You don't need and formal qualifications, but you must:
The exam consists of two parts; you have to pass both parts at the same time to progress to the next test. The first part is a multiple choice of 100 questions; the second part consists of 14 video clips each lasting 1 minute.
The questions in the theory test are based on:
Study these to learn the rules and skills you’ll be tested on.
You can buy them online or from most high street bookshops.
Buy the official guide to hazard perception for your PC or Mac to learn hazard perception skills.
You can buy it online or from most high street bookshops.
To find your nearest Theory Test Centre then visit this link
To book an approved driving instructor (ADI) part 1 then visit this link
Once you've passed the theory test, you must pass the other parts of the test within 2 years or you'll have to start the whole process again.
Your car must:
The car must have:
You can use a camera fitted for insurance purposes, as long as it:
You can take your test in a hire car if it’s fitted with dual controls and meets all the other rules.
You can use a car with:
If you have a manual licence, you can take the test in either a manual or automatic car. You’ll be able to train people in both types of car when you’ve qualified.
If you have an automatic licence, you must take the test in an automatic car. You’ll only be able to train people in an automatic car when you’ve qualified.
Some cars cannot be used in the test because they do not give the examiner all-round vision.
You cannot use any of the following:
Check with the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) before you book your test if you want to use a:
There are 5 parts to the approved driving instructor (ADI) part 2 test:
The test takes around one hour.
You’ll have to read a number plate from a distance of:
New-style number plates start with 2 letters followed by 2 numbers, such as AB51 ABC.
You’ll fail the test if you do not pass the eyesight test. It will count as one of the 3 attempts you’re allowed at the ADI part 2 test.
You’ll be asked 5 vehicle safety questions known as the ‘show me, tell me’ questions.
These test that you know how to carry out basic safety tasks.
You’ll be asked:
You’ll get a driving fault for each incorrect answer you give.
You’ll get a serious fault and fail the test if you answer all 5 questions incorrectly, or if you lose control of the car while answering any of the ‘show me’ questions.
You’ll have to show the examiner all of the following:
You’ll drive in varying road and traffic conditions, including motorways or dual carriageways where possible.
You might also be asked to carry out an emergency stop.
The examiner will ask you to do 2 of the following exercises:
You’ll have to drive for about 20 minutes by following either:
The examiner will tell you which you have to do.
The examiner will provide the sat nav and set it up for you.
You cannot follow directions from your own sat nav during the test.
Your test result will not be affected if you take a wrong turning, unless you make a fault while doing it.
The examiner will help you get back on the route if you do.
If you cannot see a traffic sign (for example, because it’s covered by trees), the examiner will give you directions until you can see the next one.
You can carry on if you make a mistake. It might not affect your test result if it’s not serious.
The examiner will only stop your test if they think your driving is a danger to other road users.
Once you’ve passed ADI part 2 you have the option to apply for a 6 month trainee licence to get experience teaching students.
You can apply for a trainee driving instructor licence after you pass the approved driving instructor (ADI) part 2 test.
A trainee licence:
You can apply for a trainee licence if you:
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.
The examiner will look for evidence that you meet the national standard for driver and rider training.
Your pupil can be a learner or a full licence holder.
They can’t be an approved driving instructor (ADI) or someone else who is preparing to take the ADI part 3 test.
You can take your trainer or mentor with you, but they can’t take part in the lesson.
You’ll be marked on 17 core competencies that are grouped into 3 categories:
The 17 ADI core competencies are listed in the ADI part 3 test report form, which the examiner will fill in at the end of your test.
You’ll get a score from 0 to 3 for each of the 17 competencies, which are added up to work out if you’ve passed the test, and what your grade will be.
Within this package we will give you 70 hours of training. This will include 10 hours of practical driving lessons to get you upto speed for the Part 2 test. You will then need 40 more hours to obtain the Pink Trainee Licence. Then you will need to carry out an additional 20 hours within the 1st 3 months of being on the Trainee Licence. We roll in one attempt at part 1, part 2 and part 3 plus all the reading material you will need to become a competent driving instructor. All carried out in car.
This option is quite possibly the most flexible - Pay as you go, offering you the option to balance your finances if the unexpected comes along. Training material and tests will need to be purchased separately when embarking on the course.
Payment options available (Please ask for more details)
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