126 Lockesley Drive Orpington BR5 2AE

0333 772 9897

OVER 1000 LOCAL CUSTOMER REVIEWS. 53 PASSES already in 2020!

OVER 1000 LOCAL CUSTOMER REVIEWS. 53 PASSES already in 2020!

OVER 1000 LOCAL CUSTOMER REVIEWS. 53 PASSES already in 2020!OVER 1000 LOCAL CUSTOMER REVIEWS. 53 PASSES already in 2020!


 Do you have a good work/lifestyle balance or you simply stuck in a rut? 

Could becoming a Driving Instructor be a solution for you? 

*Work Locally 

* Choose The Days and Hours You Work

* Be Your Own Boss (Explore the possibility with our FREE book) 

Physical Book sent in the post for FREE (This is not a typical PDF) 


Driving Instructor Training

Thinking of becoming a Driving Instructor?

 Do any of the following examples apply to you?

  • You work long hours and you are sacrificing family time
  • You have no choice over the days you work
  • You work at weekends when family time is most important
  • You take holidays when your employer chooses
  • Your job is unrewarding and you have become stale
  • You receive no recognition for your efforts
  • You arrive at work on Monday longing for Friday
  • You are fed up working for someone else (employer)
  • You would like to become your own boss and call the shots
  • You would like to choose the days and hours you work
  • You would like to work in the local area without commuting
  • You have an entrepreneurial streak to start your own business

​If the answer is YES, then maybe a new career as a Driving Instructor might be the solution for you! The best possible way for me to give you a completely unbiased and extremely comprehensive view of the industry and what it's really like, is to send you a FREE book. 

You have everything to gain and nothing to lose.

Simply add your postal details to the form and book will be sent the next day.

Whatever you decide, I appreciate your visit and hope you find what you are looking for.

Warm regards,

Matt Shurmer – Owner Matt Shurmer Driving School. 


Benefit from true family values that have been the backbone of the driving school's success since 2007.

'I'm Matt and I'm immensely proud to have built Matt Shurmer Driving School from scratch, starting as a single operator in 2007 to where we currently have 21 instructors and teach in excess of 500 lessons every week.

The business has been built by supplying quality instruction to our learner driver customers." 


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FREE Book "What's It Really Like Working As A Driving instructor?"

 "The Ultimate 88+ Hour Driving Instructor Training Course" 

(48 hours in car and 40+ hours online)

   The Ultimate Training Course is specifically designed to suit YOUR requirements, not ours.

Many of our competitors assemble their courses to maximise their return and often squeeze up to 3 trainees to a single training vehicle, and then hope their trainer can cope with all three at once.

(Just one of the hidden costs of cheap training)

We will offer a personal 1-1 service throughout the course and will be with you 
every step of the way from your first assessment drive right through to the 
day when you qualify.

You will receive help and assistance at every step of the qualifying process and we will remain on hand with career guidance, business advice and personal development once you have become a Fully Qualified Driving Instructor.

Our ADI training courses are part time and allow a highly successful training structure. There is plenty of flexibility built in so the training can be arranged around your current commitments, this way you can work at your own pace.

​This keeps you in frequent contact with your personal trainer, constantly motivated and allows adequate time for your home study between training sessions. 

Dean and Simon are our Accredited Heads of the Instructor Training Program.

Both have taught learners drivers for a number of years, and are a major part of our team.

They have gained invaluable experience in teaching learner drivers and developing fully qualified instructors to reach their own maximum potential.

* ADI Course- Planning & Design
* Standards Check Preparation
* Part 1 & 2- Managing Training Sessions
* Part 3- Managing Training Sessions
- Recap at start
- Roleplay rules
- Faults Simulation
- Dual Roleplay


 In order to maximise your time, and accelerate your learning, ALL training is carried out on a 1:1 basis and you will be working only with our Head Trainers.

(It is for this reason that we can only accept a limited number of trainees in the program at any one time)

Our strategy is to offer quality for a few rather than conveyor belt training for many.

When you consider how the ADI qualification is structured, it really is an effective, logical and simple system.

Part 1: Demonstrate you know the theory of driving and teaching in a car.

Part 2: Demonstrate you can drive to a very high standard.

Part 3: Prove that you can teach it to someone else.

Unfortunately many training organisations follow too closely to the DVSA's assessment format when preparing their potential instructor for their tests.

This approach is far too rigid, lacking any integration of driving or instruction practice during Part 1 training.

The 'Ultimate Training Course' below has a proven and highly successful track record, following a very structured approach to maximise your learning potential. 

Buy our Matt Shurmer TCIT Ultimate 88+ Hours Driving Instructor Training Course and train to be a driving instructor.

 The Package

Buy our TCIT Driving Instructor Training Course and train to be a driving instructor from the comfort of your own home while you work alongside our trainers. You will receive regular communications from us containing a wealth of information about how to develop the knowledge and skills necessary to become a DVSA Approved Driving Instructor on the DVSA Register of ADIs.

With links in the emails to videos, webinars and articles, as well as our TCIT Course Book with TCIT Record of Progress you will have everything you need to train to be a driving instructor and pass the Parts 1, 2 and 3 of the qualifying examination with confidence and ease. 

You will also receive a resource pack containing:
Driving - the Essential skills
The Highway Code
Know your Traffic Signs
The Driving Instructor's Handbook
Practical Teaching Skills
DVSA National Training Standard
DVSA National Driving Syllabus
Car & Diagram Set

Plus you will have online access to Part 1 questions and hazard perception training via 'Driving Test Success'          

In-Car Sessions:

There are thirteen modules in the TCIT product. Twelve modules (of 4 hours each) prepare you to become a driving instructor, and then Module 13 (which is 20 hours and only applicable if you choose to become a trainee) focuses on preparing you to pass the Part 3 test. 

Each of modules 1 to 12 contain one in-car session and Module 13 consists of 5 in-car sessions.

Evaluating your own progress and recognising your strengths, limitations and development needs is key to being self-aware. This means you can set your own goals knowing exactly what it is you need to do in order to improve your driving skills and driving instructional techniques. 

The in-car sessions focus on your driving technique and help you develop this to beyond a DVSA Part 2 driving standard; your commentary driving skills; and your driving instructional techniques, so that you understand all about lesson planning, levels of instruction, core competencies and feedback.       

Working alongside your Matt Shurmer Driving School trainer, they will help you track and monitor your progress through the course, completing an evaluation form after each in-car session, thus triggering the next online materials.        

Our webinars and videos within the Matt Shurmer Driving Instructor Training (TCIT) Online Package contain valuable information that cover a whole range of topics:

Communication and Feedback :
We look at different learning styles and how to build rapport; different questioning techniques and the importance of asking effective questions; the use of feedback for personal development, and for the development of the student driver; different feedback techniques, such as eliciting feedback and the use of scaling. The overall focus is on client-centred learning techniques with a look at the theory and research that underpins and validates this approach.

Coaching Conversations and Goals for Driver Education:
We focus on how to hold a coaching conversation in order to address the higher levels of the Goals for Driver Education (GDE) and how to develop thinking drivers. We use the GROW model to structure coaching conversations and essential coaching skills of Questions, Listening, Feedback, Rapport and Intuition. The GDE framework sets out everything a driver needs to know and do in order to drive the car safely. It shows how the personality of the driver and the context of the journey impact on the choices and decisions the driver makes when dealing with traffic situations and controlling the vehicle.

DVSA National Standards:
We look at the DVSA National Standards and show how they underpin the way we teach people to drive and the knowledge and information a driving instructor needs. The standards have a focus on client-centred learning and the new Standards Check that every driving instructor has to complete, assesses that the ADI is giving value for money and ensuring learning is taking place. Many driving instructors find the National Standards confusing and complicated. We help bring a dull topic to life and aim to leave you with a clear picture of what you need to know and do in order to address the standards and be an effective and successful driving instructor.

NOTE: The emails will contain links to pre-recorded power point presentations with voice over (webinars) and MPEG 4 Video, as well as PDF documents. You will be able to save all the emails in a folder on your computer entitled 'Gears Forward TCIT Online' so that you can easily locate the link that you need to take you to the relevant webinar or video. The webinars and videos are not downloadable and can only be accessed online.

Training Summary

 There is no substitute for quality training and there are far too many people parting with over £4000(!!!)  and then not receiving the thorough preparation that they deserve. 

The problem for the majority of those starting on an ADI career is that they will not 
know the difference between good and poor quality training. Add to this the fact that some major training providers have a relaxed view on their high dropout rate during Part 3 level (if you drop out you will probably lose your money) and it’s another reason why pass rates are low. 

Most major training providers will operate two or even three to one in car training, but the the best way to learn is to carry out the tasks yourself rather than observe someone else.

(Just work out what a training company can make with three clients to one car/ trainer)  

 Embarking on any new career requires careful thought and research.

You will undoubtedly have many questions and quite rightly so. You are most welcome to call Matt on 0333 772 9897 to discuss any points you wish to raise.

I would be delighted to meet with you and it would be a major advantage for you to come and visit me here where you can meet both myself and your Instructor Trainer.

I can then show you exactly how you would fit in to the team once you have qualified. You will be able to see the driving school in operation, how we take bookings for our instructors, how we tailor your own individual diary and the whole working practice that has made us one of the most successful driving schools in Bromley. 

Will you have enough work once qualified?

 It is vital that you check out your chosen training provider to see what the prospects of work are in your local area.

Even the national driving schools such as Red and the AA have very limited presence in our local area with just a few tuition vehicles between them.

Matt Shurmer Driving School currently teach approximately 500+ lessons a week and operate with 21 local instructors in Bromley, Dartford, Gravesend, Orpington, Sidcup, Sevenoaks, Swanley and Welling.

In todays internet economy a presence on page one of the Google search returns is an absolute must (go now and Google any of the local providers).

Training providers will all promise the earth but look carefully in the local areas and check out the amount of driving school vehicles you see!

Why do we have the edge?

* We have full time staff at our office to take and book calls during working hours.

* We operate a pre-payment scheme for Customer Convenience

* We have over 1700 Local Test passes on our website

* We have over 1000 Customer Reviews on our website.

The process to train to become a driving instructor should be kept separate from working as a driving instructor after you qualify.

You should not be tied in to any particular driving school as it may not be the best option for you and you would lose your freedom of choice.

Many training companies will offer discounted training courses but the hidden cost is often to be tied in on watertight contract for one to two years after qualification. This may seem like a “good” idea initially as it would seem to guarantee you work.

Unfortunately in many cases you end up with a monthly franchise fee to pay with very little work to support it.

We offer all our trainees a guaranteed position at Matt Shurmer Driving School once qualified (if you wish)  but the BIG difference is:

It’s your choice.

You are free to join another driving school or start up on your own if you wish.

We are very good at marketing and our website sells close to £500,000 in lesson sales each year., and we generally turn away significantly over £1,000,000 of lesson sales each year as we don't have enough instructors to service the lessons.