Become a driving instructor

Over the past 33 years Pelican Driving School has only used instructors trained by Pelican Instructor Training

Driving Instructor Training Courses

With a pass rate of over double the national average, our instructor training courses attract drivers from all over the country. Our trainers are experienced and highly qualified to give you the best training.

Become a Driving Instructor with one to one training

For anyone wanting to become a driving instructor we have been running Approved Driving Instructor (A.D.I.) courses for over 30 years. We are happy to offer all our prospective clients advice and information to show you exactly what is involved in becoming a driving instructor. There is no pressure placed on you to train with us, but we feel it is important that you have a good insight into the new career you are choosing prior to commencing your training. There is no hard sell and no driving assessment at this point.

We recommend you look at driving instructor training reviews on the web before parting with large sums of money up front; you may not get a refund if things go wrong. Remember it is easy to promise the earth, so if it looks too good to be true, then it probably is. At Pelican training is then charged at £30 per hour.    Most companies such as Pelican Driving Instructor Training rely on maintaining a good reputation and many of our clients are recommended by other driving instructors. Why not visit your local test centre and ask other instructors to recommend a trainer. In the case of Pelican our local test centres are Barnsley, Rotherham and Sheffield.

Driving instructor training is conducted on a one to one basis and is charged at an hourly rate. You can train around your current job on a part time basis or you can train more intensively, local accommodation is available for residential training. There is no need to pay any money in advance, just pay for training as you receive it. As all training is on a one to one basis you will receive 100% attention making our training best value for money.

The old A.D.I. part 3 examination has now changed, the main change is that there will be no role play by the examiner, instead you will have to give a real driving lesson to a driver of your choice. This can be anyone needing training, either a learner driver of a qualified driver, anyone apart from someone who has taken the A.D.I. part 2 examination. The examination period will still be one hour long.

The core competencies will be: Lesson planning, Risk management and Teaching and learning strategies.

There is a new website by the DVSA which is of particular interest to anyone wanting to become a driving instructor, there is an interactive test to see if you are cut out for the job. Visit:

Do you need rescue or remedial training?

If you have had insufficient or unsatisfactory training elsewhere we can help you. Are you on your last exam attempt and need professional advice and training? We pride ourselves in providing Friendly, Honest and Reliable one to one training. We have a vast amount of experience in the A.D.I. training industry to help you to become a driving instructor. Over the years we have helped hundreds of trainee driving instructors who were having problems with the A.D.I. part 3 exam. We advise an assessment session so we can assess you and tailor a suitable course to meet your needs.

Pelican Driving Instructor Training is guided by Malcolm Bailey BA [Driver education]. Malcolm was a Grade 6 for his last 5 check tests  [highest grade] and holder of The Diploma in Driving Instruction and the Cardington Special Driving Test [grade A]. He has passed The Institute of Advanced Motorists and ROSPA driving tests at gold level and was an Advanced Driving Examiner for the DIAmond Advanced driving test.

Justine Dobson now conducts training for A.D.I. part 2 & 3 Examinations, she is a holder of the Diploma in Driving Instruction, a Diamond Advanced Driving Examiner, Diamond Special Instructor, DVSA Fleet Registered Instructor and a DATT Taxi Trainer. Justine also has considerable experience in delivering corporate driver training nationally.

Contact Kath Bailey on 07712 770079

For an informal discussion or for further information on how to train to be a driving instructor please contact Justine Dobson on 07971 284358 or alternatively see our full contact details.

Kath - Pelican Driving

Kath Bailey is responsible for booking all lessons and appointments. A founder member of Pelican Driving School and Advanced Driver with a diploma in Driver Training.

If you have any questions about how we work or would just like to speak with someone about how you want to lean to drive Kath is available to speak with you during office hours.

For driving lessons in Barnsley,
Rotherham and Sheffield

Call : 07712 770079

Our mobile phone number

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The Driver & Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) is sponsored by the Department of Transport. Visit their website at  There is a fantastic amount of information, you can book your theory or practical test and see all the test prices.

Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) deals with driving licences and vehicle licensing. The current licence prices are available on the site at online theory is designed to work alongside professional tuition given by a qualified driving instructor.