Training Costs

Driving Instructor Training Costs

So I guess one of the biggest questions you probably have right now is how much is it going to cost you to train to become a driving instructor with 2nd2None and how can you pay for it.

We have a few different training options for you below. If you have already started your training with another establishment but feel you are not making progress or have attempted part 3 and failed, please contact us for a custom quote on our training.

Become a driving instructor in Dorset

Option 1

The full 70 hour in car one to one instructor training course including your pink PDI trainee licence (worth £140) and the use of our driving school training vehicle for your Part 2 & 3 Tests if required.

Our training course now includes the instructor training TCIT online resource package. 

You will receive regular communications from us containing a wealth of information about how to develop the knowledge and skills necessary to become a DVSA Approved Driving Instructor on the DVSA Register of ADIs. With links in the emails to videos, webinars and articles, as well as our 2nd2None TCIT Course Book with 2nd2None TCIT Record of Progress plus a whole set of publications and access to Part 1 preparation materials, you will have everything you need to train to be a driving instructor and pass the Parts 1, 2 and 3 of the qualifying examination with confidence and ease. Plus we will throw in as much classroom training as you require.

We will sponsor your trainee licence and you can start earning money after your 40 hours of part 3 training. 

(Additional Franchise Fee's Will Apply)

This offer does not include the DVSA test fee's for Part 1, 2, & 3

Total Cost for Option 1

Normal Price £3095.00


Other Payment Options Are Available

Driving Instructor Training Dorset

Option 2

The same as option 1 but available as affordable monthly payments. 

TCIT online training program plus 70 hours of one to one in car training.

As much classroom training as you require along with all your work books and training material.

This option does not include a trainee licence and is designed so you can take your Part 3 test at the end of your 40 hours of part 3 training.

This option also does not include any attempts at Part 1, 2 & 3

Total Cost for Option 2


This can be paid with a deposit of just £500 and then 12 monthly instalments of £191.67

Driving Instructor Training in Dorset

Option 3

With option 3 we cover 60% of your training costs.

As above this option includes 70 hours of in car one to one training,

Your online TCIT Training material.

As much classroom training as you require including all your training books and other essential materials. 

This option includes your trainee licence and sponsorship by the driving school. It does not include the DVSA test fee's.

For this option we will require you to take up one of our driving school franchises and stay with our driving school for a minimum of 24 months. (Franchise details are here) You can leave at anytime in those 24 months but you will then become liable for the full cost of the course £3095.00 minus any money already paid. The exact amount will depend on when you decide to leave the franchise but every month the amount will reduce and will never exceed to original cost of the course. (More details on this can be given upon request)

Total Cost for Option 3


This can be paid upfront in full, or with a deposit of £500 and then 6 monthly instalments of £129.00 

Ultimate Training Package with Qualification Guarantee 

Just like with option 1 above but with our ULTIMATE training package we give you 

  • Unlimited amount of training hours required to pass Part's 1, 2 and 3 Tests.
  • The use of our driving school training vehicle for your Part 2 & 3 Tests if required.
  • TCIT Online Training Resource.
  • This also includes all your work books and other training material along with as much classroom training as you require.
  • Your trainee instructors licence and sponsorship by the driving school. You can start earning money after your 40 hours of part 3 training. (Additional Franchise Fee's Will Apply)
  • This offer also includes as many attempts at the DVSA test fee's for Part 1, 2, & 3 as it takes for you to pass.
  • Additional hours required for the Trainee Licence before attempting Part 3.

This is the ultimate package, its everything you need to become a driving instructor.

All of the above for a one time price of just £6500.00


Option 4. Employed Position

Option 4 is very popular and can only be given to a few instructors each year.

Option 4 offers you full-time employment with our driving school.

Because we employ you we will cover the full cost of you training and your attempts at Parts 2 & 3 tests to become a fully qualified ADI. (Does not include attempts at Part 1)

We will Guarantee you a minimum of 25 hours of pay each week although we expect your hours to exceed this amount. We can start paying you a weekly wage as soon as you have your PDI training licence. We will cover the cost of your training badge.

As with most employed jobs you will also get 4 weeks payed holiday each year and over-time.

We will supply you with a driving tuition car and insurance and we even pay for your fuel.

Once you pass your part 3 test you will also receive a hourly rate increase to your weekly wage.

We will require you to remain with the company for a minimum of 24 months. You can leave before this time but a portion of your training fee's will become payable.

This option takes away some of the worry as you do not need to give up the comfort of employment and it offers you real job security while you do your training and for the first couple of year as an ADI.

Its in our interest to do all we can to help you succeed as we are the ones putting the time, cost and investment into you. You know that with this option you have us to fall back on at any point in your training and in your career. Plus we Guarantee you a minimum income if at anytime you become low on pupils.

We do not know of any other driving school in the country offering both employment and free training to become a driving instructor and as such this is a very popular option so will be subject to an interview with a member of our management team.

Standard Check Training

Do you want to understand the new Standards Check?

Do you just want to freshen up on your skills?

Do you need help getting to grips with CCL?

We are here to help you not only understand the needs of the new Standard Check but to show you how truly master it and come out on top.

We can deliver one to one training or we can organise a group session either at our training centre in north Dorset or we can come to you if you have a suitable location. 

Both in car and classroom sessions are available.

Please contact our offices with your needs on 0333 7729642

So above you have plenty of options to have a look at and if you have any questions about any of the above then please do not hesitate to give us a call and we will be happy to help.

Our head office and training school number is 0333 7729642 or you can send us an email on [email protected]

If you want to know more about our franchise then please follow the link below.

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