Part 2 driving ability test: preparation and booking

To qualify as an approved driving instructor (ADI) you will need to pass the driving ability test. This examines your ability to drive at a much higher standard than the practical driving test.

You'll also be required to pass an eyesight test. If you fail this test you will not be able to take the driving ability test.


  • You must pass ADI part 1 theory test before you can book the part 2 driving ability test, and you should not book it until your instructor says you’re ready.
  • You’ll need to take your driving ability test within 2 years of passing your ADI part 1 theory test – otherwise your theory test pass certificate will expire.
  • The practical driving test costs £111: for full details of the ADI test fees, visit GOV.UK.

Preparing for your Part 2 driving ability test

Taking lessons with a driving instructor trainer should prepare you for your practical test.

You can also use the following resources to supplement your learning:

Booking your part 2 driving ability test

It’s best to book your test using the official site, GOV.UK. If you use an unofficial site, you might pay more than you need to or you may not get a booking at all.

You can find your nearest test centre at GOV.UK.

You can also use GOV.UK if you need to change the test date or centre or cancel your test.

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