Further update – There will be no change before the 1st of December. Also, rumour has it the new part 2 will now include 2 manoeuvres out of both the old and new. (Which makes far more sense to me – maybe they read this blog 🙂 )
The ADI Part 3 test isn’t changing on the 2nd of October. It’s been postponed as the legislation wasn’t able to be updated in time.
I have no-one going through at the planned change over time, by design, (There’s an old saying in sales – “The sale doesn’t count until the money is in the till”, and personally I think in a similar vein with dealing with dealing with target dates from Gov’t departments – It doesn’t happen till it happens, and my clients won’t be the guinea pigs on month one when it does) so I’m not out banging my head against the wall in frustration, but there are plenty of PDI’s and trainers now left in a mess because of this.
If you’re a PDI (and I’m speculating here), you’ll be offered to either continue your booked date and take the old test, or an extension on the pink badge (if you’re on one) to take the new one when it eventually changes. I think it’s extremely unlikely that they’ll run both tests in parallel for a short period as they’d have to amend the redrafted legislation to allow it, but you never know.