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  • Usps white tick

    50 hours of bespoke 1-to-1 tuition with an accredited personal trainer, guaranteed.

  • Usps white tick

    Pioneering online course, for self-paced learning to fit around wider commitments.

  • Usps white tick

    Option to join our franchise upon qualifying – giving your business the backing it needs to flourish.

Course overview

The 3-part course covers all required DVSA test areas – driving theory, driving ability and instructional ability.

  • Flexible payment options – pay for whole course up front, spread the costs via monthly instalments, or pay per module.
  • 50 hours of 1-to-1 tuition with your own trainer.
  • Online learning modules support all course areas – revisit material as many times as you need, at your own pace.
  • Reference books and other online supporting materials provided.

Have you got what it takes?

Our mission is to guide you, at your own pace, to become a qualified DVSA approved driving instructor.

  • Have a calm and patient manner and enjoy teaching others?
  • Professional, organised and disciplined?
  • Want to be your own boss?
  • Willing to work hard to develop your own business?

About driving instructor training

What does the course involve?

Our training course can help you become a successful driving instructor. You'll receive 50 hours of 1-to-1 training from a fully qualified AA driving instructor trainer, and the online learning system lets you do the three parts of your driver training anytime, anywhere – at a pace that fits with your other commitments.

In addition to the online learning system you'll receive reference books and other supporting online materials.


So to become a qualified Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) Approved Driving Instructor, you have to pass the DVSA test, which is in three parts. The parts can be revisited as many times as you need.

Part 1 – driving theory

This part can be done at home and using the online activities, and other supporting materials. You can arrange the test when you're ready. Your instructor trainer will give you 2 hours of support for this part. You'll be tested on road procedure traffic signs and signals, driving test and laws, and instructional techniques.

Part 2 – driving ability

Practical driving sessions with one of our instructor trainers will bring your personal driving ability up to the high level required by the DVSA. Your trainer – local to your area – will prepare you for a 1-hour practical test, and in-car and online support will also help you attain the high standard of competence required. In all you'll get 12 hours of 1-to-1 training, and additional time for 1-to-2 training in an in-car buddy-system.

Part 3 – Instructional ability

In this part of the DVSA test you'll demonstrate that you can teach others. During two 30-minute sessions the examiner acts as a pupil in a role-play situation. For this module you'll receive 36 hours of 1-to-1 training with your AA trainer.

After passing all three parts of the DVSA test, you'll be awarded a green badge that means you're a fully qualified instructor.

How much does a course cost?
Option 1 – advance payment

Pay in advance for the whole course, and save up to £305 over the combined price of paying as you train.

Option 2 – payment plan

Pay for the complete course, from £175 per month, spreading the cost over affordable instalments during a set period of time. This option requires only £420 deposit and payments will last for 9 months. Instalment plan options are subject to credit checks.

Option 3 – pay as you train

Pay for each course module as you train.

Get valuable franchise fee discounts

After successfully completing your instructor training with us, you'll be able to receive valuable discounts when you take up the AA driving instructor franchise.

Good to know

Driving instructor training with AA Driving School comes with terms and conditions. Please do read them before you start your course.

Contact our training team

0800 316 0331

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