In order to become an instructor on the National Register you will first need to pass the 4-part examination at one of the approved exam centres. Find out more by emailing us or calling us on +44(0)1952 520210.
The examination consists of the following elements and is priced at £400+VAT (£480):
Part One- Theory Test
90 minutes test, 100 multiple choice questions covering instructional techniques, legislation, The Highway Code and Safe driving and testing. The overall pass mark is 85% and you also need to achieve a minimum of 80% in each of the 4 subject areas.
Part Two – Practical Driving Ability
A minimum one hour drive. You cannot incur any more than 6 driving faults and you must not incur any serious or dangerous faults. You will be asked to do one of two off road exercises (chosen on the day by the examiner).
Part Three – In-cab training
A 60-minute role play in-cab training test. Your examination scenario is sent to your chosen examination centre 3 working days before your examination to allow you time to prepare. This test has 3 parts as follows:
- 20 minutes – Deliver training for a new skill – 33/47
- 20 minutes – Remedial Training for a candidate suffering skill fade – 27/39
- 20 minutes – Demonstration drive & commentary ( post test failure) – 51/73
Part Four – Classroom training
A 30-minute role play classroom training test. Your examination scenario is sent to your chosen examination centre 3 working days before your examination to allow you time to prepare. The pass mark is 84/120.
Upon successful completion of the examination you will finalise your enrollment by filling out a registration form and agreeing the terms and conditions, before submitting for approval. Registration lasts for 5 years and is priced at £62.50+VAT (£75).
This makes the total investment £555 (inc. VAT), that’s just under 31p per day.
There are many organisations that offer training to prepare you for the examination. There is no scheme governing this training or the content, so it is important you ask your chosen training provider about their pass rates, standards and processes.