Driving Instructor Part 3 Training

Train for your final driving instructor test with an Ordit trainer

The ADI part one is the first step in the driving instructor qualification process.

We will  guide you through each step

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Driving instructor training for part 3

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ADI part 3 training

The ADI part 3 also known the driving instructors test of instructional ability is the final part of your driving instructor training.

The test will involve you giving a real driving lesson to a pupil with a senior driving examiner from the DVSA in the back of the car watching the lesson and marking your performance as an instructor.

This is the most difficult of the driving instructor qualifying tests, but with the right training it can easily be achieved. It is important that you choose the right training for this test, and you should look for an ORDIT approved trainer.


What does the ADI part 3 test involve

  • Have the pupils learning needs been correctly identified?
  • Are you instructing at the correct level?
  • Are you changing the lesson plan at the appropriate times to suit the pupils needs?
  • Are you minimising any risk?
  • Are your verbal instructions clear?
  • Is the pupil aware of their responsibilities?
  • Do you need to talk through any safety critical incidents?
  • Is the pupil learning ?
  • Are you asking the right questions?
  • Is the route suitable for the pupils needs and ability?
  • Are you giving the correct feedback at the appropriate times?
  • Is your teaching style matched to the pupils needs?
  • Have you answered all of the pupils questions?


Driving instructor training for part 3

How will the training be done

To begin with I will play the role of a pupil and your role will be to teach me to drive, after teaching hundreds of people to drive I am very good at mimicking the faults made by real learners.
To start with I will make it easy but as your training progresses I will gradually make things more difficult for you.
I will recreate driving faults just like your learners will. After the fault I will explain athe best way to fix it. You will be fully supported every step of the way. In addition to being able to pass your adi part 3 test you will also be coached on how to become a great driving instructor.

Once your training is underway you will start training using real pupils with your trainer sitting in on the first few lessons for guidance. This is an essential part of your training to prepare for the part 3 test.


ADI Trainee licence

After you have completed 40 hours of ADI part 3 training you have the option to apply for a trainee licence to instruct.
This will enable you to work with us and have your own paying pupils so that you can earn while you learn.
While you are on the trainee licence we will meet up regularly to discuss your progress and any problems which you may have. I will also sit in on some of your lessons.

Part 3 Training Advice

There is no reason you can’t pass this test first time

Tomas and pupil after driving instructor part 3 test

Driving school franchise

When you have passed your part 3 you will be a fully qualified driving instructor, you will receive your green badge around a week after the test. Now that you are qualified you have a number of options. A good one is a franchise with Andrew’s Driving School, we will supply as many pupils as you need leaving you free to concentrate on your teaching. We will also fully support you both with your driving instruction and if needed we can also help you set up your franchise business as a self employed person. We are sure you will enjoy your new career as a driving instructor, it is a very rewarding job and can be worked around your lifestyle.

There are some links below which may be helpful as a new driving instructor.


He-Man Dual controls

He Man Dual Controls

We use these along with many of other driving instructors.

Driving School Franchise

Working in a franchise is a great way to keep a full diary and not have to worry about finding new pupils.


The licencing authority for driving instructors. This is where you need to register as  potential driving instructor.