Earn up to £1,800 per week (36 hours)
  • Wide choice of car
  • Be your own boss
  • Choose your own working hours - part time or full
  • Work locally from your home
  • Discover real job satisfaction
  • Unique resources and methods to ensure you succeed and stand out from the crowd

If you are looking for the most effective training to become a qualified driving instructor or indeed the best driving school franchise with which to work thereafter then give us a call on freephone 0800 197 0010 or call 01977 691800. Alternatively, request a free information pack or read on to learn more.


Why train with and join LDC?

  • LDC have an enviable 30 year proven track record of success - both in terms of ensuring you qualify and earn an high income thereafter. The safer, smarter way to a successful new career.
  • LDC currently supports around 400 highly successful LDC driving school franchisees across the UK most of whom have customer waiting lists extending over several months charging top lesson rates.
  • LDC course fees to become a driving instructor are very competitive starting from just £795 on our pay-as-you-go training option.
  • LDC provides up to 70 hours (premium course option) of practical learning guided by a specially trained LDC instructor training coach.
  • LDC also provides over 100 hours of open learning using our comprehensive iCourse and self-study materials for Parts 1, 2 and 3.
  • LDC provides a further 3 days business start–up training on how to run a successful driving school when you decide to join us.
  • LDC can be trusted to provide the essential on-the-job training to pass Part 3 on a Trainee Licence once passed Part 2 of the qualifying examination so you can earn as you learn.
  • LDC only offer Trainee Licence positions to those who purchase a training course with us.
  • LDC offers a super low franchise at only £60 per week with the option to rent, buy or use your own car (if suitable). Potentially saving you £3,000+ per year compared to other national driving schools.
  • LDC don't tie you into an expensive 1, 2 or 3 year franchise contract like other national driving schools. Once qualified you need only stay 3 months after which we just require just 1 months written notice to leave.
  • LDC provides a free business start up package worth over £1,000 when you join - nobody gives you more sooner.
  • LDC would normally charge an extra £500 to join our franchise as a newly qualified instructor from elsewhere but this fee is waived if you train with us in the first place.
  • LDC instructors are taught in the use of the incredible LD System and the latest student-centred learning techniques. If you want to be the best train with the best.
  • LDC are the ONLY national driving school accredited, under the MoD Enhanced Learning Credits (ELC) scheme, to train ex Military Service Personnel to become driving instructors.
  • LDC has over 40 expert instructor trainers covering the majority of the DVSA ADI test centres in the UK.
  • LDC has a state-of-the-art edexcel, SFEDI and ORDIT approved training centre.

First to be awarded Training School of the Year

The award was presented by Gareth Llewellyn the CEO of the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) to Paul and Gemma McArdle of LDC driving schools at the Driving Instructors Association (DIA) annual conference.

This Training School of the Year award was introduced in 2016 and LDC were the very first recipients which just goes to show the incredible reputation LDC has built up over the last 30 years to be the first training organisation to receive this prestigious Industry Award.

There are other non-industry awards provided by trade magazines (e.g. Intelligent Instructor etc) to promote their main advertisers but they have little sway within our industry and are not endorsed by the DVSA the governing body for driving instructors in the UK or the largest association of driving instructors the DIA.

LDC driving instructor training award


Beware of companies just selling iCourses from bogus driving schools

Don’t be taken in by flashy websites, videos or brochures or bogus driving schools just set up to sell instructor training with lots of DUBIOUS guarantees. Companies who try to get you to IMPULSE buy online with highly misleading promises and devious contracts with lots of restrictive clauses. Watch out for free bonus practical training which may or may not be delivered depending upon all the other criteria you have to satisfy hidden in their contractual small print!! If you are not careful you may end up paying a lot of money just to log on to a website so you can print off hundreds of pages of written exercises to complete within ridiculous timescales at your expense!! And even should you be one of the lucky ones who satisfy the criteria necessary to obtain free practical training you are required to attend the training where, when and with whom they say or it is lost. Because it is supposedly free you have absolutely no recourse for any kind of refund – once they give you a login to their iCourse website their obligations are fulfilled! The contract you sign basically asks you to agree that you understand the iCourse alone is sufficient to pass the DVSA ADI examination without any practical training.

Before you buy a course make sure the driving school really exists. Make sure it is well established and not one of the many “here today gone tomorrow driving schools”. Some iCourse sellers have had so-called driving schools for over 15 years now but still only have a handful of actual instructors despite selling ten of thousands of instructor training iCourses. Make sure you have seen lots of existing driving instructors working with them for a number of years who are not just ADI trainers for them and take the time to contact some by phone.

Don't be fooled into buying access to an iCourse or materials alone with the promise that it will be easy to get practical training elsewhere - as it is not. Not only do you need practical training form a trainer you also need a sponsoring driving school to ensure you get the necessary on-the-job experience to pass the final Part 3 test. Remember, such companies are only really interested in selling you a package that on its own is simply not adequate to ensure you pass Part 3 and have a successfully career thereafter. Lots of independent driving instructors support such companies because they realise that the majority will never become one of their competitors.

Only buy from highly regarded and well established driving schools like LDC with over 30 years in the business and around 400 driving instructors of which around 40 are also on the DVSA Official Register of Driving Instructor Trainers ORDIT.


Next step

To arrange a Zoom or face-to-face meeting with one of our regional managers simple complete the online meeting request form or if you would like them to firstly call you complete the call request form. Alternatively if you just want more details at this stage complete the free information pack request form or call us FREE on 0800 197 0010.

ADI Information Call Centre

Our opening hours are Monday to Thursday 8am - 6pm and on Friday 9am - 5pm. Alternatively download our latest 2021 brochure in PDF by clicking the image on the right or the link highlighted in blue.

We look forward to the prospect of hearing from you in the near future. However, before you contact us please make sure you can meet the minimum requirements to be eligible to be a driving instructor as set out by the DVSA which are:

  • You must have held a driving licence for at least three years (with no more than 5 points overall or any bans) to start training and four years before starting the job;
  • Be able to provide two character references and pass a Criminal Record Bureau (CRB) check;
  • Be able to read a number plate at a distance of 90 feet (i.e. 23 feet more than required for the L test) with glasses, if normally worn.

If you are not sure if you satisfy these minimum requirements please don't hesitate to call us on 01977 691800.

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