The number of PDIs passing their Part 1 theory test in Q3 2015 rose by two-fifths on the previous year according to the latest government figures.
Between July and September 2015, there was a 40.4% change in the number of passes in Q3 2015 compared with the previous year with 882 passing their Part 1 theory test - a 56% pass rate.
Part 2 practical tests saw a 20.4% rise compared with the previous year with 650 passes, a 57% pass rate, while 348 passed Part 3, a rate of 35.7% and a 21.7% rise on Q3 2014.
As of September 2015, there were 40,667 ADIs on register, a 4.1% decline over last year reflecting the continued downward trend which the Department for Transport (DfT) said "may be linked to a reduced demand for instructors, related to what was until recently a reducing number of car practical test".
During July to September 2015, 2,364 Standards Checks were conducted on ADIs, taking the total with a grade under the new standards to 13,750. Of these, 26.1% scored an A, 65.3% a B and 8.6% had failed.
Of 141 CBT instructor check tests conducted during July to September, 130 had a satisfactory result.
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