ADI check test to be replaced from April 2014

The ADI check test will be replaced with a new ‘standards check’ from April 2014.
training’ in 2011. It sets out the skills, knowledge and understanding that you need to be an effective trainer.The new check will assess how well you meet the standard, which is why it’s being called a ‘standards check’.New standards check

We want the examiner to assess whether your instruction helps a person to learn in an effective way. So, during the standards check, the examiner will observe you giving a normal lesson to a real pupil.

There’ll be a new assessment form which will have 3 assessment areas:

  • lesson planning
  • risk management
  • teaching and learning strategies

The form will give you clear and specific feedback about your strengths and areas where you can develop your competence.

You’ll get more information about the new standards check over the next few months.

Booking standards checks

The proposed consultation on modernising driver training will ask for views on making the standards check booking process fairer.

Options include:

  • an online booking facility
  • whether you should pay a separate fee for the standards check

A separate fee would be in line with the government’s ‘user pays’ principle. It would split the single registration fee into separate fees – one when you register, and one when you book the standards check.