You will need to train to become a driving instructor after applying through the Driving and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) at You will need to:

  • be aged 21 or older when you qualify
  • have held a driving licence for at least 3 years
  • provide details about your current driving licence including any driving offences
  • complete a Disclosure and Barring Check (DBS, formally know as CRB check)

Your application can be refused if you have:

  • been banned from driving
  • 6 or more penalty points
  • been convicted of any non-motoring offences
  • convicted of a sexual, violent, financial or drug-related crime
  • banned from working with children