Part 3 Driving Instructor Test

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Part Three The Ability to instruct

The main object of this test is to assess the quality and ability of you the PDI(Potential Driving Instructor) to ask a series of questions about a candidate’s previous knowledge of driving or car controls. You may ask yourself what would someone who has never driven a car before know about driving, well you would be surprised what a 17 year old knows, and if you don’t ask, you won’t find out. But you may also be asked to role play with a FLH(Full Licence Holder) someone who has driven for a number of years. So you need to be prepared for any type of driver.
When you arrive at the test centre you will be asked to sign a declaration form, this is the marking sheet that also shows what PST’s(Pre Ste Tests) you will be getting for your part three, always take your time when signing your name so you see what you are getting.

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The part 3 exercises

For each of the Part 3 Test of Instructional Ability the examiner will choose one of the exercises given below as the basis of the instruction:
– safety precautions on entering the car and explanation of the controls
– moving off and making normal stops
– reversing and reversing into limited openings to the right or left
– turning the vehicle round in the road to face the opposite direction, using forward and reverse gears
– parking close to the kerb, using forward and reverse gears
– how to make an emergency stop and practical instruction in the use of mirrors
– approaching and turning corners
– judgement of speed, making progress and general road positioning
– dealing with road junctions
– dealing with crossroads
– dealing with pedestrian crossings and giving correct signals in a clear and unmistakable manner
– overtaking, meeting and crossing the path of other road users, allowing adequate clearance.

The instruction you give should be tailored to the time available and to the standard of the pupil being role-played by the DSA examiner. You will probably find it helpful to establish the depth of the pupils knowledge in each phase, by asking questions and observing the pupils performance as you would with a real pupil you had not taught before.

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How will I be assessed for the part 3?

In assessing your performance, the DSA examiner will take into account:
the method, clarity, adequacy and correctness of instruction given
the observation, analysis and correction of faults committed by the pupil
your general manner
the way you deal with the two different roles played by the examiner, beginner, partly trained, trained, or FLH(Full Licence Holder.
You will be expected to maintain control of the lesson, be patient and tactful and give encouragement to the pupil at all times. What is assessed is the relevance of the instruction for the ability of the pupil and to the particular conditions on the road on the day of the test.
Blue Instructor Training will provide the most appropriate and up to date training to help you prepare the Part 3 examination


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