Principal Instructor

Des McCulloch

Grade A Approved Driving Instructor (DSA ADI)
ORDIT Registered Driving Instructor Trainer
Fleet Driver Trainer (DSA FDT)

The Driving Tests - ADI Training

Consists of Part 1 (Theory), Part 2 (Driving Ability), and Part 3 (Instructional Ability)

Part 1: Theory

Multiple Choice

100 multiple choice questions from the DSA bank divided into 4 sections of 25. The subjects covered are:

1. Road Procedure
2. Traffic Signs and Signals
3. Driving test, Disabilities, Law
4. Publications, Instructional Techniques

You need to obtain 85 out of 100 to proceed.

Hazard Perception Test

This is a series of 14 video clips each lasting for about 60 seconds showing a variety of hazards that are frequently encountered out on the road.

Each time you see a developing hazard click the mouse to score points (the quicker you see the more points you gain).

One of the 14 clips will have two hazards on it giving you 15 hazards in total to identify.

Various Hazard Perception CD-ROMs are available to practice for this part of the test.

You need to obtain 57 out of 75 to proceed.

Part 2: Driving Ability


The test lasts for about 60 minutes covering a wide selection of road conditions including 5 manoeuvres. A high level of competence will be expected throughout the test.

You are allowed a maximum of 6 driving faults to proceed.

Part 3: Instructional Ability

The test is in 2 phases lasting approximately 30 minutes each.

Phase 1

You will be asked to instruct a pupil (played by the examiner) on a subject they have little or no knowledge of.

Phase 2

You will be asked to instruct a pupil / driver (played by the examiner) on a subject that they know however they need some guidance on.

You need to pass both parts of the test to qualify as an instructor.

Visit DirectGov for all parts of the ADI examination and to guide you on what the examiner is looking for.