Driving Instructor Training in Portsmouth

Want to become a driving instructor in Portsmouth? We offer in depth and high quality Driving Instructor Training Courses. Being a driving instructor is an incredibly rewarding career – you can be your own boss, choose working hours to suit your lifestyle and meet lots of new people. Plus, we are always looking for new instructors in the Portsmouth and Southsea area, so if you fancy joining the Lendrum’s Driving School, read on…

Benefits of Becoming a Driving Instructor in Portsmouth

Flexible Hours

If you need your work to fit around other commitments in your life such as children, family, other jobs or education, driving instruction could be a good choice for you. Offer lessons at times that suit you and enjoy flexible hours during the day, in the evening or at weekends.

Be Your Own Boss

Some people are better suited to working for themselves on a self employed basis. Becoming a driving instructor means you set the rules and have more control over your earning potential.


You’ll work with students from the very beginning of their driving experience right through to their driving test, guiding them through the learning process and helping them to develop the skills and knowledge they need to drive safely and with confidence. This in turn gives them freedom that they will enjoy for a lifetime and you’ll feel an immense sense of pride when your students present their pass certificate to you!

Cost Effective Training

Training to be a driving instructor is extremely cost effective compared to other vocations. Our Driving Instructor Lesson Packages start from £xxxx . Get in touch with us for a detailed price.

Quick to Train

With some people completing our Driving Instructor course in just 6 months, launching your new career needn’t take a long time. Take regular lessons and put in lots of practice and you’ll be teaching your first students in no time at all.

How to Get Started

To train to become a driving instructor in Portsmouth you will need a full UK or European Union / European Economic Area unrestricted car driving licence, held for at least four years, to have not been disqualified from driving at any time in the four years before you train, have the ability to read a car number plate at a distance of 27.5 metres (90 feet) and be a ‘fit and proper’ person, in the opinion of the DSA.

Any motoring or non-motoring convictions will be taken into account when you’re assessed for inclusion on the Register. You’ll also need an enhanced level Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

Driving Instructor Course Details

Our Driving Instructor Course develops and trains you to become an Approved Driving Instructor and aims to provide you with all the information, support and guidance required to run a successful and sustainable driving school business.

The course includes various learning tools and techniques to help you succeed, including: –

Practice sessions with a qualified Driving Instructor Trainer

  • Lesson Plans
  • Home Study

The course consists of 80 hours of instruction in 3 to 4 parts depending on the route you take and all teaching is provided at a pace that works for you with the training taking anything from 6 to 18 months to complete.

All of our training has been developed from extensive experience working closely with the Driving Standards Agency as well as other driving instructors, trainees and students.

Part 1 – Theory

  • Multiple choice questions
  • Hazard perception tests
  • 5 hours Home study with Lendrum’s workbooks and manuals

Part 2 – Driving Ability

  • Demonstrate a high standard of driving competence, techniques, anticipation and consideration for other road users.
  • 15 hours of one to one training with your Lendrums driving instructor trainer

Part 3 – Trainee Driving Instructor Licence (Optional)

Once you have passed parts 1 and 2 of the Driving Instructor course, you have the option to apply for a DSA Trainee licence. This allows you to gain experience teaching before you take your Part 3 Instructional Ability Test. The licence lasts 6 months, during which time we will provide an additional 20 hours training. A major benefit of the Trainee Driving Instructor Licence is that you can provide driving lessons and start earning before you complete your training.

Part 4 – Instructional Ability

  • Demonstrate that you can impart your knowledge to others.
  • In two half-hour sessions the examiner acts as a pupil in a role-play situation.
  • 40 hours of classroom and in car training

After passing all three parts of the DSA tests, you’ll be awarded a green badge indicating that you’re a fully qualified driving instructor.