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Find a Driving Instructor

GOV.UK can help you identify local driving schools and classes, but there are numerous variables to consider when selecting a driving instructor who will best suit your needs.

Choosing a trained and graded instructor who can provide you with a particularly adapted, properly insured, and the well-maintained car is a critical cost-effective decision. Your effort in learning to drive will help you lay the foundation for a lifetime of safe driving, so make wise decisions.

Ask friends or family members who have just learned to drive if they help you find a driving instructor.

This will assist you in both planning courses and practising effectively. It will also bring driving theory to life and make it more memorable for your driving life as well as your tests.

It’s critical that your instructor is properly registered and regulated, follows industry best practices, and is the correct fit for you. Make an effort to choose a teacher who is a good fit for you.

  • has current and necessary licencing, such as an approved driving instructor (ADI) certificate and a DBS check. The Road Traffic Act of 1988 allows only ADIs and licenced trainee instructors to charge for driving lessons.
  • A licenced trainee with a solid reputation and an ADI certificate can provide you with a learning programme that is tailored to your specific needs.
  • is familiar with the National Standard for Driver and Rider Training; they are both the framework of learning goals defined by the DVSA for learners and trainers, as well as the performance standards against which the DVSA regularly tests licenced trainers.
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