There are few basic steps to be taken before you embark on an exciting career as a driving instructor. These steps are necessary even before you undertake the required training for the three tests that you need to pass to become an Approved driving instructor and be entered onto the Driving and Vehicle Standards Agency. If you haven’t been entered onto the Approved Register, you cannot legally charge for any driving tuition you provide.
To begin with, you need to meet a certain criteria and, if you cannot meet any of these, your application to become a driving an approved instructor will be refused immediately by the register. The basic rules with the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) state that only those who are 21 years or over, and posses a valid driving licence for at least three years, can legally supervise novice drivers in the UK. Actually, the DVSA requests that you have a full drivng license for at least four out of the last six years.