ADI Training Midlands

Requirements

ADI training in the Midlands

ADI training in the Midlands: The requirements are listed below to gain your Approved Driving Instructor (ADI) qualification. Have held a full UK or EU license for 3.5 out of the last 6 years. Read a normal size number plate from 27.5 metres (90 ft). Have less than 6 penalty points on your licence. Pass the criminal record check. Pass the 3 tests.

The Qualifying Exam

The ADI qualifying exam comes in three parts: Part One The theory and hazard perception test. This is a computer touch screen test of 100 multiple choice questions and a computerised DVD Hazard Perception test. Part Two The practical test of your Eyesight and Driving Ability. At the start you must show that you can read a car number plate from a distance of 26.5 metres for the new style plate (or 27.5 metres for the old style). The practical test then lasts for one hour and you must drive to an advanced standard making no more than six minor errors. Part Three The practical test of your Instructional Ability. This test consists of two half-hour phases, in which you have to give the examiner two of the twenty possible driving lessons; the first phase is where the 'pupil' is at a beginner's level, the second at a more advanced level

Once you have finally qualified

At Xcel we believe that all newly qualified driving instructors should be given all the help they can get and that's why we have designed a bespoke short course that is specifically aimed at new ADI's. One of our most experienced trainers within the industry will help you start up your business. We will help you get your self working as a paid driving instructor at a local school or help you set up on your own. We will help you navigate your way around your new career. In other words, we are here to help even after you become an ADI. We have helped many new ADI's progress with their careers, a long time after they have become ADI's. If you have just qualified and need help or advice on what to do next then please contact us. We may be able to help you.

Part One ADI Training in the Midlands

method

The part one exam is one of the most important elements of the ADI exam process. What is learned here will have great relevance to part two and part three. Therefore it is important you get all the help that is needed to not only pass part one, but also to actually understand why you are learning all this new information. At Xcel we believe in linking all the three exams together as a package of learning, not just "passing part one". Part one examines your knowledge of the Rules of the Road as well as general road safety and driving instruction matters. The structure of the test is similar in format to the existing theory test for learner drivers and lasts for 90 minutes. You are asked 100 questions with optional voice over. For each question four answers are shown on the screen and you are required to select the answer you think is correct. To pass you are required to answer 85 questions correctly overall. You must score no less than 80% in each band. The overall pass mark is 85%. This is followed by a hazard perception test. This consists of 14 video clips on a computer. There is a maximum score of 5 points with one clip containing two scores per hazard. The pass mark is 57 out of possible 75 marks. Both parts have to be passed before you can proceed to take the part two test of driving ability. You will get your result at the end of the test. The applicant must pass part 1 - Theory Test before they can continue to part two.

AIMED AT

Candidates who are wishing to take the part one theory test. Passing this test will allow the potential driving instructor (pdi) to apply for their part two driving test.

Location

Part one is studied at home. Approximately 2 -3 meetings will occur between the trainer and the trainee. During your part one training, telephone support is available during normal office hours.

DURATION

The part one can be done in two to four weeks. This depends on how much study time can be committed and on the results of mock tests.

Driver/ Trainer Ratio

One to one.

AIMS

The aim of part one is give a potential driving instructor all the knowledge that is needed to be a qualified driving instructor.

OBJECTIVES

At the end of studying part one and completing several mock tests, the candidate should be ready to pass part one successfully.

EXTERNAL LINK

Please click here to be redirected to the government page for part one.

Theoretical Test - Subject Matters:

  • Road Safety precepts and practice
  • Rules of the Road
  • Driving techniques and handling the vehicle and controls., Use of correct road procedure
  • Vulnerable road users
  • Teaching techniques and assessment of pupils
  • Dealing with pupils who have learning or language difficulties
  • Dealing with pupils who have physical disabilities and familiarisation with common vehicle adaptations
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Correction of pupils driving faults
  • Knowledge of basic mechanics of vehicle and maintenance
  • Driving for life, beyond the practical driving test
  • Scene of accidents
  • Driver Testing Procedures and Documentation including the Driving Test Report form
  • Other matters as considered appropriate from time to time by the DSA

The main area where people fail part one is due to lack of proper preparation. If you can be disciplined and set aside around an hour a day, you should be successful and the cost will be minimal.

method

There are 5 parts to the approved driving instructor (ADI) part 2 test: An eyesight check ‘Show me, tell me’ vehicle safety questions General driving ability Maneuvers Independent driving How long the test lasts The test takes around one hour. The eyesight test You’ll have to read a number plate from a distance of: 26.5 meters for vehicles with a new-style number plate 27.5 meters for vehicles with an old-style number plate New-style number plates start with 2 letters followed by 2 numbers, such as AB51 ABC. You’ll fail the test if you do not pass the eyesight test. It will count as one of the 3 attempts you’re allowed at the ADI part 2 test. For more information contact Rachel Kavanagh.

AIMED AT

Potential Driving Instructors (Pdi's) who have passed part one and want to pass the part two test of driving ability.

Location

At a mutually agreed place and time convenient to the trainer and pdi'. If the location is not within reasonable travelling distance then B&B can be recommended for the pdi.

DURATION

Half day. Approximately 8 to 10 hours spread over several weeks.

Driver/ Trainer Ratio

One to one.

AIMS

The aim is to prepare the pdi for their part two driving ability test.

OBJECTIVES

At the end of the sessions the pdi will: Have a clear action plan of any strengths and weaknesses in their driving. Have a full detailed report of what they need to do in private practice. The pdi will be observing a demonstration drive by the trainer if needed. Commentary driving will be developed on every session and a demonstration by the trainer will be done if needed. The pdi will have a very clear picture of the links between part two and the one & part three course.

EXTernal LINK

Please click here to be redirected to the government page for Part 2.

Part Three ADI Training in the Midlands

method

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 can be a learner or a full license 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. For more information please contact Rachel Kavanagh

AIMED AT

Potential Driving Instructors (Pdi's) that have passed part two and are preparing to take the part three test of instructional ability.

Location

Part three training is usually carried out locally to the trainer providing the part three course. If the location is not within reasonable travelling distance then a B&B can be recommended to the pdi.

DURATION

Half day or full day.

External Link

Please click here to be redirected to the government page for Part Three.

Driver/ Trainer Ratio

One to one.

AIMS

The aim is prepare the pdi for the part three test of instructional ability.

OBJECTIVES

On our part Three course you'll acquire the instructional standards and the practical skills you'll need in order to successfully pass this test. All your training manuals can be purchased from Xcel or we can recommend a good supplier of books/manuals you will need for the part three training. Part three is probably the most interesting part of the three exams to become an ADI. It draws on all the life experience that the pdi has had in their "previous life". Our trainer believes in the Gestalt theory, that is: old knowledge and new knowledge = insight. Whoever is being trained on part three, nearly always the pdi has had some experience of teaching, explaining or demonstrating something to someone else. Therefore our trainer believes in drawing on all this old knowledge while developing the required specific skills needed to become a competent ADI. To become a good ADI is not just about passing part three it's about being a patient and knowledgeable teacher that gives value for money. You will be given tasks and exercises to complete between training sessions as an aid to skills development. The more work you can do between training sessions the more benefit you will get from in car.

About Rachel

Rachel Kavanagh established Xcel Driver Training in 2001.

She is a grade A Driving Instructor and is on the ORDIT (Official Register of Instructor Trainers). Since qualifying as an approved driving instructor in 1993, Rachel has gained many qualifications with in the driver trainer industry. She has worked for many of the large national driving schools and continues to be a well-respected trainer within the industry.

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