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Did you know all driving instructors in Hastings and other places have to stick to a strict code of conduct set out by the Driver and vehicle standards agency, your driving instructor must at all times display a GREEN badge in the car windscreen if they are charging you for a driving lesson,(which must be in date) have you checked? maybe your driving instructor has a PINK badge in there windscreen, this would indicate that your driving instructor is a trainee instructor, that has completed the first 2 parts of his training but not the final exam(has not yet met the grade to become a full green badge ADI holder.) this is not always a bad thing as we all have to start out somwhere but your instructor must make this clear to you at the strart of your first lesson.

NO BADGE NO LESSON walk away as you could be putting yourself and others at risk and report the instructor to DVSA fraud and integrity team at

All fully appointed instructors must undergo a fully enhanced DBS (disclosure and barring check) before they are issued with there green badge, this has to be updated every 4 years and a new check completed.




Grade Overall performance
6 Very high
5 Good
4 Satisfactory
3 Inadequate
2 Poor
1 Extremely poor
E Educational check test

Educational check test grade

Educational (E) grade would indicate a newly qualified instructor but not in the new style of grades below.


The above grades were changed in 2014 to

A GRADE: your driving instructor has show a very high standard of driving instruction.

B GRADE: your driving instructor has met the required grade.

NO GRADE your driving instructor may have not met the required grade.

your driving instructor in Hastings should not mind telling you there grade if you ask them, IF NOT WHY NOT.

Driving instructors then have to be re graded every 2 to 4 years depending on how high there last grade would have been.


Mark wilkins only uses fully qualified, high grade instructors at skillz2drive.

Mark wilkins only uses fully qualified, high grade instructors at skillz2drive.