Standards Check Test Training
Approved driving instructor
(ADI) standards check training
As an ORDIT registered school we can offer Standards Check Test
training. We have found that generally just a couple of hours of
in car training is enough to get you ready.
Training is carried out by ORDIT registered trainer Lynne and Steve.
Bookings can be made by calling on 0333 772 9842.
Should you like to just have an initial chat with Lynne about your
particular requirements, then call her direct on her mobile phone 07941 164289. Lynne will be more that willing to advise and help you.
Set out below for you is information from the government website to read to prepare yourself for the test and get an understanding of the changes and why they are happening.
The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) is making 2 changes to the way that approved driving instructor (ADI) standards checks work.
The changes affect:
- when you’ll have to take a standards check
- the support you get from DVSA before you take your standards check
2. When you have to take an ADI standards check
Until now, you’ve had to take at least one standards check during each 4-year period that you’re registered as an ADI. The date you took your last standards check has been used to decide when you have to take your next one.
DVSA has introduced a new method to decide when you have to take your standards check. It now uses data from the driving tests your pupils have taken.
2.1 Indicators DVSA looks at
DVSA looks at data for 4 indicators for the last 12 months on a rolling basis.
They look at the data for the pupils you brought for a car driving test where your ADI badge (certificate) was in the windscreen. It will include every driving test centre you’ve used.
DVSA will look at this data for the rolling 12-month period:
- average number of driving faults per test
- average number of serious faults per test
- percentage of tests where the driving examiner had to take physical action in the interests of public safety
- overall pass rate
2.2 When the indicators will trigger a standards check
Each of the 4 indicators has a trigger point.
|Average number of driving faults per test||5 or greater|
|Average number of serious faults per test||0.5 or greater|
|Percentage of driving tests where the driving examiner had to take physical action||10% or higher|
|Driving test pass rate||55% or lower|
If you reach the trigger point for 3 or more of the indicators, DVSA will write to ask you to book a standards check.
DVSA will prioritise giving support to ADIs who are exceeding the trigger points by the highest margins first.
If you reach the trigger point for fewer than 3 of the indicators, you’re less likely to be asked to take a standards check. However, you might still be asked to book a standards check during each 4-year registration period.
2.3 If you’re asked to take a standards check
You’ll have to take a standards check if you’re asked to book one by DVSA.
The way the standards check works and is assessed has not changed.
After you’ve taken the standards check
If you get a grade A or B from your standards check, DVSA will continue to monitor the indicators.
If you’re still reaching the trigger points for 3 or more of the indicators 12 months later, you could be asked to book another standards check.
2.4 Examples of how the indicators work
2.5 If you bring fewer than 5 pupils for driving tests or you do not teach learners
The indicators will only be used if you bring 5 or more pupils for driving tests in a 12-month period.
If you bring fewer than 5 pupils, or you do not teach learners, you will still have to take one standards check once during each 4-year period you’re registered as an ADI.
DVSA will contact you to tell you when you have to book yours.
2.6 If you want to request an ADI standards check
Email DVSA if you want to request a standards check. You need to include:
- your ADI personal reference number or driving licence number
- your date of birth
- your postcode
- the reason you need to take a standards check
3. Support before you take your ADI standards check
A DVSA ADI examiner will call you to arrange a date and time for a 30-minute phone call. This appointment is voluntary, and will take place about 8 weeks before your standards check.
When the examiner has confirmed the appointment details with you, they will email you a copy of your ‘ADI driver test analysis report’ in PDF format. This gives information about the different indicators.
3.1 If you refuse the offer of phone appointment
You will not be sent your ADI driver test analysis report if you refuse the appointment.
You will still need to take your standards check, but DVSA will not contact you again to offer support.
3.2 During the phone appointment
During the 30-minute call, the examiner will talk to you about:
- your ADI driver test analysis report
- where you can get further support and guidance
- what will happen when you take your standards check
They cannot give you any technical training during the call.
The examiner will email a summary of the discussion to you. This will include links to guidance or information you should read before your standards check.
3.3 Getting a copy of your ADI driver test analysis report if you’ve not been asked to book a standards check
If you have not been asked to book a standards check, you can still request a copy of your report.
Email DVSA to request your report. You need to include your:
- ADI personal reference number (PRN)
- date of birth