To legally operate as a driving instructor in the UK you are required to pass the DVSA Approved Driving Instructor (ADI) qualifying examination and hence the reason for the above course. The DVSA are the Government body who regulate driving instructors in the UK. But don’t worry if you are not academically minded the exams are very practically based. The driving instructor qualification process is in 3 parts:
Part 1 is a PC based multiple choice ADI theory and hazard perception test similar to the current test for learner drivers but you are required to answer 100 questions (not just 50) on a broader set of subjects and you need to score 57 as opposed to 44 on the hazard perception part.
Part 2 is a driving test, again similar to the current test for learner drivers but you are only allowed to make 6 minor faults (not up to 15 as on the L test). After passing Part 2 and completing the necessary training you can start your job as a driving instructor on what is called a Trainee Licence.
Part 3 is an instructional ability test, the examiner will watch you give a driving lesson to a real learner and depending upon what they see will determine if you pass this third and final part of the qualification process.