Pink Trainee Instructor's Licence

Trainee Driving Instructor's Licence

You can apply for a pink trainee driving instructor's licence after you pass the ADI Part 2 driving test.

A trainee licence:

You can charge for lessons to cover the cost of things like your insurance and vehicle costs.

You can apply for a pink trainee instructor's licence if you:

  • have passed your ADI part 1 test in the last 2 years

  • have passed the ADI part 2 test

  • have had at least 40 hours of training from a qualified ADI in providing driving instruction (at least 10 of which were done in a car), recorded on the ADI 21T declaration form

  • are eligible to take the ADI part 3 test


Notice that the idea of the pink trainee instructor's licence is to GAIN EXPERIENCE.  There are strict rules regarding how you use your pink trainee instructor's licence.

During the period of your pink trainee instructor's licence  you will either be supervised by an ADI for 20% of the lessons you give or receive an extra 20 hours of training and a record of supervision or training must be recorded and submitted to the DVSA to ensure compliance.