Your Instructor

      When your Driving Instructor arrives,
        he or she should be displaying their ADI (Approved Driving Instructor)
        or PDI (Potential Driving Instructor)badge
         in the front windscreen on the passenger side.
        If the badge is a green octagonal shape,
        the instructor is a fully qualified ADI (Approved Driving Instructor),
         approved by the DVSA         If the badge is a pink triangular shape,
        then the instructor is a PDI (Potential Driving Instructor),
        is not yet fully qualified but has passed the first two parts
        of the qualifying exams, and is working towards the third and last part.
        The instructor's photograph should also be displayed
        towards the inside of the windscreen.
        Both green badge holders and pink badge holders are entitled to charge
        a fee for instruction.
        If the instructor is not displaying either a green badge or a pink badge,
        then they are probably not qualified to give instruction, and as such
        cannot legally charge a fee, and may be teaching illegally.
        All our listed members (See "Instructors" button at the top of this page)
        are fully qualified Approved Driving Instructors (ADIs)
        In addition, if you are offered what seems like ridiculously low cost
        driving lessons, please check the SMALL PRINT first, because invariably
        there will be some somewhere.
        Try to avoid booking up front in these cases until you are happy with the
        instructor and the terms and conditions.
        Quite often these low-priced lessons will tie you in for a period of time,
        and the price will rise dramatically later on.

Reporting an Illegal Driving Instructor



Before you begin your lessons, you must have a valid provisional driving licence
for the category of vehicle you are learning to drive.
Your photocard must have your signature to be legal and valid.
Your instructor should check this before you begin, so it's important to take it
with you for your first driving lesson.
Your instructor may ask to check it again at some stage, so keep it in a safe place.

From the 8th June 2015, the paper counterpart is no longer a valid document,
so your instructor will need to check the validity of your photocard by an alternative method.
This also applies if you have an old-style paper-only licence.
There are 3 possible alternatives for this procedure, which are as follows:-
        1)    You can visit www.gov.uk/view-driving-licence to generate a one-time code valid for 21 days.
                   You will need to input your driving licence number, your National Insurance number
                   and your postcode.
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                   You then press the "Share Licence" button.
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Now press the "Create a Code" button.
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                You then supply your instructor with that code, along with the last 8 digits of your driving licence number.
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                He / she can then check the validity of your licence before the first lesson.

        2)    You can log into
www.gov.uk/view-driving-licence using your smart phone or tablet on the first lesson,
                and allow your instructor to view your information.

        3)    You can call DVLA on your mobile phone on 0300 790 6801 on the first lesson,
                and give them permission to tell your instructor about your licence validity.
IMPORTANT - You will need to know your NI (National Insurance) number for these checks,
                so if you don't know it or can't find it, you will need to contact the Tax Office first to obtain this number.

You must be able to read an old style (eg A 123 BCD) car registration plate at a
distance of 20.5 metres (67 feet), or a new style (eg A 12 CDE) registration plate
at a distance of 20 metres (66 feet) before driving.
This is  legal requirement.
If you need glasses or contact lenses to be able to read the plate at the required distance,
then you must wear them at all times whilst driving.

If you can't meet this requirement, then please see an optician before you start your lessons.
Your instructor should check this before
you start.
If you don't meet the requirement, you won't be able to take your driving test,
because this is one of the first things your driving test examiner will check.
You must be in reasonable good health, and not be suffering from any uncontrolled
medical condition which may affect your driving ability.
 If in doubt, check first with your doctor.
Remember there are some conditions you must declare to the DVLA
before being issued with a provisional licence.

If you are booking a Theory Test or a Practical Driving Test online,
don't just "Google" or whatever for it, as the chances are you may be directed to a
third party website which will rip you off for about 20 for a booking fee.

Instead use the links on this web site to go directly to the DSA website.
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