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Peter Ray - Driver & Instructor Trainer



I am pleased to have been on the voluntary official register of driving instructor training (ORDIT) since 2017. This basically means that I have had one of my training sessions observed by an Approved Driving Instructor (ADI) Enforcement Examiner. As well as looking at the actual training session, the examiner also viewed my training logbook and training notes. Currently, every 4 years I will have one of my training sessions observed to make sure I make the grade required. I believe that you should never stop learning, so I too will make sure I undertake necessary training to keep up to date.

I offer training for those wishing to become an Approved Driving Instructor.  I also offer Standards Check training together with mentoring of those new to the role.

Before any actual training takes place I would recommend an informal no obligation meet up to discuss things.  This way I can find out exactly what you are looking for and it also gives you the chance to meet me.  You can then decide if you feel that we can work together and build a professional working relationship.

Click here to visit the DVSA website for to see what is required to become an Approved Driving Instructor. 

The official register of driving instructor training (ORDIT)
The leading national driving instructor organisation
Driving Instructors Associaton


We would start with a meeting to discuss your plans. We can discuss all the aspects of training and I would also give you details of a recommended reading list.


This is the theory element, for this I will sign you up with our online training provider Theory Test Pro. This way you can learn at your own pace. Regular catch ups and meeting would take place during your theory training to make sure you stay on the right track.


This is the test of your driving ability and we would look to raise the standard of your driving.  We would do this in car, with training sessions developed and targeted to help you. We can use my training car or you can use your own vehicle.  This is something that we would discuss prior to the start of training. We keep notes of your progress in a training logbook.


This is where you are tested on your instructional ability and we would prepare in a variety of ways. We can start with some decisional based training in car and then move forward with you working with my Learner drivers.  I would observe these lessons and this way you get the chance to work with real learner drivers. We would then discuss your onward training and what would work best for you.   I have built up an extensive contact list of qualified ADI’s of whom you can observe, for a nominal fee; I call these ADI’s “mentors”. With these ADI mentors you have the chance to observe some lessons, then have the time to discuss the lesson afterwards.  We would keep notes of this in your log book.


ADI Training £60 per hour

Discounts are available on longer lessons or block booking payments.

Payments can be made directly into my business account,
or I can also take payments in car via a SumUp card machine.

If you would like to know more about becoming an approved driving instructor please contact me.


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Former ADI Enforcement Examiner

Catherine Geall

I'm Catherine Geall, and I'd like to share a bit about my background. I became a qualified Approved Driving Instructor (ADI) in 1997 and later joined the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) in 2003. In 2007, I attained the qualification of ADI Examiner. During my tenure, I conducted various ADI examinations including parts 2 and 3, as well as Standards Checks. Additionally, I supervised delegated examiners. Having retired from the agency, I now possess a wealth of knowledge that I'm eager to impart to all ADIs and PDIs. My aim is to help you understand precisely what ADI examiners are seeking and to bolster your skills accordingly.

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Former ADI Enforcement Manager

George Kountouros

I qualified as an ADI in 1982 and became a driving examiner in 1999 .My 25 years of expertise at the DVSA, where I conducted Part 2, Part 3 tests, and Standards checks including ORDIT, I've since retired from the DVSA, bringing a wealth of knowledge to empower you. With a track record as the ADI manager leading a team of ADI examiners, I'm ready to guide you through what examiners look for and up skill your instructional skills. Join me in this exciting venture as I collaborate with industry experts to craft an unparalleled train-the-trainer course, shaping you into a top-tier instructor and enhancing your impact in the realm of driver education. Let's embark on this journey together towards excellence!

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Other Instructors I work with

Richard Hornsey

DVSA ADI (car)
DVSA Registered Fleet Driver Trainer

Richard Hornsey Driver Training

I have recently retired from a 30 year career in Sussex Police where my roles included Roads Policing, Collision Investigation and Casualty Reduction. I am passionate about driving and riding and held Class One Advanced Driving Permits for Cars and Motorcycles. Away from work I have been a Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) examiner for cars, motorcycles and goods vehicles since 2013 and I have worked as an examiner for a blue light emergency response course accredited by the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) I am a fully qualified ADI and am currently working with provisional licence holders, full licence holders who want to improve their confidence and skills, and PDI's who are working towards their Part 2 ADI qualification. I don't just teach people to pass a driving test. I want to impart some of my knowledge and enthusiasm to make people better drivers for life. I can identify any areas that require development and offer guidance and support to improve your skills and ultimately make you a better, safer driver.

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