Part 1 - The ADI Theory Test
About the Part 1 test
The ADI theory test is made up of two sections; multiple choice and hazard perception. In order to pass the theory
test, you must pass both sections.
Section 1. Multiple choice
You will have 90 minutes to answer 100 questions. Each question will have four possible answers which appear on
screen and you are required to select the correct answer (or indeed answers if advised to select more than one) by
touching the screen or using the mouse. The pass mark for the multiple choice part of the theory test is 85% - that
is 85 questions answered correctly. If you would like to experience how this test works you can access the FREE Theory Test webpage but remember, unlike
a learner driver you will need to answer 100 questions and not just 50.
If you have any type of reading difficulties you can ask for a voice over or request additional time within which to
complete the test.
Section 2. Hazard
The hazard perception test is also delivered via the computer screen but you respond by clicking a button on the
mouse. You will be presented with a series of 14 video clips which feature every day road scenes. In each clip there
will be at least one developing hazard, but one of the clips will feature two developing hazards. To achieve a high
score you will need to respond to the hazard during the early part of its development. The maximum you can score for
spotting each hazard early is 5. The pass mark for the hazard perception part of the theory test is 57 out of 75. If
you would like to experience how this test works you can access the FREE Hazard
Perception Test webpage but remember, unlike a learner driver who only needs 44 to pass, you will require
Driving instructor training provided by LDC
To prepare for this test you will use our student centred open learning driving instructor training resources,
combined with support from our training centre and the local LDC trainer assigned. Support is provided by telephone,
fax, email and online. This support is also provided for Parts 2 and 3. The duration of the open learning course is
around 80 hours with up to 10 hours support from our central support team via the telephone, email and online.
The software provides full professional voice over of all the official DVSA Theory Test questions for Part 1 of the
ADI examination, including all explanations, hints and study notes.
Once you have mastered the multiple choice questions you will need to become familiar with the computerised hazard
perception test using our unique ADI Hazard Perception Test software.
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I had thought about being a driving Instructor for many years but always a little scared to take that step. Eventually I decided I was going to make the move and so started to look into the options. I found many websites of companies that would train you but it wasn't until I came across LDC website that I felt they put all the facts there for you to read. To me it seemed that they where very much motivated to get you through all your exams and not just to take your money.
I then continued to follow the path of LDC and started to do my training with them. Throughout the whole time there was always someone who could answer your questions and a brilliant forum where you can discuss questions with fellow trainee's and instructors. I have now qualified as an ADI and because I was so impressed with the training I received I decided to continue with the LDC franchise.
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Qualifying as an ADI would have not been possible without LDC training and support. Their learning material was easy to follow, together with the training team's help and teaching, helped me gain my badge. I would definitely recommend LDC training to any one thinking of becoming a driving instructor.
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