Are you looking to become a driving instructor? We provide a professional and expert training program that will ensure your successful pursuit in becoming a driving instructor. We take people from the basics all the way through to the most advanced levels. We believe that our driving instructor training is one of the best courses within the West Midlands.

How to become a driving instructor?

With our training course, becoming a driving instructor could never be easier. The training course that we provide will help you towards passing your driving instructor test. We plan all lessons out so that you will see what you will be learning in that specific driving instructor lesson.

Benefits of being a driving instructor

There is a variety of different reasons why being an instructor is very rewarding. Here are some of the main reasons why we love being driving instructors.

  • Gaining a new skill – Obtaining new skills and growing your knowledge base is always a good feeling.

  • Be able to start your own business – Being your own boss is a great position to be in. You can plan your own day and be in charge of an ever growing driving school.

  • Watch pupils progress through their training – Watching the progression of students is a wonderful thing to witness, especially when they pass.

  • Gain a personal connection with pupils to guide them through the skills needed to drive – Getting to know your pupils will allow you to understand how they learn. By doing this you will be helping pupils grow their knowledge as well as make them a safer driver.

  • Teaching is a great feeling to have – Teachers always say they love training people to achieve their goals. With this job you will have that feeling all of the time.

What it is like to be a driving instructor?

Here is what our driving instructors have to say about teaching other people to drive.

I have been an ADI for over 7 years and with Rio for 5 of them. I was nervous about joining a small driving school to start with but Paul was very easy to get along with and was honest about what to expect. Since joining Rio I have never looked back! I had a full diary very quickly and have been busy ever since, working within a few miles of my home. Even with Rio expanding to include more instructors I always feel looked after and if I need new pupils there are always some available. Led by Paul we work as a team and there is always someone ready to help with any queries or problems.

Sarah Mabbley

I have recently started working as a franchisee for Rio, after leaving a less than ideal contract with a competing nationwide company. Since joining the company, I have received support and pupil referrals in larger quantities than I ever expected, from Paul. The teamwork within the company in phenomenal, and franchisee meetings to discuss our work, issues and ideas is extremely helpful, not only to make the working day easier, but also to make the sometimes-lonely atmosphere of being a driving instructor easier. It feels like I have colleagues instead of only working alone and receiving no camaraderie from other people working under the same company name. The franchise fees are fair, and I know I am getting extremely good value for money. The knowledge I have advice and support at the end of the phone is extremely reassuring, and nothing is ever too much trouble for the other members of Rio, should you need assistance. I am so proud to work within such an amazing company, and hope to do so for may days, weeks, months and years to come.

James Cartwright-Ross

My mission is simple: I help people, young and old, learn to drive and stay safe on the road. My name is Paul Fisher and I’m a Driving Instructor and Driving Instructor Trainer. I am the Instructor-In-Chief at Rio Driving School. Teaching people to drive is my passion and I want to help as many people as I can. Rio’s mascot, the Macaw, is a symbol of freedom, which I hope you will all have and enjoy. I’m on a journey to put a comb through all of the intricacies of driving – right from the very first moments of learning to drive, through to becoming a confident and competent driver in all road and traffic situations. Every week, in our YouTube channel, I discuss and demonstrate driving techniques, strategies, tips and tricks, and more. I want you to have the knowledge and the skills to apply it. I teach best practice. Sometimes you just need someone to take something that seems hard and break it down into a language that you can easily understand. View our channel here:

Paul Fisher

Driving instructor courses

The driving instructor courses that we provide are bespoke and are tailored to each learner. As we are an ADI approved driving school we know what it takes to make an exceptional driving instructor. We provide instructor training courses in the West Bromwich, Cannock, Sutton Coldfield, Hednesford, Lichfield, Walsall, Wednesbury, Wolverhampton, Featherstone and surrounding areas.

How do I apply?

If you would like to know more about our driving instructor courses please do not hesitate to give us a call on 0800 566 8636 or complete the form below.

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