ADI Driving Instructor Course  SouthWest School of Motoring

Are you passionate about driving and want to share your knowledge and skills with others? Becoming a driving instructor could be the perfect career path for you. We will explore what it takes to become a qualified driving instructor and join a leading driving school.


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ADI Driving Instructor Course

What is a driving instructor?

Before we dive into the details of becoming a driving instructor, let’s first understand the role and qualities of a driving instructor.

Definition of a driving instructor

A driving instructor is a professional who provides driving lessons and prepares individuals to pass their driving test. They have the knowledge, experience, and skills to teach learners how to drive safely and confidently on the road.

South West School of Motoring Approved Driving Instructor (ADI) Training Service.

If you are in receipt of payments from social welfare, you may be eligible for a training grant of up to €1000.

Becoming a Road safety Authority Approved Driving Instructor (ADI)

Step One

Fill out and send an ADI application to the RSA, along with a garda vetting request. These are available from the RSA website.

Tax clearance certificate will also need to be sent with your application. This is available from Revenue at

Step 2

Once you have received an eligibility number from the RSA, you can now apply for an ADI Theory Test, Stage 1 of the ADI examination, for the categories in which you wish to instruct.



Contact us with any questions on 087 6154841


Step 3

On successful completion of the relevant theory test, may now apply to the RSA for participation in Stage 2, (Driving test) & Stage 3 (Instruction ability) of the ADI examination. Contact us for your Training needs for Stage 2 & 3 of the ADI exam process on 087 6154841

Did You Know?

With the professional driving lessons at South West School of Motoring, you’ll acquire skills that equip you to pass your test with flying colours.

More importantly, these lessons lay the foundation for a safe and successful driving career.


What are D1 minibus driving lessons?

D1 minibus driving lessons are driving lessons specifically designed to teach individuals how to drive a minibus. These lessons focus on the skills and knowledge needed to operate a minibus safely and effectively.

Can I learn to drive a minibus without a D1 licence?

No, you must have a D1 licence in order to legally drive a minibus. This licence is required for vehicles that can carry between 9 and 16 passengers.

What is the difference between a regular driving licence and a D1 licence?

A regular driving licence allows you to drive a car or small vehicle, while a D1 licence is specifically for driving minibuses. The D1 licence demonstrates that you have the necessary skills and knowledge to drive a larger vehicle safely.

Where can I take D1 minibus driving lessons?

You can take D1 minibus driving lessons at our driving school. We offer comprehensive training programs specifically designed for individuals looking to learn how to drive a minibus.

How long does it take to learn to drive a minibus?

The length of time it takes to learn to drive a minibus can vary depending on the individual. It typically takes several weeks to complete the necessary training and pass the driving test.

Are D1 minibus driving lessons suitable for new drivers?

Yes, D1 minibus driving lessons are suitable for both new drivers and experienced drivers. Our instructors will tailor the lessons to your skill level and provide you with the necessary training to become a proficient minibus driver.

Can I take D1 minibus driving lessons if I already have a driving licence?

Yes, you can still take D1 minibus driving lessons even if you already have a driving licence. These lessons are designed to teach you the specific skills and knowledge needed to drive a minibus safely.

Will D1 minibus driving lessons help me pass my driving test?

Yes, D1 minibus driving lessons are designed to prepare you for the D1 driving test. Our instructors will focus on the specific areas that are tested during the driving test, increasing your chances of passing the test on your first attempt.

Important Information

We have listed some common questions, however, if you need any questions you may have to be answered please feel free to contact us.