How to become an ADI


Newly qualified ADIs Diane and Tracy discussing the Show me/ Tell me questions

ewly qualified ADIs Diane and Tracy discussing the Show me/ Tell me questions

The following information can also be found in the DVSA booklet: ‘ADI 14 YOUR ROAD TO BECOMING AN APPROVED DRIVING INSTRUCTOR’

I quote:

“You will be responsible for instilling high standards of driving and behaviour into new drivers, many of whom are young and inexperienced”

CRIMINAL RECORDS BUREAU

Before you can be accepted onto the DVSA register you need to :

 Apply online at-https://www.gov.uk/adi-criminal-record-disclosure

(This company is to be used from 1st February 2012. Previously Capita were the provider.)

-to obtain a Disclosure application form.

To be accepted, all new driving instructors must be able to prove that they are:

“A FIT AND PROPER PERSON TO BE A DRIVING INSTRUCTOR”

Once the disclosure has been processed you will be issued with a criminal record disclosure reference number.

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This form then needs to be completed online stating the above number . Complete at-https://www.gov.uk/apply-to-become-a-driving-instructor

You will then be issued with your Personal Registration Number.

PERSONAL REFERENCE NUMBER (PRN)

This number stays with you for life and is quoted in any correspondence and test bookings.

The qualifying examinations

  • Part 1 – Theory and hazard perception test
  • Part 2 – Test of driving ability
  • Part 3 – Test of instructional ability

Pass rates nationally taking into account all attempts:

  • Part 1 – 50%
  • Part 2 – 45%
  • Part 3 – 28%

Part 1 – Theory and hazard perception test

This consists of 100 Multiple Choice Questions split into 4 bands together with a video based Hazard perception test.

The 4 bands are:

1. Road procedure

2. Traffic signs and signals, car control, pedestrians, mechanical knowledge

3. Driving test, disabilities, law

4. Publications, instructional techniques

The pass mark is 85% however you must attain 80% in each of the 4 bands.

Hazard perception test – consists of 14 video clips with 15 developing hazards and a maximum 5 marks for each identified hazards. The pass mark is 57 out of a possible 75.

Both parts must be passed at the same sitting. There are no restrictions on the number of attempts at this test.

Part 2 – Test of driving ability

This test consists of an eyesight test, 5 vehicle safety questions and a drive of approximately 1 hour in length. During the drive there will be a period of approximately 10 minutes of independent driving. Follow this link please-

http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/Motoring/LearnerAndNewDrivers/PracticalTest/DG_189979

DURING THIS DRIVE YOU WILL DEMONSTATE THE METHODS AND TECHNIQUES YOU WILL BE TEACHING YOUR PUPILS.

I quote:

“To pass you must drive to a high standard of competence, demonstrating a well planned positive, progressive drive”

You are allowed to commit 6 driving errors and still be successful. Committing more than 6 driving errors or errors that are deemed to be serious or dangerous will mean that you are unsuccessful.

Only 3 attempts are allowed.

Downloads

Examiner’s Wording – Part 2 – Doc 1

Examiner’s Wording – Part 2 – Doc 2

DL25A Driving Test Report Form

ADI Pt II Safety Questions

Part 3 – Test of instructional ability

A role-played test split into 2 phases where the examiner portrays 2 different pupils.

There are 10 pre set tests.

  • Phase 1 – a novice or partly trained pupil learning a new skill
  • Phase 2 – a trained pupil or qualified driver undertaking driver development training

Each phase lasts approximately 30 minutes.

YOU MUST PASS BOTH PARTS ON THE SAME TEST.

You will be assessed on the method, accuracy and clarity of instruction in 3 key areas:

  • Core competences
  • Instructional techniques
  • Instructor characteristics

Only 3 attempts are allowed and all taken within a 2 year period starting from the date of your part 1 pass.

AFTER YOU PASS THE PART 3 TEST YOU CAN APPLY TO JOIN THE REGISTER AS AN APPROVED DRIVING INSTRUCTOR DSA

DSA – Instructional Test – Part III

Book your Part One test online here

Book your Part Two or Three test online here