9. Taking standards checks
You have to take regular standards checks as an approved driving instructor (ADI). This assesses your continuing ability to instruct someone with a provisional or full driving licence.
You don’t have to take a separate check to stay on the fleet driver trainer register.
How the test works
Standards checks are based on the examiner observing a normal lesson which should last for around an hour. After the lesson you should allow at least 15 minutes for the debrief.
You can bring a learner driver or a full licence holder who can be:
- a driver you haven’t assessed
- a driver you have assessed
A driver you haven’t assessed
You can bring a driver you haven’t assessed and:
- give a presentation on occupational risk
- introduce them to the training vehicle, covering safety checks
- do a driver assessment and profile to establish their main risk areas and provide the necessary coaching
A driver you have assessed
You can bring a driver you’ve already assessed. You’ll need to tell the examiner what main risk areas you intend to provide coaching for during the standards check.
Your standards check result
You’ll get a grade at the end of your standards check. This works the same as a normal ADI standards check.
Being removed from the register
You’ll be removed from both the ADI register and the register of fleet drivers if you:
- fail the standards check
- don’t attend your standards check appointment