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Tips For Taking You Part 3

October 1, 20150 Comments

Tips for Taking your Part 3

  • Relax they Not looking for the finished product. Just should potential to become a good instructor.
  • Make sure your car is insured for part 3
  • Have a clean car with nothing on the back seat and L plates on the front and back with some spares if they are magnetic ones
  • If the car has rear had restraints they must be fitted incase the examiner is being supervised
  • Get a good nights sleep
  • Take a bottle of water
  •  Arrive about 30 minutes early but don’t park at the test centre
  • Go in to the test centre about 10 minutes before the test time
  • Park in a space backwards and one that is easy for a novice driver to get out of.
  • Go for a wee!
  • Tell the examiner if it’s you last go because the 2 years from your part 1 has passed. (You can take it after 2 year as long as it’s booked before.)
  • Look to see which PST you have when you sign
  • Listen to which side of the car you need to get in to – PST 1 and 2 drivers other passenger.
  • If the car has dual control let the Pupil (examiner) know if they have to sit in the passenger seat.
  • At the end of Phase 1 forget it and move on.
  • Drink the water but not much
  • If you fail have a cry, self-reflect and put right what went wrong.

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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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