Instructor Training


Our Instructor Training will offer you the highest quality driving tuition and training.

At Passway Drive the training is delivered by an instructor who is a dedicated professional committed to providing you with the service you deserve.

We pride ourselves on teaching you the skills you need to become a safe, confident and competent driver and instructor - not just to pass your test.



To qualify as an ADI you require to have your name entered onto the ADI register, it is essential that you meet the following requirements.

You need to ;

  • be over the age of 21
  • have a full and unrestricted driving licence which you have held for at least 3.5 years
  • have no more than 5 penalty points on that licence
  • be a fit and proper person ( all convictions, including motoring convictions are taken into account)

You will also need to pass the 3 parts of the DSA's qualifying examination.

All three parts of the examination must be taken in this order and part 3 must be completed within 2 years of passing part 1.

The DSA qualifying examinations have set fees:
    Part 1 £99            Part 2 £111            Part 3 £116

Driving Instructor Training Course:

To become a qualified DSA [Driving Standards Agency] Approved Driving Instructor, you'll need to pass three parts of the DSA test.

You start with part 1 (theory), and work your way through until you are fully qualified.

Once you have passed part 1, you have to complete the remaining 2 parts within 2 years, or you will have to start again.

It is a case of 3 strikes and you’re out.  
You only have 3 attempts to pass part 2 and part 3, otherwise you have to wait 2 years and try again. 

Once you have passed part 1 and part 2, you can get a trainee driving instructors licence and start teaching for payment in order to get experience.

Only when you have passed all 3 tests, you can join the ADI register as an approved driving instructor.

You will be given the ADI certificate which can be displayed in your car.

Part 1 – Theory

Split into two parts – multiple choice and hazard perception.
The multiple choice test consists of 100 questions, each question having a choice of 4 different answers.
You must select the correct answer.
The pass mark is 85%.

The hazard perception test is made up of 14 video clips, each clip containing 1 road hazard.
You must press the button as soon as you see a hazard developing which will require the driver to take action such as STOP/SLOW/SWERVE.

The earlier you detect the hazard, the better your score.

Working at home with the DSA workbooks/manuals and CD/DVD ROM software you'll progress through the course and arrange the test when you're ready.

For part 1 you'll receive 3 hours of 1-to-1 training with instructor trainer.

Part 2 – Driving Ability

This section is similar to the standard driving test, although you will need improved eyesight.
The test is also longer, and a maximum of 6 driver faults are acceptable, all in all a very high level of driving standard is required.

This module consists of practical driving sessions and is designed to bring your personal standard of driving up to the standard required by the DSA.  Again you'll train with your driving instructor trainer on a 1-to-1 basis, who will prepare you for a 1 hour 10 minute practical test of your driving ability.

For this part of the test, you'll demonstrate a high level of driving technique, anticipation and consideration of other road users. This module of our course comes with 16 - 25 hours of 1-to-1 training.

Part 3 – Instructional Ability

In this test you must give two 30 minute “mock” driving lessons to the examiner, on any subject he chooses.

The examiner will make mistakes on purpose and ask questions, to judge how you respond. The examiner will also require you to brief him on the objectives of the lesson.  This whole test will separate and highlight anyone who is unsuitable to be an instructor.

In this part of the test, you'll need to demonstrate that you can teach others.
In two 30 minute sessions the examiner acts as a pupil in a role-play situation. 

For this module, you'll receive 40 hours of 1-to-1 training with your driving instructor trainer.

After passing all three parts of the DSA qualifying process, you'll be awarded a green badge indicating that you're a fully qualified instructor.

Some driving schools use instructors with a pink badge, which means that they've only passed parts one and two of the tests.
However, at Passway Drive we only use fully qualified instructors who have passed all three parts – who are holders of the green badge.

As the tests are so difficult, it is important that you choose the right instructor trainer.
Don’t automatically choose the cheapest course as this will not always give you the highest quality of training.

Remember – treat the training course costs as an investment for your future and seek training with someone that is recommended to you or go via their record and reputation.

Passway Drive Training Course/Prices:

Our training courses will lead you step by step through the necessary process for you to obtain your ADI qualification.

You can study full time or part time.

The programme of study is tailored specifically to you and your needs.

This allows you to work at your own pace, balancing your current commitments with your training.

Passway Drive offers 1:1 practical sessions with your trainer.

These sessions will amount to approximately:

    Part 1:  3 hours                                                

    Part 2:  16-25 hours                                         

    Part 3:  40 Hours Instructional training (In addition to 20 hours of part 3 training)

Lesson prices for PART 2 are: £37.50 per hour [using your car] or £40 per hour in your trainers vehicle

Lesson prices for PART 3 are: £40 per hour

Contact Us

TO APPLY CALL: 020 3659 1845 or 079 5020 6969

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