To be able to teach driving and become an approved driving instructor, you will need to take a three part training session.
The Phase 1 to becoming a Driving Instructor covers theory and hazard perception training.
We have designed a thorough program that will aid you to work through all the relevant learning material at your own pace. Extensive training is given in house and online in order to maximise your knowledge which therefore ensures you are ready for the test, as well as improve any areas we feel that requires additional mentoring.
The test consists of 4 way multiple choice test, you need to get 85% to pass. Phase 1 of the ADI tests your knowledge of driving theory, rules and regulations and driver training and hazard perception test. By using our professionally designed ADI training course, you can be sure you have all the topics covered and build your skills through a stable foundation.
With the theory and hazard perception knowledge from the Phase 1 of your ADI Training completed, you will now put it into action during the in-car training sessions of Phase 2 of your ADI Training.
The phase 2 of the ADI training focuses on your driving ability. Our team of expert instructors will guide you over a series of practical driving sessions custom tailored to meet and exceed the standard set by the DVSA. Towards the completion of your phase 2 training sessions, we will arrange your ADI Part 3 training program.
After completing the phase two of your ADI training and passing the qualifying examination – the driving ability assessment, you can apply for a trainee licence (PDI or The Pink Badge) to help you prepare for the Phase 3 of the ADI Training. By having a trainee licence, you can give driving instruction with pay, but you the licence only be valid for six months and should not be an alternative to being a full pledge ADI. Additionally, to qualify; you must complete 40 hours of the Phase 3 training.
Phase 3 of the ADI Training involves both theory training and practical work, which will aid you in developing your teaching ability in general. You will undergo multiple training sessions from our trainers. In order to fine tune your knowledge and understanding in driving and teaching you will need to participate in a series of coaching ranging from realistic role play to road safety awareness.
Following the Phase 2 ADI training, we will provide you with the necessary 40 hours of training to entitle you to apply to the DVSA for a pink badge. You will have the choice to apply for a trainee licence if you want or continue straight through to your Phase 3 test. Our training officers will aid you in choosing which option suits you best.
Passing the Phase 3 of the ADI Training test will automatically elevate you to an ADI status – a fully Approved Driving Instructor! All your hard work, perseverance and commitment have paid off and you can proudly say you have completed a life changing journey.
We are the highest-rated and fastest-growing independent driving school in the West Midlands. We offer everything you could ever need to get yourself on the road. We take into consideration your times requirements, lesson location and anything else you require then choose the perfect instructor for you. We even offer 1-2-1 theory and simulator training with a tutor for those who feel need additional support to pass their exams. So, forget the rest and learn with the best! Call us today on 0800 118 2001 to get yourself booked in.Read More Call us today
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Your driving test should last approximately 40 minutes.
The best way to pay is to book online and manage your payments through your learner portal. You can also call our team and make card payments over the phone. You can make savings by paying for your lessons in blocks.
You can drive a car when you are 16 if you get, or have applied for the enhanced rate of the mobility component of personal independence payment (PIP). Otherwise, you must be 17 years of age. You can apply for your provisional before your 17th Birthday and you can always start to prepare for your theory test.
Pop your postcode into the instructor finder; you can check out the qualifications and experience of all the Smartlearner instructors that operate in your area.