Being an Approved Driving Instructor (ADI) is a very rewarding job that has the potential of earning you a good salary. However, it is important that you understand the reality of becoming an ADI, so here is a little information that will allow you to make an informed decision about whether this is the right career for you.

The benefits of becoming a self-employed ADI are quite personal although some apply to everyone;

     You are your own boss

     You decide your working hours

     High Job satisfaction

There are certain skills and attributes that will benefit you as an ADI;

     Clear and logical communication skills

     Patience, understanding and tolerance

     Ability to coach and not chastise

     Good listening skills

     Good observation skills

     Ability to work in a one-to-one situation


     Good organisational skills

Some of these can be taught, however some of these are parts of your personality and these are harder to learn or change. If you are someone who loses his or her temper quickly, or are impatient then this may not be the job for you. It is worth considering that since you will be self-employed, you won't get paid for holidays or sickness and your income can fluctuate. However, if you are someone who thrives on seeing people achieve then this is definitely the job for you.

To find out how you can become an ADI, click below;