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"Dave is a good man, friendly and professional. He helped me gain the skills and confidence to pass first time even with me moving the goalposts and needing my licence sooner than we had planned."

- John Millar

EVO Driver Training are all fully qualified instructors

EVO Driver Training currently have 3 Fully Qualified Approved Driving Instructors (ADI's) which means that we have gone though a rigorous testing system and will be continually tested and CRB checked.

ADI qualification is a 3 stage process:-

Part 1 - Theory Test

Part 2 - Driving Test 

Part 3 - Instructing Test

Section 123 of the Road Traffic Act 1988 prohibits drivers from receiving payment in monetary terms for providing driving instruction, unless they have passed the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) demanding three-part instructors test. 

All licensed driving instructors have to by law display an appropriate licence clearly in the front windscreen of their car (or your car if you are using it) whilst they are providing paid tuition.

The licence will be either pink with a triangle on it, which denotes that they are a trainee instructor. Or it will be green with an octagon on it which donates a fully qualified driving instructor; these shapes will be visible from the outside of the car. 

Both the pink and green licence are of a hard plastic and measure 10.5cms by 10.5cms.
They have a valid date on them and a unique instructor number. As well as a photograph of the instructor that is less then 4 years old on the reverse side (see picture below).

There is up to a £1000 fine if they get caught not displaying it. If there is no licence you need to start asking questions. Anyone can get hold of a set of dual controls, a roof sign and some training materials to make them look genuine.

If you are learning to drive with an illegal driving instructor they will not have passed the DVSA enhanced CRB check.

To give our pupils extra peace of mind, all EVO Driver Training instructors will be a DIA Member and will sign the DIA Code of Conduct below


  • I will not mislead the public over services provided by the school. This applies in particular to instructors’ qualifications and the likely cost of lessons which will be necessary to reach the standard required by the Driving Standards Agency’s driving test.

  • I will ensure that clients are fully aware of their terms of business.

  • I will avoid improper language, suggestions or physical contact with clients.

  • I will take all reasonable care, using skill and diligence, in instructing clients in all relevant aspects of traffic and driver education.

  • I will not discuss with others matters that a pupil has disclosed during a lesson. This does not apply to business matters which concern a driving school or, where the lessons are being paid for by another person or company, information relevant to that person or company. In this case, while the third party has the right to this information, it will only be given with the client’s knowledge.

  • I will maintain proper standards of personal hygiene and dress.

  • I will ensure that any vehicle driven or used for training is maintained in good mechanical order and condition; is properly insured and taxed and, where appropriate, certified as roadworthy; and that all reasonable care is taken to keep it clean and tidy.

  • I will ensure that tuition is carried out only within the terms of the law, with particular reference to driver licensing and provision of a professional service.

  • I will continue my professional development to the best of my ability 

If you have any doubts about your instructor 

It’s illegal for someone to charge for driving lessons if they aren’t qualified and registered - you can report them to the

Driving Standards Agency (DSA).

The only people who can charge a fee to give driving lessons are:

  • approved driving instructors - they must display a green badge in their windscreen
  • trainee driving instructors with a licence - they must display a pink badge in their windscreen

To report someone who you think is an illegal driving instructor, email or phone the DSA.

DSA fraud and integrity team
0115 936 6051
Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm