Part 1

The first part of your driving instructor training will be the theory test, this is usually referred to as the ‘Part 1 Test’. This test is much like the theory test you will have taken already when you first learnt to drive. However, it will be longer and you will also be allowed fewer incorrect answers. Just like the learner theory test, the Part 1 Test is split into two sections:

📋 100 Multiple Choice Questions, Across 4 Categories

For the multiple choice part, you need to score at least 85 out of 100. Paired with at least 20 out of 25 correct in each of the four categories.

  • road procedure
  • traffic signs and signals, car control, pedestrians and mechanical knowledge
  • driving test, disabilities and the law
  • publications and instructional techniques

🎥 14 Hazard Perception Clips

13 of which will feature one developing hazard and one of which will feature 2 developing hazards. You’ll be shown a series of driving clips and you’ll need to spot the developing hazards.

Theory Test Pro: Part 1 Practice

We use on-line learning resources to guide you through your study. This includes both a standard Learner Theory Test Training login, giving you access to our official DVSA hazard perception clips. As well as this, you’ll also get mock learner theory tests and exercises, along with a dedicated Driving Instructor Theory e-Learning Course.

Theory training

The course has everything you will need to complete the part one test, and guides you through step-by-step. All content is unique and therefore cannot be found anywhere else, exclusively created by Dave Foster MA Dip.DI, question writer and examiner for the advanced driving instructor qualification, the Diploma in Driving Instruction.

Using this online training you will be able to work at a pace to suit you. Whether you want to speed through the Part One, or take your time and fit study around an existing career the choice is yours.

How do I book my Part 1 Test?

Here at DTE-Elite, our dedicated office team will book your Part 1 Test for you, so this is not something you will need to worry about. However, if you wanted to have a look at the availability or change your test date, you can do so on the gov.uk website.

Useful Resources for my Part 1 Test

Although we prove free theory test training online, it’s always helpful to have as many resources as you can. We always recommend having a copy of The Highway Code to use throughout your entire training process. Even once you’ve qualified! The Highway code is especially useful for Part 1 Training, however it’s great to keep your knowledge refreshed and up to date throughout your entire career.