Driving Instructor Training ADI Part 3
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The final part of this test is to see how well you can instruct pupils. If you have passed part 1 & 2 of these tests, you will still need to pass part 3 to get your qualification to be an ADI. The test will be an hour long.


The examiner will pretend to be 2 different pupils and will assess to see if you understand – Instructional techniques, instructor characteristics and core competencies.


In the first half, the instructor will play the role of a pupil who is ready to take their test and in the second half they will play the part of a pupil that hasn’t had many driving lessons.


You will do an exercise for each of the roles the examiner is playing. Each exercise will last 30 minutes. The instructor will pick an exercise from one of these listed here:


  • Entering your car safely and to explain the controls
  • Move off and then be able to stop normally
  • Finding an opening and then to reverse into this
  • Do a 3 point turn so you are facing the opposite way
  • Park as close to the curb while reversing
  • instructions to do an emergency stop
  • When do you use the mirrors
  • Turner a corner once you have approached it
  • Road positioning
  • Judging the speed
  • Dealing with crossroads and T-junctions
  • What to do at pedestrian crossings
  • When to signal
  • Overtaking vehicles


Here are some of the things you can do that will help you:


  1. It is a good idea to ask the pupil (examiner) some questions to see how much they know about driving.
  2. You can use subject heading and have a quick look at your notes.
  3. You can use training aids and any lesson plans you may have.


This exam is not going to be easy. The instructor will ask you questions that may catch you out.


If you think you are correct about an answer then stick to it, they will want to know that you are sure about what you say even if they try to convince you otherwise.

Again on this test you must bring your driving licence and have a reliable car.

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