New ADI Part 3 Test 2018

The Part 3 Test of instructional ability to qualify as an ADI has now officially changed to its new format. The New test requires candidates to conduct a one hour driving lesson with a pupil of their choice. The examiner sits in the back of the tuition vehicle throughout this test. This replaces the old role play Part 3 test in which the examiner drove the car and acted as a student.

Quails School of Motoring are offering expert tuition for the new style test from start to finish to ensure our trainee driving instructors are of the highest possible standard.

Driving Instructor Training – Job Security

Job Security – is something we all strive for. In these uncertain times you never know whether your job is safe from one day to the next. Things can be fine today, but who knows whether things will be the same next year or in five or ten years.

What is certain is that the driving instruction industry has always been stable. With about one million births every year in the United Kingdom there is a constant and steady flow of young people wanting and needing to learn to drive. This has been the case for the past twenty years and the trend is set to continue. There are also rife rumours that Britain may follow other European countries and require learner drivers to only have professional tuition. That can only be good news for ADI’s.

What we do know is that 97% of people who learn to drive have professional tuition. Recent changes within the industry will not only ensure that this remains the case, but will increase the earnings capacity of the ADI. These changes include the Theory Test, retraining of driver offenders, the Pass Plus advanced driver training scheme and introduction last year of the more difficult and longer driving test. There has also been a sharp increase in fleet training for company employees for insurance purposes.

We look forward to hearing from you……

……..and best of luck in whatever you decide.

The Standards Check

ADI check test to be replaced from 7th April 2014

The approved driving instructor (ADI) check test will be replaced with a new ‘standards check’ from April 7th 2014.

Quails can offer you one to one standards check training with our very own highly experienced, friendly and patient Ordit registered instructor trainers to ensure that you pass this new test and retain your licence to teach. Don’t miss out on this superb opportunity to safeguard and better your career, contact us today for an assessment.

The new check will assess how well you meet the standard, which is why it’s being called a ‘standards check’.

New standards check

The DSA wants the examiner to assess whether your instruction helps a person to learn in an effective way. The DSA proposes to no longer offer role play when the new standards check starts.

As the examiner will assess whether your instruction helps a person to learn in an effective way, you can best show this by giving a normal lesson to a real pupil.

When you need to take the standards check

The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) will write to you when your standards check is due.

You must take at least 1 standards check in each 4-year period that you’re registered as an ADI.

You don’t have to pay a fee to take the standards check.

You must take the standards check even if you:

  • don’t have your own car
  • aren’t currently working as an ADI

You can be taken off the ADI register if you repeatedly don’t attend your standards check.

What you must bring to the test

You must bring:

  • a pupil
  • a suitable car
  • your ADI registration certificate

Your pupil can be any of the following:

  • an inexperienced learner
  • an experienced learner
  • an inexperienced full licence holder
  • an experienced full licence holder

What happens in the standards check

An examiner will watch you give a normal 1 hour driving lesson to your pupil.

The examiner will look for evidence that you have:

  • identified the learning needs of your pupil
  • agreed the learning needs with your pupil

You can take your trainer or mentor with you, but they can’t take part in the lesson.

How you’ll be assessed

You’ll be assessed on your ability to show that your pupil has improved their skills and understanding, eg improved ability to deal with a risky situation.

You’ll be marked on 3 main areas:

  • lesson planning
  • risk management
  • teaching and learning skills

The 3 main areas are broken down into 17 further areas of competence. You’ll get a score from 0 to 3 for each.

Click here to view the new marking sheet

Contact us

Contact us here for more information or call us on 0151 321 1515

Driving Instructor Training – PART 3

Anticipation of other road users and the taking of appropriate action.

Sound judgement of distance speed and timing.

Consideration for the convenience and safety of other road users.

The routes used for the above test will include roads that carry heavy and or fast moving traffic; they will also cover various roads and traffic conditions, i.e urban and rural conditions.

You need to perform the following manoeuvres and you are only allowed 6 minor faults. The test is similar to the L test for learners but slightly longer and of a much higher standard.

  1. Move away straight ahead or at an angle.
  2. Overtake, meet or cross the path of other vehicles and take appropriate course without undue hesitancy.
  3. Turn left and right corners correctly without undue hesitancy.
  4. Emergency Stop.
  5. Drive the vehicle in reverse gear and whilst doing so enter limited openings to the right and left taking effective all round observation.
  6. Turn the vehicle to face the opposite direction using forward and reverse gears with effective observation.
  7. Reverse park the vehicle into a space behind a parked car within two car lengths and parallel with the kerb taking effective observation.


Reverse park into a parking bay with due regard for other vehicles and pedestrians whilst taking effective observations.

At Quail’s Instructor Training College, you as the trainee will receive our PART TWO WORKBOOKS; in addition to this you will receive several DVD’S. You will also receive 10 hours training which we have found in the past to be more than adequate. The 10 hrs will be split up into 5 blocks of 2 hrs, we recommend that in between each training session the trainee should go out and practice 2 hrs a day on subjects they have been directed to improve. All tuition is on a one to one basis and is 100% in car tuition.

Instructor Training – PART TWO TEST – Driving Ability

Welcome to part two of our driving instructor training college information pack – PART TWO TEST – Driving Ability

The cost of this test is £111.00 and you are allowed 3 attempts at this exam. The duration of the exam is approximately one hour and you are allowed no more than six minor driving faults.

The Part Two exam consists of 3 parts:-


You must be able to read in good daylight with the aid of glasses or contact lenses if worn, a motor vehicle registration mark containing letters and figures which are:-

79 Millimetres in height and 50 millimetres wide at a distance of 26.5 metres.


79 Millimetres in height and 57 millimetres wide at a distance of 27.5 metres.

If you do not pass the eyesight test, you will not be allowed to take the test and the test will be marked as a fail and count towards 1 of your attempts.

B) Safety Questions

You will be asked to describe how to perform a check on the condition and safety of three components of the vehicle and demonstrate an actual check on the condition of a further two components.

Components could be from the following list:-

Tyres, Steering, Brakes, Lights, Reflectors, Direction Indicators audible warning device and the liquids used in the braking system, engine or elsewhere in the vehicle as a coolant, lubricant, cleaner or otherwise.

C) Test of Driving Ability

This is an advanced driving test and a very high standard is required. You have to show you have good thorough Knowledge of the principles of good driving and road safety and that you can apply them. You have to satisfy the examiner on all of the following areas:-

Expert handling of the controls

Use of correct road procedure


You are allowed as many attempts as needed to pass the part one, but the part two and three are restricted to three attempts only, so quality training is a necessity and good solid practice by the candidate is required.

The exam costs £90.00 paid directly to the Driving Standards Agency. The test takes 1hr 30 minutes and comprises of 100 multiple choice questions on a variety of driving and instructional topics. The 100 questions are split into four bands. There is a choice of four answers to each question, one of which is the correct answer. In order to pass the theory part successfully you need to score 20 or above in each section.

The overall score you need to pass the theory is 85 or above.

In the next part of this test you will be shown 14 video clips of hazards about to develop on the road whilst driving. You will be required to click the mouse button as soon as you see the hazard. To pass this section you need to score 57 or above. Each clip has a possible 5 points.

Waiting time for this test at present is 2-3 weeks. You will take this test at a test centre local to you. If you are unable to take the test during the week due to work commitments then you can take the test on a Saturday.

At Quail’s Instructor Training College we will allocate you a personal tutor to help you with your studies and go through any questions you may have. You will also be supplied with all of the books, theory questions and a relevant DVD which incorporates the Hazard Perception part of the exam. These materials are essential to passing this exam and are included in the price of the course.

All your training is on a one to one basis with the same tutor unlike other training establishments!

We also have an office available Mon-Fri 10am-5pm and Saturday 9am-3pm if you need a computer to practice the part one test.

Quail’s School of Motoring Instructor Training College

Welcome to Quail’s School of Motoring’s Instructor Training College, the largest independent Instructor Training College in the North West.

Quails School of Motoring has been operating since 1989 and has grown into the largest independent Driving School in the North West. We have grown our school quite simply due to the fact that we have built the company on solid foundations with the best instructors and instructor trainers in the UK. The main reason is simple; more people pass with Quail’s than with any other independent school in the area, we are built up mainly on recommendations. As an Ordit registered training body, we have earned a fantastic reputation for getting people through their driving test and ADI tests very quickly.

The company has very high standards and is known as the driving school that gets results fast.

At Quail’s we have been training people to become instructors as we feel nobody can come anywhere near to the standards we are looking for, we also started training to combat the poor tuition being given, as well as the massive costs being charged by the so called, “Bigger Companies”.

Over the coming weeks we will be posting a full overview of our driving instructor training course. Our course ‘INTRODUCTION’ is displayed below. Please visit our website next week for ‘PART 1 TEST – THEORY AND HAZARD PERCEPTION’


To become – an Approved Driving Instructor (ADI), you will need to pass three tests set by the Driving Standards Agency (DSA). Because there are three parts to becoming an ADI, it will understandably take a few months to qualify.

The requirements – to become an ADI. You have to have held a full driving licence for at least three and a half years and have no more than six penalty points on your driving licence. You will also have to be able to read a car registration plate at 90 feet (with glasses if normally worn). All of this information and more is in the ADI 14 pack which we supply you with. The ADI 14 pack is the application you need to become registered onto the official register of Driving Instructors.

Before you complete the ADI 14 registration pack, you have to complete a successful Criminal Record Bureau check (CRB).

We will put you in touch with the Criminal Record Bureau team and help arrange this process for you. The CRB check may take several weeks to process and when this is completed, you can then complete the ADI 14 pack which requires your CRB reference number. The ADI 14 is then returned to the Driving Standards Agency who will send you a letter confirming that you are on the register for Approved Driving Instructors. You can then begin your Driving Instructor Training.

Training – At Quail’s Instructor Training College, training is tailored according to the individuals personal circumstances. The training is designed to accelerate you through each test in the shortest possible time. Most people who train to become driving instructors hold down a job at the same time and we recognise this. That is why our course is specifically designed to fit around your current job or other commitments on a part-time basis. So whether you train full time or part-time is up to you. Either way, it is a proven successful formula.

You will be hard pushed to find better quality tuition on offer. What’s more, your training will be local! This will ensure you get the best possible training and once working as an ADI, local knowledge is essential.