Teach others to drive by learning to be a  driving instructor

Glasgow School of Motoring has been approved by the DSA, are on the Official Register of Driving Instructor Trainers (ORDIT) and provide full training for those who wish to take up a career as a driving instructor. After completing a three part course covering theory, practical skills and the ability to instruct, we guarantee an Approved Driving Instructor (ADI) position within our company, covering all areas of Glasgow.



The following information will give you an insight of how to become a driving instructor and how to achieve your road to success.


The first step to becoming a qualified driving instructor is to apply for registration. The ADI starter pack, ‘Your Road to Becoming a Driving Instructor’, which can be ordered from the DSA, contains the ADI 14 information booklet and ADI 3 application form. You will need to obtain a criminal record disclosure before you submit your application. The DSA website and the starter pack explain how having a criminal record will not necessarily bar anyone from being accepted as a potential driving instructor.



To become an Approved Driving Instructor (ADI) you must:



  • Hold a full UK or European Union (EU/European Economic Area (EEA) unrestricted car driving car driving licence; any EU/EEA licence must be exchanged for a GB licence which can be obtained from the DVLA
  • Have held it for a total of at least four out of the past six years prior to entering the Register after qualifying. A foreign driving licence, an automatic car licence or a provisional licence held after passing the driving test, all count towards the four years
  • Not have been disqualified from driving at any time in the four years prior to being entered in  the Register