Why use an ADI?
Nine out of ten learners who passed the practical test on their first attempt were taught by an ADI (Approved Driving Instructor)
Fully qualified ADIs and trainees
A fully qualified ADI must display a green badge on the windscreen of the car while teaching you.
Some trainee driving instructors are given a trainee licence so they can get experience before their qualifying test. They must display a pink badge on the windscreen.
If your driving instructor is not displaying either a green or pink badge in their car’s windscreen, ask them to show it to you. If they cannot show you their badge, you should report this to DSA.
If you need to report illegal driving instruction to DSA, see the section ‘How to report illegal driving and riding instruction’.
How to choose your approved driving instructor
Make sure that the instructor you choose is right for you
Once you have found an instructor, you need to make sure that they are right for you. Try to choose an instructor who:
- has a good reputation
- is reliable and punctual
- has a car that suits you