ADI Part 2 is the practical test of driving ability. Don't skip over Part 2, it's the vital foundation for Part 3ADI Part 2 is the practical test of driving ability. Don't skip over Part 2, it's the vital foundation for Part 3ADI Part 2 is the practical driving test you'll take on your journey to become a Driving Instructor.

The test has been changed from December 2017 to reflect similar changes to the learner driving test.

All of the information regarding the learner test is directly relevant to the ADI Part 2, but . . . beware that more is expected of you and you are required to drive at a higher standard than a learner would.

"Higher standard" than a learner is clearly obvious, but what do I mean by "more is expected of you"?

You'll be expected to know the Mirror, Signal, Manoeuvre routine inside out, and to apply it to everything you do. You need to know it well so that you can teach it and ensure that your future learner drivers use it.

Harry and Dave have sat in the back seat on Part 2 tests from Manchester to Lincoln, London to Sheffield, and seen many times how the examiners want a little more than some would imagine.

For instance, on one test the examiner directed the trainee to perform the turn in the road (no longer officially required on the learner test) no less than 3 times, each on a different road in completely different circumstances.

I've also sat in on tests where the examiner has asked for the emergency stop to be carried out at 60mph! You'd never get that on a learner test.

Feel free to check our sister site on Approved Driving Instructor Training. There's a wealth of advice and information on Part 2 which remains directly relevant, regardless to the changes of how the test is assessed.