Grading System for ADI Driving Instructors
All fully qualified approved driving instructors (ADI's) are trained to a very high standard and will have passed a series of tests covering theory, driving ability and most importantly they will have demonstrated a high standard of instructional ability.
They must display a green badge in the windscreen of the tuition vehicle. They will also be assessed regularly by the Driving Standards Agency (DSA) and after that assessment the driving instructor is given a grading based on how well they teach.www.direct.gov.uk/en/Motoring/LearnerAndNewDrivers/LearningToDriveOrRide/DG_4022528
They are graded from 1 to 6 and must attain a minimum of grade 4 to remain on the register.
Grades 1 to 3 are unacceptable grades that will require improvement.
Grades 4 to 6 are defined as follows:
Grade 4 - Adequate. (Some shortcomings that need attention)
Grade 5 - Good. (Only minor deficiencies)
Grade 6 - Very Good. (The highest standard with no significant weaknesses) Grade 6 is the highest grade attainable.
Anthony Paul, owner of Tony's School of Motoring, is a Grade 5 Department of Transport Approved Driving Instructor with 23 years experience offering both Manual and Automatic tuition in air conditioned, dual controlled cars covering Slough and surrounding areas.