Driving lessons in the Mansfield and Ashfield areas
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If you're going to pay someone to teach you to drive, they must be an ADI or hold a trainee licence.
It's unlikely that anyone except an ADI would have the experience, knowledge and training to teach you properly.
Nine out of ten learners who passed the practical test on their first attempt were taught by an ADI rather than a friend or relative.
Examples of the green and pink badges
A fully qualified ADI must display a green badge on the windscreen of the car while teaching you.
Some trainee driving instructors are given a trainee licence so they can get experience before their qualifying test. They must display a pink badge on the windscreen.
If your driving instructor is not displaying either a green or pink badge in their car's windscreen, ask them to show it to you. If they cannot show you their badge, you should report this to DVSA.
If you need to report illegal driving instruction to DSA, see the section 'How to report illegal driving and riding instruction'.
DVSA is responsible for maintaining and checking the standards of all ADIs. To qualify, they must:
Once you have found an instructor, you need to make sure that they are right for you.
Try to choose an instructor who:
DVSA regularly checks the standard of instruction of all ADIs. The instructor is then given a grade:
To find out which grade your instructor has been given, you can ask them to show you their last grade report.