ADI Part 2 & ADI Part 3 Driving Instructor Training

Training Aid Easy-Guide

Understanding Part 3 is not always straight forward, and working out which training aid you need in order to study can be confusing.

Below you will find a guide to the most common questions we hear. If you're asking the same question, click the link and it'll take you to the product you need - simples!

I've just started training for the new Part 3, what should I buy?

When the ADI Part 3 test changes over in October, the old PST based teaching system will no longer be of any use when studying for / taking the Part 3 Test, or for teaching pupils. The new Driving Instructor teaching Aid is aimed at the new Part 3 test, and also the new driving test. Perfect for teaching the new client based lessons.

I'm confused about Fault Analysis

Fault analysis is an essential skill required for driving instruction. Working out why a pupil is making mistakes is the stepping stone to correcting it. Many PDI trainees struggle with the Core Competencies, but once they begin to understand them, the level of teaching and confidence rises dramatically.

The examiner said my analysis was weak

Fault remedy goes hand in hand with fault analysis. Both essential for driving instruction. Working out why a pupil is making a mistake is the first step - telling them how to correct it and why they should are the final pieces of the jigsaw. When you master these skills, your level of confidence will rise.

My PST based lesson presenter / teaching aid is too complicated

Pupils need concise and easy to see understand visual aids - over complicated visuals create confusion. In reference to the Part 3 Test, they may also result in extra questions by your 'pupil' (the Examiner). A clear and concise teaching aid helps learners grasp what is being taught quickly and easily - it also looks more professional.

I've just started training for the PST based Part 3, what should I buy?

It can be overwhelming when trainees start studying for Part 3 because of the amount of information they are faced with. The DITA Whole Package contains every teaching aid we produce for ADI Part 3. It explains all aspects of the Part 3 Test, from what happens on the day, to what to teach on the 10 pre-set tests and how to do it. It's designed to be used throughout Part 3 training, during the Part 3 test and then for teaching real pupils after qualification as a driving instructor.

I'm confused about the Part 3 test

It's crucial that PDIs fully understand how Part 3 works, what to expect and how to approach it before going into the test situation. Many trainees find it confusing so a clear breakdown and explanation of all aspects of Part 3 is required. Unfortunately there are many PDIs who aren't sure what Part 3 entails, even after completing their training.

My briefings are messy and go on too long

You need to structure your briefings so that they are clear, concise & easy to understand. Once you have a good structure to the subject that you're teaching, it's much easier to remember what you need to cover and you'll find that you can move through the briefing as if you are telling a story.

My Phase 2 Q & A isn't good enough

During Phase 2 Q & A you need to ask the type of 'loaded' questions that guide your pupil to answers you expect to hear - this makes it easy to spot any gaps in your pupil's knowledge and skills. To accomplish this, you need to know your subjects and also, how to structure your phase 2 questions.