Direct Access Scheme Instructor
DAS Instructor Training
Prior to taking the Direct Access Scheme Instructor Course, instructors must have passed the two day assessment at Cardington (DVSA Training Academy).
Once this has been achieved, instructors can book and attend the DAS assessment. They must demonstrate their ability to teach riders on larger motorcycles.
The Three Phases
It is important to be fully prepared to undertake the half day assessment. There are three phases to the assessment:
- Firstly, introducing a larger machine
- Secondly, developing skills in an off-road environment
- Finally, delivering three pre-selected lessons during the on-road riding session.
Lesson Planning and Delivery
Instructors should have Lesson Plans for each Direct Access Scheme lesson to fully understand what and how they are going to deliver all lessons. A good portfolio of drawings and diagrams will help to deliver the on-road session.
It is important to engage with customers and bear in mind, a picture paints a thousand words. This will help the student to visualise certain scenarios and gives the instructor a structured, planned approach to their training delivery.
Instructors will be expected to be fully prepared and give instruction that is pitched at the correct level to the student (role-play with an examiner/assessor).
A good training manner with a client-centred learning approach will ensure lessons are delivered articulately and without confusion.
Your Route to Qualification
- Direct Access Scheme Instructor Course.
- Pass the half day assessment at the DVSA Training Academy
- Introduction to the motorcycle. Explain the differences between smaller and larger machines
- Conduct on-site training. Identify faults and give remedial advice
- Deliver three lessons during On-Road Training
Who You Can Train When Qualified
- As per previous instructor certificates
- Learner riders on larger powered motorcycles
- Down Train other instructors