From 2018 the DVSA changed the way the Part 3 test is assessed. In particular the examiner now wants to observe you delivering a real driving lesson to one of your pupils, rather than the examiner pretending to be a pupil as was the case prior to 2018. In many ways this makes the test easier as a real pupil isn’t trying to catch you out but the downside is you will need to show you can perform all aspects of the job for real rather than just pick up and correct driving faults that the examiner makes as was the case before 2018.
The examiner now needs to see you performing a driving lesson for real from the back seat of your vehicle. Consequently, any course must now incorporate real on-the-job training to ensure you succeed. Naturally this favours those who are being trained by well established reputable driving schools such as LDC rather than one of the dozens of organisations who just want to sell you a driving instructor training course.
The examiner is now assessing you on your ability to tailor the training to your pupil’s learning goals and needs. In particular the examiner will:
- look for evidence that the trainee instructor meets the national standard for driver and rider training
- mark 17 areas of competence in 3 categories – lesson planning, risk management and teaching and learning skills
This is why it is imperative that you have a great set of teaching resources available to you and a highly effective client centred training programme to follow with your pupils such as provided by the unique LD System of driving tuition. The new test requires you to use ‘client-centred’ teaching and learning methods which we have been utilising for over 30 years now and are at the core of the LD System. Using this system alone will dramatically improve your chances of passing the new Part 3 test.
Nobody is better placed for the new Part 3 test and the new assessment criteria being sought by the DVSA.
If you would like a Free information pack on becoming a driving instructor with LDC call our head office on free phone 0800 197 0010 or 01977 691800 or click on request a free information pack. Our office hours are Monday to Thursday 8am – 6pm, Friday 8am – 5pm and Saturday 9am – 12pm.