The Complete ADI Driving Instructor Training Course

The complete course consists of three stages with a qualifying examination at the end of each stage.

Part one

The Theory Test and Hazard Perception Test:

  • This is the first of a two-part examination.
  • It is a computer-based test, to test your knowledge of the highway code, road signs, and other motoring matters. You are asked 100 questions. The pass mark is 85.
  • The second part is also computer-based. Here you will be tested on your ability to identify moving hazards. The test requires you to watch 14 video clips, each filmed from the driver?s eye view from a moving car. Each time you see a hazard, or a moving hazard starts to develop, you would click the computer mouse button to let the program know that you have seen the hazard.
  • The pass mark for this test is 57 out of 75.
  • You are not limited to the number of attempts for this part of the examination.

Part Two

The Driving Ability Test:

  • This test measures your ability to drive a manual car only to a very high standard and lasts approximately one hour.
  • You will need to demonstrate expert use of car control and its ancillary controls, correct road procedure, good judgment of distance, speed, and timing as well as anticipation and consideration of other good road users. You will need to perform five reversing manoeuvres, some motorway driving, and an emergency stop.
  • The test will include an eyesight test. A car number plate to be read from 96ft and (shows me/tells me questions).
  • You are limited to three attempts at this part of the examination.

Part Three

The Instructional ability Test:

  • This test assesses your knowledge and ability to give good driving instruction. Using the role-play method, the examiner acts as a pupil at various stages of his/her tuition. You will be assessed on your ability to teach them at a given level. You are permitted to using teaching aids provided by us and question & answer techniques. This is an hour-long test split into two parts.
  • You are limited to three attempts at this part of the examination.
  • When you have passed all three exams, you are a DSA qualified Approved Driving Instructor

Please note

For Part 2 and Part 3 we will provide our own training car which is maintained in a safe and satisfactory condition, properly insured and taxed.
We strongly advice you use your own vehicle to practice in.