Instructor Training


LGV Instructor Course (Accredited) (New)

This new fully accredited course has been developed for those organisations who wish to identify and train their own in house LGV Instructor or for those who are seeking to embark on a new career path to become a fully qualified LGV Instructor.

The course programme is comprised of 3 Parts which combines a mix of classroom/in cab and self study approaches with learning outcomes which are easily met by fully committed candidates culminating in a number of tests to become an LGV Instructor.

Successful candidates will be entered onto the National LGV register as a qualified LGV Instructor recognised by the Driving Standards Agency.

If you can satisfy the following criteria you are one step closer to becoming an LGV Instructor:

  1.  Held a Category C or C+E licence for a period of 3 years or more, or
  2.  Held a Category D licence for 3 years and an LGV licence Category for 1 year.
  3.  Not been banned from driving in the last 4 years.

Course Duration: 10 days

To find out more please contact us for full details of how to apply for this course.

ADI – Car Instructor

How to become an Approved Driving Instructor (ADI)

To become an ADI you must complete three qualifying tests. Part one tests your theory knowledge, part two tests your driving ability and fitness, and part three tests your ability to instruct learner drivers.

Becoming an ADI

When you first apply, an enhanced security check will be carried out by Access NI. Once completed, DVA will send you your eligibility number which you will need to book a theory test.

If you have concerns about your criminal history you are advised to speak to DVA before committing to any fees for packages offered by ADI training providers.

Information about the ANI check is on pages six and seven of Your guide to becoming an Approved Driving Instructor(external link opens in a new window / tab). There is also a list of training materials to help you prepare for each test.

The ADI job preview tool(external link opens in a new window / tab) will help you understand what it means to be an ADI, whether you’re suitable for this kind of work and your level of understanding of driving theory and practice.

You must pass all three tests, in order, within two years. If you fail any of the tests three times, you must wait two years from the date you first sat the theory test before beginning the process again.

Can I become an ADI if I am disabled?

Yes. The details of the restrictions on your licence must be sent with your application. Disabled drivers who are unable to drive a manual car may take the tests in an automatic vehicle. This option is for drivers who have a medically-restricted licence, marked with Code 078. In this case, drivers are only able to provide paid instruction in automatic vehicles.

Other requirements to be an ADI

As well as the three tests and a satisfactory ANI check, you must also:

  • currently hold a full NI, UK, or Community (EU) car driving licence
  • have held the licence or a foreign licence for a total of four years out of the past six before the date of your application
  • not have been disqualified from driving for any part of the four years before the date of your application

Category B+E instruction

If you wish to give paid instruction in Category B+E (car + trailer) you must become a registered ADI and have held full B+E entitlement for at least four of the last six years.

If you are already an ADI, have full B+E entitlement on your driving licence and would like to be registered to teach B+E, you must advise that you want your registration to include B+E by emailing:

If you are a B+E trainer but are not currently an ADI and wish to continue instructing in Category B+E, you have until 28 February 2016 in which to successfully complete the ADI three part qualifying examination and apply to be registered. You must have held full B+E entitlement for at least four of the last six years.