Faults and test result
There are 3 types of faults you can make:
- a dangerous fault - this involves actual danger to you, the examiner, the public or property
- a serious fault - something potentially dangerous
- a driving fault - this is not potentially dangerous, but if you keep making the same fault, it could become a serious fault
You’ll pass your approved driving instructor (ADI) part 2 test if you make:
- no more than 6 driving faults
- no serious or dangerous faults
If you pass your test
The examiner will:
- tell you what faults you made, if any
- give you a copy of the driving test report
You can then either:
- book your ADI part 3 test
- apply for a trainee driving instructor licence
If you do not pass
The examiner will tell you what faults you made.
You can take the test again if you fail at either your first or second attempt.
You have to pay again to book another test.
Failing the third attempt
You have to retake and pass the ADI part 1 test again if you fail the ADI part 2 test 3 times.
You have to wait 2 years from when you first passed the ADI part 1 test before you can take it again.
Appeal your ADI part 2 test
You can appeal if you think your examiner did not follow the regulations when they carried out your test.
Your test result cannot be changed, but you might get a free retest if your appeal is successful.
How to appeal
You have to appeal to a magistrate’s court or sheriff’s court.
You must appeal to a:
- magistrate’s court within 6 months if you took your test in England or Wales
- sheriff’s court within 21 days if you took your test in Scotland