Part Two Driving Instructor Driving Test
ADI Part 2 Advanced Driving Test for Driving Instructors
At Blue one of our qualified trainers will help prepare you for the Part 2 Test.
What we can do for you.
The course is very simple, we advise an initial assessment drive and training session which will include a written report giving you some detailed suggestions about how to prepare for the part 2 test. And also what level you are currently driving at. Part Two Driving Instructor Driving Test
The assessment takes about 2 hours, and will include all the manoeuvres for the part as well driving in various different road and traffic conditions, you will also have a debrief at the end. Cost is £70.
At Blue our Driving Instructor Training program will provide a course based on the following guidelines – Part 2 Advanced Driving Test
The driving instructor practical test of driving ability consists of tests of eyesight, safety questions and driving technique. The test will last for about one hour. You must pass all parts of the test at the same time. Blue will prepare you for the part 2, with all the training you need to prepare yourself for this advanced test, including a mock test prior to you taking the real thing.
What happens during the driving instructor test
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
• 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 metres for vehicles with a new-style number plate
• 27.5 metres 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 don’t pass the eyesight test. It will count as one of the 3 attempts you’re allowed at the ADI part 2 test. Part Two Driving Instructor Driving Test
‘Show me, tell me’ questions for ADI’s
You’ll be asked 5 vehicle safety questions known as the ‘show me, tell me’ questions. These test that you know how to carry out basic safety tasks.
You’ll be asked:
• 3 ‘tell me’ questions at the start of your test, before you start driving
• 2 ‘show me’ questions while you’re driving – for example, showing how to wash the windscreen using the car controls and wipers
You’ll get a driving fault for each incorrect answer you give.
You’ll get a serious fault and fail the test if you answer all 5 questions incorrectly, or if you lose control of the car while answering any of the ‘show me’ questions.
Your general driving ability
You’ll have to show the examiner all of the following:
• expert handling of the controls
• use of correct road procedure
• anticipation of the actions of other road users and then taking appropriate action
• sound judgement of distance, speed and timing
• consideration for the convenience and safety of other road users
• driving in an environmentally-friendly manner
You’ll drive in varying road and traffic conditions, including motorways or dual carriageways where possible.
You might also be asked to carry out an emergency stop.
Reversing your vehicle
The examiner will ask you to do 2 of the following exercises:
• parallel park at the side of the road
• reverse into a parking bay and drive out
• drive into a parking bay and reverse out
• pull up on the right-hand side of the road, reverse for around 2 car lengths, and rejoin the traffic
You’ll have to drive for about 20 minutes by following either:
• directions from a sat nav
• traffic signs
The examiner will tell you which you have to do.
Following directions from a sat nav
The examiner will provide the sat nav and set it up for you.
You can’t follow directions from your own sat nav during the test.
Going off the route
Your test result won’t be affected if you take a wrong turning, unless you make a fault while doing it.
The examiner will help you get back on the route if you do.
If you can’t see traffic signs
If you can’t see a traffic sign (for example, because it’s covered by trees), the examiner will give you directions until you can see the next one.
If you make mistakes during your test
You can carry on if you make a mistake. It might not affect your test result if it’s not serious.
The examiner will only stop your test if they think your driving is a danger to other road users.
The New DL25 marking sheet how you will be marked and the report you will be given at the end of the part 2 test