Become a driving instructor (ADI) with Sapphire driving academy

At Sapphire Driving Academy, we offer professional, reliable and affordable driving lessons to help you achieve your goal.

Our award winning Ex DVSA Examiner can help you guide through the entire process of becoming the approved driving instructor (ADI), including free training to polish your skills before exams.

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    Completing ADI Training with Sapphire Driving Academy is Reliable, affordable & Successful

    It takes a minimum of 40 hours of supervised training to be an ADI.

    The driving test comprises of 3 parts;

    Part-1 Testing Theory, Hazard Perceptions etc.

    Part-2 Mainly Practicle Driving & Maneuvering with a test instructor from DVSA.

    Part-3 Testing of your skills as an instructor delivering real life instructions to a pupil while the DVSA instructor observes.


    Do you want to become a Driving Instructor? Or are you looking for Driving Lessons? Look no further Sapphire Driving Academy is your place.

    I have been an Ex DVSA SE ADIExaminer (for L test & ADI & PDI) including part 2 and Standards Check in West London, for the last 6 years following a 20-year career in the Civil Service. Over those 6 years I have developed my teaching skills to achieve a higher than national average pass rate with my Instructors majority of them first time in my new private business Sapphire Driving Academy.

    I cover all West London and the surrounding areas and now concentrate solely on specialist ADI Drivers Training. My role now is as an on-road Specialist Driving Instructor trainer for the new national  ‘Safe and Considerate Driving ’ course for who desires to become a qualified Driving Instructor.

    As with other ADIs I have been through the rigorous Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checking system. Like many ADIs I deliver standard learner driver training at a very competitive price and with a high success rate.

    We have instructors in our team who are registered as Approved Instructors with West London County Councils, which means that you can receive expert tuition from my Academy and qualify for a substantial grant towards the cost of the PassPlus training (if you are a West London resident). We offer all this ADI driver training and Learner training in an automatic or Manual transmission car.

    I am happy to discuss bespoke training for any ADI driver, whether on a provisional or full licence level. Perhaps you would like a confidence builder for teaching skills.

    Lessons are a minimum of one hour. I am happy to do one and half hours or two hours to be mutually agreed. I would not recommend any one lesson exceeding two hours for the majority of pupils. Neither am I an advocate of very intensive training (“I want to start to learn and take my test in two weeks please”!) as it is simply not an effective way of teaching in my opinion. However if it is a requirement for the customer we have expert Instructors on our team that can provide this service known as an intensive crash course.

    You will find that our Instructors spend the majority of the lessons with you driving, rather than being parked up for lengthy periods having cosy chats! You get what you pay for – professional tuition from a professional instructor trainer.

    All lesson times and lengths, including any bespoke requests, will be discussed and tailored to suit your needs

    Your Journey to become an Approved Driving Instructor (ADI)

    Our instructors are trained to the highest standards, go through frequent background checks and drive vehicles maintained to the highest standards

    • DVSA & Pre- Checks. Apply for DVSA Pre-Checks if you are over 21, have had license for over 3 years with less than 6 Points with a DBS checks.
    • ADI Test - Part -1 General vehicle knowledge, MCQs, Traffic Signs & Signals and Hazard Perception.
    • ADI Test - PART-2 Eye Test, Show me Tell me, Vehicle Safety, Driving independently & ability to undertake specific manoeuvres.
    • ADI Test - PART-3 Part 3 test involves delivering a real driving lesson to a pupil, under the supervision of a driving examiner.It tests lesson planning, risk managementand both teaching & learning strategies.

    Our students take fewer lessons to pass than national DVSA average.

    Becoming an ADI makes you Incharge of Your own Career, gives you a good Work/ Life Balance with a high Earning Potential of over £1,000/ week.



    • 1 Hour £ 35
    • 2 Hour £ 70
    • 6 Hour £ 198
    • 10 Hour £ 325
    • 20 Hour £ 620
    • 30 Hour £ 1050*
    • 40 Hour £ 1320*


    Please Contact me directly for group bookings


    • 1 Hour £ 80
    • 1 & Half Hour £ 120
    • 2 Hour £ 160
    • 10 Hour £ 750
    • 20 Hour £ 1499
    • 30 Hour £ 2200
    • 40 Hour £ 2700
    ORDIT TRAINING - £100 an hour
    Additional people in the car £40 per person
    *Part 3 or standard unlimited deal.£3200 **Part 2&3 package unlimited deal £3800
    ***Please note these prices are subject to working with sapphire for 12 months after passing your test.
    ****Full package with full support with application/part1/part2/part3 unlimited sessions £3999

    Become an adi with a former DVSA test inspector.

    Do you want to become a Driving Instructor? Or are you looking for Driving Lessons? Look no further Sapphire Driving Academy is your place.

    I’m Nadia, your ADI Specialist Trainer and I have worked for DVSA as a Driving Examiner for just over 7 years. And in the last 6 years I worked as an SC Examiner in West London covering majority of the local test centres testing part 2’s, part 3’s, and standard checks. I left DVSA 7 months ago to help driving instructors complete their dream goal and to qualify and pass their tests and achieve a career as a qualified driving instructor.

    I also hold the Gold Award from ROSPA — the highest civilian Advanced Driver qualification with an comprehensive DBS checks.

    To date, 56 instructors have qualified under my training and are now earning a very successful amount per month. Out of the 56 instructors that qualified, 87% passed first time . I know I have a vast amount of knowledge and experience to get you through my training programme so that you can successfully earn a good living. Subsequently if you are looking for driving lessons, our instructors are highly experienced and knowledgeable and will help you get through your driving test. Equally our instructors who work for Sapphire Driving Academy aim to pass their pupils first time.

    If you are interested in either becoming a driving instructor or passing your driving test then get in touch or visit our website where you will see all the picture and success stories.

    frequently asked questions (FAQ )

    1 - What are the prerequisites for becoming a driving instructor?

    To do this you must be over 21 years old and have held a driving licence for over three years, without holding any motoring convictions. You must also get a new Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check to start your application, even if you already have one. You'll need to pass the approved driving instructor part 1 and part 2 exams. You'll then get a licence to give instruction and legally charge for lessons. You must also pass the part 3 exam to get onto the register of approved driving instructors.

    2 - How long does it take & how many attempts do I have to pass ?

    It takes between 6 to 12 months to pass your driving instructor's test and for each of 3 parts you have 3 attempts to pass, otherwise the process starts again from theory test.

    3 - How Challenging is the Exam?

    It is quite challenging to pass the driving instructor's test with 45% for Part-1, 60% pass rate for Part-2 and only 35% pass the Part-3 test. At Sapphire Driving Academy out of 40 driving instructors passing out last year 87% passed their tests in first attempt.

    4 - I work full-time, can I still train to be a Driving Instructor?

    Yes you can become a driving instructor without having to quit your main job. Give us a call and we will customise the training for you.

    5 - Are there any other costs to becoming a Driving Instructor?

    We are currently running special offer, Full package with full support including application/part1/part2/part3 unlimited sessions for only £3999

    6 - Can you arrange the vehicle for my Test?

    Yes we can arrange the same vehicle you practice in for your driving test day, we may charge for the vehicle or include it in the package.

    Client Testimonials

    SIGI - ADI Passed

    When I was left with almost no hope that I could achieve my goal, a friend recommended to me Sapphire Driving Academy and I want to say a very big thank you to Sapphire driving Academy for helping me fulfil my dream and become a fully qualified driving instructor. There are no words that describe how amazing the team is! If you are looking for ADI/PDI trainers, then this is the right place to look. Once again Thank you Nadia!.

    SONIT - ADI-Part 3

    I couldn’t have done it without Nadia. She is 100% the best in the business without a doubt. Her knowledge in the field is extraordinary. She really taught me everything I needed to know and got me ready for my first attempt. I was so nervous that I would fail. But she didn’t give up on me. We were able to pass on my first attempt and I wouldn’t want anyone else to have taught me. Definitely worth the money. Thank you Sapphire Driving Academy 😇🙌🎊

    BAHAR - ADI-Part 3

    If you want to become a driving instructor then don't look anywhere else. SAPPHIRE DRIVING ACADEMY is the place. I've been trained by national driving schools and all I can say is. I wasted my time and my money! Then I came across Nadia who's a ex dvsa examiner. I called her and said to her I've got a test date and it was literally in 2 days. But nothing is difficult for her. She prioritised me cancelled some of her lessons and prepared me for my part 3 😁 (PASSED 🎊) thank you Nadia!

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