ADI Part 3 Marking Sheet Explained (Part 1)
ADI Part 3 Marking Sheet Explained (Part 1) looks at the final part of the ADI qualifying process. The test lasts about 45 minutes and will be an in-car assessment by a specially qualified DVSA examiner (SE). You will have to bring a student on the day of the test and demonstrate your skills. Candidates will be marked on 17 areas of competence, grouped into three categories.
- Lesson Planning
- Risk Management
- Teaching and Learning Strategies.
You will be marked 0 – 3 for each of the 17 competencies, which are then totalled up to work out if you’ve passed.
Understanding the ADI part 3 marking sheet is not only the first step to passing your part 3 exam but also achieving a good grade for your following ADI standards check. Within the first 6 months of passing your part 3 test, you will be invited to attend a standards check. This assessment will determine your ADI grade.
Before booking any part 3 or standards check training with Pass Me Faster, familiarise yourself with the marking sheet.
ADI Part 3 Marking Sheet Explained (Part 1) looks at the first two sections of the form, the information section and the assessment section.
Starting from the top left candidate’s name, location is the location of the test centre you are taking the test and the outcome of the test. Pass, fail and the grade. If you pass, you are awarded a grade A or B depending on your performance. 0 – 30 points fail, 31 – 42 grade B and 43 points to 51 grade A.
Next is the PDI’S 6-digit personal reference number (PRN) and next to that is the date the test is being taken.
Underneath this is the information about the vehicle you will be taking to test. The registration (Reg No) and whether it’s fitted with duel controls.
Then it’s whether you bring a training log book to test and the PRN Trainer (personnel reference number of your trainer).
Following this is whether you have had practice on the pink badge scheme (Trainee Licence) or not. Is your trainer an ORDIT registered driving instructor trainer.
The final part of the information section is whether you will be accompanied on your part 3 or standards check test. QA is if the examiner is getting internally audited, then if your trainer will accompany you on the test. Finally other is a friend or relative or anyone else sitting in on the test.
The box on the bottom left is for the candidate to sign to confirm the vehicle used for the test is suitably insured.
The next part of the ADI part 3 marking sheet is the assessment section. This gives the PDI the opportunity to tell the examiner some information about the student and also what the agreed lesson plan is for the session.
The pupil can be anyone allowed to drive your car with you present, apart from another instructor (ADI) or anyone training to be an instructor (PDI). They can also be a friend or family member.
The top row is about how experienced the student is already. The number of hours varies from pupil to pupil from partly trained to trained, below is just an average estimate.
Beginner – maybe having 1 -10 hours, still needs a lot of help from the instructor to control the car. The pupil is still fairly new to the subjects.
Partly trained – 10 plus hours, still not fully independent but only needing help briefly from the instructor.
Trained – The candidate is at test standard or very close to it.
FLH New – (full licence holder new) This is a newly qualified driver with less than 2 years driving experience.
FLH Experienced (full licence holder experienced) This is someone that has passed their test and has been driving for over two years.
The lesson theme is what you and your student have agreed you will work on during the assessment. It’s worth noting that a full lesson on manoeuvres or emergency stop is not allowed. This is why it states recap on these two themes.
It’s also worth explaining at this point that even though a lesson theme has been planned you may need to come off-topic during the test. If students make mistakes off theme they must be dealt with on test first before returning to the agreed plan. This will be explained in more detail later.
The final part of the ADI Part 3 Marking Sheet Explained (Part 1) is the competence section to the right of the picture (above). The competence section is the mark you get for all 17 areas of your part 3 test or standards check. You will be marked 0 – 3 for all 17 sections and a minimum of 31 points are needed to pass the test.
Points needed for grading –
0 – 30 Fail Your performance is unsatisfactory, and you will not join the ADI register
31 – 42 Grade B You’ll be allowed to join the ADI register
43 – 51 Grade A You have shown a high standard of instruction and you’ll be allowed to join the ADI register
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