Legal Requirements If you want to be an
Approved Driving Instructor (ADI) and have your name entered on the Register of Approved Driving Instructors you must :
a full UK or European Union (EU) / European Economic Area (EEA) unrestricted car driving licence;
Have held it for a total of at least 4 out of the past 6 years prior to entering
the register after qualifying, but: A foreign driving
licence, an automatic car driving licence or a provisional licence held after passing the driving test, all count towards
the 4 years; (Solent School Of Driving can start
your training for the Theory Examination after 31/2 years)
· Not have been disqualified from driving at any
time in the 4 years prior to being entered in the Register;
· Be a fit and proper person to have your name entered
in the Register.
· Pass the Register
qualifying examination and register within 12 months of
· You can have an unlimited number of attempts at
Part One of the Examination.
· You are allowed 3 attempts at each of the Practical Tests (Part Two/Three)
Part One - The Theory
and Hazard Perception Test
A computer based test of 100 multiple-choice
questions based on :-· Road Procedure
Signs and Signals, Car Control, Pedestrians, Mechanics
· Driving Test, Disabilities, Law
overall pass mark for the written test is 85% and the result of your Part One exam is given immediately.
If you are dyslexic
it may be possible to make special arrangements for you.
You must however be in a position to supply some form of independent
corroboration of your condition.
Hazard Perception Test
computer based test which comprises a selection of film clips showing real road scenes with developing hazards. Candidates will be assessed on how soon they spot the
Each candidate will be tested on 14 film clips chosen at random from a series.
Part Two - The Practical Test
of Driving Ability
Tests of eyesight and driving technique are covered.
The test lasts for about one hour.
The Test of EyesightYou must be able
to read a car number plate at a distance
of 26.5m where the letters and numbers are 79mm tall in good daylight, with the help of glasses or contact lenses if worn.
Show Me/Tell Me
candidates are required to answer 5 questions - 3 Show Me (demonstrative) and 2 Tell Me (explanatory) - concerning the operation
and maintenance of their vehicle.
The Test of Driving Technique
This test is of an advanced nature requiring a high level of
competence Working with you on an individually designed training programme we will perfect the appropriate
skills - most of which you will already possess - while introducing you to new and essential techniques associated with the
principles of ‘eco-safe driving’
Part Three - The Practical
Test of your Ability to Teach
The aim of this test is to assess the quality of the instruction you give and your ability to communicate at an appropriate
level with your pupils. The test is in two parts, each lasting about half an hour. You
will be asked to demonstrate your knowledge and ability by giving practical driving tuition to the examiner. The examiner will first take the role of a pupil who is a beginner,
or one with limited driving experience, then for the second part of the test the examiner will take on the role of a pupil
who is at about test standard. The examiner will fully explain each role to you at the beginning of each
Is any other training necessary and available, in addition to that recommended by the DSA ?
In addition to the Training for the Qualifying Examination, I can also offer:
1: Part 3 Rescue Remedy. ( People on there
Third Attempt )
Driving Training ( Cannot conduct the Advanced Test, but can get you up to Test Standard )
4: Pass Plus Training.
5: Taxi & Private Hire Test Training
How much will I need to invest ?
School Of Driving offers two methods of financing and managing your training:
PRE - PAYMENT SCHEME
£1,950 (Can be financed by instalments)
To include :
· Preparation for the Part One Theory + Hazard Perception exam
· 20 Hours in-car tuition for the Part
Two Driving Ability exam
· 40 Hours
in-car tuition for the Part Three Teaching Ability exam
· Additional training if working under the Trainee Licence Scheme
PAY AS YOU TRAIN
To include :
for the Part One Theory + Hazard Perception exam £195
Unlimited in-car tuition for the Part Two Driving Ability exam £25
· Unlimited training for the Part Three
Teaching Ability exam £25
· Additional training if working under
the Trainee Licence Scheme £25 per hour( All Weekend Training at £29.00 / Hour )
Payable to the
Driving Standards Agency (D.S.A)
Part One Examination Fee £90.00
Part Two Examination Fee £111.00
Part Three Examination
First ADI certificate and entry to the register £300.00
Fees for ADI registration and trainee
licence to give driving instruction £140.00
Renewal or re-registration £300.00
Replacement of lost
Materials - included in course cost· Solent School Of Driving Study Packs [SSDP]
· The Highway Code [TSO]
Hazard Perception CD ROM [FOCUS]·
ADI 14 Pack inc. Theory Questions [DSA]