During the period of instructor registration, an instructor must take a test of ‘continued ability and fitness to give instruction’ (check test). The check test can be conducted in two ways. It can be as an observed lesson with a genuine pupil during which a senior Driving Standards Agency (DSA) examiner assesses the ADI’s instructional ability. Alternatively, it can be the examiner ‘role-playing’ the pupil.
The instructors will be assessed on:
• method, clarity, adequacy and correctness of instruction
• the observation and proper correction of the pupil’s errors
• manner, patience, tact and ability to inspire confidence
ADIs will be check tested:
• within four years for Grade five and six instructors
• within two years for Grade four instructors
• or at the discretion of the Registrar
If an instructor fails to demonstrate an acceptable standard in three consecutive check tests they could be removed from the Register and would have to re-qualify before being allowed to give paid instruction.
Examples of Training Licence
Example of approved A.D.I Licence
Whichever Driving School or Instructor you decide to choose ALWAYS make sure they have the correct GREEN A.D.I Licence in place.