You need to show your examiner that you have the ability to plan your driving lesson
in order to provide a complete service to your future learners. This gives you the
chance to show off your organisational skills and the fact that you can stick to
your prepared lesson structure in a high pressure environment, like that of an ADI
part 3 test!
Although you will normally be providing driving lessons of a duration of minimum
1 hour, you need to adjust an unorthodox lesson plan which will last just under
30 minutes. Begin your lesson with a briefing, find out what your ‘pupil’ did on
their last lesson or their knowledge on the chosen pre set test. For example, if
your chosen PST is the ‘turn in the road’ manoeuvre, you can ask what was done in
the last lesson and see if any of that can relate to this manoeuvre. If no relation
can be found, ask whether the ‘pupil’ is aware of the peep & creep technique and
ask how to operate the foot pedals to successfully execute this technique as the
same thing will be used to move the vehicle here. Ask about any reference points
the ‘pupil’ has used and how they use them, then you can incorporate the reference
points used for the turn in the road manoeuvre into the conversation. After your
brief Q&A session, you should give your ‘pupil’ the aims and objectives for the
lesson so that they are aware of what the ultimate goal for the next half hour is.
Providing aims and objectives will show the examiner that the lesson has a meaning
and not an ‘anything goes’ mantra surrounding it, your aims and objectives for teaching
a partly trained pupil the turn in the road manoeuvre should be something in the
Aim: In today’s lesson you will learn how to correctly perform a turn in the road
manoeuvre. Objective: At the end of the lesson, you will be able to accurately perform
a turn in the road manoeuvre ensuring that full control of the vehicle is maintained
and you make effective observations throughout.
Now that your ‘pupil’ is aware of what will be involved in today’s lesson, the next
stage is to go over the main points concerning the specific pre set test you have
been given, you shouldn’t be too specific here and just cover the most important
points. Our lesson plan downloads include the main points needed for every PST,
you can download them here.
You have now provided effective Q&A, gone over the aims and objectives and covered
the main points, all thats left is to allow the ‘pupil’ to practise what you have
taught them. Use the time wisely and don’t spend too long explaining what they have
to do without allowing your ‘pupil’ to try out what you have taught them. Finally,
you should use your last few minutes of the lesson to recap what you have learned,
you can still ask questions during the recap to find out what was learned, you can
also swiftly go over what will be learned next lesson or how skills from this lesson
will be strengthened next time around. Providing a carefully structured lesson to
your examiner will show your ability to keep to time limits and your ability to
provide vast amounts of information in a short time span, successfully delivering
a well planned lesson will result in at least a score of 4 on your test.