The Driving Instructor’s Handbook 21st Edition



Develop the skills needed to become a qualified driving instructor by understanding the key information on training, exam preparation, driving tests and theory, and the ADI register.

Now in its 21st edition, The Driving Instructor's Handbook is widely recognized in the driver training industry as the authoritative reference guide for both trainee and qualified instructors and is listed by the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) as recommended reading for the Approved Driving Instructor (ADI) exams.

This best-selling text covers every aspect of the profession, from the role itself, to the characteristics needed to do the job effectively through the preparation for the three ADI exams (theory and hazard perception, driving ability and instructional ability). The Driving Instructor's Handbook also includes detailed guidance on issues such as licences, training, teaching and coaching skills and road traffic law and covers all 2016/17 changes to the ADI examinations and standards checks, including the most recent essential updates from late 2017. This handbook is essential reading for anyone involved in the training of drivers and instructors at all levels and will ensure that new drivers are better able to cope with the increasing demands made on them.

Table of Contents

  • Chapter - 00: Introduction;

  • Chapter - 01: Qualifying as an Approved Driving Instructor;

  • Chapter - 02: ADI Part 1 - Theory Test and Hazard Perception;

  • Chapter - 03: ADI Part 1 - Questions;

  • Chapter - 04: ADI Part 1 - Driving Ability;

  • Chapter - 05: Trainee Licence;

  • Chapter - 06: ADI Part 3 - Instructional Ability;

  • Chapter - 07: The ADI Standards Check;

  • Chapter - 08: The Driving Test;

  • Chapter - 09: The Driver;

  • Chapter - 10: National Syllabus for Driving;

  • Chapter - 11: Driver Training;

  • Chapter - 12: Disabilities and Impairments;

  • Chapter - 13: Appendices - Useful Contacts, Reference Books and Recommended Reading, Answers - ADI Part 1 Questions, Code of Practice for ADIs


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Publication date: 03/07/2018