Summary of Changes to the Standards Check, Part Two and Part Three Assessment in response to COVID-19
Why are these changes needed?
The industry already recognises that working in vehicles, in close proximity to pupils and candidates, carries a higher risk than in many professions. Because of this, standard operating procedures have been adapted across driver and rider testing and training to limit the risk of infection from COVID-19. As ADI and PDI assessments require three people to be in vehicle, extra precautions must be taken to limit exposure
Why is it important to continue ADI/PDI assessments at this time?
We mustn’t lose sight of the fact road risk is a public health issue too. Ensuring those delivering driver training are up to standard is an important factor in managing that risk. It is important we continue ADI assessments to ensure the quality standard of learning is maintained and these assessments are a regulatory requirement.
Evidence shows a direct link between high performing trainers and pupil pass rates.
To mitigate road risk, it is important we do not neglect instructor assessment and enforcement at this time
Why not reintroduce role play?