Part 1 Course : 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 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. 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 57.
Driving instructor training provided by LDC
To prepare for this test you will use our student centred open learning 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 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.
- Part 1 - Course guide
- Part 1 - Five stage study programme with training notes
- Motor car booklet
- Learn-to-drive DVD video (3 disks, 4 hours of video) and workbook
- Part 1 - ADI Theory and Hazard Perception Test software
- ADI Starter Pack
- Driving the essential skills
- Highway Code
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 then use our unique PC ADI Theory Test software to undertake six final mock tests. 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. 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.
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, 100% passed Part 1 of the ADI qualifying exam (of which 90% passed on their first attempt). The national pass rate for Part 1 tests taken in 2014/15 as published in the DVSA Annual Report over all attempts was only 49.8%. 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 and materials we provide.
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