The Tests

Before you can train people to drive, you must pass 3 main qualifying exams. You have up to 2 years to qualify from the date you pass the ADI Part 1 test. You will have access to computer programmes and a complete mentoring service from AHD Driver Training Ltd.

**Fees are payable on a ‘pay as you train system – you only pay for what you need!**

Part 1 – Theory and Hazard Perception tests

Part 2 – Practical driving test

Part 3 – Practical test of teaching skills

The Theory and Hazard Perception Tests

The Theory Test consists of 100 multiple choice questions. Each question has 4 possible answers, only 1 is correct. Candidates have 90 minutes to complete the ADI Theory Test. The 100 questions have been banded into four main areas:

1. Road procedures.
2. Traffic signs and signals, car control, pedestrians, mechanical knowledge.
3. The driving test, disabilities, traffic law.
4. Publications and instructional techniques.

The HPT consists of 14 video clips; the 14 clips will contain 15 developing hazards. As the potential hazard develops into one requiring you to change speed or direction, you will have a time window in which to react. For each hazard you can score 5 points going down to zero. This gives a highest possible score of 75 for the test. The pass mark for potential driving instructors taking the Part 1 will be 57.

The overall pass mark for the test is 85%. However, you must reach a minimum mark of 80% in each of the 4 subject areas. So you must get at least 20 out of 25 in each band. A score of 25, 25, 25 and 19 would give you 94% but would not be acceptable. The test is taken on a touch screen computer monitor.

Part 2: Practical driving test

The ADI Part 2 driving ability test, consists of an hours’ driving whereby you will need to display exceptional driving skills. You will be allowed to make no more than 6 minor driving faults within the test.

Part 3: Practical test of teaching skills

For the ADI Part 3 Instructional Ability test, you will be given 2 pre-set tests. For example, moving off/stopping a car, and meeting/crossing the path of other vehicles. Where a Supervising Examiner will role-play a learner driver at various levels of ability. You would need to show him/her that you have the necessary skill to train members of the public to drive safely. The tests last for an hour.

You have unlimited attempts at completing the Part 1 exam, but you have only 3 attempts to pass the Part 2 and 3 exams within a 2 year period.