Driving Instructor Training
First and foremost, we are a driving school. As we continue to expand, we need and train new instructors all over Sussex.
We spare no effort on our training, as the higher the quality of the training, the better instructors we produce. We believe you will not be able to find higher quality and commitment leading to a guaranteed position with excellent career prospects anywhere else.
Driving Standards Agency Requirements
- Have held a full car licence for at least 3 ½ years.
- Be able to read a number plate where the letters and numbers are 79.4mm from 27.5m (90ft).
- Be a fit and proper person to have your name entered onto the official register. All convictions, including motoring offenses still in force, may be taken into account when assessing your suitability.
- Pass the compulsory three part examination.
To become an ADI, you have to pass three exams, one theory and two practical. After passing your theory exam you have a period of two years to pass your practical part two and three examinations. The time taken will depend on your ability and personal circumstances. You can complete the course on average between four to twelve months, (there are examination timetables to be taken into consideration which are out of our control ).
The Theory and Hazard Perception Test (Part One)
The theory test calls for a high standard of knowledge, it is a computerised exam of 100 questions. For every question there is a choice of 4 answers. Only one answer is correct. You have 90 minutes to complete the test.
The questions are based on the following:
- Road procedure.
- Traffic Signs and Signals, Car Control, Pedestrians and Mechanical Knowledge.
- The Driving Test, Disabilities and The Law.
- Publications and Instructional Techniques.
To pass the multiple choice test you must:
1) Gain an overall pass mark of 85% or better
2) Reach a minimum mark of 80% in each of the four bands (there are twenty five questions in each band ).
Results of the Theory test will be given at the end of the examination.
The Hazard Perception Test, consists of 14 video clips (one of which has two hazards), each lasting one minute. The clips feature various types of hazards, such as vehicles,pedestrians and road conditions. The earlier the developing hazards are observed and a response made, the higher the score.
Candidates score up to 5 marks on each hazard and the test contains 15 developing hazards. The pass mark for instructors is currently 57 out of 75.
The Driving Test (Part Two)
This consists of an eyesight test, questions on vehicle maintenance checks and your ability to drive - it lasts approximately 1 hour. You will also need to be able to read a car number plate from a distance of 27.5 metres.
This test is an advanced test and you will need to show a high standard of competence
You will need to demonstrate:
- Expert handling of controls.
- Use of correct road procedure.
- Anticipation of actions of other road users.
- Sound judgement of speed, distance and timing.
- Consideration and safety of all other road users.
The test routes will include all types of road conditions, including motorways, town driving, dual carriageways, country roads and built up areas.
The Instructional Ability Test (Part Three)
The object of the test is to assess the value of the instruction you give to the pupil. The test is in two parts each lasting approximately 30 minutes. You must pass both parts of the test at the same time. You will be asked to instruct an examiner (who will role play) first as a beginner or partly trained pupil and then someone of test standard ability or a qualified driver.
The examiner will choose from 10 pre-set tests, covering the syllabus of learning to drive. Candidates will be told of the result at the end of this test.
Trainee Licensing Scheme
After passing your Part 1 and Part 2 Examinations you will be able to apply for a trainee licence, after completing a minimum of 40 hours training. A trainee licence is not compulsory, but most people find it extremely helpful with their training. The licence lasts for 6 months and entitles you to receive payment for your lessons. If you choose to teach on a trainee licence you must take a further 20 hours training before taking your part three examination.