What happens during the test
A Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) examiner will watch you give a client-centred driving lesson lasting about 45 minutes to one of your pupils.
Your pupil must drive for at least 40 minutes of the lesson.
At the start of the lesson, discuss the goals for the lesson and risk management with your pupil. This should take no more than 3 minutes.
At the end of the lesson, give your pupil no more than 3 minutes to reflect on their performance.
The examiner will look for evidence that you meet the national standard for driver and rider training.
Your pupil can be a:
- partly trained learner
- fully trained learner
- full licence holder
Your pupil cannot be:
- a learner who has just started learning to drive
- an approved driving instructor (ADI) or someone else who is preparing to take the ADI part 3 test
What you’ll be marked on
You’ll be marked on 17 areas of competence that are grouped into 3 categories:
- lesson planning
- risk management
- teaching and learning strategies
The 17 areas of competence are listed in the ADI part 3 test report form, which the examiner will fill in at the end of your test.
You’ll get a score from 0 to 3 for each of the 17 competencies, which are added up to work out if you’ve passed the test, and what your grade will be.