Success Stories

Meet Phil
LDC Driving Instructor Phil

I joined LDC after careful consideration and plenty of research into the different training organisations available. The reason I joined LDC was for the high quality of training and the future prospects offered. The LDC system for Driving Instructor Training surpassed all other organisations without exception. Not only did LDC offer reasonable Franchise fees, they also offered a well planned, and structured Training syllabus for both the Potential Driving Instructor and learner drivers. The system for each is both thorough and simple to follow.

LDC has been the ideal way to start my own business and I would definitely recommend them to anybody looking at becoming a Driving Instructor.

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Meet Cath
LDC Driving Instructor Cath

When I began to think about starting a family I realised that a Monday to Friday 9-5 office job wasn't the best option when it came to childcare (and I was bored with being stuck in an office as well!) so started looking into changing career - something with more flexible hours was what I wanted. That's when I came across being a driving instructor and training with LDC was my best move.

Training to be a driving instructor is hard work (I nearly had a heart attack when the training box turned up - it was huge!) but the LDC package is done in a way that makes it fun! I remember reading some of the theory notes and the way it's written there are comments in that are exactly the thoughts that go through your mind - I lost count of the number of times I burst out laughing because it was "so true". The part 2 and 3 training was great too. I'll never forget some of the examples of possible pupil behaviour that my trainer Les came up with - "dodge the kangaroos" was the best!!

The support both during the training and once you've qualified is fabulous - the induction course has loads of information to take in but you'll have a great laugh with some of Bob's stories! Everyone is so friendly and helpful - you feel like part of the family. Even though your running your own business, you don't feel as if you're on your own at all so you have the best of both worlds.

Now I've given my first few lessons, being a driving instructor is even better than I though it would be. I wish I'd done it sooner.

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Meet Wai
LDC Driving Instructor Wai

I wanted a career change that would be flexible and manageable. This also needed to be applied to the training I would receive. After a lot of researching and talking to "real" LDC instructors and trainers I chose to train with LDC and have achieved my goal in becoming a driving instructor. More importantly I am still able to get advice and help from LDC.

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Part 1 Course : The ADI theory test

About the test
The ADI theory test is made up of two sections; multiple choice and hazard perception and in order to pass the theory test, you must pass both sections.

ADI Theory TestSection 1. Multiple choice
You will have 90 minutes to answer 100 questions. Each question with four answers will 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 have any type of reading difficulties you can ask for a voice-over or request additional time within which to complete the test. If you would like to experience how the test works you can download a cut down demonstration version of our ADI Theory Test software from the link at the bottom of the page.

Hazard Perception ScreenSection 2. Hazard perception
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.

Driving instructor training provided by LDC
To prepare for this test you will use our highly modern open learning Part 1 driving instructor training materials combined with support from our training centre and the local LDC trainer assigned. Support is provided by telephone, fax, email and our special LDC Internet support forum for student ADI's. This support is also provided for Parts 2 and 3. The duration of the open learning course is around 80 hours.

Part 1 ADI Theory Test

LDC Materials

DSA Materials

The Part 1 training programme is composed of five stages. At the end of each stage you will submit an end of stage exam to us for marking and feedback. No writing skills are needed, you simply need to tick the answers you believe are correct. Once you have completed this five-stage programme you use our unique PC ADI Theory Test software to undertake six final mock tests, which cover the precise questions “word for word” that will appear on the actual test. The software provides full professional voice over of all the official DSA 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. Over 600 hazard perception clips in DVD quality video for use in our PC software is provided to simulate over 40 unique ADI hazard perception tests.

ADI Driving Theory Test

According to the Driving Instructor magazine, “In terms of which is the best product to use as a training aid for hazard perception testing, there's really very little contest ...... this is by far the best hazard perception training product available”. This quality is also reflected in our results: last year, of those who completed their training with LDC, 99.5% passed Part 1 of the ADI qualifying exam (of which 92.5% passed on their first attempt). The pass rate for all Part 1 tests taken in 2009/10 as published in the DSA Annual Report was 50%. From this you will appreciate that LDC's pass rate for Part 1 is quite exceptional and is a credit to the support given and the unique software we provide.