Qualifying Process

The qualifying examination is in three parts:

Part 1: ADI Theory Test

This is a test of your knowledge of The Highway Code, the rules of the road and your knowledge of instructional techniques amongst other things.The test is carried out in two parts; a 100 multiple choice questions section with a minimum pass mark of 85 followed by a hazard perception test.This consists of 14 video clips with a minimum pass mark of 57 outof 75. You need to pass both parts of the theory test at the same sitting to obtain an overall pass result. There are no restrictions on the number of attempts you may have at the theory test.

Part 2: Driving Ability Test

Part two consists of an eyesight test and a test of your ability to drive to a very high standard. It will prove whether or not you have a through understanding of good safe driving techniques, and that you can also demonstrate them. It is a one hour examination and you are allowed up to three attempts to pass.

Part 3: Ability to Instruct Test

The objective of the test is to assess the quality of your instruction and your ability to pass your knowledge on to pupils. The test is in two parts, each of which lasts about half an hour. You must pass both parts on the same test. You will be asked to demonstrate your knowledge and ability by giving practical driving instruction to the examiner who will take the role of a pupil.






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