We have been conducting driving instructor training courses in Preston since 1985 and have trained hundreds of people to become instructors, many are now running their own driving schools in Preston, Blackpool and Chorley

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Your training to become a driving instructor in Preston is conducted by an experienced trainer called Iain Smith.

Iain has been a driving instructor for over 30 years and has been training people to become instructors since 1985.

He is graded by the DVSA as a Grade 'A' instructor which is the highest grade obtainable from the DVSA. On his recent Standards Check he received the highest marks of 51 out of a total of 51 marks. 

In the past he has undergone six Check Tests (now called Standard Checks) On all these Check Tests he received grade 6 certificates with all sections on the assessments sheets being marked in the highest columns on every test
(all certificates are available for inspection)

He was also on the Ordit Register for nearly 14 years and underwent six bi-annual Ordit inspections all of them were again marked as the highest possible marking. These ORDIT inspections were carried out by the Supervising Examiners (ADI) from the DVSA.

In 2014 Iain made a decision to finish his involvement with the voluntary ORDIT register for the following two reasons:

1. Throughout his time on the ORDIT register he found that although he agreed in the principle of having a recommended list of trainers there was actually very little new business coming through via the DVSA website.

2. Also in 2014 the DVSA published information to all ORDIT members that they were proposing changes to the way driving instructors may be trained and tested in the future. They went on to say that their proposals and future plans may include the ending of the ORDIT register. Although these future plans now seem to have been put on the back burner by the DVSA it was decided that the financial cost of staying on the register along with the DVSA seemingly not able or willing to safeguard the members of ORDIT was not worth staying on the register for.

Training is on a 'Pay As You Go' basis at the hourly rate of £25 per hour


At Preston Driving School we train new instructors on a recruitment basis either to work directly under our school name or as an associated instructor. We believe there can be a difference between a driving school that trains people on a recruitment basis against a driving school that just sells driving instructor training courses to anybody and everybody. You may have seen lots of adverts in newspapers, magazines or even on television about driving instructor training, however you do need to be extremely careful about your choice of training provider because unfortunately within this industry there are driving schools who often state in their adverts that they are one of the fastest growing driving schools in the country and offering all sorts of promises and claims. Think carefully before handing over your money because the truth is that contrary to what you may hear or read there is definitely not a shortage of instructors in the country. Read between the lines and ask searching questions, also look for evidence such as genuine testimonials from instructors who they have trained but are now running their own driving schools in Preston, Blackpool, Chorley and Lancashire.

Your Future
After qualifying as a new driving instructor you may wish to set up your own driving school or maybe join our team of instructors and work under the name of Preston Driving School Ltd or our sister school Students Driving School who now cover most of Lancashire. These options will be explained to you in more detail on your initial interview.

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