ADI Training Requirements
You are eligible to become a driving instructor if you meet the following criteria:-
a) You are over 21 years of age
b) You have held a full driving licence for at least 3 years
First you must register with the DVSA and apply for a DBS check. When that comes back you can be entered onto the DVSA register as a potential driving instructor (PDI).
There are three qualifying exams to become an approved driving instructor (ADI)
The three qualifying exams are:-
Part 1 – The Theory Test – this is very similar to the pupil theory test consisting of two parts – multiple choice question and hazard perception where you will be shown video clips. The theory test will expire after 2 years.
Part 2 – This is your advanced driving test. You must be able to demonstrate a good safe drive to a high standard. Once you have passed this you can apply for a trainee licence after completing 40hrs of training. This is optional but often quite advisable as you can then teach and earn money at the same time whilst training for the last and final Part 3 exam.
Part 3 – This is your instructional ability. You must be able to deliver a good client centred lesson to a pupil whilst witnessed by the examiner. You must show that a pupil is able to set goals, learning has taken place and offer value for money.
With the Part 2 and Part 3 tests you are only allowed up to three attempts at these. If you don’t succeed after the third attempt you will have to wait until a 2 year period has lapsed from when you passed the theory test.
Once you have passed all three parts you can then be entered onto the DVSA register as an approved driving instructor (ADI).
For further information please call me or the office 0800 112 0014 / 07860 746846