phd Driving Instructor Training
• What is an Approved Driving Instructor?
An Approved Driving Instructor (ADI) is someone who has passed all three parts of the ADI qualifying test and is currently registered with the Driving Standards Agency (DSA).
• The three qualifying tests are:
Part 1 - Theory
The theory test is the first of three tests you will need to pass before you can register as an Approved Driving Instructor (ADI). It is made up of two elements:
• a set of multiple choice questions
• a hazard perception test.
The theory test calls for a higher standard of knowledge than that expected of a learner driver, so you'll need to prepare thoroughly.
Part 2 - Driving Ability Assessment
The ADI part two test assesses whether you can drive while showing a high level of competency and confidence. The test also covers vehicle safety.
After passing the ADI part two test, you can start preparing for the final part of the ADI qualifying exam - the test of instructional ability. You can also choose to apply for a trainee licence so you can instruct pupils after passing the part two test.
Part 3 - Test of Instructional Ability
The third - and final - part of the Approved Driving Instructor (ADI) qualifying examination will assess your ability to give effective instruction.
To stand the best chance of passing, you'll need to be thoroughly prepared. You have only three attempts, which means good preparation is essential.
The 'ability to instruct' test covers three main key subject areas:
• core competencies
• instructional techniques
• instructor characteristics