Reference-and-Education Driving Instruction "" Fault Assessment and Correction Fault assessment and correction are the most important skills needed when giving lessons with one of the driving schools in Nottingham. Also known as the Core Competencies, these are the skills which count most towards a trainee driving instructor’s exam grading. In this article in my driving instruction series we will look at these core skills in more detail. The three main parts to these core skills are fault detection, fault analysis and remedial action. When giving driving lessons in Nottingham It is not enough just to spot a fault. The fault must be assessed as to why it occurred and a full explanation of how to put it right must be given. This third part is the one that most trainee driving instructors have trouble with. It is not enough just to see a fault and mention it, you must say how to put it right and ensure that the pupil does so. Position yourself in the car so that you can see the eyes, hands and feet of the pupil, as well as having a good view of the road ahead. Bring faults to the learners attention immediately and in a calm and friendly manner. Decide whether the fault can be dealt with on the move or you need to pull up to give an explanation. Always ask the pupil to pull up in a safe and convenient place straight away. When you are analysing the fault use question and answer technique to see if the pupil knows why it occurred. The answer can be surprising and can make the remedial action simple. Plan a course of action with the pupil and give full talk through on the first attempt to correct the fault and transfer responsibility back to the pupil when appropriate. For simple faults this can all be done on the move. If any details were missed out during the briefing or the instructional support offered was not at the correct level resulting in driving faults then the situation can be rectified if you spot and correctly deal with the faults that occur as a result. Pupils should not be allowed to develop bad habits so the driving faults should be made know to the pupil and dealt with quickly. Faults can be dealt with on the move or after pulling up depending on the severity of the fault and the traffic situation at the time. The pupil may be aware that there is a fault but just need a couple more attempts to put it right. It would be good practise not to interfere and break the rhythm of the lesson, but safety is important so do not allow a fault to put yourselves or other road users in danger. Only pull up if the fault is serious or dangerous or a complex explanation is required. If the pupil does not accept that a fault has occurred and wishes to discuss the point. Pull up if a minor fault is repeated despite giving talk through instruction, otherwise use your judgement and try not to interrupt the flow of a lesson. So there is an outline of the core skills required by driving instructors in Nottingham. In my next article we will look at Instilling a positive mental attitude in a learner driver. About the Author: 相关的主题文章: