Becoming an instructor on the National Register
In order to become an instructor on the National Register you will first need to pass the 4-part examination at one of the approved exam centres.
Courses range between 8 and 40 hours depending on your driving ability and any previous experience. These are available as modular, split over several days or intensively over one to two weeks.
If you are unsure, an initial session would enable your instructor to assess your level of competence.
The examination consists of the following elements:
Part One- Theory Test
90 minutes test, 100 multiple choice questions covering instructional techniques, legislation, The Highway Code and Safe driving and testing. The overall pass mark is 85% and you also need to achieve a minimum of 80% in each of the 4 subject areas.
Part Two – Practical Driving Ability
Minimum of one hour drive. You cannot incur any more than 6 driving faults and you must not incur any serious or dangerous faults. You will be asked to do one of two off road exercises (chosen on the day by the examiner).
Part Three – In-cab training
A 60-minute role play in-cab training test. Your examination scenario is sent to your chosen examination centre 3 working days before your examination to allow you time to prepare. This test has 3 parts as follows:
– 20 minutes – Deliver training for a new skill – 33/47
– 20 minutes – Remedial Training for a candidate suffering skill fade – 27/39
– 20 minutes – Demonstration drive & commentary ( post test failure) – 51/73
Part Four – Classroom training
A 30-minute role play classroom training test. Your examination scenario is sent to your chosen examination centre 3 working days before your examination to allow you time to prepare. The pass mark is 84/120.
Upon successful completion of the examinations you will finalise your application to the National Register. Registration lasts for 5 years. Our National Register Instructors are very experienced, friendly and will give you every help needed to reach the required standard to pass the practical tests. Our training facilities offer very comfortable classrooms with full air conditioning, together with modern easy to drive Mercedes Trucks, make the training courses a relaxing and pleasant experience. When you are ready to arrange your training please complete our booking form and return it to us with a copy of your driver’s licence.