ADI Part 3 In-Car Video Recording Training

When I joined 4 Wheelz on a trainee licence I was a bit apprehensive. But with the support I received and the excellent training they gave me, I quickly improved and passed my part 3 first time. Thank you 4 Wheelz for giving me a wonderful opportunity.’

Alan Starkey ADI


Once you have completed your ADI part 1 and part 2, you can move onto Part 3 of your ADI exam. This exam requires you to demonstrate your ability to teach learner drivers. In the same style as a driving test, this part of the ADI test is carried out on the road, much of your training for the ADI part 3 test will also be carried out on the road using our in-car recording systems.


The Easiest Way Yet

The in-car DVD recording system is a breakthrough in part two and part three of your ADI training. We will record each of your training sessions, so you can review the session at a later date to reflect on any areas you need to improve on, this is something that has proved very helpful to all our Trainee Instructors, who have been impressed with how much easier it is to learn when reviewing the lessons at home.

Would You Remember?

When out in the car on a two hour driving instructor training lesson you will either be driving or instructing with a professional Training Officer. They will be instructing and giving you advice on all driving and teaching matters. Would you remember everything that had happened and what had been said on a two hour lesson? You don’t have to with the-in car DVD recorder system.

Relax…Put Your Feet Up

Make a cup of tea, pop your DVD in and put your feet up to review your lesson. You can then watch twenty minutes, an hour, or the whole lesson again on DVD. You can take a break, write some notes and reflect on different points you’ve learned. You can watch it as many times as you wish and learn at your own pace.

ADI Part 3 In-Car Recordings

To help you understand the process of our in-car recordings we have provided some examples of “on the move” instructional techniques.

MSPSL Talk Through

In the first video below you will see an example of how to instruct a pupil to approach junctions using the mirror, signal, position, speed, look (MSPSL) routine under full talk-through and guidance. The video demonstrates not only how the in-car recordings work, but also the type of instruction you will be expected to give during your training. As the pupil improves with his approach to junctions the full instruction will need to be reduced and matched to the pupil’s ability.

MSPSL Prompted Instruction

As your pupil becomes more confident and their driving improves you will need to reduce the amount of instruction that you give. The next video below is demonstrating the prompted level of instruction, again using the MSPSL routine. Prompted instruction you will notice is much more reduced than in the above video, this encourages the pupil to take an increasing amount of ownership and responsibility for their learning. This technique will improve the pupil’s ability and also build their confidence when driving.

Meeting Traffic Adequate Clearance & Anticipation

The below video is a briefing being demonstrated on the subjects of meeting traffic, adequate clearance & anticipation for the purpose of the part 3 exam. These subjects are part of five on meeting traffic, crossing the path of traffic, overtaking, adequate clearance and anticipation. On the Part 3 exam anticipation is always included, along with any two of the above five subjects. In the video you are about to see below the driver is your training officer, or the examiner during your part 3 ADI test. They will brief you on the scenario before you begin.

Moving Off & Making Normal Stops Including The Use Of Mirrors

The video below provides an example of how moving off and making normal stops could be dealt with on a part 3 exam. In the below scenario you would be the driver and your examiner will be the passenger, playing the part of a learner driver. This video shows the structure of the lesson with a commentary drive on the use of mirrors proceeding onto an example briefing, levels of instruction and the core competencies.

Pedestrian Crossings & Use Of Signals To Include Arm Signals

This video shows an example briefing for pedestrian crossing and also the signals being covered by use of the question and answer technique. In the below video the training officer, the driver, starts by introducing the training driving instructor to the scenario for the lesson. During your lessons you will be taught how to use the question and answer technique effectively and get to put this into practice during the lesson role play. The arm signals should also be carried out by getting the pupil to demonstrate two or three of these while stationary.

Briefing On T Junctions & Emerging

In the video below you will see an example briefing for `T` junctions & emerging. The training officer, the driver in the below video, plays the part of the pupil, starting the briefing by providing you, the training driver instructor, with the scenario for the lesson. During your part 3 training this is the format most of your training sessions will follow.

I found the training to be enjoyable, relaxed and a great learning experience. H was very tolerant and an informative trainer who’s calm and consistent approach gave me confidence and the ability to take on the steep learning curve. I would recommend 4 Wheelz.’

Nigel Williams ADI


You can see from the above videos that the in-car recordings are a useful log for training driving instructors. Not only to look back at your feedback from your training officer, but also to look at what you have covered during your training to ensure you remember all you have learnt in preparation for your ADI part 3 exam.

Find out what life as a qualified ADI can bring for you with our driving instructor franchise opportunities. Once you’re a fully qualified ADI you can use our ADI check test training and our CPD courses to keep your newly aquired skills up-to-date. 

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