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ADI Part 3 Test Tips

1) The Part 3 Test is what all your studying has been for...

You passed the theory, hazard perception test and test of driving ability to get to where you are now. You need to draw on all of that knowledge to help pass the part 3 test. Any questions the pupil might ask about road signs or laws will come from your Part 1 test. You will spot any mistakes your pupil makes while driving by comparing it to your Part 2 drive.

2) On your Part 3 Test, to teach complex subjects, ask the pupil to pull over...

That way you're demonstrating control of the lesson and will have the pupil's complete attention. Also, you will be able to show visuals to help clarify what you are teaching. But use some common sense - don't continually pull the pupil over!

3) Get your teaching aids ready before the test...

Don't leave your preparation until the last minute. Anything you need to use for teaching should be at hand and well organised. Not being able to find what you want during the part 3 test can lead to panic and will also look unprofessional.

4) Don't book any lessons on the day of your ADI Part 3 Test...

You should be concentrating on your Part 3 Test 100%. You don't want to arrive at the test centre in a rush. Also, if the worst happens and you fail, you won't feel like teaching anyone after the test.

5) The week before your ADI Part 3 Test - go to the test centre...

Getting to know the roads near the test centre is very helpful. PDI's have failed their part 3 test on the road outside the test centre because they didn't Q&A any potential situations that may arise e.g. there might be cars parked along the road outside the test centre!

6) When assessing the SE, use your Part 2 drive as a comparison...

If you wouldn't have done it on your Part 2 Test, then don't let the pupil do it on your Part 3!

7) On your Part 3 Test the SE may try to put you off the lesson subject...

You must remember that you are in control! If you think the SE ('pupil') is asking questions that aren't relevant - tell them! "We'll talk about those questions later - let's concentrate on this junction for the moment"

8) Excellent Q&A is vital for the ADI Part 3 Test...

If you ask the right questions, potentially, you can discover some of the mistakes the SE will make before you even move off!

9) When the SE gives you the Part 3 Test word picture...

It's always good practice to jot down the main points. When under pressure, it's easy to forget what has been said or simply hear 'blah, blah, blah'!

10) At the start of the Part 3 Test the examiner goes into role...

After the word picture. You must ignore the fact that this was the supervising examiner who was just talking to you. Treat them as a pupil - after all, this is what the supervising examiner has been trained for!