Start Your New Career as a Driving Instructor

Become a driving instructor and leave 9-5 working behind. Our driving instructors make a career by teaching people to drive, which provides huge on the job satisfaction and enables you to work flexible hours to suit your requirements. If you; love driving, love teaching, like working with a variety of people and can stay calm and patient then a career as a driving instructor is perfect for you.

Is a Career as a Driving Instructor Right For You?

  • Are you over 21 years old?
  • Have you had a full driving licence for over 3 years?
  • Do you like driving?
  • Would you like to work with various people?
  • Do you like to teach?
  • Are you calm under pressure?
  • Would you like to do flexible working at times that suit you?



Why choose Topgear for your Driving Instructor Training?

The Topgear Driving School is a family run business that has built a reputation as one of the best independent driving schools in Cumbria, Lancashire and the North West since 1992. The company was founded by Danny Harrison, who now provides his knowledge and expertise to new driving instructors so they can get on the ‘Road to Success’.

The Benefits of Joining the Topgear Team

  • Respected corporate image
  • Known premium brand
  • Uniforms supplied
  • Cars marked up with corporate branding
  • Constant support from other instructors on our forum
  • Benefits from 30 years of experience in Marketing promotion and sales
  • Strong social network following of over 12,000 members and escalating
  • Strong customer service ethics
  • Driven and passionate leader
  • Professional, search engine friendly website
  • Delivering results
  • Primarily Business generated in house, (no need to self-generate work in an area where you are not individually known or reputable)
  • The advantages of joining a respected reputable well-known brand means the pressure of finding business is taken away
  • Customer centred in all aspects from initial contact to book lessons to finally passing test
  • The back-up of an office manager with 25 years of customer service along with Katrina who is an expert in sales, marketing and promotion
  • Current information and updates of any changes to laws or examinations.
  • Training and advice for standards check tests from our in house principal trainer who established the business in 1991

What our existing Driving Instructors say

I have been with the Topgear  franchise since 2003 and have witnessed Danny and more recently Kat build up the business to what it is today . I would highly recommend anyone thinking of becoming a driving instructor to come on board with Topgear and join a thriving business.
Dave Penny

As an instructor I am extremely busy and always have a waiting list of people wanting to start, which is something I never dreamed of. I pay a small weekly fee to be part of the Topgear franchise and ensure that I am a member of the driving school with the name that everyone knows!

I decided to train to become a driving instructor after lots of thought and consideration. I Contacted Topgear as I knew they had a great reputation and were highly recommended local driving instructor trainers. Topgear enable me to pay as I work, rather than the big commercial instructor trainers where you pay a larger amount up front and there was no guarantee on passing any of the required tests. 

After my initial meeting with Danny, he immediately put my mind at rest and made me feel at ease – I knew this was something I really wanted to do but wasn’t sure I had what it took to become a good instructor.  He told me what would be expected from me and all about the different tests that I would face on my journey to qualifying. I was absolutely over the moon when I qualified and he asked me to join the team of Topgear Instructors!
Nicola Barnes

I’ve worked with Topgear since early 2008 and have a husband and 2 young children, which makes life pretty hectic. Working as an ADI has worked well for me before, during pregnancy and after having children as I retained the flexibility to work the amount of hours and at times which suited me. I have always had the full support of Danny and Kat throughout my career as a driving instructor.

I highly recommend Danny as an ADI instructor, he has the patience and drive to help anyone become a driving instructor. Working for Topgear as a franchisee works perfectly for me, they are professional and care about each of their driving instructors individually. My diary is never empty and I always have someone to get advice from. We work together as a team and offer an extremely professional service.
Luanne McKenna