ORDIT APPROVED DRIVING INSTRUCTOR TRAINING 

WardADT is delighted to be able to offer the highest level of Approved Driving Instructor (ADI) training for those looking to qualify as DVSA Approved Driving Instructors. Whilst any ADI can train instructors as well as learners we have DVSA ORDIT (official register of driving instructor training) accreditation so you have the peace of mind you're receiving the very best training in preparation for the qualifying tests. For those instructors who are already qualified we offer standards check training and standards check rescue training to help you stay qualified and remain on the official DVSA register of approved driving instructors. WardADT also offers ADI Fleet courses to enable qualified ADI's entrance onto the DVSA Fleet Driver Trainer register. See our courses below.

BOOKING INFORMATION

Please CONTACT US to confirm current availability. There is often a short waiting period for courses but we try to accommodate all requests in a timely fashion. Once we've confirmed this with you please complete our CANDIDATE REGISTRATION form and we'll confirm your booking.

HOW DO I BECOME AN APPROVED DRIVING INSTRUCTOR?

In order to become a DVSA Approved Driving Instructor (ADI) the applicant will need to satisfy the legal requirements of the role; be aged 21 years or older and have held their driving licence for the category they wish to teach for 3 years or more. They must firstly apply to become an instructor by joining the official register and will be subject to a criminal records check (CRB) and driving licence check to make sure they are deemed a 'fit and proper' person by the DVSA. Whilst some traffic offences will automatically disqualify entrance some minor offences are acceptable so it's best to check with the DVSA if you are in any doubt about your driving licence or previous criminal record. Once satisfactory checks are complete the applicant may apply to join the register as a trainee driving instructor who will then be required to complete a three (3) part examination of qualifying tests before they will be a fully qualified ADI.

THE ADI PART 1 EXAMINATION

The ADI Part 1 consists of a computer based theory (multiple choice questions) and hazard perception test and is conducted at an approved driver theory test centre. You have 1 hour and 30 minutes to answer 100 multiple-choice questions. There are 25 questions in each of these 4 categories:

  • road procedure

  • traffic signs and signals, car control, pedestrians and mechanical knowledge

  • driving test, disabilities, and the law

  • publications and instructional techniques

Once you have completed the multiple choice questions the test will progress to the hazard perception test phase where you’ll then watch 14 video clips. The clips feature everyday road scenes and contain at least one ‘developing hazard’ - but one of the clips features 2 developing hazards You get points for spotting the developing hazards as soon as they start to happen. This is known as the scoring window.  Upon completion of your test you’ll get the result at the test centre. You must pass both parts to pass the test ADI part one test. In order to pass the multiple-choice part, you must get both:

You’ll fail if you get an overall score of 85 or higher, but don’t score high enough in each of the 4 categories.

To pass the hazard perception part, you need to score at least 57 points out of 75.

There are no limits on how many times you can take the ADI part 1 examination however upon passing the part 1 you will then have 2 years to qualify as an Approved Driving Instructor.

FEATURED COURSE
DVSA ADI PART 2 TRAINING
20 HOUR DRIVING COURSE - ORDIT APPROVED

James Ward of  WardADT is one of the few DVSA Approved Driving Instructors in the country to have achieved the Grade A 51/51 score at Standards Check and I am delighted to be able to offer ORDIT Approved Driving Instructor training to PDI's preparing for their Part 2 and Part 3 tests as well as assisting current ADI's with forthcoming Standards Check training. 

 

This Part 2 training course provides a PDI with around 20 hours of on-road driver training in preparation for their test of driving  ability  and is based on the DVSA MSM/PSL routine driving criteria instructing the candidate on all driving areas they can expect to see at test level as well as enhancing their core driving skills beyond that of learner and experienced driver. As with all WardADT courses, all our training is delivered one to one and you'll never share your learning time with another candidate unless you have specifically had this pre-approved beforehand (business development needs) or upon client request. 

This course can be completed intensively  over 2-3 days or over a period of weekends to suit your commitments. Upon successful completion of the Part  2 test the prospective instructor can apply for their PDI pink badge upon completion of their 40 hours or choose to take the final stage of the qualifying criteria; the ADI Part 3 teaching examination.

£895.00

THE ADI PART 2 EXAMINATION

The ADI Part 2 is a test of your driving ability and is conducted at designated DVSA driving test centres, please not that not all learner test centres offer ADI Part 2 tests. In order to pass the Part 2 you will need to pass an eyesight test from a distance of 26.5m (new style plate) then demonstrate a high ability of vehicle handling skills, excellent practical knowledge of The Highway Code, complete a series of driving manoeuvres and answer five (5) 'show me, tell me' questions. The ADI Part 2 also features some independent driving (following signs as instructed by the examiner) or using a Sat Nav device. If you pass the ADI Part 2 you can apply to become a Potential Driving Instructor (PDI) upon completion of your mandatory 40 hours training and this is known as getting your Pink Badge. Should you fail  the part 2 you will have 2 further attempts before being removed from the register.

FEATURED COURSE
DVSA ADI PART 3 TRAINING
40 HOUR COURSE - ORDIT APPROVED

James Ward of  WardADT is one of the few DVSA Approved Driving Instructors in the country to have achieved the Grade A 51/51 score at Standards Check and I am delighted to be able to offer ORDIT Approved Driving Instructor training to PDI's preparing for their Part 2 and Part 3 tests as well as assisting current ADI's with forthcoming Standards Check training. 

 

This Part 3 training course provides a PDI with their required 40 hours in preparation for their test of teaching ability  and is based on the new Standards Check criteria encompassing the original pre-set tests, learner driver syllabus as well as instructing the candidate in client centred learning and coaching methods which they will be subject to under test conditions. 

This course can be completed in an intensive week or over a period of weekends to suit your commitments. Upon completion the prospective instructor can apply for their PDI pink badge or take the final stage of the qualifying criteria; the ADI Part 3 teaching examination.

£1695.00

Depending on the route you choose to take upon completion of your mandatory 40 hours, should you apply for your PDI (pink badge) you will be subject to either a percentage of lessons supervised by a fully qualified ADI or choose to complete a further  20 hours training within 6 months of applying for your pink badge and taking the part 3 examination. Completion of a further 20 hours is the preferred route of many PDI's and WardADT can assist you in completing this and recording this on your ADI21AT form.

Additional 20 Hours - *£799.00

(* Only available to existing students)
 

PAY AS YOU GO SESSIONS

If you have already started your training with another provider but are unhappy with their training WardADT can offer pay as you go sessions to focus on specific competencies you're struggling with or to suit your availability and commitments. Simply get in contact with us to discuss your requirements.

ADI Hourly Rate £60.00

THE ADI PART 3 EXAMINATION

The ADI Part 3 is a test of your practical teaching ability and is by far the hardest part of the qualifying process. Currently, the ADI Part 3 pass rate stands at around 36% (nationally) and only around 9% of ADI applicants fully qualify to become Approved Driving Instructors. Gone are the days of the old PST's (pre-set tests) where the examiner would pre-select your teaching topic and now-a-days the Part 3 is based on the DVSA standards check principles of coaching and client-centred learning.

Your pupil can be a learner or a full licence holder but not an Approved Driving Instructor or someone preparing for their Part 3 (PDI).  You’ll be marked on 17 areas of competence that are grouped into 3 categories:

  • lesson planning

  • risk management

  • teaching and learning strategies

These 17 areas of competence are listed on the ADI part 3 test report form, which the examiner will fill in at the end of your test explaining the scoring process. In order to pass your Part 3 you need to score a minimum of 31/51 and this will award the Grade B (old scoring of 4/6) and to achieve a Grade A you will need to get a score of 43 or more out of 51. Should you score 7 or less in the risk management category you will automatically fail and similarly should you score 30 or less overall this will also result in a fail. If you fail your first Part 3 you will two further attempts to qualify however you will be removed from the register if you fail on your third and final attempt.

Upon successfully passing your Part 3 you will be eligible to apply for your full ADI licence and may refer to yourself as a DVSA Approved Driving Instructor. Within 12 months of joining the register you will be subject to your first ADI standards check and you will be informed of this by the Registrar by post.

FEATURED COURSE
DVSA STANDARDS CHECK TRAINING
& ADI PART 3 RESCUE TRAINING

James Ward of  WardADT is one of the few DVSA Approved Driving Instructors in the country to have achieved the Grade A 51/51 score at Standards Check and I am delighted to be able to offer ORDIT Approved Driving Instructor training to PDI's preparing for their Part 2 and Part 3 tests as well as assisting current ADI's with forthcoming Standards Check training. 

 

Have you got your ADI standards check coming up or recently failed one? Have you failed your Part 3 and on your final test attempt? We can help!

WardADT are pleased to offer standards check and part 3 rescue training to ADI's where we'll assist you in understanding the standards check scoring system and the areas you need to work on with your client centred learning techniques to afford a test pass and remain on the register. We can assist you with your learners and suggest suitable changes in your instrctioon to better suit the needs of your learner and protect your livelihood.

4 Hour Session £240.00

7 Hour Session £360.00

FEATURED COURSE
DVSA ACCREDITED FLEET DRIVING
INSTRUCTORS COURSE (4 DAYS)

This 4 day DVSA accredited fleet instructors course is delivered in partnership with EliteADT and upon successful completion entitles an Approved Driving Instructor to claim their Fleet Accredited Badge by exemption opening their business up to commercial driving and fleet assessment opportunities. This course comprises of three elements; Theory Examination, Practical Driving Assessment & Development and Instructional Development and Coaching to teach and assess candidates at the commercial driving level. Upon successful completion the candidate will receive a formal DVSA accredited certificate allowing them entrance to the fleet register giving you that professional edge. Please note that fleet badge fees of £120 are not included and this course fully complies with strict DVSA guidelines for parts 1, 2 and 3.

£995.00 (+VAT)

Payment & Invoicing Terms and Conditions

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All major credit and debit cards are accepted. Telephone Credit and Debit Card payments are available by calling 0800 061 4215 and these are processed by Square securely. Chip and Pin and Contactless Payments are processed by Square. All payments must be completed before training commences.

Invoicing is preferred method and payments should be made via electronic bank transfer or credit/debit cards within 7 days of issue, Telephone payments via credit/debit cards will incur a small transaction fee. Short notice cancellations with less than 48 hours notice will not be subject to refund.

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All courses are subject to non-refundable booking deposits of £100.00 - no booking will be confirmed without deposit confirmation.

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