Part Three Test

Please note that the Part Three test is changing from the 23rd December 2017

The Instructional ability assessment (Part 3 Test) is moving to a competency-based assessment from late 2017. 

Trainee instructors must provide a ‘real’ pupil. This could be a friend, family member or colleague but not an ADI. This replaces the role play element.

The lesson will have to reflect the learning goals and needs of the pupil.

The marking sheet is to be similar to the current Standards Check marking sheet.

 

How the part three test will work from 23rd December 2018

A Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency examiner will watch you give a client-centered driving lesson lasting about an hour to one of your pupils.

Your pupil can be a learner or a full licence holder. They can’t be an ADI or someone else who is preparing to take the ADI part 3 test.

You can take your trainer or mentor with you, but they can’t take part in the lesson.

The examiner will look for evidence that you meet the national standard for driver and rider training.

What you’ll be marked on

You’ll be marked on 17 areas of competence that are grouped into 3 categories:

  • lesson planning
  • risk management
  • teaching and learning strategies

The 17 areas of competence are listed in the ADI part 3 test report form, which the examiner will fill in at the end of your test.

You’ll get a score from 0 to 3 for each of the 17 competencies, which are added up to work out if you’ve passed the test, and what your grade will be.

Your test result

After you give the lesson, the examiner will discuss your performance and give you your result.

You’ll get your grade, along with your completed ADI part 3 test report form.

Total score Grade Description
0-30 Fail Your performance is unsatisfactory, and you won’t join the ADI register
31-42 Grade B You’ll be allowed to join the ADI register
43-51 Grade A You have shown a high standard of instruction and you’ll be allowed to join the ADIregister

You’ll automatically fail if:

  • you get a score of 7 or less in the ‘risk management’ category
  • the examiner stops the lesson because you’ve put yourself or someone else in danger.

 

THE AVERAGE NUMBER OF TRAINING HOURS TO REACH THE REQUIRED STANDARD IS GENERALLY AROUND 36.
This depends upon home study, lesson preparation and practice.

DVSA REQUIREMENT OF 40 HOURS PLANNED TRAINING.(20 Sessions) (IF YOU TAKE THE TRAINEE LICENCE OPTION – see ‘Trainee Licence Option’).

 

courtesy of DVSA

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