Driving Instructor Training
We know how you feel!
We are sure that you'll agree with us when we say that most of us have been there. A boring unrewarding job or career which is stuck in neutral and in a dead end. Deep down you know that you deserve more and have the desire and motivation to turn around, move forward and up, but you need a little help with which direction to turn. You have dreamed of starting your own business, being your own boss, working the hours you choose and earning a decent hourly rate.
Does any of this sounds like you? If so, look no further. DoDrive® can put you on the right route, give you the directions that you're looking for, and get you into top gear. Before you know it, you'll be cruising your way down the fast lane into a new, exciting and rewarding career as a driving instructor!
Where do I start?
Choose one of our driving instructor training course options that's right for you. DoDrive® Driving School provide Official Register of Driving Instructor Trainers (ORDIT) approved driving instructor training courses. Our driving instructor courses cover the whole ORDIT training syllabus and are suitable for beginners, partly trained and trained driving instructors alike. Whether you're a Potential Driving Instructor (PDI) or an Approved Driving Instructor (ADI) we are here to help!
What if I need to pass fast?
Ask for one of our DoDrive® intensive driving instructor training courses and you could be on the road to a new, exciting and rewarding career within weeks of passing the Approved Driving Instructor (ADI) part 1 theory and hazard perception tests of the DVSA driving instructor examination process.
What if I don't have a suitable car?
Our Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) Official Register of Driving Instructor Trainers (ORDIT) team will provide you with a fully insured dual controlled car during your practical driving instructor training, such as; ADI part 2 test of driving ability and ADI part 3 test of instructional technique.
When you're ready to go out on the road on your own as a potential driving instructor (PDI) or as an approved driving instructor (ADI), you'll need to either hire a dual controlled car or purchase one. Most driving instructors start off with hiring a dual controlled car because it's fully maintained, often has driving instructor insurance, breakdown cover and replacement car included in the price.
Why train with DoDrive?
When training as a driving instructor, you need to get the best driving instructor training available. Our Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) Official Register of Driving Instructor Trainers (ORDIT) team have decades of experience in the driver training industry and have helped many people just like you to become a driving instructor. Give us a call today on 01932 808 312 to arrange a friendly informal chat with one of our experienced DVSA ORDIT registered trainers. They'll be more than happy to discuss with you about how to become a driving instructor, the driving instructor training requirements, and the DVSA ORDIT training syllabus.
What is ORDIT?
Official Register of Driving Instructor Trainers (ORDIT) was formed by the Driving Standards Agency (DSA), which after a merger with the Vehicle and Operator Services Agency (VOSA) is now called the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA). The DVSA currently maintains ORDIT.
ORDIT was created by the government to help people just like you to locate professional driving instructor training of the highest standard. DoDrive® strongly advise that you only do driving instructor training with experienced DVSA ORDIT approved trainers.
How do you become an ORDIT trainer?
In order to get on the Official Register of Driving Instructor Trainers (ORDIT) register, you'll need to be an experienced Approved Driving Instructor (ADI), pass the ORDIT premises inspection and tests. DoDrive® Driving School provide a "train the trainer" ORDIT training course for driving instructors wishing to become an ORDIT registered trainer.
DVSA Registration Requirements
- Full Payment
- Part 1 = Books & DVD
- Part 2 = 16hrs
- Part 3 = 60hrs
- Standards Check = N/A
- Teaching Manuals = FREE
- ORDIT Accredited
- Part Payment
- Part 1 = N/A
- Part 2 = Yes
- Part 3 = Yes
- Standards Check = Yes
- Teaching Manuals = £65
- ORDIT Accredited
- Pay As You Go
- Part 1 = Yes
- Part 2 = Yes
- Part 3 = Yes
- Standards Check = Yes
- Teaching Manuals = £65
- ORDIT Accredited
ADI Part 1 Test
This part consists of periods of home study and revision. Course study material in the form of books and DVD will be provided.
Driving Theory Test
You'll have up to 90 minutes to answer 100 on-screen multiple-choice questions. These questions are split into 4 bands (25 questions in each band) covering:
- Road Procedures
- Traffic Signs and Signals, Car Control, Pedestrians, Mechanical Knowledge
- The Driving Test, Disabilities, Law
- Publications, Instructional Techniques
To pass the multiple-choice part, you must get both:
- An overall pass mark of at least 85 out of 100 (85%)
- At least 20 out of 25 (80%) in each of the 4 bands
Hazard Perception Test
After you have done the questions, you'll get a 15 minute hazard perception test, for which you will need to score 57 out of 75 marks to pass. In this test you will need to click the mouse to respond to evolving hazards. In a nutshell, anything that would make you slow, swerve or stop (SSS) as a driver.
There are 14 hazard video clips and 15 hazards. One of the video clips will contain 2 hazards. Each evolving hazard has a scoring window from 5-1, so the later you respond, the less points you get. If you click rhythmically, you'll score 0 for that video as it'll be seen by the computer as cheating.
You can take as many attempts as you need to pass the Approved Driving Instructor (ADI) part 1 theory and hazard perception test. Passing the ADI part 1 theory and hazard perception test triggers the start of a two year period in which you have to succeed at passing the ADI part 2 test of driving ability and passing the ADI part 3 test of instructional technique.
The current Approved Driving Instructor (ADI) part 1 test fee is: £81
ADI Part 2 Test
Driving Ability Test
DoDrive® will provide you with 16 hours of 1:1 on the road advanced driver training. A one hour mock test will be given to check that you are ready for the Approved Driving Instructor (ADI) part 2 test of driving ability. Your DVSA ORDIT driving instructor trainer will provide a fully insured car for the in-car training and offer you advice on areas of weakness that need to be worked on between training sessions. It is advisable to have your own car available for private practice between training sessions.
The Approved Driving Instructor (ADI) part 2 test of driving ability consists of an eyesight test, five show & tell questions and a 60 minute driving examination to test your ability to drive at a very high standard. Six minor errors are allowed, but one serious or dangerous fault will result in failure. Only three attempts are permitted.
The Approved Driving Instructor (ADI) part 2 training covers all types of roads and junctions, speed awareness, lane discipline, overtaking, observation & awareness, anticipation & planning, road signs & markings, emergency stop and all manoeuvres such as; turn the car around in the road, reverse around a corner to the left, reverse around a corner to the right, reverse park between two cars on the road and reverse into a parking bay.
The current Approved Driving Instructor (ADI) part 2 test fee is: £111
The Approved Driving Instructor (ADI) part 2 test of driving ability is changing
Trainee Licence (pink badge)
After passing the Approved Driving Instructor (ADI) part 2 test of driving ability and completing a minimum of 40 hours training in instructional techniques, you will have the opportunity to apply to the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) for a trainee licence (pink badge). A trainee licence gives you the opportunity to receive payment for lessons while gaining valuable real on the job experience. Getting practical experience with real learners will help to prepare you for the ADI part 3 test of instructional technique.
A pink badge (trainee licence) is normally only granted once and lasts for a period of six months. However, it may be possible to get another trainee licence if you didn't get full use of your first trainee licence due to medical reasons. Proof from your General Practitioner (GP) will be required when making a second application for a trainee licence to support your claim. Also, a supporting letter from the driving school which you have a franchise with or your Official Register of Driving Instructor Trainers (ORDIT) trainer will help support your claim and application for a second trainee licence.
The current trainee licence fee is: £140 (valid six months)
ADI Part 3 Test
Instructional Techniques Test
Our Official Register of Driving Instructor Trainers (ORDIT) team will provide you with 60 hours of in-car training on a 1:1 basis on instructional techniques and practice. As with the Approved Driving Instructor (ADI) part 2 training, you will be given a mock test to ensure that you are ready, and you'll be provided with a fully insured car for the in-car training.
The ADI part 3 test of instructional technique lasts for 60 minutes, during which you will instruct the examiner as if he or she is a pupil. In phase 1 (the first 30 minutes) the examiner will role-play the part of a pupil that is a beginner or partly trained. In phase 2 (the second 30 minutes) the examiner will role-play the part of a pupil at the trained stage (around driving test standard) or full licence holder.
You have to be successful in both phases in order to pass this test. Only three attempts are permitted. If you are successful you can then apply for a the full Approved Driving Instructor (ADI) licence (green badge), which will need to be renewed every four years. You will normally be reminded by the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) 6 months prior to renewal, which will include information about what steps to take for renewing your badge.
The current Approved Driving Instructor (ADI) part 3 test fee is: £111
The current Approved Driving Instructor (ADI) licence fee is: £300 (valid 4 years)
The Approved Driving Instructor (ADI) part 3 test of instructional ability is changing in October 2017
Standards Check Test
Continued ability to instruct
You’ll get an approved driving instructor (ADI) standards check test appointment letter from the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) asking you to go for your ADI standards check test. The letter will say when and where you'll need to go.
You will normally get your first ADI standards check test about 6 months after passing your ADI part 3 test and you'll have to re-take the ADI standards check test at least once during each 4 year period that you are registered as an ADI. You will be required to take a standards check test even if you don’t have a car or aren’t working as an driving instructor in order to remain on the Approved Driving Instructor (ADI) register.
Much like the ADI part 3 test, you'll only get 3 attempts at the ADI standards check test. Failure on the third attempt will result in removal from the Approved Driving Instructor (ADI) register. You can only take the ADI standards check test in English or Welsh languages.
There is not an additional fee for a ADI standards check test. The ADI standards check test fee is covered by the £300 you pay for your green badge.
The ADI "standards check" replaced the ADI "check test" on 7 April 2014