• 35 Wendon Road Baguley
    Manchester M23 1PT

Instructor Training Part 3

The Test of Instructor Ability (Part 3)

What happens during the test

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 that you meet 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.

What you’ll be marked on

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.

Your test result

After you give the lesson, the examiner will discuss your performance and give you your result.

You’ll get your grade, along with your completed approved driving instructor (ADI) part 3 test report form.


Total score Grade Description
0-30 Fail Your performance is unsatisfactory, and you won’t join the ADI register
31-42 Grade B You’ll be allowed to join the ADI register
43-51 Grade A You have shown a high standard of instruction and you’ll be allowed to join the ADI register

You’ll automatically fail if:

  • you get a score of 7 or less in the ‘risk management’ category
  • the examiner stops the lesson because you’ve put yourself or someone else in danger


This test is by far the most involved of the three tests. You will be introduced to lesson plans, instructional techniques and DVSA recommended material that will prove invaluable throughout your training with us. Again, this training will be carried out in one of our training vehicles accurately recreating the test itself, so there will be no hidden surprises.

Part 3 training is a very specialist skill. When you train with GP Instructor Training your trainer Guy Pennington is among the best in the country and the training itself will be tailored to your individual needs.

If you require more information at this stage, please don´t hesitate to contact us on 07974 303 207.

Price list

  • ADI Training Full Part 1 Course £129.00
  • ADI Training Full Part 2 Course (12 Hours) £350.00
  • ADI Training Full Part 3 Course (40 Hours) £1100.00
  • Full training course up front £1500.00
  • Pay as you go sessions (minimum 2 hours session) £30.00/Hour
  • Part 3 Rescue Training £30.00/Hour
  • Standards Check Training £30.00/Hour

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