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Mr Iain Smith


Hi my name is Iain Smith and thanks for visiting my driving instructor training website. I've been a driving instructor for over 30 years and I'm the ADI trainer at my two training centres called Preston Driving Instructor Training Centre and Blackpool (Residential) ADI Training Centre. Both of these centres are branches of Preston Driving School Ltd of which I am the company director. Normally if you live in the North West area then I would arrange your driving instructor training to be held locally in Preston at Preston Driving Instructor Training Centre, however if you live in other parts of the UK then I could arrange driving instructor training on a residential basis in Blackpool with Blackpool (Residential) ADI Training Centre.

I've been specialising in driving instructor training since 1985 and over the last 30 years I have have helped many hundreds of people to become driving instructors. In my time as a driving instructor I have had six Check Tests (now known as Standard Checks) all of which I received the highest grading in every column of Grade 6 on every test. I was also on the ORDIT register between 2003 and 2014 where I had to undergo bi-annual inspections of my ADI training. My inspections in 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011 and 2013 were all graded as Grade 6 in every category. Due to the DVSA being very unclear in their proposals as to the future role of ORDIT I made a decision in 2014 not to continue being a member.

My driving instructor training courses are conducted on a ‘pay as you learn’ basis and they can be arranged as either full or part time, this is ideal if you wish to organise your training around your current job. My advice to you would be for you to be very careful when choosing an ADI trainer because unfortunately the standards of driving instructor training can vary widely within the instructor training industry.

My learner driving instructors operate under the school names of Preston Driving School, Students Driving School and Quick-Pass, all of which are branches of Preston Driving School Ltd.

Have a look through the rest of this website and if I can be of any further assistance then don't hesitate to contact me.


Iain Smith
Company Director