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All ADIT Standards Check Test training takes place in-car. You will have the undivided attention of your own trainer so that you are learning throughout your sessions.
Every 4 years a driving instructor will have to take at least one Standards Check Test. This is to make sure driving instructors maintain a high standard of ability to teach pupils.
The Driving and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) notifies each ADI when their test is due by sending an invitation letter with the test date plus information about the test. The instructor has to contact the DVSA within a few days to either confirm or change the date.
The Standards Check test is based on the DVSA's national standard for driver and rider training. The national standard is a guideline for driver/rider training in which the skills, knowledge and understanding on how to deliver a programme of learning are set out.
Much like the older check test of an instructor's ability to teach, the Standards Check takes place during an ADI's 'normal' lessons. This means, as in the ADI Part 3 Test, the examiner sits in the back of the vehicle and assesses a 1 hour lesson given to a pupil chosen by the driving instructor.
The check test lesson must begin and end at the test centre given in the DVSA test invitation letter. This is where the examiner joins the driving instructor and their pupil before the lesson begins.
Before the start of the test, the examiner will ask for some information about the pupil, such as their driving level and what they have covered recently. The examiner will want to see that the pupil has discussed and agreed the requirements for the lesson with the ADI.
After the examiner is saitsfied, the ADI should give a lesson as they normally would. They will be assessed on the following criteria:
Once the lesson with the pupil has ended back at the test centre, the examiner will go into the office to complete the assessment form. When this has been done, the instructor will be invited in to hear feedback about the lesson, which normally takes about 15 minutes.
The two Standards Check grades given to successful ADIs are A or B. An instructor who receives grade 'A' will have a longer period of time before they have to take their next Standards Check than an instructor who receives grade 'B'.
What the grading system means:
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