To become a driving instructor you need to pass three tests. Part 1 is a theory test, Part 2 is a test of your practical driving ability and Part 3 is a test of your instructional ability.
Comprehensive information about training to become an Instructor is available online.
Most driving instructor training organisations will give training in each of the qualifying exams. However, you can do comprehensive preparation by learning for Part One yourself.
ADI Theory Test (part one)
The ADI Part 1 Theory Test is in two parts. The first part is a multiple choice test of 100 questions and the second part is the Hazard Perception Test. The ADI Theory test is done on touch screen computer and the pass mark is 85%. In addition, the test is divided into 4 sections and you need to get at least 80% in every section.
The ADI theory test consists of two parts. The question part followed by the hazard perception part (hpt). The question section of the test consists of 100 questions and the pass mark is 85. The questions are multiple choice and for some questions there is more than one correct answer and you must identify them all to score for that question. You do not use the mouse for the multiple
choice part of the test, as a touch sensitive screen is used.
If you are unsure of an answer you can “flag” it and come back to it later. You have to pass both the question and hazard perception parts at the same time to pass. The hazard perception pass mark for ADIs is 57 out of 75.
If you have a disability which may cause problems with access to the test centre or difficulty with the test or do not speak English contact the DVSA for advice.
Make sure that you are ready for the adi theory test before you take it – if you’re not ready it is better to cancel and get a later date for the test rather than waste your money on a failed test.