First and foremost, we are a driving school. As we continue to expand, we need and train new instructors.
We spare no effort on our training, as the higher the quality of the training, the better instructors we produce. We believe you will not be able to find higher quality and commitment leading to a guaranteed position with excellent career prospects anywhere else.
Please contact us if you are interseted in learning to qualify as an ADI.
Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) requirements:
1. Have held a full car licence for at least 3 ½ years
2. Be able to read a number plate where the letters and numbers are 79.4mm from 27.5m (90ft).
3. Be a fit and proper person to have your name entered onto the official register. All convictions, including motoring offenses still in force, may be taken into account when assessing your suitability.
4. Pass the compulsory three part examination.
To become an ADI, you have to pass three exams, one theory and two practical. After passing your theory exam you have a period of two years to pass your practical part two and three examinations. The time taken will depend on your ability and personal circumstances. You can complete the course on average between four to twelve months, (there are examination timetables to be taken into consideration which are out of our control ).
The Theory and Hazard Perception Test (Part One)
The theory test calls for a high standard of knowledge, it is a computerised exam of 100 questions. For every question there is a choice of 4 answers. Only one answer is correct. You have 90 minutes to complete the test.
The questions are based on the following:
1. Road procedure
2. Traffic Signs and Signals, Car Control, Pedestrians and Mechanical Knowledge.
3. The driving test, disabilities and the law.
4.Publications and Instructional Techniques.
To pass the multiple choice test you must:
1) Gain an overall pass mark of 85% or better
2) Reach a minimum mark of 80% in each of the four bands (there are twenty five questions in each band ).
Results of the Theory test will be given at the end of the examination.
The Hazard Perception Test, consists of 14 video clips (one of which has two hazards), each lasting one minute. The clips feature various types of hazards, such as vehicles, pedestrians and road conditions. The earlier the developing hazards are observed and a response made, the higher the score. Candidates score up to 5 marks on each hazard and the test contains 15 developing hazards. The pass mark for instructors is currently 57 out of 75.
The Driving Test (Part Two)
This consists of an eyesight test, questions on vehicle maintenance checks and your ability to drive - it lasts approximately 1 hour. You will also need to be able to read a car number plate from a distance of 27.5 metres. This test is an advanced test and you will need to show a high standard of competence
You will need to demonstrate:
1. Expert handling of controls.
2. Use of correct road procedure.
3. Anticipation of actions of other road users.
4. Sound judgement of speed, distance and timing.
5. Consideration and safety of all other road users.
6. Follow sat-nav instructions for 20 minutes.
The Driving Instructors Exam: Instructional Ability (Part Three)
The test is a practical test that lasts about an hour. A specially qualified senior DVSA Examiner will take you through the test and mark you. It is designed to test whether you can pass on your knowledge to students with different levels of ability through your practical teaching skills.
There are two parts to the test. In part 1, you have to teach a learner with limited driving skills; and in part 2 you have to make an assessment and give remedial instruction to either a learner who is at test standard or a qualified driver who is undergoing driver development training.
The test relies on role-play. An actual learner and qualified driver play no actual role in the test. Instead the Examiner will describe each pupil to you and then role-play the character. You will then need to adapt your instruction to suit the personality and level of ability of that particular student.
During the test you will be assessed under the following headings:
These are sub-divided into the following categories:
The maximum grade attainable in each is six and you must attain a grade of at least four in each in order to pass the exam.
Driving Instructor Training - Trainee Licence
A potential ADI doesn't have to wait until they have passed all three parts of the driving instructor exam before taking on paying students.
Once you have passed parts 1 and 2, have undergone at least 40 hours of training with a qualified ADI and have a qualified ADI sponsor you, you can apply for a licence, which will allow you to take paying students over a six-month period.