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Dates for your driving instructor – here are some reminders of upcoming dates

From 12 April 2021 (at the earliest), you’ll be allowed to restart:

car driving lessons
car and trailer driving lessons
large goods vehicle (LGV) training
driving instructor training

On the same date, the following types of tests will restart:

theory tests
motorcycle tests
LGV driving tests
car and trailer driving tests

This date is subject to change and will be confirmed nearer the time.

From 22 April 2021 (at the earliest):

car driving tests will restart
approved driving instructor (ADI) qualifying tests will restart
ADI standards checks will restart

If you’re qualifying to become an ADI –
If your trainee licence was issued in January 2021

You can ask for your trainee licence to be reissued when COVID-19 restrictions have been lifted.

Contact the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) for advice about the options available in your personal circumstances.

DVSA ADI team
padi@dvsa.gov.uk

You need to include your:

personal reference number or driving licence number
date of birth
postcode

If your trainee licence expires soon –

Contact DVSA for advice about the options available in your personal circumstances if your trainee licence expires soon.

DVSA ADI team
padi@dvsa.gov.uk

You need to include your:

personal reference number or driving licence number
date of birth
postcode

If you’re thinking about applying for a trainee licence –

Contact DVSA for advice about the options available in your personal circumstances if you’re thinking about applying for a trainee licence.

DVSA ADI team
padi@dvsa.gov.uk

You need to include your:

personal reference number or driving licence number
date of birth
postcode

Taking the ADI part 3 test

The law says you must book the ADI part 3 (instructional ability) test within 2 years of passing the ADI part 1 (theory) test.

IMPORTANT TO PLEASE NOTE
****You can take the ADI part 3 test more than 2 years after you passed your ADI part 1 test, as long as you book it WITHIN the 2-year limit.****

Book your ADI part 3 test.

If no appointments are available when you book, you can book an ‘on hold’ test. This means:

you have to pay for the test
DVSA arrange the test date when appointments become available

This meets the legal requirement for you to book your test within 2 years.

DVSA does not have any legal powers to extend your ADI part 1 theory test pass certificate

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