About driving instructor grades
Approved driving instructors (ADIs) are regularly assessed on their instructional ability. During a normal lesson with a pupil, they’re assessed on how well they:
planned the lesson
manage risk to their pupil and other road users
use the best ways to help their pupil learn
Your instructor will have a grade from either the current grading system, or an older system. Any instructor with a grade from the old system will get a new grade the next time they’re assessed by the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency.
The current grading system has these levels.
Grade A 43 to 51 The instructor has shown a high standard of instruction
Grade B 31 to 42 The instructor has shown a satisfactory standard of instruction
Fail 0 to 30 The instructor’s performance is unsatisfactory
Finding your instructor’s grade
You can ask your instructor what their grade is.