Standards Check Test trainingUndertake Standards Check Test training with Road Rules Driving School's ORDIT registerers trainers at a cost £35 per hour
Taking training can be a big step for any driving instructor, but we're here to help! Getting used to someone watching you is the perfect way to prepare for a Standards Check Test.
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 cannot be an approved driving instructor (ADI) or someone else who is preparing to take the ADI part three 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 three categories:
- Lesson planning.
- Risk management.
- Teaching and learning strategies.
The 17 areas of competence are listed in the ADI part three test report form, which the examiner will fill in at the end of your test. You will get a score from 0–3 for each of the 17 competencies, which are then added up to work out if you've passed the test, and decide what your grade will be. Visit the government's ADI Standards Check Test page to find out more information.
What is an ORDIT training school?Road Rules Driving School is an ORDIT registered trainer and will help you with every aspect of learning to become a driving instructor, whatever your situation may be.
ORDIT was set up by the Driving Standards Agency (DSA) with the support of the major driving schools and trade associations including the Driving Instructors Association (DIA), Motor Schools Association (MSA), Approved Driving Instructors National Joint Council (ADINJC) and Driving Instructors Scottish Council (DISC).
ORDIT was set up to protect the public from substandard training by setting a "minimum" standard of competences for training providers. ORDIT is managed by the DSA and members failing to maintain the required standard may be removed or feel compelled to resign from ORDIT.
To have your driving instructor training approved by the DSA and the various industry associations listed above you must join ORDIT and have your driving instructor trainers tested by the DSA every two years. The DSA only approve training from ORDIT organisations. The DSA do not recognise NVQ or any other qualification as adequate to train people to become driving instructors.