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ADI Part 3 - Test of Teaching Ability

ADI Part 3 Test of Teaching Ability

The object of this test is to assess the quality of your instruction and ability to pass your knowledge on to pupils. You will be asked to demonstrate your knowledge and ability by giving practical driving instruction to the examiner.

Candidates are allowed 3 attempts at this test. If unsuccessful - candidates must wait until 2 years after the date that they passed the theory test before starting the whole process again.

The test is in two phases, each of which lasts about half an hour. You must pass both parts on the same test.

Phase 1

The examiner will take on the role of:

  • A pupil who is a beginner
  • A learner driver with limited driving knowledge

Phase 2

The examiner will take on the role of:

  • A pupil who is near test standard
  • A full licence holder who requires driver improvement training

The examiner will explain everything to you at the time.

The exercises

For each of the two roles the examiner will choose one of the exercises given below as the basis for your instruction:

  • Safety precautions on entering the car and explanation of the controls
  • Moving off and making normal stops
  • Reversing and reversing into limited openings to the right or left
  • Turning the vehicle round in the road to face the opposite direction, using forward and reverse gears
  • Parking close to the kerb, using forward and reverse gears
  • How to make an emergency stop and practical instruction in the use of mirrors
  • Approaching and turning corners
  • Judgement of speed, making progress and general road positioning
  • Dealing with road junctions
  • Dealing with crossroads
  • Dealing with pedestrian crossings and giving correct signals in a clear and unmistakable manner
  • Overtaking, meeting and crossing the path of other road users, allowing adequate clearance

The instruction you give should be tailored to the time available and to the standard of the "pupil" being role-played by the examiner.

You will find it helpful to establish the depth of the pupil's knowledge in each phase, by asking questions and observing the pupil's performance just as you would with a real pupil you had not taught before.

How will I be assessed?

In assessing your performance, the examiner will take into account:

  • The method, clarity, adequacy and correctness of instruction given
  • The observation, analysis and correction of faults committed by the pupil
  • Your general manner

You will be expected to maintain control of the lesson. You should be patient, tactful and give encouragement to the pupil at all times. What is assessed is the relevance of your instruction for the ability of the pupil to the road conditions on the day of the test.

The best advice we can give is...

You MUST be prepared for this test!

It's very important when picking a company for your ADI training that you find out how many hours of training they provide. The part 3 training is where you will need most help from your college.

Time for a plug! It is during this part of the training that the ADI Part 3 Test and Phase 2 Sample Questions Teaching Aids comes into their own. We have many testimonials on how our teaching aid has helped and is helping trainees pass the Part 3 Test.

Please take a look at our ADI Part 3 training and teaching aids such as:

The Essential Guide to the ADI Part 3

Driving Instructor Teaching Aid

DITA also provides Driving Instructor training that comes highly recommended.

Ok - plug over! You will also need to ensure that training is given in a structured manner. Most training establishments will offer in-car training on a two trainees to one trainer ratio. Observational training is very helpful, but you must ensure that you work out how much training you will receive.

If you have any questions regarding ADI training feel free to email us

Finally, we wish you good luck during your training and on all of the tests.