Driving Instructor and ADI Training
A career as a driving instructor is an attractive prospect to many who are looking for a flexible business that they can run from home. It offers job security, with many national and local driving schools on the look out for new instructors, flexible working hours which suit your lifestyle and serious job satisfaction as you watch your pupils learn and pass their tests. But there are three tests to pass before you can become an approved driving instructor (ADI) and begin teaching. The ADI training course will prepare and guide you through these tests so you can become fully qualified.
How To Become a Driving Instructor
What You Need To Know
Before you can start training to become a driving instructor you will need to have had a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) obtained through the Driver & Vehicle Standards Agency’s (DVSA) contractor, Capita Recruitment Vetting Service (CRVS).
Before you can begin the testing process to become an ADI you must have held a full licence for three years (a foreign or automatic licence can count towards the three years). You must also be able to read a vehicle number plate from a minimum of 27.5 metres (90 feet) and pass the DVSA three-part driving instructor examinations – which we will go through in more detail below.
If your licence has penalty points (generally a maximum of four) it is unlikely to affect your application and those points already spent will not count. But you must not have been disqualified from driving during the last four years, not even for one day.
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Driving Instructor ADI Tests
In order to become a driving instructor, there are three rigorous ADI tests which applicants are put through. The driving instructor training course is designed to help you pass these tests providing you with all of the knowledge and materials you need – it’s why we have a 93% pass rate.
The ADI tests are broken into three parts:
ADI Test Part 1
The first test within your ADI training is in two parts – the theory test and a hazard perception test. The theory test consists of 100 multiple choice questions, within the test there are four bands which each require a pass-mark of 80%. You have 1½ hours to complete the test and need an overall pass mark of 85% for this part of the test. The hazard perception test consists of 14 video clips and the pass mark is 57 out of a possible 75. You are given a further 20 minutes to complete the hazard perception. The cost to sit both parts of the test is £81 and can be taken as many times as necessary. The training covers the theory and hazard perception section of the ADI tests via online zoom training, DVSA theory test and hazard perception kit for approved driving instructors and reading materials.
ADI Test Part 2
The second test is a driving and eyesight test which is conducted by a Driver & Vehicle Standards Agency Supervising Examiner and lasts approximately one hour. You will be required to demonstrate your ability to drive and manoeuvre the car safely and under control. To pass, you must not commit more than six minor or one serious fault. The cost to take this test is £111 and can be taken up to three times. We offer tailored training packages for part two of your ADI test, designed to work around your other work commitments.
ADI Test Part 3
The aim of the Part 3 exam is to assess your ability to instruct and whether your instruction helps a person to learn in an effective way.
The Part 3 exam will be conducted with a driving examiner observing you delivering a normal 1 hour lesson. You’ll be marked, amongst other things, on Lesson Planning, Risk Management and Teaching & Learning Strategies. The cost to take this test is £111 and can be taken up to three times. Again, our flexible ADI training is designed to fit around your other work commitments. ADI part 3 training course includes in-car one to one tuition with a DVSA ORDIT registered trainer and online zoom training at no extra cost.
You must be of good character, with no current motoring or non-motoring convictions as these would be taken into account.
Premier ADI Full Training Course
The 4 Wheelz premier training course will cover everything you need to know to pass parts 1, 2 and 3 of your ADI tests. The DVSA recommended training books, an official DVSA theory test and hazard perception kit, full in-car and zoom webinar training with a DVSA ORDIT registered trainer, plus a complete support network.
Part 1 - ADI online zoom training using the latest training methods (DVSA ORDIT registered tutor)
Part 2 - in-car training with a DVSA ORDIT registered trainer.
Part 3 - ADI in-car training with a DVSA ORDIT registered trainer.
Easy Payment Options
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Pay As You Go
If you prefer the pay as you go, approach 4 Wheelz also offer two-hour training sessions. Pay for each two-hour training session when you book, offering a simple way to spread the cost of your driving instructor training.
ADI Part 3 fast track training available (call 0333 444 1064 for details)
ADI Standards Check Training
The ADI Standards Check, which happen every four years once you qualify, are an essential part of driving instructor training. Find out more about our ADI standards check training here.
Why Choose 4 Wheelz ADI Training?
There are plenty of courses available to those wishing to train as a driving instructor, but if you’re in the West Midlands we think our course offers the most for you, and here’s why:
- Our ADI course has an incredible 88% success rate
- We use official DVSA recognised trainers
- Flexible training courses to suit your schedule
- Guaranteed position in the 4 Wheelz team once you’re qualified
- Work in your local area on days and times that suit your needs
- Your opportunity to build a flexible, rewarding business
Driving Instructor Assessment
- See the type of questions you will need to answer for your ADI part one test
- Have your driving skills professionally evaluated for your ADI part two test
- Learn the first basic steps of giving instruction for the ADI part three test
Becoming a driving instructor requires commitment and is not something you should rush into. We guarantee no pressure from us following your assessment, go home to talk to friends and family before making your decision.
Call 0333 444 1064 to find out more
Driving Instructor Training in Birmingham, Wolverhampton & West Midlands
The demand for professional qualified driving instructors throughout the West Midlands is constant. Joining driving instructor training with 4 Wheelz means you will have a guaranteed job with the team on passing your ADI. We always have an opportunity for those who are willing to put in the work, but we are particularly looking for ADI trainees in the following areas:
- Sutton Coldfield
Instructor trainers are familiar with each of these areas and the many possible ADI test routes you could experience, such as Acocks Green High Street in Birmingham where you’ll have to deal with many different types of pedestrian crossings, the Ring Road in Wolverhampton which requires forward planning and multi-lane junctions, or the orbital road network of the A5, M6 Toll road, A462 and the A34 in Cannock. 4 Wheelz are constantly growing to meet demand, just recently we experience a significant business growth of over 34% for driving lessons in Wolverhampton and surrounding Black Country areas.
Birmingham ADI Test Centres
Theory Test Centres
38 Dale End,
Four Oaks House,
160 Lichfield Road,
Driving Test Centre (ADI)
Wolverhampton ADI Test Centres
Practical ADI Test Centre
Saturn Industrial Estate
ADI Theory Test Centre
2nd Floor, Derwent House,
42-46 Waterloo Road
Cannock ADI Test Centres
Nearest theory test centre
2nd Floor, Derwent House,
42-46 Waterloo Road
Useful ADI Links
Call 0845 468 1808 For More Information
I found the session very interesting and informative. It was actually a lot more detailed than I expected. Before the session, I believed I knew enough in preparation for the Part 1 test, however the session raised my awareness to what I didn’t know and helped me fill the gaps.
I really enjoyed the hazard perception element of the training and I was so pleased with the outcome of my participation in the short clips exercise. This really boosted my confidence as I had been struggling with hazard perception.
On a final note I’d just like to say your delivery of the session is perfect. Your relaxed and informal style is very good and encouraging. I imagine it must be difficult to train virtually but you really do it so well. Keep up the good work!
Thank you once again and I look forward to speaking to you soon.