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?

Lucas Basnet

Great instructor, helped in any situation. Would highly recommend Dave to a friend.

Jordan-Lee Logan

I enjoyed learning to drive with ProScot and would highly recommend them to anyone. Michael is a great instructor and was a pleasure working with him.

Sara Davidson

Great, chilled instructor. Always felt at ease and confident in the car with Graeme.

Lucy Renton

Graeme was a very good instructor, always reassuring. Increased my confidence massively. Would definitely recommend to others.

Lucy Renton

Graeme was a very good instructor, always reassuring. Increased my confidence massively. Would definitely recommend to others.

Gail Burns

Very good and patient driving instructor. It took me a few attempts to pass but when I did I only had 3 minor faults. I couldn't have done it without Jim. Thanks for everything. Will definitely recommend.

Scott Marshall

Heather is the best driving instructor I have ever had. She is calm and cool but best of all a friend. You can tell she really cares about you. She is never late and gives you all she can to get you to pass. Highly, highly, highly recommend.

Erin Rennie

Overall Dave is a great instructor. Very patient with me throughout the whole time teaching me. He was great at not just teaching you to drive but be able to drive with confidence.

Emma Hancock

Dave is a great instructor, teaches you to not only pass your test but to drive safely and gives plenty tips! Can have a laugh as well as serious when needed.

Jonas Summers

Overall Heather is a very good instructor, very easy to understand and communicate with.

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