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Driving Development

Why do you want to become a driving instructor? 

To meet new people all the time, enjoy been your own boss, better job security, work flexible hours to suit you, help people achieve their Goals.

Is this the right job for me?

If you like meeting new people, have excellent communication skills and want to promote safe driving for life to our future generations then we would like to hear from you.

Why choose our Instructor Training Course?

Training to become a driving instructor is hard work and takes commitment, motivation and time. We understand this and, with our experience as course providers, we are in the best position to give you the support you will need to succeed in becoming a driving instructor. When you come out the other side, you will reap the benefits and find that a job as a driving instructor is rewarding and enables you to reach your full potential. We have the skills and experience to get you there.

Part 1 Theory and Hazard Perception Test.

The Part One multiple choice Theory and Hazard Perception test is in 2 parts. You will be asked 100 questions. These are split into 4 sections and you will be asked 25 from each section.

More information can be found on https://www.gov.uk/adi-part-1-test

The 4 categories are:

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

You must get 20 in each section with a total of 85 across the 4 sections.


There are 5 parts to the approved driving instructor (ADI) part 2 test:

  • an eyesight check
  • ‘show me, tell me’ vehicle safety questions
  • general driving ability
  • manoeuvres
  • independent driving

You will be asked

  • 3 ‘tell me’ questions at the start of your test, before you start driving
  • 2 ‘show me’ questions while you’re driving – for example, showing how to wash the windscreen using the car controls and wipers.

General Driving Ability

  • expert handling of the controls
  • use of correct road procedure
  • in an environmentally-friendly manner anticipation of the actions of other road users and then taking appropriate action
  • sound judgement of distance, speed and timing
  • consideration for the convenience and safety of other road users driving

The examiner will ask you to complete two of the following manoeuvres.

  • traffic parallel park at the side of the road
  • reverse into a parking bay and drive out
  • drive into a parking bay and reverse out
  • pull up on the right-hand side of the road, reverse back for around 2 car lengths, and join your normal driving position when safe.

Independent driving –  You will have to drive for about 20 minutes by following either:

  • directions from a Sat Nav
  • traffic signs

More information can be found on https://www.gov.uk/adi-part-2-test


ADI The approved driving instructor (ADI) part 3 test is a test of your ability to instruct. A Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency examiner will watch you give a client-centred driving lesson lasting about an hour to one of your pupils. The examiner will look for evidence the national standard for driver and rider training.

Your Pupil

Your pupil can be a learner or a full licence holder. They can’t be an approved driving instructor (ADI) or someone else who is preparing to take the ADI part 3 test. You can take your trainer or mentor with you, but they can’t take part in the lesson.

You’ll be marked 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’ll get a score from 0 to 3 for each of the 17 competencies, which are added up to work out if you’ve passed the test, and what your grade will be.

Lincs Driving Solutions, Lincoln