Changes to the ADI Part 3 test

May 30th, 2017 by Linda Edwards

It has been confirmed that the ADI Part 3 test is due to change as from the 2 nd October 2017. The changes will mean that the examiner role playing the part of a pupil will be removed and replaced with an actual student. The examiner will sit in the rear to observe a lesson.

Candidates sitting the test from the 2 nd October will need to plan the route for themselves as opposed to the current test being given step by step directions to relay to a “pupil” portrayed by the examiner and arrange a normal one hour lesson with a student, the student may be either a learner driver or a full licence holder needed instruction to develop their driving skills.

The change is because the current test structure does not fully prepare PDI’s for real life as an ADI and means that they are requiring further training after qualification to prepare for the standards check test and reality of the job. This new test will better prepare PDI’s for all elements of teaching such as planning routes, dealing with driver faults, teaching new subjects and management of risks on the road.

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