Kick start your new career as an Approved Driving Instructor (ADI) in just 5 easy steps:


🏅1. A DBS Check (criminal record check) 


🏅2. Register for a Personal Reference Number (PRN) and get added onto the DVSA Register


🏅3. Complete our online Training to

Pass the 1st Assessment:


(Theory and Hazard Perception Test) 


🏅4. Take upto 10 hours of Driver Training with one of our highly qualified Trainers to

Pass the 2nd Assessment:


(Test of your Driving Ability) 


🏅5. Take 40 hours of Instructor Training with one of our highly qualified Trainers to

Pass the 3rd Assessment:


(Test of your Teaching Ability) 




The DBS Check and Registration Process


Firstly, you will be required to carry out a DBS check if you’re applying to become an ADI for the first time.

If you have an existing approved DBS check, this will not be applicable. You will be required to carry out a brand new DBS check following the link below.


Secondly, once you have received your approved DBS check.

You will then be able to register onto the ADI Register and obtain your PRN number.


ADI Part 1: The Theory & Hazard Perception Test


The Theory Test is a total of 100 multiple choice questions which you have 90 minutes to complete.

The test is split into 4 categories of 25 questions. You must score a minimum of 85 out of a 100 to pass in total.

As an added note you must score a minimum of 20 out of 25 in each of the 4 categories, regardless of your total score. 


The Hazard Perception Test is a total of 14 videos.

You can score up to 5 points per video.

To pass the test you need to score at least 57 out of 75 points.


ADI Part 1 Test fee: £81


Revision and practice:


You will be given Free access to our online Training Portal to revise and prepare for the Theory and Hazard Perception Test.

The Multiple-choice questions in the Theory Test are based on the following content:


- The Highway Code

- Know your traffic signs

- Driving - the essential skills

- Official theory test for approved driving instructors pack

- The Driving Instructor’s Handbook


You can also use the above links as learning and study material.



ADI Part 2: Practical Driving Test


This is an assessment to test your driving ability.

The Driving Test will last about an hour, which will include 20 minutes of independent driving, 2 manoeuvres and in some cases an Emergency Stop.

The test will cover all types of roads which include Urban, Rural, Dual Carriageways and The Motorway.


Approximately 5-10 hours of training is usually required with one of our Trainers to pass The ADI Part 2.


You have 3 attempts to pass this assessment. 


ADI Part 2 Test fee: £111



ADI Part 3: Instructional Ability Test





Our former DVSA Senior Examiner will provide the full 40 hours of in Car Practical Training Sessions!

Our Training programme will guarantee to make you amongst the best in the business.


The Part 3 is an overall assessment to test your Teaching ability.

You will be required to deliver a 45 minute driving lesson with a pupil and subject of your choice.


What happens during the test:

A DVSA Examiner will sit in the back of your car, observe and assess you in demonstration of a client-centred driving lesson lasting about 45 minutes with one of your chosen pupils.

The examiner will look for evidence that you meet the national standard for driver and rider training.


Your pupil:

Your pupil can be a learner or a full licence holder.

They cannot be an ADI or someone else who is preparing to take the ADI part 3 test.

You can take your trainer or mentor with you to observe, but they cannot take part in the lesson.


What you will be marked on:

You will be assessed on 17 areas of competence that are grouped into 3 categories:

- Lesson planning

- Risk management

- Teaching and learning strategies

The 17 areas of competence are listed in the ADI part 3 test report form, which the examiner will fill in at the end of your test.

You will get a score from 0 to 3 for each of the 17 competencies, which are then calculated together to work out a score to determine if you have passed the test.


Your Test Result:

After the lesson is complete, the examiner give you your result and discuss your performance in further detail.

You will get your grade, along with your ADI Part 3 test report form.


Total score & Grade Description:

0-30 Fail = Your performance is unsatisfactory, and you will not join the ADI register

31-42 Grade B = You will be allowed to join the ADI register

43-51 Grade A = You have shown a high standard of instruction and you’ll be allowed to join the ADI register


You will automatically fail if:

- The examiner stops the lesson because you’ve put yourself or someone else in danger

- You score a 7 or less in the Risk Management section


After you pass:

You can apply for your first ADI badge immediately after you pass the ADI part 3 Test.

You must apply for your badge within 12 months of passing the test, or you will have to pass all 3 qualifying examinations again.

You have three attempts to Pass this Assessment. 


ADI Part 3 Test fee: £111