Train to be a Driving Instructor in Kent

At DCJ Driver Training you are not just buying a training package; you are buying a new career, and investing into a new lifestyle for yourself. By training with me, you can be safe in the knowledge that you will be receiving a high level of training in order to make your career transition a success. You will also receive ongoing support once you have qualified as a driving instructor.

Make an investment into your lifestyle

So, you're interested in training to become a driving instructor. We can offer you expert ADI training in Rochester and the surrounding areas of Kent. Did you know that you can also earn a salary whilst you're training? This is known as a PDI (potential driving instructor) and once you have passed the part two exam you can apply for a trainee license. This gives you the added benefits of practising your craft while getting paid for it. To find out more information about our training courses then just simply get in touch.

How do I become a Driving Instructor and what are the steps?
It’s a fairly straight forward process to become a Driving Instructor, as no qualifications or previous experience is necessary, but first you must tick a few boxes:
  • You must have held a driving license for at least 4 years prior to you applying to become an ADI. You must not have more than 6 points on your license, if you have then please discuss this with us.
  • You have to be able to read a number plate (new style) from 26.5 metres, glasses or contacts are allowed. You have to complete a CRB check. Next, you have to take and pass the 3 Driving and Vehicle Standards Agency exams.

The Process - You will sit the 3 exams at your local ADI test centre. Part 1 is a computer based Theory and Hazard Perception Test. The Part 2 is a test of your driving ability and the Part 3 is a test of Instructional Ability.

You must pass each exam in order before you can move onto the next. Qualification must be within two years of passing the first exam. Our job is to prepare you for all 3 exams by giving you a high standard of training.

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The Three exams you have to take!
The Part One Exam - Theory and Hazard Perception. This is a computer based test which consists of 100 multiple choice questions. There are 4 categories and you need to score a minimum of 20 out of 25 in each category which are:
  • traffic signs and signals
  • car control, pedestrians and mechanical knowledge
  • driving test, disabilities, and the law
  • publications and instructional techniques

Hazard Perception Test – You will be shown 14 video clips, each containing at least one developing hazard. You need to identify the hazards as they develop. You need to get a minimum of 57 out of a maximum 75 marks to pass.

Part 2 Test: Driving Ability. This is a driving test and lasts for about 1 hour. You must be able to demonstrate a high level of driving ability, anticipation and consideration of other road users, expert car handling and control, correct road procedure and driving in an environmentally friendly manner. You will also complete a set of manoeuvres such as reverse around a corner and reverse park your vehicle. There is also an independent driving part to this test which generally lasts approximately 10 minutes.

Part 3 Test: Instructional Ability. This test is to assess the quality of your instruction and your ability to pass your knowledge on to your pupils. The test lasts for 1 hour and is split into 2 parts with each part being 30 minutes long, Phase 1 and Phase 2.

It's important to note that the Part 3 test is changing as of the 02nd October. The assessment and marking criteria will change so it aligns itself with the current Standards Check. Our training and support packages have already catered for these changes.

To find out more about your training and the costs for a training package, just simply contact me and I'll be glad to talk you through your options.


DCJ Driver Training have a brilliant track record and always go that extra mile to ensure that you learn the best way and the quickest way on all of your driving lessons. When you learn to drive with DCJ Driver Training you are guaranteed quality tuition and stress-free learning.

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Nina Page
Amanda is amazing, I haven't always been the most confident driver but she's stuck with me and encouraged me all the way. She puts you at ease and makes you feel relaxed, is friendly and has a great sense of humour. Thank you Amanda for everything, I couldn't have done it without you x
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Mason Reader
I was recommended to Amanda from DCJ Driver Training. A friend of mine was always telling me how he loved his driving lessons and kept going on about it. So, I thought I would give Amanda a call. I soon realised that my friend was right. Amanda's got to be one of the best driving instructors in Rochester.
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Kate Ashley
If you're looking for driving schools in Gillingham then make sure you give Amanda at DCJ Driver Training a call. I was nervous at first but Amanda was amazing. I had heard that Amanda was good and I soon realised for myself that she was very good, in fact, not just good, but bloody brilliant.
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Rifaquat Jamel
Yes Yes Yes, thank you Amanda to help me pass my driving test. DCJ Driver Training has got to be one of the best driving schools in Maidstone. You are a great driving instructor and I don't think I would have passed my driving test if it wasn't for you. Thank you Amanda, you're an awesome instructor.
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