After failing my 1st standard check test back in May I contacted Leigh to help me prepare for my 2nd attempt with his brilliant training/mentoring I passed today with a fantastic 39 /51 massive thanks Leigh , highly recommended


I would like to thank Leigh for all his help and support for my recent Standards Check, I achieved a Grade A.


I just wanted to say thank you for your help in July, Today I had my Standard Check and Received a Grade A. Thank you so much for your input


gradeABespoke and confidential standards check training, either on a one to one basis or I can sit in and review one of your normal lessons – or a combination of both.

Instructors who have previously passed under the old ‘check test’ system, or newly qualified instructors who have received training solely based around the Part 3 PST’s to qualify, sometimes have problems adjusting to what is required for the Standards Check.

Does this mean you suddenly have to become an expert in coaching?

Not at all, and the DVSA agree with me – From the ADI1 examiners manual:

The important thing to remember when considering teaching and learning styles is that it is not just about coaching. It is about client-centred learning. Our judgement should be about whether the ADI can help the pupil to learn in an active way. Also, remember instruction based around the core competences used currently is pretty good. We must not throw that away. We are trying to increase the options available to an ADI. Coaching is a powerful extension of the range of options. It is not an automatic replacement for any of the existing ones.

I can show you how your existing levels of instruction will meet the standard.  I am rated as a Grade A, and attended SC courses both before and since my SC and also run classroom-based Standards Check Workshops.

DVSA Cardington

Earlier this year I was also one of a small number of trainers invited by the DVSA to Cardington for a workshop on the SC/Part 3 and proposed changes to the ORDIT scheme.

I can advise you on the common pitfalls, and techniques the SE is looking for to evidence against the competencies in the National Standard for Driving Cars and Light Vans, and the training standard which the entire SC is based on.

Contact me for a FREE hour one-to-one briefing on the standards check requirements.

Practical sessions are a minimum of 2 hours at £40 per hour, to include  30 mins pre-lesson brief, observing a 1-hour session with your client, and 30 minutes debrief.

Note I cannot supply a driver for your SC.

Other terms and conditions apply – ask for details