Driving Instructor Training, Eligibility and Legal Requirements

To be eligible for ProScot's ADI course, you must meet the following criteria:

  • You must hold a full and unrestricted UK or European Union (EU) European Economic Area (EEA) unrestricted driving licence
  • You must have held this licence for a total of four out of the past six years
  • You must not have been disqualified from driving at any time in the previous four years
  • You must be a fit and proper person to have your name entered on the Register of Driving Instructors - all motoring and non-motoring convictions will be taken into account
  • You must pass the Register Qualifying Examination and pay the appropriate fees
  • You must be prepared to make a substantial commitment of your time, effort and money.
  • If you wish to start the qualifying process, you must undertake an enhanced level criminal record check before sitting the theory test. In addition, you will not be able to qualify as a driving instructor if:
    • you have any endorsements (including disqualifications or more than 5 fixed penalty points) on your driving licence
    • because of a disability, you're only entitled to drive vehicles with an automatic transmission
    • You've not held a full UK or European driving licence for four out of the last six years.

What do our learner drivers have to say?

Sam Moonlight

Had a great time learning to drive, every lesson made a change to driving. It was good to learn to drive with ProScot. I would recommend this instructor to anyone. Thanks Ali.

Aidan Lindridge

I have learned so much. I have found confidence I never thought I had. Heather has been a wonderful instructor. I would recommend her to anyone. One of the most graceful women I have ever met. Thanks.

Izabela Kopec

Dave was an amazing instructor. Gave so many good tips and helped me to become confident in driving. I would recommend him highly!

Lauren Donaldson

I've had a great time learning to drive with Heather! I've looked forward to and enjoyed every single lesson. Heather is so calm and easy to get on with. Couldn't recommend her enough!

Nicola Hazle

Michael is a really good instructor, has a lot of patience.

Terry Lawson

An encouraging drive. The knowledge was great and Michael (Taggerty) was friendly. Would recommend.

Sam Eadie

Massive thank you to Andrew McKay for all his support and encouragement and helping me to get through my test first time. Andrew made me feel very well prepared and made the whole experience less daunting as I thought it might have been.

Emma-Louise McHatton

Graeme is the best instructor and I would highly recommend him.

Alasdair Pilmer

Dave has been fantastic throughout my instruction. Wasn't very confident when I started but he was patient and helped me build my abilities. Very pleased, couldn't have asked for more.

Nicola Davidson

Heather has been fantastic, totally puts you at ease and makes learning easier. I would and have already recommended Heather to family and friends.

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