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Driving Instructor Theory Test Part 1

How to pass the ADI theory test

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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Free driving instructor theory test training

The driving instructor theory test is  the first test, and you will need to work hard and do plenty of study at home to be able to pass the part 1 test. This study is not only for the part 1 test but it is where you will be building the foundations and gaining the knowledge that you will need for your future career. You will also be gaining the knowledge for the part 2 and 3 tests which is when you will need to demonstrate that you can put your knowledge into practice, and pass it on to others. The more effort that you put into this first part the easier the other parts will be.

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The first test in qualifying is the ADI part 1 also known as the  driving instructor theory test. This is a computer based theory test like the one for the learner’s you’ll soon be teaching. It is split into 2 sections one multiple choice theory based questions and the other is a hazard perception.

Multiple choice for driving instructor theory test

The multiple choice is split into 4 sections on each with 25 questions totalling 100 questions. You must score at least 20/25 in each section and an overall score of at least 85. The sections are as follows;

  • road procedure
  • traffic signs and signals, car control, pedestrians and mechanical knowledge
  • driving test, disabilities, and the law
  • publications and instructional techniques

Driving instructors Hazard perception test

The second phase of the driving instructor theory test is the hazard perception. In this test you must click when you see the hazard with the score gradually decreasing the longer it takes you to spot the hazard, with 5 being the highest and 0 the lowest. 13 clips will be worth a maximum of 5 points and 1 clip will have to developing hazards and be worth 10 points. You must score at least 57 out of 75.This test is the same as the learner drivers test, but the pass mark required is higher. You can take the test as many times as you need, but if you prepare properly and spend some time studying, you should be looking at passing this test on the first attempt. After you have passed you can then move on to the part 2 test of driving ability. If you are in a hurry or want to take the fast track to becoming a driving instructor, then there is no reason why you can not train for the part 2 test while you are studying for the part 1. However you must pass the part 1 before you can take the part 2. When you undertake driving instructor training with us you will be provided with free home study material  for the driving instructor test, Once this is completed you will then move on to part 2.


ORDIT registered training

You should make sure that your trainer is Ordit registered.  Only Ordit approved trainers are recognised by The DVSA.

You may apply for your part 2 driving test once you have succesfully passed the part 1. It is a good idea to train for the part 2 while you are practicing the theory, thatway you will benefit from being able to ask your trainer any questions you may have. Also it will make the driving instructor qualification process quicker. Once you pass the first test it would not be unrealistic to expect to be a fully qualified instructor within 3 months.

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How to easily pass the part 1 driving instructor test

All training for the initial part 1 theory test is provided free of charge to all of our trainees.

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Training for Part 2 Driving Instructor Test

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