Become An Instructor

Our instructors receive thorough training and examinations to ensure they’re equipped with all the knowledge, skills, and expertise to properly prepare our students to pass Theory test and driving exams. Here are the diverse ways in which our instructors are prepared.

A commonly overlooked part of preparing for a driving exam is the Theory Test. Although all your driving will take place on the road, you need to know the rules of the road which is where the Theory Test comes into play. In order to become a competent driver, you must understand the fundamentals of driving. The Theory Test includes information on traffic signs, essential driving techniques, the Driving Instructor’s Handbook, the Highway Code, and more. The Theory Test is divided into two parts, multiple choice questions and hazard perception. You must score a minimum of 43 out of 50 in the multiple choice questions and 44 out of 75 in the hazard perception test to pass your theory test. 

Once a potential driving instructor passes the Theory Test, they move on to the Practical Driving Test. There are five independent parts of the driving portion including an eyesight test, basic vehicular safety questions, a fundamental driving test, different maneuvers, and driving alone. Although the whole test only takes about an hour, it thoroughly examines a driving instructor’s ability to drive along with crucial knowledge of the vehicle. This way, students can know with confidence when they’re receiving instructions that they’re coming from a place of expertise.

The third step in becoming a qualified driving instructor is known as the Instructional Ability Test. As the name suggests, this portion of the qualification process examines an instructor’s ability to teach the material they know. An examiner watches an aspiring instructor give a driving lesson in-person with a real student. Instructors are required to spend the first few minutes of the lesson reviewing goals and risks with students and the final few minutes reviewing the student’s performance. The test itself should consist of a minimum of 40 minutes of driving time. All in all, instructors are graded on their teaching strategies, risk management, and lesson planning.

When an instructor passes the first three phases of the training, they’re able to register and start offering lessons. Our highly qualified driving instructors still receive a standards check every four years. This standards check involves similar oversight that took place in the training phases to ensure instructors are maintaining proper teaching and driving techniques. On top of that, instructors have to get renewed registration every four years. This way, you know they’re always on top of their game. If you’re interested in learning more about our instructors, feel free to contact us today. We’d be happy to answer all your questions. We look forward to hearing from you.

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If you’re ready to pass your driving test, you’re in the right place! At Z&Z Driving School, we specialize in helping students learn to drive more confidently and safely. Contact us today to schedule driving lessons or to have your questions answered. We look forward to hearing from you!

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