The ADI standards check assesses the driving instructors ability to teach pupils.
You have to take at least one ADI standards check during each 4-year period that you’re registered as an ADI.
You have to take a standards check even if you don’t have a car or aren’t working as an Advanced Driving Instructor.
You can only take the ADI standards checks in English or Welsh.
A Driving and Vehicle Standards Agency examiner will watch us give a normal one hour driving lesson to our pupil, of course we will always check with the pupil first that they are happy to be a part of this examination.
The examiner will look for evidence that we meet the National standards for driver and rider training.
What we will be marked on
We will be marked on 17 areas of competence that are grouped into 3 categories:
- lesson planning
- risk management
- teaching and learning skills
The 17 areas of competence are listed in the ADI standards check form, which the examiner will fill in during the ADI check.
We will get a score from 0 to 3 for each of the 17 competencies, which are added up to work out our grade.
After we give the driving lesson, the examiner will discuss our performance and give us our grade. This will take approximately 15 minutes.
We will get our grade, along with our completed standards check form at the end of your standards check.
|0-30||Fail||Your performance is unsatisfactory|
|31-42||Grade B||You’ll stay on the approved driving instructors (ADI) register|
|43-51||Grade A||You have shown a high standard of instruction and you’ll stay on theADI register|
We will automatically fail if:
- We get a score of 7 or less in the ‘risk management’ category.
- the examiner stops the lesson because you’ve put yourself or someone else in danger.
If we fail the standards check
We have up to 2 more attempts to pass the standards check.
If we fail 3 times:
- We will be removed from the approved driving instructors (ADI) register
- We will have to retake the ADI tests to join the ADI register again.