ORDIT – Official Register of Driving Instructor Training.

ORDIT was set up by the (DVSA) Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency with the backing of major driving schools.

ORDIT aims to regulate and evidence standards of training providers to ensure that training is of the highest of standards to prevent those that are not ORDIT from providing substandard ADI training to the public wishing to gain entry on to the ADI register.

The DVSA manage the official ORDIT register of approved trainers and holds the authority to remove trainers if the company fails to comply with DVSA standards.


Becoming a fully qualified Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency, (DVSA) ORDIT instructor trainer is achievable with ORDIT Driving Instructor Training.

Why not start your own franchise and train your own PDI’s, realise your full potential.


Dan Ison is one of the highest-graded trainers possible with DVSA ORDIT 1 GRADE A (51/51).

  1. This is your assurance of receiving quality driving instructor training from someone who has achieved an ORDIT Grade A 51/51 the highest grade possible.
  2. ORDIT driving instructor training can help you become a successful instructor trainer.
  3. You will be provided with underpinning knowledge and understanding to create an effective learning environment.

ORDIT – ADI Part 2 Advanced Driver Training includes:

  1. Car and Light Vans driving syllabus (Cat B).
  2. Understanding the DL25.
  3. Understanding the main 3 Core competencies.
  4. Developing Commentary Driving skills.
  5. Giving directions using examiner speak.
  6. Working with training logs.
  7. Integrated training into part 3.
  8. Conducting mock ADI part 2 tests.

ORDIT – ADI Part 3 Instructor Training includes:

  1. ADI code of conduct.
  2. Ordit terms and conditions.
  3. The main three core competencies.
  4. Client Centred Learning (CCL) & Instructional Techniques
  5. Role Play & Realistic Fault Simulation to national standards.
  6. Delivering a training session in line with the requirements in Role 6 of the National standard for driver and rider training.
  7. Knowledge and understanding of all the 3 higher and 17 lower competences and how they are used in assessment as outlined in the (guidance that driving examiners follow when carrying out driving instructor tests)
  8. Goal setting, reflection, and recap
  9. Providing an effective learning experience for your PDI/ADI
  10. The difference between not worthy faults, driving, serious and dangerous faults.
  11. Goals for Driver Education (GDE) matrix
  12. How to complete training records in evidence of a PDI’s learning journey in compliance with the NDRTS

Role play forms the basis of your PDI training and developing this helps trainee driving instructors to learn how to deal with situations they may come across with their learners.

With Ordit you will develop the skill of knowing when role play is appropriate to use as a training method and become aware of the strengths and limitations of its use. You will also develop how to brief a trainee instructor and undertake a variety of roles yourself as a trainer.

Learn to ensure the role play develops the trainee instructor’s confidence by using accurate and supportive feedback.

Understand when to close the role play and be able to help the trainee instructor to understand the learning achieved.

Appreciate the importance of, and need to comply with, relevant health and safety practices and road traffic legislation in all role play activity.

Unit 6.6.1

Performance standards

You must be able to:

  1. Identify when role play could be an effective training activity
  2. Design role play activities that are realistic, reliable, and credible
  3. Make sure that the role play is relevant to the needs of trainee instructors
  4. Define learning outcomes for each role play situation
  5. Plan routes that are suitable for each role play situation
  6. Plan simulation that makes sure that you, the trainee instructor, and other road users are not put at risk.

Knowledge and understanding requirements

You must know and understand:

  • A. the strengths and limitations of role play
  • B. how to develop role play situations that meet the needs of the trainee instructor
  • C. when the use of role play is helpful, and when to use other methods
  • D. the types of faults and style of driving or riding common to various types of learners
  • E. for which situations role play is not a safe training method

Unit 6.6.2

Performance standards

You must be able to:

  1. make sure that the instructor is briefed on the learning outcome(s) of the role play
  2. brief the trainee instructor on how you will manage the role play, for example how you will communicate with them during the role play and how you will give feedback
  3. make sure the trainee instructor knows when you are in or out of role
  4. make sure that your behaviour is consistent with the brief you have given to the trainee instructor.
  5. stay in role while the role play is meeting the learning outcome(s) and close the role play when it is not meeting the learning outcome(s)
  6. maintain the focus of the role play on the learning outcome(s)
  7. scan the driving space and plan your driving or riding so that you always have all round awareness
  8. make sure that safe practices are followed while in role, such as
    • verbal simulation of high-risk faults where possible
    • threatening unsafe manoeuvres without making the manoeuvre.

Knowledge and understanding requirements

You must know and understand:

  • A. how to give the trainee instructor a brief on the purpose of and arrangements for the role play
  • B. the importance of supporting the brief by
    • communicating in a way that does not alter the trainee instructor’s perception of you as a learner
    • driving or riding in a way that does not alter the trainee instructor’s perception of you as a learner
    • reacting realistically to the trainee instructor’s responses
  • C. how to make it clear when role play begins and ends, and recognise when, to end the role play
  • D. techniques for scanning the driving space and planning your driving or riding whilst also observing the trainee instructor
  • E. the safe practices and legislation relevant to the role play, and
    • that no faults can be committed that contravene the rules of the road or affect other road users
    • that no faults that involve vulnerable road users should be committed
    • how to simulate risky attitudes
    • what types of faults you can simulate verbally


  • Ordit Training is carried out in the Bolton & Bury area . See price list for more details.