Driving Instructor Training
Driving Instructor Training with Kerry School of Driving
Kerry School of Driving provide an excellent service of training clients who wish to become a fully certified ADI driving instructor. In order to qualify as an instructor, you must satisfy the requirements of the Road Safety Authority and undertake sufficient driving instructor training.
The first steps to become an ADI driving instructor in Ireland you must undertake the ADI Exam which comprises of three stages which are explained below. You must also satisfy other requirements as set by the RSA which states that you must satisfy the registrar that you are:
- a person of good character
- able to obtain a tax clearance cert in Ireland
- hold a full Irish driving licence (minimum of two years)
- willing to undertake the Garda Vetting process
Driver theory test
The first step in obtaining your driving instructor theory test is to apply for your individual Eligibility number with the RSA, once you have received this then you can visit www.theorytest.ie to apply for the test which is carried out at over 41 locations around the country. The test comprises of 100 questions and gives multiple choice answers, similar to the theory test you obtain for your provisional license and you will be allocated 90 minutes to complete. The driver theory test covers several topics, mainly in depth analysis of the rules of the road. All topics covered on the theory test can be found in revision test material which our instructor will guide you on.
The results needed to pass the theory test are broken down into five categories as follows however please note if you do not pass your test on your first try you can apply again.
- Road safety knowledge: 72%
- Category specific questions: 70 %
- Vehicle maintenance: 70%
- Driving testing procedures: 75%
- Teaching ability: 60%
Practical driving test
Similar to the standard Irish driving test, this test sets out to examine your knowledge of the RSA’s rules of the road and also your practical knowledge and skills as a confident driver. On the day of your test you must arrive early and provide your full valid license, tax and insurance discs displayed correctly in your vehicle.
Your test will last anything between sixty to ninety minutes depending on road conditions on the day and will cover approximately twenty-five to thirty kilometres. Similar to the standard test you will spend time answering questions at the beginning, allow for an under bonnet check and show that you have stored a hi-vis vest, warning triangle, fire extinguisher and a first aid kit. The examiner will also provide feedback at the end of your test. Your results of the practical driving test will be based on your scores within the different categories. You are allowed a total of five faults during the entire test and less than three faults under specific categories.
Instructional ability test
This stage of the exam covers the ability of the ADI trainee to deliver tuition to the learner driver. You will be examined on your ability and skill to recognise and correct any mistakes made by the learner driver in an appropriate manner. This test is conducted by the RSA examiner and is split into two different role play scenarios which will be fully explained to the ADI candidate before the test.
Why choose us for your driving instructor training?
Training with us could not be easier! Our ADI driving instructor has been dealing with clients in the driving industry for a long time and has an extremely approachable friendly manner. Our instructors possess great skills and teach with ease making training lessons quite enjoyable for the trainee. Kerry School of Driving will provide you with full assistance from passing your ADI exams to help with starting up your own driving school. Our RSA accredited ADI Instructors have ran successful driving schools for over 10 years covering various locations and we can offer ADI driving training throughout all of County Kerry. If you have any queries regarding driving instructor training call us today on 0876114049 or contact us through our contact form here.
Call us today on 0876114049 to discuss our prices. We can also provide payment plans on request.