Discussions with key stakeholders in the industry, such as the National Associations Strategic Partnership (NASP) and ORDIT registered trainers has confirmed that the current fault-based ADI Part 3 test, which relies on pre-set tests and role play exercises, is both unrealistic and restrictive and doesn’t give trainee instructors enough opportunity to demonstrate the full range of skills that will they need when qualified.
In April 2014, the introduction of the ‘standards check' changed the way ADIs were assessed; focussing on assessing their competence to deliver effective training in line with the National standard for driver and rider training. DVSA now want to mirror this in the qualification process so that new instructors are trained in this way from the outset.
The change will mean that new ADIs won’t need to undertake additional training or learn different teaching methods ahead of their standards check.
It will also enable the test to be delivered at a greater number of test centres and local to where their training has taken place.
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