Your test result
You cannot currently book a driving test because of coronavirus (COVID-19). If you’ve already booked a test, it will be cancelled and you’ll get a refund. If you need to resit a test, you can book one when the booking service reopens.
After you give the lesson, the examiner will discuss your performance and give you your result.
You’ll get your grade, along with your completed approved driving instructor (ADI) part 3 test report form.
|0-30||Fail||Your performance is unsatisfactory, and you won’t join the ADI register|
|31-42||Grade B||You’ll be allowed to join the ADI register|
|43-51||Grade A||You have shown a high standard of instruction and you’ll be allowed to join the ADI register|
You’ll automatically fail if:
- you get a score of 7 or less in the ‘risk management’ category
- the examiner stops the lesson because you’ve put yourself or someone else in danger
If you pass
You can apply for your first ADI badge if you pass the ADI part 3 test.
You must apply within 12 months of passing the test, or you’ll have to pass all 3 qualifying tests again.
If you do not pass
You can take the test again if you fail the first or second attempt. You must book the next attempt within 2 years of passing your ADI part 1 test.
If you chose the extra training option (option 2) when you applied for your trainee licence, you must do 5 hours of extra training before you retake the test.
Failing the third attempt
You must wait 2 years from when you originally passed the ADI part 1 test before you can take it again.
Appeal your ADI part 3 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.
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