Make a difference and teach for a living:

Become a driving Instructor in Essex and realistically earn over £800* per week.

Bookings Open

We are now taking bookings for our Driving Instructor Training Course

Duration of 40 hours on the road one to one training.
Special Offer Price £1199*

If you would like to take the pink licence option of additional 20 hours of training this is an additional £599*

ALL OUR TRAINING COURSES ARE ONE TO ONE ON THE ROAD TRAINING. We do not endorse classroom training for ADI training. Practical on the road training give our students the abilities to be capable and successful ADI Driving Instructors.


Driving Instructor Training Essex

What better time could there be to challenge yourself to an exciting new career, whilst having the security of knowing you're training with highly qualified trainers at Compass driving instructor school.

The current situation regarding the Covid-19 pandemic has seen an increase of older generation driving instructors deciding to take early retirement. This has left a real shortage of ADI's, with most areas finding they have more students than instructors that can take them on.

With over 1.7 million driving tests taken in the UK yearly, students are constantly looking for an Approved Driving Instructor who can teach in a professional, helpful and friendly manor . Driving instructors have the responsibility of teaching a skill for life, helping to make our roads a safer place to drive.

A career as a driving Instructor is typically different from what you've experienced before, with flexible working hours, & options, outstanding rewards and the chance to meet a range of interesting people.

The driving instructor training team

Our experienced trainers (Compass Driving Instructor School) have constantly achieved the highest grades, hold a variety of further qualifications and enthusiastically focus on individual training requirements, helping you to reach your goal. Therefore, you can rest assured, you are well prepared for your career and examinations.

Belief in the quality of training and ability of PDI'S mean, many of our successful trainees are offered a role with either Karen's School of Motoring or Automatic Pass driving school.

Qualified Driving Instructor

Once qualified as a driving instructor you will have a range of attractive career options available to you. In making your decision you will need to look at your earnings potential and how this will be generated. Your income will be derived from the pupils you teach, minus the cost of your franchise fees and expenses such as petrol.

Career Development

Compass Driving instructors works very closely with Karens School of Motoring & Automatic Pass. Who actively encourage Driving Instructors to continue to develop their own skills (Continuing Professional Development).

Alternatively, if you would prefer to operate your own business, we would be happy to offer start up advice and support.

Franchise fees

Driving instructors will typically pay a weekly franchise fee to the school they work with. Charges are extremely variable, however, compared with other driving schools, the franchise fee for Karen's School of Motoring & Automatic Pass are very competitive.

The fee that you pay is based on your choice of working hours, ie. part or full time. These options are again based on your preferences and the requirements of the school. Some driving schools will be able to provide a car whilst it may be in your best interests to lease or use your own vehicle. The cost of leasing, depending on vehicle, may be about £60 per week.

For those instructors that have shown dedication to the school, you will be rewarded after 12 months of working together with the option of taking 4 franchise fee free weeks. Ideal to be taken for Holidays, Christmas, Etc.

Your income

As a Driving Instructor you are required to pay tax and NI as a self employed worker. We would recommend that you seek the services of an accountancy service.

If you would like further details or have any relevant questions, please contact our driving instructor school training team on 0800 0563057