ADI Resources and Materials
Training for your ADI qualification isn’t always easy, and the good news is that you don’t have to do it alone. There are many different types of resources and materials available for those striving to meet the driving instructor training requirements, offering support and advice for every stage of the test.
Driving Instructor Training Reviews & Online Forums
Online communities and online review forums are excellent resources for ADI students, allowing you to connect with others in a similar situation, ask questions about any aspect of the examination, and feed off each others ideas. Based in the UK but covering many aspects relevant to driver training in Ireland, the online ADI forum is a good starting point. Online directories such as the Golden pages which include driving instructor training reviews can also be beneficial for new instructor trainees.
Driving Instructor Training Books
Whether you’re taking stage 1, stage 2, or stage 3 of the ADI examination, driving instructor training books are highly recommended, and can be beneficial in filling in any knowledge gaps between what you learn on the road, and what you learn in the classroom, providing you with a complete educational package. There are some great books out there, along with a range of training videos, apps, CDs, and DVDs. These are just a few of the most popular driving instructor training books:
The Driving Instructor's Handbook - John Miller
- A best-seller. It’s designed for the UK market, but is a good point of reference for driving instructors in Ireland, too. It’s covers all bases, and is a good comprehensive guide for ADI training in general.
- ISBN: 978-0749468408
Practical Teaching Skills for Driving Instructors - John Miller
- From the same author, this is again designed for a UK market but features many pieces of advice that relate to driver training in Ireland. This is a very valuable resource when studying for ADI stage 3.
- ISBN: 978-0749472481
Rules of the Road - Road Safety Authority
- If anyone should have complete knowledge of the rules of the road, it’s driving instructors! The official RSA guidelines for safe driving are covered in this book designed for the Irish market.
- ISBN: 978-1847177902
Driving Instructor Training Schools
A good driving instructor training school will not only provide training hours both in the classroom and out on the road, but should also give you access to valuable training materials that you can use to study in your own time, at your own pace. Training packs can be beneficial in helping you to understand the theory behind the new skills you’ll be learning, which makes them easier to put into practice when required. The quality of these training packs will vary between providers, so ensure you opt for a professional, high quality training school that will support you every step of the way.
Road Safety Authority Materials
Don’t forget to take a look at the Road Safety Authority’s own website, which has a wealth of in depth information relating to all three stages of the ADI examination. Your first step should be to download and read the ADI information pack which explains the current ADI registration process and outlines the criteria you will need to meet to be eligible for registration on the RSA database of ADIs. You can also find marking criteria for the three stages which will help you prepare for the tests, and you’ll also be able to book and manage your test appointments online through the website.