To be a safe driver and an effective instructor, you need a thorough understanding of the principles, rules and regulations included in all of the reading material recommended by the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA).
As a professional driver trainer, you should be able to:
This is a 2 part test consisting of a multiple choice questions and hazard perception videos.
You have 90 minutes to complete 100 multiple choice questions. These questions are banded into four subject groups:
Multiple Choice pass mark
The overall pass mark is 85%. However, the DVSA needs to ensure that you have an adequate knowledge in all of the subject areas and you need a score of 80% in each band to pass. This means that, even if you score 99% in 3 of the bands and 79% in the fourth, you will fail. This should emphasize to you the need for a thorough understanding of the principles covered in all of the recommended materials.
Following completion of the theory test, you will be given a short break before taking the hazard perception test.
Hazard perception test
Before you start this, as with the theory element, you will be allowed a short practice session.
The test consists of 14 video clips. You must watch carefully and respond to the hazards by clicking on the mouse. As each hazard develops, you need to keep registering a response to the changing situation - just as you would be assessing and reassessing developing situations when driving.
Each hazard is allotted a maximum score of 5 points, and the earlier you spot the hazard, the more points you will achieve. Provided your responses are made to correspond with the potential hazards or changing situations, you should be able to achieve a maximum score.
A skilled driver could be expected to click, on average, 10 to 12 times in one clip. However, you have to be careful not to click too early, or at random, as this will result in a negitive score.
Hazard perception test pass mark
To pass you must score 57 out of a possible 75 marks. If you fail this part of the test you will have to take both parts again.
Should you fail the theory 3 times, you would have to wait 2 years and restart the process again.
As you can see from the resource material needed, it is quite involved. Many who pass the ADI part 1, then go onto struggle with part 2 and certainly part 3, simply because they've cut corners on the theory side. Either by learning the questions via rote or by accepting a correct guessed answer.
You can use the theory test pro app for free, it has the complete ADI question bank along with hazard perception video clips; Remember us it wisely, don't just learn the questions.