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Standards Check, Part 2 and 3 Test Ready

August 27, 20140 Comments

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This is just a very quick blog as I wanted to cover mock tests. I have covered this subject before with mock tests and your pupils and getting them test prepared; used to being pulled up; being used to the feeling of someone marking a test sheet; getting used to the lack of conversation etc. It is just as important for you guys.
It is just as important for you with Standard Checks. I hear all the time “I didn’t perform to my usual standards because I was nervous”. That can be the case. I get really nervous as well.
Think about having a mock test and going out with a trainer like myself and you can then come up with strategies with the trainer about how to help the nerves like levels of instruction. Things like over instructing at the beginning so the pupil is less likely to make a mistake and you can settle into your rhythm etc.
So get test prepared yourself as you don’t want to get marked down or fail just because you were not prepared for what was going particularly if it is your first one. Even if it is not your first one you do need to be prepared for your Standards Check.
Don’t be afraid to have a mock test with someone like me and be test ready. We do mock tests for Part 2 and Part 3 and you don’t need to have been trained or training with us. Give us a call and we can arrange to meet somewhere and carry out a mock test for you.
Have a think about if this will be useful for you. If we do your mock test for you (and this is not about selling our service) we will video your test just for your use. You can take away the footage and critique it. We use a camera inside and outside so you can see where you were looking and why you missed the mirror checks or your level of instruction, for example.

Consider contacting your local trainer a call and see how they can help you.

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Blaine Walsh is the owner of, has been a driving instructor trainer for 15 years and a driving instructor for over 20 years. When he first qualified Blaine admits his was not a very good instructor, became disillusioned, was not retaining pupils and not making any money, so he quit full time teaching. After spending time self-reflecting, he had a light bulb moment and realised that he needed to put more explanation, effort and enthusiasm into teaching learners. Since then he has not looked back and is now regarded as one of the top trainers in the country.

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