DVSA Update: ADI Restarting ORDIT – changes to the assessment process

In early 2023 DVSA will be increasing the number of assessments for existing members and new applications to join the official register of driving instructor trainers (ORDIT).

We limited ORDIT assessments after the pandemic to focus examiner resource on delivering ADI part 2 and 3 Tests. We will be restarting them with increased capacity from early 2023.

ORDIT trainers whose registration has lapsed will now need to apply for reassessment. ADIs who were applying when assessments were limited in 2020 will now be offered an assessment.

DVSA is committed to continually raising professional standards and ensuring learner drivers (and instructors) have access to the highest quality tuition possible. As a result, the ORDIT assessment process will be changing.

Changes to ORDIT assessments

Both new applicants and those reregistering will still need to achieve a Grade A on their most recent ADI standards check. In addition, DVSA will also review information available about their work as an ADI, for example, how their pupils and trainees perform when taking tests.

We will also be introducing a compulsory pre-assessment engagement call, like the one you receive ahead of a standards check. It will cover areas like test information, continual professional development (CPD) and training records.

In the practical assessment ORDIT applicants will no longer have the choice to offer feedback or advice from the back of the car. Instead, they will need to ‘role play’ being a pupil and simulate faults for their trainee to correct.

We will be contacting the ADIs who were applying when assessments were limited in 2020 about restarting their application.


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