Part 1: Theory

Part 1 Theory and Hazard perception test

You’ll need to work hard with lots and lots of home study in order to pass the part 1 test.  This is where you build the foundations and gain the knowledge you’ll need for the part 2 driving ability test and the part 3 instruction ability test and when you begin teaching real learners.   The harder you work here, the easier you will find the next two qualifying exams.

Recommended study sources are the Highway Code, Know Your Traffic Signs, Driving the Essential Skills, theory questions and hazard Perception CD Roms, which are available to purchase on the high street or online book shops.                ( Desk top driving  Discount Prices]


The Test

The theory test consists of 100 multiple choice questions in total, with 25 questions in each of the 4 categories including Road Procedures, Traffic Signs and Signals, Car Control, Pedestrians and Mechanical Knowledge, Driving Tests, Disabitities, Publications and Instructional Techniques.

Hazard perception test consists of 14 clips in all and you need to score at least 57 points out a possible 75 in order to pass.

There is no limit on the number of times you can take this test but study hard and you should pass first time. Once passed you then have 2 years from the date you pass your part 1, in order to pass parts 2 and 3.

If you would like to fast track the qualifying process, you could start training for part 2 driving ability test whilst studying for the part 1

Over 30 years Experience

A Star has two trainers, myself  – John Hempsall and David Evans.  Between us we have over 30 years experience within the driver training industry, both as ADI’s and ADI trainers, so rest assured, your training will be to a high standard. We are happy to give you contact numbers of former trainees who are now fully qualified ADI’s so you can talk to them about the way we train.


If you have any questions, just ring John

 A Star Driving School

Please Note, I have been as accurate as possible with the qualification details at the time of writing this web page, but cannot be held responsible for the the exact details as changes do happen.  For up to date information, please go to WWW.Gov.UK website.