Every Driving Instructor must be fully qualified to teach people to drive and accept payment for the training.

The Driver & Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) control the registration and examinations of all Driving Instructors.

There are 3 exams to pass to become a Driving Instructor. 

Approved Driving Instructor (A.D.I.) Qualifications

Driver & Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) Exam

Pass Mark

Pass Date

Part 1 - Theory95%1st Attempt - February 2001
Part 2 - Driving Standard2 Driver Faults1st Attempt - May 2001
Part 3 - Teaching StandardGrade 41st Attempt - October 2001
Check TestGrade 4March 2002
Check TestGrade 4December 2005
Check TestGrade 4October 2007
Check TestGrade 6 (Highest Grade)December 2009
Standards Check (New style Exam 2014)
Grade A (Highest Grade)
August 2014

Other Driving Qualifications

Member of the Institute of Advanced Motorists (I.A.M.) since October 1991
NVQ Level 3 - Driving Instruction - Completed May 2004

Pass Rate

Year: April to March

Result

2016/17
65.4%
2015/16
67.1%
2014/15
65.0%
2013/14
80.0%
2012/13
66.7%
2011/1265.5%
2010/1165.0%
2009/1065.2%
2008/961.8%
2007/888.9%
2006/788.9%
2005/655.9%
2004/551.1%
2003/458.8%
2002/367.6%
2001/253.3%
National Average47.5% (2015/16)