instructor training

Instructor Training Plymouth


Mark Lane Plymouth Driving Instructors is a progressive driving school and are looking for the right individuals who would like to get involved with driver training as a career.

Mark himself trains in many different classes of vehicle and he can cascade these opportunities to like minded individuals.

We are often looking for additional qualified instructors keen to further their career and also particularly people who would like to train as a driving instructor.

The role as a driving instructor is fantastic with flexibility of hours and hours and are directly linked with the income you wish to earn and job satisfaction second to none.

From teacher learner drivers the basics, refresher lessons, company drivers to advanced driving, all our a days work with Mark Lane Plymouth Driving Instructors. Where many driving schools just teach learner drivers, with us you have real possibilities of expanding into the many other areas of driver training. This gives you even greater flexibility in income and the hours you work.

Previously we have covered the Cornwall area but we are moving into Plymouth in a big way. Having identified a gap in the market for the professional training we offer, now is a good time to join us before any opportunities are snapped up fast.

If you are looking for complete training then we have the resources and training for you, Training is thorough and made easy with us and can be flexible around maybe current work commitments or on a fast track approach to get you qualified quickly.


Training involves just 3 simple assessments;


  • Part one where you knowledge is assessed, we give you all the training and reference material for this
  • Part two where you simply demonstrate your driving skills. We will brush up on these for you and ensure you are familiar with the modern styles required for today’s driving test.
  • Part three is where you demonstrate you teaching ability and this is where we shine and provide you with some of the best first rate training to prepare you for this challenge.

More details of these tests can be found on the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency website by clicking here.

Probably the first step is to fill in the contact form below and have a discussion with Mark himself who can answer any questions you might have and explain things in detail over a cup of coffee (tea if you prefer)

Driving Instructor Training

Are you looking for a new career as a Driving Instructor? Or are struggling with any of the
qualifying exams? Have you had a bad experience with your previous driving school giving you
substandard training, We at Mark Lane Plymouth Driving Instructors offer parts 2 and 3
instruction and for those who have failed 1st or 2nd time around we offer test recovery training
ensuring that you qualify as an instructor giving you a sound grounding for your new chosen
career path.

Our bespoke training packages are tailored around you and our training is
second to none.

To become a qualified driving instructor, you first have to pass three exams. These are known
as Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3.

Once you’ve passed your Part 2, the ADI driving test, and completed 40 hours of your Part 3
training, you can apply for a Pink Trainee Licence. This has the extra benefit of you earning a
salary while you’re preparing for your final exam, the Part 3, and allows you to practice with
pupils, being far more realistic.

Part 1 – Theory and Hazard Perception

This is a computer based test which consists of 100 multiple choice questions. There are 4
categories and you need to score a minimum of 20 out of 25 in each category, the categories

Traffic signs and signals
Car control, pedestrians and mechanical knowledge
Driving test, disabilities, and the law
Publications and instructional techniques
Hazard Perception Test – You will be shown 14 video clips, each containing at least one
developing hazard. You need to identify the hazards as they develop. You need to get a
minimum of 57 out of a maximum 75 marks to pass.

Part 2 – Driving Skills

Mark is an advanced driver trainer, coaching drivers to pass their advanced tests through
Rospa and having been a regional trainer for the Institute of advanced motorists ( IAM )for
many years you will receive top tuition to enable you to breeze through your part 2 Exam
which consists of:

A driving test lasting approximately 1 hour. You must be able to demonstrate a high level of
driving ability, anticipation and consideration of other road users, expert car handling and
control, correct road procedure and driving in an environmentally friendly manner.
You will also complete a set of manoeuvres such as parallel park and reverse park your

vehicle into a parking bay. There is also an independent driving part to this test which
generally lasts approximately 20 minutes whereby you could be expected to follow a sat nav.

Part 3 – Instructional Techniques:

Mark is not on the ORDIT register as a personal choice. However Mark has been an ADI for
over fifteen years and is a Grade A instructor, holder of ROSPA DIPLOMA, Ndors
instructor and delivers Ndors courses on behalf of Devon and Cornwall Police force to name
a few of his many achievements scoring a commendable almost full house 50/51 on his last
standards check ( not everyone is perfect).

This test is to assess the quality of your instruction and your ability to pass your knowledge
on to your pupils. The test lasts for 1 hour and you have to deliver a real lesson to one of your
clients in a client centred way. An examiner will sit in the back of this lesson and assess your
skills and ability. You will be assessed on the following:

Lesson planning
Risk management
Teaching and learning strategies
To pass, you must score a minimum of 31 out of 51. There are 17 sub-competencies and you
will get a score from 0 to 3 for each competency and to achieve a pass you must score a
minimum of 31 out of 51.

No qualifications or previous experience necessary.

You must have held a driving licence for at least 3 years prior to you applying to become an
ADI. You must not have more than 6 points on your licence.

You have to be able to read a number plate (new style) from 26.5 metres, glasses or contacts
are allowed. You have to complete a CRB/DBS check.

You will sit the 3 exams at your local ADI test centre. Part 1 is a computer-based Theory and
Hazard Perception Test. The Part 2 is a test of your driving ability and the Part 3 is a test of
Instructional Ability.

You must pass each exam in order to move onto the next. Qualification must be within two
years of passing the first exam.

The car you will be using is a Peugeot 308 1.6 HDI HDi Contact Mark today if you are
interested on mob 07799 060 174 or email

Rates from £33.00