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?

William Tuckwell

Michael was always clear, patient, thorough and understanding. His lessons were structured and was always able to explain the requirements for me to pass the test clearly. A genuinely excellent experience.

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