This guide is produced for driving instructors to use in two ways; to share techniques with your pupils to combat nerves and anxiety, but also for PDIs to aid with Part 2/3 nerves and for ADIs to use for their own Standards Checks. We advise our pupils to treat their test just like a driving lesson, but are we able to do this ourselves? No matter how experienced you are as an ADI, the majority of us still get nervous when it comes to being judged by the examiner. It doesn’t help when we know that our whole career rides on that one hour exam, and if you are on your third attempt at Part 2/3 or SC, then if you don’t pass, you are waving your career goodbye.
You may have invested a great deal of time and money in training, but if you can’t control your emotions on test, then all that training will be for nothing. This guide gives you proven psychological interventions that will enable you to reduce the negative emotions that inhibit performance, allowing you to take your part 2/3/SC with confidence in your ability.