The five real reasons ADIs and PDIs don’t score well on their Standards Check:
1. Lack of knowledge
If you want to do really well at something, you need to know your stuff. That is, stuff like: why people crash, crash statistics, where people crash, what times of day people crash, what types of crashes cause most fatalities? How do you prepare your client to focus on what are the real causes of crashes? Are you familiar with the Goals for Driver Education (GDE); and are you using and applying the DVSA Syllabus and Standards?
2. Lack of confidence because of lack of knowledge
Some PDIs and ADIs get nervous because they don’t know their stuff. They don’t apply the Syllabus and Standards effectively and take little time to reflect on how their pupils might learn most effectively. They don't know about different learning theories, such as, Kolb's Experiential Learning Theory, Constructivism, Behaviourism, or Gestaltism. As a teacher, trainer, coach, or instructor, having multiple methods to help someone learn accelerates the learning process and prevents the training from being too test-focused and skills-based.
3. Lack of CPD
It takes time and effort to research and understand different learning theories and the reasons we crash. Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is an ongoing commitment that is addressed in Unit 5 of the DVSA Driver and Rider Training Standard. Taking regular CPD will grow your knowledge base and therefore your confidence.
Are you happy to settle for a Grade B? Do you convince yourself that it's okay because it puts you firmly in with the majority; and your methods appear to work because your pupils pass their test? Complacency is often a by-product of a fear of failure and results in a lack of enthusiasm and motivation to improve.
5. Lack of planning
Despite around four years to prepare for a Standards Check, how many of us actually use this time wisely? When the brown envelope falls through the door, panic often sets in. If you follow the advice to 'just do what you normally do', and what you normally do doesn’t match the standards, you're not going to get much more than a Grade B and you might even fail. Proper planning and preparation prevents poor performance.
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