ADI Standards Check Training & Rescue
– Taught the lesson in a style suited to the pupil’s learning style and current ability
– Encouraged the pupil to analyse problems and take responsibility for their learning
– Given the pupil appropriate and timely feedback during the session
– Given enough feedback to help the pupil understand any potentially safety-critical incidents
When you have to take an ADI standards check
Until now, you’ve had to take at least one standards check during each 4-year period that you’re registered as an ADI. The date you took your last standards check has been used to decide when you have to take your next one. DVSA has introduced a new method to decide when you have to take your standards check. It now uses data from the driving tests your pupils have taken.
Indicators DVSA looks at
DVSA looks at data for 4 indicators for the last 12 months on a rolling basis.
They look at the data for the pupils you brought for a car driving test where your ADI badge (certificate) was in the windscreen. It will include every driving test centre you’ve used.
DVSA records your ADI number from your badge at the start of the driving test. This links the test to you.
DVSA will look at this data for the rolling 12-month period:
– average number of driving faults per test
– average number of serious faults per test
– percentage of tests where the examiner had to take physical action in the interests of public safety
– overall pass rate
When the indicators will trigger a standards check
Each of the 4 indicators has a trigger point.
Indicator – Average number of driving faults per test
Trigger – 5 or greater
Indicator – Average number of serious faults per test
Trigger – 0.5 or greater
Indicator – Percentage of driving tests where the driving examiner had to take physical action
Trigger – 10% or higher
Indicator – Driving test pass rate
Trigger – 55% or lower
I have no hesitation in recommending 4 Wheelz to any other driving instructors. A big thank you to H who has helped me so much & made my check test training so enjoyable. I feel ready to take the world on. Just wish they were based in Sheffield.
Thank you again for helping me getting my grade A today. I did a seminar earlier this month with you and I think that was really helpful. Today I did my check test and I did exactly as I was instructed by you, so I just want to say to you and your team thank you very much for all the help , it was really worth it for me to come all the way from London . Thank you again.
Many thanks H for providing me with renewed interest and zest to up my standard of instruction and enable the check test to be cleared with confidence. The professionally delivered training should enlighten any instructor to achieve that something extra.’
If you reach the trigger point for 3 or more of the indicators, DVSA will write to ask you to book a standards check. DVSA will prioritise giving support to ADIs who are exceeding the trigger points by the highest margins first. If you reach the trigger point for fewer than 3 of the indicators, you’re less likely to be asked to take a standards check. However, you might still be asked to book a standards check during each 4-year registration period.
The ADI standards check booking letter
When it is time for you to take your ADI standards check test you’ll receive an invitation letter saying:
You are now due your ADI Standards Check. Please book this online at www.gov.uk/book-driving-test within 14 days of this letter. To access this service, you will need a valid email address. You will not be allowed to cancel this appointment online. However, you will be allowed to change the date once. The ADI registrar can consider removing your name from the register if you fail to book a Standards Check within the given time or fail to attend a Standards Check.
To book your ADI standards check test online you will need your driving licence number and your ADI personal reference number.
If you’re asked to take a standards check
You’ll have to take a standards check if you’re asked to book one by DVSA. The way the standards check works and is assessed has not changed.
After you’ve taken the standards check
If you get a grade A or B from your standards check, DVSA will continue to monitor the indicators. If you’re still reaching the trigger points for 3 or more of the indicators 12 months later, you could be asked to book another standards check.
Support before you take your ADI standards check
A DVSA ADI examiner will call you to arrange a date and time for a 30-minute phone call. This appointment is voluntary and will take place about 8 weeks before your standards check. When the examiner has confirmed the appointment details with you, they will email you a copy of your ‘ADI driver test analysis report’ in PDF format. This gives information about the different indicators.
If you refuse the offer of phone appointment
You will not be sent your ADI driver test analysis report if you refuse the appointment. You will still need to take your standards check, but DVSA will not contact you again to offer support.
During the phone appointment
During the 30-minute call, the examiner will talk to you about:
– your ADI driver test analysis report
– where you can get further support and guidance
– what will happen when you take your standards check
They cannot give you any technical training during the call. The examiner will email a summary of the discussion to you. This will include links to guidance or information you should read before your standards check.
When the standards check has ended
At the end of the standards check the examiner will give you feedback about your performance and a copy of the standards check assessment form. This will help you to understand your strengths and where you might look to develop your competence. You won’t get any additional written reports or follow-up letters.
Getting a copy of your ADI driver test analysis report if you’ve not been asked to book a standards check
If you have not been asked to book a standards check, you can still request a copy of your report.
It can take several weeks to get your report. This is because DVSA prioritises sending reports to ADIs who have been asked to book a standards check.
Email DVSA to request your report. You need to include your:
– ADI personal reference number (PRN)
– date of birth
ADI driver test analysis reports
Why the changes are being made
DVSA is making the changes to support you in providing the best level of training. High-quality instruction leads to high-quality learner drivers who’ll be better prepared to drive safely and pass their test first time. Using this information will help DVSA to identify ADIs who appear to be bringing pupils for driving tests who may not be properly prepared to take the driving test. DVSA knows that some of your pupils may take longer to learn to drive, which might be reflected in the number of pupils you bring for driving tests.
ADI Standards Check Test Training
THE 4 WHEELZ STANDARD CHECK TEST TRAINING COVERS
A solid grounding for the Standards Check / Pitfalls to Avoid / Analysis of the SC1 form
Constructive feedback on how to gain your grade “A” / Client centred learning
Coaching Skills / Scaling / Effective questioning techniques / Lesson planning
Risk management / Teaching & learning strategies
Call 4 Wheelz Now on 0333 444 1064
H Surti, Director of Training at 4 Wheelz, conducts the seminars and has 30 years experience as a trainer. He has achieved Grade A on five consecutive occasions, and now holds a grade ‘A’, various teaching certificates, assessor/verification, coaching qualifications.
More information about the ADI standards check
Skills, knowledge and understanding required
As an ADI you are responsible for the standards check lesson. You should make sure that you have sound knowledge of the area around your chosen driving test centre (DTC) so you can:
- Plan the lesson
- Give appropriate directions to your pupil during the standards check
The pupil that you choose to bring along to your check test can be at any level of ability, but they cannot be on the ADI register or have passed the ADI part 2 test.
New standards check grading
For each standard within the check test, there are 17 in total, you’ll receive a score from 0-3
|3||Keep up the good work|
|2||Acceptable – there are clear areas of improvement|
|1||Not acceptable – more work needed|
You can see the standards check marking sheet here.
Following completion of your standards check you’ll receive one of three grades as listed below.
- A grade (85% or over) – an overall high standard of instruction
- B grade (60% or over) – a sufficient level of competence
- Fail (less than 60%) – an unsatisfactory performance
The scoring for the above grading is broken down as per the below grading
|0 to 30||Fail||Your performance is unsatisfactory|
|31 to 42||Grade B||You’ll be added to the register of ADIs or remain on it|
|43 to 51||Grade A||You have shown a high standard of instruction and will be added to the register or remain on it|
This simplified grading makes it easier for learner drivers to understand the skill of their instructor, allowing them to make a more informed decision when it comes to choosing an instructor.
The DVSA (Driver & Vehicle Standards Agency) wants to keep working with the industry to help top grade instructors promote the higher level of competence that they’ve worked hard to achieve.
For more information on ADI check test training & rescue call 0845 468 1808
After taking training with 4Wheelz for my check test, it was obvious without the valuable input I received & with the extensive industry knowledge that was shown, I would not have passed my check test.’
I have twice sought 4 Wheelz help following problems with ADI check tests. Each time the trainers knowledge & expertise has highlighted & dramatically improved my instructional techniques, allowing me to pass easily with confidence. I will definitely contact 4 Wheelz before my next check test.’
H explained my faults very clearly & how I should do things differently. He also helped me realise that Q & A was more important than keep on telling the pupil. The training sessions helped me to be more confident & helped me to get a grade A. Thanks.
I did my check test and I did exactly as I was instructed by Mr Surti so I would like to say thank you very much to you and your team for all the help, it was really worth it for me to come all the way from London. Thank you again.
I have improved on my ADI grade thanks to 4 Wheelz. I’ve received good structured & professional training. I found the training to be relaxed + enjoyable & a great learning curve. H gave me more confidence in my ability to improve on my ADI grade. I would recommend 4 Wheelz.’
Thank you H for the Standards Check Test course that you presented it was a fantastic course, very interactive, clear and to the point. By the end of the course I had more of an understanding of what I needed to prepare myself for my test and when I was stuck preparing for it you or a member of 4 Wheelz was easily contacted and put me back on track, I hadn’t passed my check test on first attempt and couldn’t of done this without doing this course and I would recommend this course with 4 Wheelz prior doing the check test to other ADI ‘s. Thank you very much sincerely I’m one happy girl! Heidi’
Having rejoined 4Wheelz last October after several years in the wilderness, I decided to take training in preperation for the new standards check with H Surti, Director of training at 4Wheelz. His coaching & teaching skills became obvious on the first session & I was left in no doubt about what was required for the Standards Check, with my confidence level now being 10 with 10 being very good, I took the Standards Check on May 1st acquiring a grade A (achieving 50 marks out of a possible 51). I think H has a special way of bringing out the best in his clients & holds a genuine concern for their success, something I have found lacking in other establishments over the years.
4Wheelz also hold Standards Check training courses which I found extremely informative & beneficial. My advice to other ADI’s out there – if in doubt give H at 4Wheelz a shout.
What a relief – the standards check is finally over !! I could never have done it without the wise words and advice and tuition of H Surti! He’s been an absolute ace coach. I could often see that the techniques that he was trying to get me to use with my students were often the same techniques and coaching methods he used on me. It worked with me, so why wouldn’t it work with the students? The standards check seminar delivered at 4Wheelz is an amazing day full of info about the check. You walk away knowing exactly what it entails and how it is assessed against the marking criteria. I cannot recommend H enough, if you have a standards check approaching and are feeling nervous about it H is definitely your man!’
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