The Test of Instructor Ability (Part 3)
What happens during the test
A Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency examiner will watch you give a client-centred driving lesson lasting about an hour to one of your pupils.
The examiner will look for evidence that you meet the national standard for driver and rider training.
Your pupil can be a learner or a full licence holder.
They can’t be an approved driving instructor (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.
What you’ll be marked on
You’ll be marked on 17 areas of competence that are grouped into 3 categories:
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 approved driving instructor (ADI) part 3 test report form.
|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 ADI register|
You’ll automatically fail if:
This test is by far the most involved of the three tests. You will be introduced to lesson plans, instructional techniques and DVSA recommended material that will prove invaluable throughout your training with us. Again, this training will be carried out in one of our training vehicles accurately recreating the test itself, so there will be no hidden surprises.
Part 3 training is a very specialist skill. When you train with GP Instructor Training your trainer Guy Pennington is among the best in the country and the training itself will be tailored to your individual needs.
If you require more information at this stage, please don´t hesitate to contact us on 07974 303 207.
The driving school reserves the right to charge for any training not cancelled at least 48 hours before the date booked. Payment for training must be paid for in advance.