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Thinking of becoming an ARDS instructor for MSV? There is an ARDS Instructor application, test and assessment process which is essential for anyone looking to take their first step into becoming an MSV instructor. The selection process, and assessments are not managed by the MSVT department. This page is for your information only. Please direct your application to take the test and become an MSV instructor to Peter is not available by phone and only contacts successful applicants.

This one day course, plus two days assessment, will assess your circuit driving, but more importantly your ability to instruct others to become more effective drivers on track. The test also includes classroom and practical in-car sessions on instruction techniques.
A solid race history and racing CV is required (please see requirements below) along with a good knowledge of Motorsport and the Motorsport UK/ARDS licensing system as a whole. A high level of customer service, ability to communicate effectively and any other relevant coaching/instructing experience is also an advantage.

Test Content

  • Instructor conduct
  • Instruction techniques
  • Strapping in/Pit Lane Safety
  • Current ARDS licencing process
  • In car assessment of instructional ability
  • In car demo from an 'A' grade instructor
  • Driving assessment in a variety of vehicles 
  • Classroom debrief/question session


All candidates will need to hold a valid Motorsport UK International C Racing Licence or above, and supply a current racing CV for vetting.
We will not accept a National Licence with signatures.

You will need the ability to instruct, or be assessed in a variety of vehicles including (but not limited to) Caterhams and single seater cars. After completing the one day course (at Brands Hatch) you will then be required to return for two unpaid assessment days.

On successfully passing the test you will be able to apply for an ARDS Grade "C" (probationary) Instructors Licence. Please note that there is a separate licence fee which is payable to ARDS on application.

For details on what the licence entitles you to do please visit the ARDS Website

The test is £650 and assessment dates at Brands Hatch are limited.

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