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Becoming a Driving Instructor is no easy task. But once you have qualified it can be a rewarding job. To qualify as driving Instructor you have to pass three exams in the space of two years.

For most people this is the easiest part. Effectively it's a glorified theory test. However the questions go into much more detail than the basic learner driver theory test and consists of 100 questions. The pass mark for Part One is 85%. Potential Driving Instructors also need to do a hazard perception test, the pass mark of which is 57 out of 75.When you've passed this you can apply for...

This is a Test of your own driving ability and is at much higher standard than the learner driver test. The Part Two test lasts one hour.

You can operate as a driving instructor with a pink (trainee) badge before you pass your part three to enable you to gain experience of teaching real pupils. Your instructor training organisation will also give you training using role play. The exam lasts one hour and you will have to teach an examiner who will be role playing for the first 30 mins as a novice and then as a more experienced learner.You are only allowed three attempts at each Driving Instructor qualifying exam.

If you fail 3 times you have to start all over again, having waited for two years from when you first started.

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