ADI Part 2 Training in Shrewsbury Shropshire
Chris passed his ADI Part 2 in Shrewsbury First Time! December 20th 2020
What is the ADI Part 2?
The ADI Part 2 is the second part of your qualifying process to become a driving instructor. It is an advanced driving test lasting a minimum of 70 minutes*
During this driving exam you can only get a MAXIMUM of 6 driving faults, any more than that is an instant fail. Likewise 1 serious driving fault is an instant fail.
To pass the test you must be able to:
- drive safely in different road and traffic conditions
- show that you know The Highway Code by the way you drive
The national standard for driving cars tells you everything you must be able to do to pass the test.
You can find driving instructor training if you need help to prepare for the test.
Only take your test when you can do everything without instruction.
ADI PART 2 Driving tests and coronavirus (COVID-19)
Check if driving tests are suspended in your area because of coronavirus. The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) will also contact you if your test is affected.
You must bring and wear a face covering for your test, unless it’s not safe for you to do so.
You must also clean the inside of your car before your test. This means wiping down surfaces and tidying. The examiner will do an additional clean of some surfaces.
What happens during the ADI Part 2 test
There are 5 parts to the approved driving instructor (ADI) part 2 test:
- an eyesight check
- ‘show me, tell me’ vehicle safety questions
- general driving ability
- independent driving
How long the test lasts
The test takes around one hour.
The eyesight test
You’ll have to read a number plate from a distance of:
- 26.5 metres for vehicles with a new-style number plate
- 27.5 metres for vehicles with an old-style number plate
New-style number plates start with 2 letters followed by 2 numbers, such as AB51 ABC.
You’ll fail the test if you do not pass the eyesight test. It will count as one of the 3 attempts you’re allowed at the ADI part 2 test.
‘Show me, tell me’ questions
You’ll be asked 5 vehicle safety questions known as the ‘show me, tell me’ questions. These test that you know how to carry out basic safety tasks.
You’ll be asked:
- 3 ‘tell me’ questions at the start of your test, before you start driving
- 2 ‘show me’ questions while you’re driving – for example, showing how to wash the windscreen using the car controls and wipers
You’ll get a driving fault for each incorrect answer you give.
You’ll get a serious fault and fail the test if you answer all 5 questions incorrectly, or if you lose control of the car while answering any of the ‘show me’ questions.
Your general driving ability
You’ll have to show the examiner all of the following:
- expert handling of the controls
- use of correct road procedure
- anticipation of the actions of other road users and then taking appropriate action
- sound judgement of distance, speed and timing
- consideration for the convenience and safety of other road users
- driving in an environmentally-friendly manner
You’ll drive in varying road and traffic conditions, including motorways or dual carriageways where possible.
You might also be asked to carry out an emergency stop.
Reversing your vehicle
The examiner will ask you to do 2 of the following exercises:
- parallel park at the side of the road
- reverse into a parking bay and drive out
- drive into a parking bay and reverse out
- pull up on the right-hand side of the road, reverse for around 2 car lengths, and rejoin the traffic
You’ll have to drive for about 20 minutes by following either:
- directions from a sat nav
- traffic signs
The examiner will tell you which you have to do.
Following directions from a sat nav
The examiner will provide the sat nav and set it up for you.
You cannot follow directions from your own sat nav during the test.
Going off the route
Your test result will not be affected if you take a wrong turning, unless you make a fault while doing it.
The examiner will help you get back on the route if you do.
If you cannot see traffic signs
If you cannot see a traffic sign (for example, because it’s covered by trees), the examiner will give you directions until you can see the next one.
If you make mistakes during your test
You can carry on if you make a mistake. It might not affect your test result if it’s not serious.
Your driving examiner will direct you back to the driving test centre if the mistake you made means you’ve failed. The test will end early.