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12. An Overview of the DVSA training to be a Driving Instructor (ADI) Part 3

January 6, 20160 Comments

This short video gives you an outline of the training and taking the final test to become a driving instructor. This final test is the DVSA (Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency) Part 3.

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DVSA ADI Part 3 Phase 2

October 14, 20150 Comments

Blaine shares his top ten tips for passing the DVSA ADI Part 3 Phase 2. Keep reading to see these top ten tips and watch the video as Blaine will explain them.

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DVSA ADI Part 3 Phase 1

October 7, 20150 Comments

Blaine shares his top ten tips for passing the DVSA ADI Part 3 Phase 1. Next week he will give you top ten tips for the Phase 2. Keep reading to see these top ten tips and watch the video as Blaine will explain them.

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Tips For Taking You Part 3

October 1, 20150 Comments

This week Blaine gives some general advice for Part 3.

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Accidents and the Colour of your Car

August 19, 20150 Comments

This week Blaine explains about his experience with rear end shunts and how to avoid them whilst teaching. Click ‘continue reading’ for a link to the research article.

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Taking Mock Tests

July 15, 20150 Comments

This week Blaine briefly explains why he believes there is so much to gain from taking a Mock Test yourself. If you have a Standards Check, Part 2 or Part 3 coming up where you are limited to three attempts why take the risk of not knowing how you will react to being assessed and how your pupils will react to having an Examiner sitting in the back of the car.

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Checking Driving Licences

June 5, 20151 Comment

The counterpart driving licence is being abolished on 8th June 2015. We are required to ensure all drivers of our cars hold a licence to do so. It was easy to check the paper counterpart for any endorsements or temporary bans but now this has to be done online or over the phone with the DVLA. In this blog Blaine talks you through 4 options for checking a pupil’s licence. Please read on to get the links for you, your pupils and an embed code to use on your website.

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Core Comps

April 22, 20150 Comments

Blaine gives a brief outline of using core comps during the Phase 1 and Phase 2 of the Part 3. More detailed information will be discussed in the live chat on Thursday 23rd April 2015 at 8pm. If you cannot join the live chat you can catch up with this live chat in our archive section later.

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Are you prepared?

April 1, 20150 Comments

Are you prepared for teaching learners, taking Part 2 or 3, your Standards Check?
Blaine talks about how to keep yourself informed and up to date with changes and what the Examiners are looking for.
If you click ‘continue reading’ you will be given the links to the publications Blaine mentions.

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Beyond Learners – an interview with Evan Morris

February 25, 20151 Comment

Blaine interviews Evan Morris from Gem Driver Training about the training and development courses they run for the public and ADIs. The focus of Gem Driver Training courses is to ensure that the courses provide training on the dynamics and handling of cars when pushed to the limit or lose control. They teach why this might happen, how it happens and how to react appropriately. These can be invaluable lessons for new drivers, learner drivers or anyone that is concerned about ensuring they react appropriately to any situation. Their courses can be done in their cars or your own car. More information can be found at http://www.gemdrivertraining.com/track-and-performance-driving/

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