What is an ‘ADI’?

If you’re considering a new career as a driving instructor in Ireland, you may have seen the term ‘ADI’ being thrown around quite regularly, but what is an ADI? ADI stands for Approved Driving Instructor, and in order to...

Being an ADI: The Basics

How to become an ADI

Three Steps to Becoming an NUI Approved ADI NUI Driving Instructor Training provides a wonderful opportunity to start your own business, and set to your own income targets as a self-employed professional. That...

Becoming a Driving Instructor

Driving Instructor Requirements

If you’re interested in becoming an approved driving instructor (ADI) in Ireland, you will need to apply to the Road Safety Authority (RSA). The RSA maintains a register of all ADIs in the...

Driving Instructor Training Requirements

Going For ADI Stage One

If you apply to become an ADI driving instructor in Ireland, the first step towards your Road Safety Authority (RSA) registration is to successfully complete the first of a three stage testing process. Stage 1 of the approved driving instructor examination is the theory aspect which aims to test your overall knowledge of both driving and driving tuition. The test is divided into subsections that will focus on the following:

...Getting Your Stage 1 ADI Training

I Have Passed Stage 1 of the ADI Exam

Now What? Congratulations! Now that you’ve successfully completed stage one of the approved driving instructor test - the theory examination - you’re now well on your way to becoming a registered ADI with the RSA and will soon be able to begin your career as a driving instructor. Once you’ve met the requirements for stage 1, you will be able to book the second part of the test, which is...

Getting Your Stage 2 ADI Training

Being an Approved Driving Instructor is one of the most important jobs there is

Have you got what it takes?

You can choose the people you want to work with and when you want to work. Schedule work around your life, not the other way round!

Start living a rich life that only comes from massive job satisfaction!

Everyone loves a good driving instructor. The best instructor's, the one's who puts their pupils at ease, rarely needs to advertise, because their pupil spreads the word for them. It's a great career for calm, practical people who know how to get the best out of others.

But how do you choose a driving instructor training school that brings out the best in you? How do you mark out good tuition from bad? Can you be sure you're getting value for money? Here are some of the unique way we approach driving isntructor training:

Unlike some driving schools we don't charge huge fees up front.

We don't charge for part one of your training. This is something you can easily study for free in your own time.

Training to become a driving instructor is a big commitment and it is important that the student and trainer are a good fit. Which is why we insist on a free consultation with all prospective driving instructors so we can get to know each other before we charge a cent or sign anything.

Driving instruction is a practical skill. The best training is always one-to-one in the car. We don't run classroom lessons with multiple candidates like many of training schools out there. Some schools slash costs by stuffing two or three trainees in the car at the same time. That means you don't get the vital one-to-one tuition you need to qualify. You won't find that happening with us.

When starting out on your own, it's good to have someone at your side. A guiding hand to stop you making silly beginners mistakes. We have a network of driving instructors that have successfully trained to be driving instructors with us and we provide a bridge for you to meet and get to know other working instructors and how they operate.

Everything You Need to Know Right Here

The NUI Driving Instructor Training website is stacked with loads of information about qualifying. Do you want to check your eligibility or learn more about the 3-phase process? You will find the answers to these questions right here including our training philosophy.

Where is the Best Place to do ADI Training?

Phases 2 and 3 are tested at the Athlone, Cork, Dundalk, Dublin (Finglas), Galway, Kilkenny, Letterkenny, Limerick, Mullingar, Rathgar, Sligo, Tralee and Waterford testing centres only, so it makes sense to choose driving instructor training services based in or near one of these key centres. NUI Driving Instructor Training is based in Dublin, Galway and Cork where we regularly follow the routes examiners use, and know their personalities well.

Choosing the Best Driving Instructor Trainer for You

The best driving instructor trainer is the one with a feel-good factor. Approved Driving Instructor training is all we do. We have chosen to dedicate ourselves to exclusively training new instructors because we know we have a lot to offer the industry. Teaching young people to drive and stay safe on our roads is a huge responsibility and we take pride in knowing that every instructor we train will deliver the very best driving lesson experience to the public. With this in mind, we offer:

  • A well respected professional service
  • More than two decades of experience
  • The most competitive rates in the business
  • Ireland’s top RSA Approved Instructors
  • Driver training scholarship opportunities
  • Great post-training partner options with our strategic partners

These things are vital considering the strict criteria the Road Safety Authority sets. We are here to help you exceed them, which guarantees you come out able to deliver a service above the usual standards.

RSA Entry Criteria You Must Meet

Becoming an Approved Driving Instructor and serving a community is an important role. We are bound to ask for confirmation of tax compliance and a minimum two-year driver’s licence in the applicable category. The RSA itself will put you through the Garda vetting process as an extra layer of protection for young drivers.

Two Ways to Become an ADI in Ireland

The qualification program comprises theory, driving and instructional modules. Depending on your personal profile the RSA / Road Safety Authority may allow exemption for all, some or none. NUI Driving Instructor Training is available to assist you with a combination of the following:

  1. Formal training to qualify you to undergo RSA examinations
  2. Motivation packages and completed applications for exemptions

Should you like to take this opportunity further we invite you to contact us for an exploratory discussion. We want you to be comfortable with us from the outset.

 

Who we have trained

We have a working relationship with many instructors and driving schools...big and independent

Colmans Driving School Lucan

"NUI Driving Instructor Training were great help with my check test"

RSA Driving School are one of Ireland's largest driving schools providing driving lessons in Dublin, Driving Lessons in Cork and Driving Lessons in Meath and we are proud to say that they choose us for all their driving instructor training

Mary's Driving School Kildare

"NUI helped build my confidence and grow my business"

MyEDT Driving School are specialists in delivering EDT Driving Lessons. Dublin is currently the only city they service but they will soon be providing driving lessons in Cork and we have been chosen to train all their new instructors