Listed below are details of the three examination parts necessary to become an ADI (Approved Driving Instructor).
Part 1 consists of a 100 questions in multiple-choice format. You have 90 minutes to complete the multiple-choice section. You will have to obtain an overall pass mark of 85%, but you must also reach a minimum mark of 80% in each of the four groups of 25 questions. This will then be followed by the hazard perception test, which consists of 14 film clips with 15 hazards, the pass mark for this is 57 out of 75.
The materials you receive will give you all the information you require to pass the Part 1 examination and are yours to keep for future reference, these include a complete bank of DSA official questions, several DSA publications, video/DVD material and computer software.
Part 2 is a practical test of driving ability consisting of eyesight distance test, reading a car number plate at 27.5m where the letters and numbers are 79.4mm in good daylight and also the driving technique. It is an advanced driving test consisting of, for example, expert handling of the controls and use of correct road procedure. The test will last for about 1 hour and can be taken at a regional DSA test centre. Training will be provided at a pace to suit the individuals needs, we appreciate that you may well have a lot of experience but also bad habits can develop over the years.
Part 3 is to assess the quality of your instruction and the ability to pass your knowledge on to pupils. The test is in 2 parts, each part lasting about half an hour. You must pass both parts. There are 10 pre-set tests of which the examiner will select one. This test can be taken at a regional DSA test centre and is the most demanding of the examinations.
The training will be completed in our training vehicle and role play will be used extensively, Part 3 visual aids will be available if you require them. There is no limit on the amount of training you will need to pass this examination, as it is in our own interest, as a training provider, that you are ready for it.