First Drive are training people to become driving instructors in Devon and due to growing demand for driving lessons, with more instructors needed.

As an independent driving school, we offer dedicated training to you to ensure all our instructors teach to a high standard.

Training to be a new InstructorBecoming a driving instructor is such a rewarding career and the added benefit of being your own boss.
First Drive will provide you with all the in depth training you need to teach people to drive. We also offer a comprehensive franchise that will take the headache out of advertising for lessons, arranging new pupils and booking practical tests. Find out more about how to become a driving instructor in Devon, Dorset or Somerset below!


Become a driving instructor with competitive training prices and franchise.

We offer our training package at £1995. For this we offer

  • 72 hours training across Part 1, 2 & 3
  • tailored in car training
  • strictly 1:1
  • all workbooks, training records and test booking management

Taking into account the franchise we offer, training works out at £45ph.

For further information about training to become an instructor, please follow the link below or fill out a contact form.

Our franchise is designed with you in mind and allows you to focus on delivering lessons.

  • First Drive supplies all pupils at no cost in your local area
  • we deal with all enquiries
  • we check the licence of new students
  • book and manage practical tests for your students

Please visit the franchise page on the website to find out more, please follow the link below.


Know the trainers training you to become a driving instructor.

First Drive offers two dedicated trainers who have a wealth of experience teaching learners, advanced instruction and training instructors.

Often large national schools will offer online training, classroom training or multiple trainees in one car. You may not have a dedicated trainer in your area or a trainer who can offer focused training in areas you need to improve.

First Drive prides itself on being able to offer high quality training and customer service to you the trainee and to all our customers.

Further information.

Find out more about how to become a driving instructor in Devon, Dorset or Somerset by following the links below.

How do I become a driving instructor?

An ultimate guide to becoming a driving instructor.

Understand the trainee licence (PDI)

Apply to become a driving instructor.