Category: Instructor News

Updating you on the ADI part 3 test

Last September, I told you about the proposed changes we’re making to the ADI part 3 test. I explained why we wanted to make these changes and the main differences in the test.

In summary, it will more closely reflect the ADI standards check to give a better assessment of the trainee instructor’s ability.

We’ve been busy since September, and in this short blog post, I want to tell you about what’s happened and what you can do to prepare.

When we plan to make the change

We’re still on track to introduce the changes in autumn 2017 as we’d previously set out.

We’re aiming to introduce the changes for the start of October, following further discussion with the industry.

Ahead of that, we’ll publish the new assessment form and accompanying guidance.

Providing quality training

Many official register of driving instructor training (ORDIT) organisations have told us they’ve already started to change their processes for the new test. You can read more about this in a research report we recently published about the impact of replacing the ADI part 3 test.

It’ll be up to trainers to decide what the change means for trainee instructors based on their progress to date.

I’d also like to encourage trainers to keep a record of their trainees’ progress and subjects covered. This will help develop the range of skills and knowledge required to provide effective training.

This record will also be essential for giving evidence of progress and subjects covered when applying for a trainee licence.

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ADI gave lessons while being unlicensed

Jeff Predeth


CHARD man who charged pupils for driving lessons without being a registered instructor has been ordered to carry out 200 hours’ unpaid work in the community.

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Dads Driving School

Nearly half of learner drivers opt to take lessons with a parent despite the risk of high stress levels and potential accidents.

Research from car buying and selling website found that 49% of learner drivers opted to take free lessons with a parent.

However, this can lead to high stress and potentially dangerous situations with one-in-seven learners recalling being yelled at repeatedly and one-in-20 saying they almost had an accident. It also led to one-in-10 parents admitting they grabbed the wheel during lessons.

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More Motorway Lessons for ADI’S

JUST before Christmas the  Driver Vehicle Standards Agency unveiled a raft of measures to improve the safety of Britain’s roads.
The proposals will ensure learner drivers are properly prepared before their test, including the chance to gain motorway experience with an approved driving instructor. This follows plans announced in November to introduce a deposit which is returned to the learner driver if they pass, thereby encouraging them to take their test when they are ready, rather than rushing it.
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