The Course

LDC can offer you three driving instructor training course options standard, premium and residential. No matter which option you choose you are guaranteed to receive top quality bespoke 1-to-1 training from your own locally based personal LDC expert ADI trainer. LDC offer training from over 60 locations around the UK including centrally here at our state-of-the-art training centre in West Yorkshire.

Each course incorporates open learning using our comprehensive open learning resources, free online iCourse, over 100 videos on are Youtube Channel, up to 70 hours of 1-to-1 training (Premium course option, 50 hours on the Standard course) and up to 5 days of classroom training (30 hours) when you decide to join us. Up to 100 hours in total.

Nobody can offer you more and no body can match our record of success over the last 30 years.

Course overview

Each course option follows the same course structure shown below.

Open learning course package

LDC is renowned for its distance learning course package and the supplementary services we provide.

Supplementary services and resources

Free online resources

Free telephone support

Nationwide network of DVSA Approved Driving Instructor trainers

The open learning course and free online resources are supported with up to 70 hours 1-to-1 (i.e. 1 student instructor to 1 trainer) on the Premium course option, up to 50 hours 1-to-1 on the Standard course option or up to 10 days face-to-face training on the Residential course option. We are a nationwide company with 58 DVSA Approved Driving Instructor trainers on ORDIT providing training from over 70 locations around the UK covering most test centres where the ADI Part 3 qualifying exam is carried out.

Training that won’t hold you back

LDC’s Part 1, 2 and 3 training courses are designed to run side by side as illustrated below:

Essential on-the-job training experience

With LDC you also have the potential option to get 6 months on-the-job experience on a Trainee Licence on either a part time or full time basis prior to taking the Part 3 Test. On a Trainee Licence you can start to earn money as a trainee driving instructor and benefit from 6 months of doing the job for real. This will give you valuable experience to help you pass the new Part 3 test.

No need to give up your current job or use a Trainee Licence to qualify

We also have other ways to help you source learners to practice on including using the trainers own learners and/or training learners for free under the watchful guidance of one of our expert trainers without giving up your current job or taking out a Trainee Licence. On-the-job training is absolutely essential if you want to succeed at passing Part 3. You need to be certain how any course will provide you with this experience before you buy it.

LDC Course Pass Rates

The percentage of students who went on to pass Parts 1, 2 and 3 having completed all their training with LDC last year is shown below:

If you are looking for the surest and speediest way to become qualified – look no further.

Course options and prices

Bob in the video below gives a brief overview of each of the three course options LDC can provide. No matter which option you choose you are guaranteed to receive top quality bespoke training and an opportunity to operate your own LDC driving school franchise.

Option 1: Standard ADI Course £1,995

If you are an advanced driver or have passed Part 2 or have previous instructor experience the Standard course may be the best course for you.

  • Comprehensive open learning package covering Parts 1, 2 and 3 with over 40 hours of useful self-study activities.
  • Over 100 videos on our YouTube Channel – The Learner Driving Centre with free access to our unique online iCourse Hub and Student Facebook Group community.
  • Personal LDC expert trainer to provide up to 50 hours of 1-to-1 training delivered in a flexible way to meet your individual learning needs from over 60 locations around the UK.
  • Potential six month Trainee Licence option to enable you to start earning money during your training, providing real on-the-job experience ready for the Part 3 test. With LDC you can also qualify without this licence thus enabling you keep your current job until you qualify.
  • The course programme is sufficient to cover the additional training you need once on a Trainee Licence without extra cost.
  • Franchise position as an LDC driving school operator subject to meeting certain professional standards and satisfying the DVSA’s legal requirements etc.
  • Pay as you train course option of £795 followed by 8 monthly payments of £150.

PLUS join LDC and receive a package worth over £2,000 including:

  • 1 month franchise free
  • 3 day business start up course for free
  • 2 day workshop on effective use of the LD system and how to pass the Part 3 test for free
  • Theory and Driving Test materials for you to on-sell for free

when you train with and join LDC – Full details upon application.

Option 2: Premium ADI Course £2,495

If you have no experience and want to be more certain of qualifying then option 2 or 3 may better serve your needs.

  • Comprehensive open learning package covering Parts 1, 2 and 3 with over 40 hours of useful self-study activities.
  • Over 100 videos on our YouTube Channel – The Learner Driving Centre with free access to our unique online iCourse Hub and Student Facebook Group community.
  • Personal LDC expert trainer to provide up to 50 hours of 1-to-1 training delivered in a flexible way to meet your individual learning needs from over 60 locations around the UK.
  • Further 20 hours 1-to-1 training held in reserve – 5 hours provided per unsuccessful attempt at Part 2 or Part 3 – potentially over £600 worth of extra training, if needed.
  • Potential six month Trainee Licence option to enable you to start earning money during your training, providing real on-the-job experience ready for the Part 3 test. With LDC you can also qualify without this licence thus enabling you keep your current job until you qualify.
  • The course programme is sufficient to cover the additional training you need once on a Trainee Licence without extra cost.
  • Franchise position as an LDC driving school operator subject to meeting certain professional standards and satisfying the DVSA’s legal requirements etc.
  • Pay as you train course option of £995 followed by 10 monthly payments of £150.

PLUS join LDC and receive a package worth over £2,500 including:

  • 3 months franchise free
  • 3 day business start up course for free
  • 2 day workshop on effective use of the LD system and how to pass the Part 3 test for free
  • Theory and Driving Test materials for you to on-sell for free when you train with and join LDC – Full details upon application.

Option 3: Residential/Centre based ADI Package £2,495

LDC have introduced an exciting new option where you can benefit from some of our most talented trainers and other facilities here at our state-of-the-art training centre in Pontefract, West Yorkshire. So if you prefer to avoid distractions and learn more intensively/consentrated this may be the course for you. You will be surprised at how easy it is travel to here; we are just 5 miles west of the A1/M62 intersection just south of the M62 at junction 32 plus we have three train stations here in Pontefract itself with Wakefield. Leeds and Doncaster train stations just a short taxi drive away. The above price also includes an allowance for 6 days of quality bed and breakfast accommodation valued at £270. If you don’t need this accommodation simply deduct £270 from the price above making it £2,225.

With this option you can precisely plan all the training in advance and thus ensure you start your new career as quickly as possible spread over 12 days, up to 72 hours of training as described below. This package incorporates:

  • 2 days studying Part 1 online via our unique ADI student learning Hub (14 hours minimum) as and when you want using your smart phone, tablet, laptop or PC. You are also provided with the full open learning materials in hard copy form as with options 1 and 2 above to direct your learning through every part. 
  • 6 days Part 2 and initial Part 3 training at our modern training centre (including quality bed and breakfast accommodation); 2 days for Part 2 and 4 days for initial Part 3 training. The 6 day course is made up of 16 hours of classroom/workshop training and either 24 hours of 1-to-1 or 32 hours 2-to-1 in-car training. The course can be delivered intensively over 6 days Monday to Saturday or spread over two or more weeks to suit you.
  • 4 days 1-to-1 coaching support as part of the onward Part 3 training while either on a Trainee Licence or while training your own private learners. Total training hours 20 on 1-to-1. This training can be delivered locally by LDC’s nearest Approved Driving Instructor trainer or you may find your original Head Office trainer is willing to visit you or support you remotely – the choice is yours.

    Plus…
  • Potential six month Trainee Licence option to enable you to start earning money during your training, providing real on-the-job experience ready for the Part 3 test. With LDC you can also qualify without this licence thus enabling you keep your current job until you qualify.
  • The course programme is sufficient to cover the additional training you need once on a Trainee Licence without extra cost.
  • Franchise position as an LDC driving school operator subject to meeting certain professional standards and satisfying the DVSA’s legal requirements etc.

PLUS join LDC and receive a package worth over £2,000 including:

  • 2 months franchise free
  • 3 day business start up course for free
  • Theory and Driving Test materials for you to on-sell for free
  • 2 day workshop on effective use of the LD system and how to pass the Part 3 test included as part of the 6 days at the centre when you train with and join LDC – Full details upon application.

Driving school course fee reimbursement, start up discounts and cash back deals

There are many different discount and cash back deals offered by other driving schools. However, remember that with LDC you get the majority of your joining package straight away when you join us – you do not have to commit to a costly and lengthy franchise contract (i.e. potentially up to 3 years paying in excess of £30,000 just to get your original course fee back!). With LDC the franchise notice period is only one month (after your first three paid for months on the franchise as a qualified driving instructor) with other driving schools it is much longer – usually a minimum of 12 months but up to 36 months with the AA/BSM. You can potentially pay up to £5,000 more per year in franchise fees. So it is no good getting a discount of £500 on your course fee if you end up paying £5,000 more in the first year and for every year thereafter!

Find out about the driving school franchise first

Before you buy a course to become a driving instructor you really need to understand how the franchise works, what it costs, how long you are committed to paying for it and what happens if you decide to leave? This is why we like to meet with your face to face to provide the information you really need to know. See the Franchise page for more details.

DVSA examination and registration fees

ADI examination fees are payable directly to the DVSA. The Part 1 test fee is £81, Part 2 test fee is £111 and Part 3 test fee is £111. Should you decide to go on a trainee license for 6 months prior to passing Part 3 you will be required to pay the DVSA £140 for this option. Finally once qualified the DVSA charge a registration fee of £300 which has to be paid every 4 years to remain on the DVSA Approved Driving Instructor (ADI) register.

Our training credentials

LDC are a founding member of the DVSA‘s Official Register of Driving Instructor Trainers (ORDIT). LDC is also a preferred training supplier to the armed forces career transition partnership scheme (CTP preferred supplier) and approved by the MOD in support of the ELC scheme. This means we are a trusted provider of training to those leaving the armed forces looking for training to become a driving instructor. LDC also operates an approved Edexcel, British Safety Council, Energy Saving Trust and DVSA Fleet training centre offering additional qualifications in teaching, coaching, mentoring, corporate driver training and business enterprise skills up to RQF level 5.

Career Development

Nobody can offer you more and nobody can match our record of success in this regard. By being with us you will be ready for any changes that might take place within our industry. We can also help you to become a qualified DVSA Fleet approved trainer, EST Eco-safe approved trainer, ORDIT trainer or Teacher and thus potentially earn higher rates of income.

Below is a picture of Jo one of our LDC driving school operators receiving her Edexcel Award in Education and Training together with a Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement from Paul McArdle the managing director.

 Contact LDC

If you would like a Free information pack on becoming a driving instructor with LDC call our head office on free phone 0800 197 0010 or 01977 691800 or click on request a free information pack.  Our office hours are Monday to Thursday 8am – 6pm, Friday 8am – 5pm and Saturday 9am – 12pm.