Are you over 21 years old and have held a driving licence with no more than six points on it over three years? A new career as a driving instructor is waiting for you.
The driving instructor test is currently made up of three parts. We can help to guide you through each element of this test.
Part one: Theory test
The ADI theory test needs a higher standard of knowledge than the learner theory test because you’ll need a more thorough understanding of these topics so you can teach them to your pupils. Preparing for your theory test will help you to understand what your pupils will be going through as they prepare for their driving test. Think about how you find the process and what you find helpful so you can use this to support your pupils in the future.
Part two: Your practical driving test
The second stage in becoming a fully qualified Approved Driving Instructor is the Practical Test of driving ability. You will be required to complete an eyesight test, safety questions and a test of your driving ability, lasting about one hour. You must pass all parts of the test at the same time to achieve your part two pass certificate.
Part three: Your driving instructor ability test
A Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency examiner will watch you give a client-centred driving lesson lasting about an hour to one of your pupils. Your pupil can be a learner or a full licence holder. They can’t be an ADI or someone else who is preparing to take the ADI part 3 test. The examiner will look for evidence that you meet the national standard for driver training.
No long-term commitment
Not everyone is suited to being a driving instructor. For this reason we will not take any money from you up front as some other training companies will do. We will only charge you for the training you have taken. If you feel at any point that it’s not for you then you can just walk away.