Driving Instructor Training

Are you thinking of becoming an ADI Driving Instructor?

GP have over 15 years experience of successfully training people to become driving instructors and providing the means to earn a good living thereafter as a GP driving school instructor.

We can offer training in most locations throughout the Northwest utilising modern online learning resources, comprehensive study materials and our very own expert Approved Driving Instructor Trainer Guy Pennington. In a few short months this could be you doing a job that you love.

Be your own boss, choose your own hours and look forward to going to work every day. Take control of your own destiny and take the first step today. In our view the pleasure from seeing one of your learners master a skill or pass the driving test simply can not be surpassed. Fantastic job satisfaction, flexible hours, and working locally from home – what more could you ask for? Currently there is a massive backlog of people wanting to learn to drive so there couldn’t be a better time to become a driving instructor.

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PDI Part 1 Driving Instructor Training Course

The first test within your PDI training is in two parts – the theory test and a hazard perception test. The theory test consists of 100 multiple choice questions, within the test there are four bands which each require a pass-mark of 80%. You have 1½ hours to complete the test and need an overall pass mark of 85% for this part of the test. You will need at least 20 out of 25 in each of the 4 categories of questions,

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

The hazard perception test consists of 14 video clips and the pass mark is 57 out of a possible 75. The training covers the theory and hazard perception section of the ADI tests via our online learning, and reading materials.

PDI Part 2 Driving Instructor Training Course

The second test is a driving and eyesight test which is conducted by a Driver & Vehicle Standards Agency Supervising Examiner and lasts approximately one hour. You will be required to demonstrate your ability to drive and manoeuvre the car safely and under control. To pass, you must not commit more than six driver faults or any serious or dangerous faults.

There are 3 types of faults you can make:

  • a dangerous fault – this involves actual danger to you, the examiner, the public or property
  • a serious fault – something potentially dangerous
  • a driving fault – this is not potentially dangerous, but if you keep making the same fault, it could become a serious fault

You’ll pass your approved driving instructor (ADI) part 2 test if you make:

  • no more than 6 driving faults
  • no serious or dangerous faults

This test can be taken up to three times. We offer our tailored 12 hour training package for part two of your ADI test, designed to work around your other work commitments.

PDI Part 3 Driving Instructor Training Course

The aim of the Part 3 exam is to assess your ability to instruct and whether your instruction helps a person to learn in an effective way.

A Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) examiner will watch you giving a client-centred driving lesson to one of your pupils for about 45 minutes. At the start of the lesson, discuss the goals for the lesson and risk management with your pupil. This should take no more than 3 minutes. Your pupil must drive for at least 40 minutes of the lesson. You cannot spend the whole lesson teaching a manoeuvre, but you can include a short recap of one you’ve taught in a previous lesson. At the end of the lesson, give your pupil no more than 3 minutes to reflect on their performance. The examiner will look for evidence that you meet the national standard for driver and rider training.

PDI Part 3 Driving Instructor Training Course

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.

This test can be taken up to three times. Our flexible ADI training is designed to fit around your other work commitments. ADI part 3 training course includes 40 hours in-car one to one tuition with a DVSA ORDIT registered trainer.


GP ADI Driving Instructor Training offers unrivalled, one to one training, individually tailored to meet your need. To enable you to succeed through the Driving Standards Agency tests – Parts 1, 2 and 3. Comprehensive study materials structured around each test, including in-car and classroom based training sessions throughout your course.


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