Driving Instructor Training in Inverurie

Welcome to our Instructor Page, firstly may I introduce myself, my name is Bob Gray, I am Fleet registered and a Grade 6 Instructor (this being the highest possible grade).

Being an ADI (Approved Driving Instructor) is not easy; you will require good people skills and a lot of patience and understanding. You are unlikely to make 30,000 as some of the large instructor training organisations promise but you can generate a reasonable income.

Legal Requirements

Hold a full UK/EU licence and have held that licence for 3 years and be aged 21 or over. Not have been disqualified from driving at any time in the 4 years prior to being entered in the register.

Be a fit and proper person to have your name entered in the register, all convictions, motoring and non-motoring, still in force will be taken into account when the DVSA assesses your suitability to be entered on the register, you will also be required to complete an Enhanced Disclosure check.

The Qualifying Exams

The qualifying exams are in 3 parts:-

Part 1 The Theory

This test is in 2 sections:-

Section 1 is 100 multiple choice questions split into 4 bands. The overall pass mark is 85%, but you must achieve a minimum of 80% in each band.

Section 2
is Hazard Perception, this test consists of 14 video clips each lasting about 1 minute, one clip has a double hazard in it, the pass mark for this section is 57 out of a possible 75.

Both theory and hazard perception must be passed at the same time to obtain an overall pass.

Part 2 Driving Techniques

You must show that you have a thorough knowledge of the principles of good driving and road safety. An eyesight check will be carried out, you must be able to read a number plate at a distance of 26.5 metres for numbers and figures 79mm in height and 50mm in width or a distance of 27.5 metres for numbers and figures 79mm in height and 57mm in width. You will then be asked questions on vehicle safety based on Show Me/Tell Me. During the test you will be required to carry out 7 manoeuvres. To pass you must accumulate no more than 6 Driving Faults. One Serious or Dangerous Fault will result in a fail.

Part 3 Ability to Instruct

This is a test of your instructional ability, comprising of 2 phases, each phase lasting for approximately 28-30 minutes.

Phase 1 The Examiner will play the part of a novice or partly trained pupil

Phase 2
The Examiner will play the part of either a pupil at test standard or a qualified driver

You will be assessed in 3 key subject areas, they are:-

  • Core Competencies
  • Instructional Techniques
  • Instructor Characteristics

or each of the 2 roles the Examiner will select a test which will include a pre-set combination, they are commonly known as PSTs (pre-set tests) of which there are 12.
This part of the registration process is by far the hardest part to pass but with commitment from both yourself and your trainer there is nothing stopping you from qualifying.

Standards Check Training / ADI Training

Once you have qualified, you will be required to carry out a Standards Check Test to ensure you maintain the standard required to remain on the ADI Register. At Bob and Jackies Driver Training we can provide Standards Check and ADI refresher training.

If you require any further information about the registration process please feel free to email or call me.

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