Walkers SOM are an Ordit registered Training School.

We offer subisdised training for suitable applicants, 
Total cost for part 1 2 & 3 = From only £655 + DSA exams & trainee license fees*

At Walkers we pride ourselves on the quality of instruction and that’s why we train to the highest standards. Our goal is for all trainees to eventually work for Walkers and on that basis we significantly subisidise the cost of our training courses and invest time to train you properly (unlike some other expensive training schools who are profiting from the actual training). Trainees who join Walkers commit to a trainee license franchise contract (plus a further 12 months once qualified), thus guarantee them work to gain the experience needed to become an ADI.

*Should you sign a contract for a 2nd year your training fees will be refunded to you in full.

By taking a Walkers franchise you guarantee a job as a self-employed driving instructor, a healthy workload as a trainee and as an ADI. 

You also guaranteed 100% commitment from Walkers since your qualification is a mutual interest. For more information visit our franchise page.

Our complete training course can be paid for in 3 instalments and you only pay for the training you need.  With Walkers Training there is no need to pay thousands of pounds in advance.

Part I: Theory –Maximum 3 months; Fees: £125 plus DSA £90 1st exam fee

Start up support. We do all the paperwork! Sign you up to the ADI register and help you apply for your CRB checks.

  • Books and software package designed to get you through your theory test.
  • Telephone support.
  • First Theory Test attempt – £90.00 payable in advance to walkers, who will book the test on the trainee's behalf.

Part II: Driving – Maximum period 2 months; £180 +DSA 1st Exam fee £111

  • Up to 6 Hours driver development lessons taken at your own pace but minimum periods of 2 hours per session.
  • Your practical test is booked and arrange for you by us.
  • Training takes place in our vehicle or yours, provided it meets the Part 2 driving test requirements

Part III: Instructional Training, Subsidised fee of £350-£450 + DSA Trainee’s license fee £140.

  • A 40 Hour week long intensive course covering all aspects of driving instruction. The course covers the core curriculum required for your trainee license.
  • Quality training provided by an experienced Ordit Registered part 3 ADI Trainer.
  • Part 3 training is supplied on a fully subsidized basis, Trainees must commit to a trainee/full ADI franchise contract, which includes the compulsory training, required by the DSA. Failure to fulfil the required obligations on behalf of the trainee will result in full payment of the training to Walkers. The Sum of which will be £1500.
  • Once the Part 3 course has been completed, we apply for your trainee license (DSA license fee of £140.00 payable to us by the trainee prior to taking the part 3)
  • Additional training is available from £30 p/h.
  • Additional Costs (DSA Fees) 
    Full License - £300

How much will I earn?

As a driving instructor earning potential is high! Lesson prices range from £25 - £28 per hour.
As a trainee at Walkers we recommend you give around 30-35 lessons per week, that’s a gross income of over £700.
Qualified and experienced ADI’s conduct between 40-55 lessons per week, that’s a gross income of about £1000!
As a Walkers instructor you will have 2 main expenses.
Your franchise cost; which includes sourcing of your pupils and a fully maintained vehicle.
Your fuel expenses; Walkers School of Motoring uses suitably economical vehicles.
So it really does pay to become a driving instructor! You could be taking home between £500- £700 profit per week, and you have a fully maintained company car at your disposal.

Trainee Franchise Includes:

  • Fully maintained fleet Car
  • All car expenses paid (excluding petrol)• Unlimited pupils, no additional cost.
  • All office and admin services
  • Business card, Leaflets, Appointment cards and pupil contracts
  • First week franchise free.

All Walkers training is subject to Walkers Terms & Conditions as per Training Contract.
Applicants must pass an interview and a short driving assessment lesson (free of charge).
A CRB Check is required.
Applicants will be required to pay the DSA exam and Training License fees to Walkers at the start of each training stage.
Refunds of DSA tests fees
The Trainee must comply with the relevant U.K. driver license and DSA requirements
Part 3 Training will be done from Head Office in Bromley Kent. A minimum of 1 weeks notice will be given to the Trainees.
Walkers will be entitled to cancel parts or all of the training with 1 week’s notice and will not be held liable for any losses incurred by the trainees.

* Subject to Terms and conditions