The search for the UK’s best driving instructor is underway!

The Intelligent Instructor Awards 2024 in association with AcciDON’T Driving School, seeks to reward the very best instructors, driving schools and suppliers within the industry.

The shortlist has been announced and the public voting has now closed!

The Intelligent Instructor Awards, established in 2019, is the most trusted and most recognised awards which seek to recognise excellence within the driver training industry, rewarding key industry suppliers, both regional and national driving schools, as well as individual driving instructors from right across the country.

Intelligent Instructor Awards ’24 categories

  1. Driving Instructor Insurer of the Year
  2. Product of the Year
  3. Training Provider of the Year
  4. Professional Support Provider of the Year
  5. Car Supplier of the Year
  6. Driving Instructor Car of the Year
  7. Local Driving Instructor Association of the Year – in association with the ADINJC
  8. Community Champion of the Year
  9. Green Driving School/Instructor of the Year
  10. Regional Driving School of the Year
  11. National Driving School of the Year
  12. Driving Instructor of the Year (11 regional awards, one overall winner)*
  13. Services to the Driver Training Industry Award

*The Driving Instructor of the Year nominations came directly from those who know best, the learners themselves. Intelligent Instructor has very close links with FirstCar, the new driver brand, who canvassed their 120,000 young driver database to encourage nominations for driving instructors, via an online nomination form.

11 Regional Driving Instructor of the Year winners will be selected by the judging panel with one being crowned the Intelligent Instructor Driving Instructor of the Year 2024!

Our independent awards judging panel have assessed all the shortlisted entries too. Those entries who achieve the highest combined ranking from our two voting methods, will be judged the winners in the respective categories. For example, if the judging panel rank one entry first and the public vote ranks it third, this will finish higher than an entry ranked second and  fourth. In the event of tie, the judging panel’s ranking will prevail.

Winners will be announced 18th February at the Intelligent Instructor Awards ceremony which will be filmed and broadcast on YouTube, as well as simultaneously promoted across Intelligent Instructor’s digital channels –, social media, emailed to 8,750 Intelligent Instructor database.

Trophies for all 13 categories, which are kindly being provided by the ADINJC, will be presented at The Driving Instructor Convention at the networking dinner the evening before, Saturday, 11th May 2024.

Key dates

6 November 2023 – Awards nominations opened

10 December 2023 – Awards nominations closed

w/c 18 December 2023 – Awards shortlist announced and public voting opens

21 January 2024 – Voting closes

18 February 2024 – Winners announced

11 May 2024 – Awards trophy presentation at The Driving Instructor Convention, Yarnfield Park, Staffordshire.

For more details please email [email protected],  or download our media pack here.

The Intelligent Instructor Awards trophies are kindly supplied by the ADINJC.