The standards check replaced the old ADI check test in April 2014. After it had been running for 3 months, DVSA analysed the results to understand which areas most people were failing on, so that they could help people to focus their training in those areas.
They have just repeated this exercise, looking at over 2,000 sets of results.
The top 5 reasons
DVSAs latest analysis shows the top 5 areas where instructors fail to demonstrate competence are where they haven’t:
1 - adapted the lesson plan, when appropriate, to help the pupil work towards their learning goals
2 - taught the lesson in a style suited to the pupil’s learning style and current ability
3 - encouraged the pupil to analyse problems and take responsibility for their learning
4 - given the pupil appropriate and timely feedback during the session
5 - given enough feedback to help the pupil understand any potentially safety-critical incidents
This is the Standards Check analysis showing ADI weak spots first published by DVSA in 2014 and repeated here for comparison purposes.
1 - The lesson plan was not adapted, when appropriate, to help the pupil work towards their learning goals
2 - The trainer did not ensure that the pupil fully understood how the responsibility of risk would be shared
3 - The teaching style was not suited to the pupil’s learning style and current ability
4 - The pupil was not encouraged to analyse problems and take responsibility for their own learning
5- The pupil was not given appropriate and timely feedback during the session
6 - The pupil was not given sufficient feedback to help understand any safety critical incidents
7 - The pupil was not encouraged to reflect on their own performance
ADIs need to show they can adapt thier lesson plan, where appropriate, to help pupils work towards their learning goals.
Trainers should not stick to a planned lesson because the needs of the pupil might change throughout the lesson and it’s important to adapt to that.