- Have you held a full UK or EU license for 3.5 out of the last 6 years?
- Can you read a normal size number plate from 27.5 meters (90 ft)?
- Have you less than 6 penalty points on your license?
- Are you free from any serious offence committed in the last 10 years?
- Do you enjoy working with people?
If you have answered yes to all of the above, then it could be a very good start to your new career!
Becoming an ADI
To become an ADI you must successfully complete a three part qualifying examination:
- a theory test;
- a practical test of your driving ability; and
- a practical test of your ability to instruct
You must take and pass all three parts of the examination in this order and the whole examination must be completed within two years of passing the theory test. If you have not completed the examination within this time you must start again from the beginning and pass each part again. This period cannot be extended for any reason whatsoever. But you are allowed to take the test of ability to instruct after 2 years has passed if the application was made before the expiry date. If you pass that test you are deemed to have done so within the 2 years.
You are only allowed 3 attempts at each of the qualifying examinations. If you have not passed after 3 attempts you must wait until the end of your 2 - year period before you can re-sit the qualifying examination, starting with the theory test.
The process begins by making an application to take the ADI theory test which is the first part of the 3 part qualifying examination.