DVSA created the national standard for driver and rider training (GOV.UK), which sets out the knowledge, skills and understanding you’ll need to provide a successful programme of driver training. The standard is important for making sure your pupils not only learn in a safe way, but also learn to become safe drivers. In addition it makes sure you keep your skills and knowledge up to date.
National standard for drivers
There’s also a national standard for driving cars (GOV.UK), which describes what car drivers need to know and be able to do to be safe and responsible on the road. This is what your pupils will be working towards as they learn to drive: if they meet the standard, they should be a safe driver and be able to pass their test.
More detail of the skills and understanding needed to fully meet the national standards is given by The Official DVSA Guide to Driving – The Essential Skills. The means of acquiring those skills and practising them to the standards is detailed in The Official DVSA Guide to Learning to Drive.
To see how to do mock tests for your own or colleagues’ pupils to confirm they meet the standard before taking their practical driving test, visit GOV.UK.