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 of a moving car. Each time you see a hazard or a moving hazard starts to develop, you 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 or automatic car 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:

  • The Part 3 test requires you to give a one-hour driving lesson to your student while the examiner observes you from the back seat of the car. The examiner is looking to see if effective learning is taking place and in particular, you will be assessed across three categories of competence, namely Lesson Planning, Risk Management, and Teaching / Learning Strategies.

Please note

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