Ten great tips to help you pass your Standards Check and Part 3
If your everyday lessons meet the National Driver and Rider Training Standard, in terms of delivering value for money, ensuring learning takes place and the car is kept safe, then the Standards Check would not be the thing of fear it so often is. So, here are ten great tips recommended for you by us at Tri-Coaching Partnership. These tips may require, time, money and effort because the vast majority of us have to work hard to be good at what we do.
1. The first tip is to train to the Standards.
2. If you don’t know what the Standards are, you can look them up here.
3. If you are still unsure, you can buy Route 51:
4. And, if you are still unsure, you can enrol on one of our workshops:
5. If you need to check that you are applying the Standards correctly, book a one to one training assessment:
6. To practise your lesson planning, check you have routes that will match your learner's ability and learn how to hold coaching conversations, our BTEC level 4 Professional Award in Coaching for Driver Development will help you:
7. If you are unsure how to give and receive feedback by using great coaching questions; or how to develop your listening skills so as you can implement the best teaching and learning strategy for your pupil, you can learn how to by enrolling on the BTEC Level 4 in Coaching for Driver Development:
8. If you don’t want to jump right in to the BTEC 4 then use our aCCeLerate course to start to develop these skills:
9. If you have mastered all of the above but want to move away from just teaching learners then use our Train the Trainer course and then go onto become ORDIT registered and never do a Standards Check again.
10. Our Coaching Excellence in Presentation Skills course will grow your confidence and continue to develop your skills:
If you are serious about your business and want to charge the best rates and be rewarded professionally and financially for your achievements, then you must be serious about your Continuing Professional Development.
And, remember, if you have completed the BTEC Level 4 in Coaching for Driver Development; and done the Train the Trainer course, then consider becoming one of our Trainers and start delivering CPD to ADIs.
Tri-Coaching Partnership is an award-winning company that specialises in ADI CPD. If you want to learn more, go to our website https://www.tri-coachingpartnership.com or give us a call on 0800 058 8009, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or simply send us a text to 07740174893.
Make this next year be the year that launches you and your business into the next decade.
The Tri-Coaching Team
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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.
Tri-Coaching Partnership offer solutions to these problems - solutions that take time, money and commitment but that deliver fantastic results - many of our clients achieve Grade A and some even hit the magic 51.
Come and see what we have to offer with our brand new Standards Check and Part 3 Workshop, designed to help you meet the DVSA Standards and gain a Grade A.
Book your course by following this link
Standards Check & Part 3 Workshop
Follow the links below for your workshop, there are now limited spaces on both courses.
Crawley 24th January 2020
Maidstone 3rd February 2020
This compact workshop runs from 11am to 3pm and helps you prepare for either the Standards Check or the Part 3 test. Refreshments are included.
During the workshop you will be introduced to Tri-Coaching’s Model for Goal-setting and Risk Management (as featured in the new edition of Practical Teaching Skills by John Miller and Susan McCormack). The Model presents the 17 competences on the Standards Check and Part 3 marking sheets in an easy to digest format. This massively simplifies the whole idea of delivering a great driving lesson where learning takes place and value for money is given.
Real-life scenarios and exercises will further bring clarity to what is often a daunting and nerve-wracking experience.
You will also go away with a new copy of the Route 51 workbook and online webinars (worth £75) so that you will be able to continue to work beyond the workshop building your confidence in preparation for your Standards Check or Part 3.
At the beginning of April 2019, ORDIT (the Official Register of Driving Instructor Trainers) changed to be in line with the Standards Check and Part 3 assessment criteria.
Tri-Coaching is an ORDIT registered training organisation, believing in the importance of having highly skilled trainers, competent in training and developing new and existing driving instructors, so that they can go onto:
We look forward to seeing you there.
**If you haven't done any instructor training before but would like to diversify into this area, you might like to consider one of our Train the Trainer courses first.