Standards Check Training
Who is this suitable for?
The approved driving instructor (ADI) standards check replaces the ADI check test from 7 April 2014. The standards check assesses your ability to help pupils learn and improve, not the ability to identify and correct specific driving faults. The standards check can only be taken in English or Welsh.
When You Need to Take the Standards Check
The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) will write to you when your standards check is due.
You must take at least 1 standards check in each 4-year period that you’re registered as an ADI.
You don’t have to pay a fee to take the standards check.
You must take the standards check even if you:
- don’t have your own car
- aren’t currently working as an ADI
You can be taken off the ADI register if you repeatedly don’t attend your standards check.
What You Must Bring to the Test
You must bring:
- a pupil
- a suitable car
- your ADI registration certificate
Your pupil can be any of the following:
- an inexperienced learner
- an experienced learner
- an inexperienced full licence holder
- an experienced full licence holder
What Happens in the Standards Check?
An examiner will watch you give a normal 1-hour driving lesson to your pupil.
The examiner will look for evidence that you have:
- identified the learning needs of your pupil
- agreed the learning needs with your pupil
You can take your trainer or mentor with you, but they can’t take part in the lesson.
How You’ll Be Assessed
You’ll be assessed on your ability to show that your pupil has improved their skills and understanding, eg improved ability to deal with a risky situation.
You’ll be marked on 3 main areas:
- lesson planning
- risk management
- teaching and learning skills
The 3 main areas are broken down into 17 further areas of competence. You’ll get a score from 0 to 3 for each.
Keep up the good work
Acceptable – there are clear areas of improvement
Not acceptable – more work needed
You must score at least 31 to pass.
You’ll automatically fail if:
- you get a score of 7 or less for risk management
- the examiner stops the lesson because you’ve put yourself or someone else in danger
After the Assessment
You’ll be given:
- a grade
- a copy of the assessment form
For further information please contact us.
Rachel Kavanagh established Xcel Driver Training in 2001.
She is a grade A Driving Instructor and is on the ORDIT (Official Register of Instructor Trainers). Since qualifying as an approved driving instructor in 1993, Rachel has gained many qualifications with in the driver trainer industry. She has worked for many of the large national driving schools and continues to be a well-respected trainer within the industry.