Richard’s Driver Training

Specialist In the Aberdeenshire area with a proven track record for providing quality training for all your driver training needs including B+E Trailer, Car test and Instructor training.

With qualifications from I.A.M. DIAmond and R.O.S.P.A. allowing Richard to coach you on advanced driving techniques and aspects of driving which you may not have covered whilst learning to pass the standard driving tests

Going to tow a trailer?   Did you know

If you passed your car driving test after 1st January 1997, you are not entitled to tow a trailer with a gross laden weight exceeding 750 kg. Richard offers a Trailer Training course to qualify you to tow trailers up to 3,500kg

Richard’s Driver Training, specialist In the Aberdeenshire area

Would you like to become a driving instructor? Click HERE for more info

07940 540960

01464 820894

Tuition for Beginners

  • You must be 17 and have a valid Driving Licence to begin your driving lessons.
  • On your first lesson, you will be required to provide proof of your driving licence both photo card and paper counterpart. (this is a legal requirement).
  • I will also check your eyesight: you must be able to read a car number plate at a distance of 67′ (20.5m) you should also wear glasses or contact lenses if required.  Check your eyesight >> here
  • You will also need suitable footwear (shoes with flat soles).
  • Your driving lessons will begin with a lesson plan and a briefing on a particular driving topic.
  • Each lesson will be tailored to suit your learning needs you will be given opportunities to ask questions and get feedback regarding your progress with regular progress reports. If you wish to revise a specific topic covered I can provide hand-outs on request.

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07940 540960

01464 820894

Would you like to become a driving instructor?

Have you got what it takes to become a driving instructor.

A career as a driving instructor is an attractive prospect to many who are looking for a flexible business that they can run from home where you can be your own boss and work the hours you choose.

Whether working for yourself or as a franchise.

To become a driving instructor,

  1. You must have held a full licence for 4 years (a foreign or automatic licence can count towards the 4 years)
  2. Be able to read a vehicle number plate from a minimum of 27.5 metres (90 feet).
  3. Pass the Driving & Vehicle Standards Agency 3-part driving instructor examination.
  4. You must not have been disqualified during the last 4 years, not even for one day.
  5. You must be of good character, with no current motoring or non-motoring convictions as these would be taken into account.

If your licence has penalty points (generally a maximum of 4) it is unlikely to affect your application. Penalty points already spent will not count. You can train to become a driving instructor with a choice of three driving instructor training packages prices start from as little as £600

To book your free consultation now call 08000588009

All training at Richards Driver Training will be on a 1 to 1 basses and tailored for you
You can choose to pay-as-you-learn simply have as many or as few sessions as you need with free unlimited support and advice.

Call today for more information on becoming a driving instructor 

07940 540960

01464 820894

Choosing your instructor

Some people learn to drive with friends and relatives but with the busy traffic and complex rules on modern roads it’s wise for new drivers to have some lessons with a professional instructor, even if they have an opportunity to drive at home.

When looking for an instructor (in the UK and Ireland) make sure that the person you choose is a qualified ADI (Driving Standards Agency Approved Driving Instructor).

It is illegal for anyone who is not an ADI to charge a fee for driving tuition. If your Driving Instructor is not Displaying A Badge in Their Windscreen ask them to show it to you if they cannot show you there Badge Get out of The Car take The Car Registration Number and Report them to The DSA and Police If you knowingly pay money to an unlicensed instructor you could also be liable for aiding an offence

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Approved Driving Instructors have passed a searching examination in order to demonstrate their skills; they are also checked and graded regularly and have undergone a Criminal Records Check. You can recognise an ADI because he/she will display a green badge in the tuition vehicle’s front windscreen (this must be displayed by law while teaching).
Grading ranges from ‘1’ to ‘6’. The highest grade is ‘6’ and the minimum acceptable grade is ‘4’. Instructors who have a grade of ‘3’ or lower are under review and risk having their tuition licences revoked due to poor teaching practice.
Approved instructors are issued with a certificate which shows their grade, they should be happy to show this if asked. If your instructor is reluctant to show you his grading certificate when asked, you might be well advised to consider someone else.