The Tests

The ADI qualification process is split into three tests.

Part 1 - Theory & Hazard Perception Tests

You are allowed as many attempts at Part 1 as you need.

Part 2 - Practical driving ability

The test lasts for one hour.

You will be expected to drive to a high standard on a wide variety of roads. You will be required to demonstrate all the manoeuvres that you will be expected to teach to learners.
You will pass if you have 6 or less driver errors and no serious or dangerous faults marked against you.

You are only allowed three attempts to pass the Part 2 test.

Smart Instructor Training will supply you with all the help and support you need, to ensure full preparation and success for this test.

Part 3 - Instructional ability

The test lasts for one hour and is split into two phases.

The test is conducted in role play with your examiner acting the part of the pupil.

  • In the first phase (for half an hour) the examiner will role play a novice or early level learner.

      • In the second phase (half hour) the examiner will role play a more experienced learner or a full licence holder.
        • The test is graded from 1 - 6; to pass you must score grade 4 or above
          at both phases.

          You are only allowed three attempts to pass the Part 3 test.

          Smart Instructor Training will supply you with all the help and support you need, to ensure full preparation and success for this test.

FAQs

What is the Trainee Licence?

A Trainee Licence (often referred to as a pink badge, due to its colour), is designed to allow trainee instructors to gain practical experience, teaching learner drivers, before taking a Part 3 test.

You can apply for a Trainee Licence once you have passed Part 2 and completed at least 40 hours of
Part 3 training.

A Trainee Licence lasts for six months. Once on a Trainee Licence you will also need to complete an additional 20 hours of Part 3 training or supervised tuition with a trainer, (within the first 12 weeks of the licence starting) in order to meet DSA requirements.

Smart Instructor Training will supply you with this and will give you impartial advice as to whether a trainee licence is the best option for YOU.

Watch our DSA Videos showing what happens during the 3 tests.
Test hints on what to do and expect on the Part 2 - Practical driving ability Test.

How long does it take to qualify?

The time it takes different individuals to complete their training can vary greatly.

It depends a lot on your current situation and how much time you can dedicate to the training and practice.

A rough guide is anywhere between three and eighteen months.

Compared to other training providers, Smart Instructor Training is very flexible and will endeavour to match the course structure to your individual needs.

We will give you honest advice as to whether an intensive learning programme is in YOUR best training interest and will structure your course accordingly.

Are there any time restrictions on passing

the course?

To meet DSA requirements you must pass the Part 3 test within two years of passing the Part 1 (Theory/Hazard Perception) Test.

AREAS COVERED:

Stoke on Trent, Stafford,
Cannock, Crewe, Nantwich, Derby, Nottingham,
Warrington, Chester, Manchester, Bolton, Oldham, Liverpool, Birmingham, Walsall, Solihull, Wolverhampton.

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