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After passing parts 1 and 2, you will become eligible to take the third and final part of your test which measures your ability to give effective instruction. It is generally considered the most difficult of the three qualifying tests.

Objective of the Test

The objective of this test is to assess the quality of your instruction and your ability to communicate your knowledge to pupils. The test will be conducted by a specialist DSA Examiner, who will role play a part of a driver at different stages of capabilities. The Test is set out in two parts, each of which lasts about 30 minutes. You must pass both parts on the same test.

At the phase one stage, the examiner will role-play a learner driver who is either a complete beginner or a driver with limited knowledge and only some elementary driving skills.

At the phase two stage, the examiner will role-play either a learner driver at the driving test standard or a qualified driver who requires improving. You will be expected to give a lesson to the examiner who will be acting as a pupil. The examiner will give you some details about the driver they are role-playing and the subject to be covered for the lesson.

At both phases the examiner will be making assessments as to your instructional techniques, your character and your ability to identify driving faults and weaknesses. This should be followed by accurate fault assessments followed then by constructive advice and practice to rectify these driving faults and weaknesses. For each of the roles, the examiner will select a test which will include a pre-set combination of two of the exercises listed below:

  • Safety precautions on entering the car and explanation of the controls 
  • Moving off and making normal stops
  • Reversing into limited openings to the right or left
  • Turning the vehicle around in the road to face the opposite direction using forward and reverse gears
  • Parking close to the kerb using forward and reverse gears
  • How to make an emergency stop and practical instruction in the use of mirrors
  • Approaching and turning corners
  • Judgement of speed, making progress and general road positioning
  • Dealing with road junctions
  • Dealing with crossroads
  • Dealing with pedestrian crossings and giving signals in a clear and unmistakable manner by indicator and by arm
  • Overtaking, meeting and crossing the path of other road users, allowing adequate clearance

Some say the part three test is the most difficult part of becoming a driving instructor and the biggest obstacle in qualifying as an ADI. Nationally, there is a low pass rate for the Part Three Test and in most cases the reason is simply because people do not understand what the Part Three is about and as a consequence they are under prepared when taking the test.

Here at Monk School of Motoring, we are particularly proud of our instructor training programmes and the results we achieve reflect our commitment to provide the highest standard of instructor training. Our success is based on working in close relationship with our trainee instructors on a one-to-one basis, where we are able to deliver specifically designed training for individual needs.Our support both during training and in between sessions is unrivalled.

Our mission is to producing safe drivers for life and our instructor training program is intrinsic in achieving that aim.

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