Choosing an Instructor


How do you choose the right driving instructor for you?

  • Who did your friends use?
  • Which ones do you regularly see on the road in your area?
  • What kind of car does the instructor use; is it similar to the one you'll practise in?
  • Find out if you'll always get the same instructor
  • Compare prices and length of lessons
  • Check if there are discounts for block bookings
  • Is a female instructor available if you would prefer one?
  • Does the instructor run a door-to-door service?
  • Does he/she offer information on the theory test or post-test training?
  • What grade is the Instructor?


Driving instructors must be approved by the Driving Standards Agency. A green certificate fixed to the windscreen indicates that the instructor is fully qualified. A pink certificate indicates that he/she is a trainee. 

Hot Tip:

Remember you can change driving instructors at any time if it's not going well.