Driving Instructor Training.

Thinking of becoming a driving instructor? At Worcestershire Driver Training, we offer a simple pay as you train way to qualify. There are options and discounts for block bookings and all training is delivered by a DVSA approved grade A trainer to the national standards.

In order to become a an ADI (Approved Driving Instructor) you must pass the 3 qualifying exams.

Part 1
This is a theory test comprising of 100 multiple choice questions and 14 hazard perception clips.
To pass the multiple-choice part, you must get both: an overall score of at least 85 out of 100 and at least 20 out of 25 in each of the 4 categories of questions.
To pass the hazard perception part, you need to score at least 57 points out of 75.

Part 3
This is a test of your instructional ability where
a DVSA examiner will watch you give a driving lesson lasting about an hour to one of your pupils.

You’ll be marked on 17 areas of competence that are grouped into 3 categories:

  • lesson planning
  • risk management
  • teaching and learning strategies

The 17 areas of competence 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.
Grade B = Sufficient competence demonstrated.
Grade A = A high overall standard of instruction demonstrated.

Part 2
This is a driving test lasting around one hour and comprises of 5 parts.

  • an eyesight check
  • ‘show me, tell me’ vehicle safety questions
  • general driving ability
  • manoeuvres
  • independent driving

You’ll pass your approved driving instructor (ADI) part 2 test if you make:

  • no more than 6 driving faults
  • no serious or dangerous faults.