An Essential Guide – DAS Lesson Plans
Motorcycle Instructor DAS Lesson Plans are the perfect solution to save time and give trainers the tools to develop their own lesson content. They give the ideal base for every instructor to work from.
Without a lesson plan and without a structured approach to training. A DAS motorcycle instructor often uses an ad hoc teaching method to guide students through a very demanding process.
Essential For Learner Riders
A DAS lesson plan is essential in many ways to teach learner riders. It lays out clear guidelines for each lesson and keeps the DAS Motorcycle Instructor on track and focused as to what they should teach and when. A lesson plan can be created in the planning stages of lesson delivery, trainers can use their own experiences to add to their content and delivery. This enhances the lesson and makes it more realistic in the learning environment.
A structured planned approach, allows a DAS motorcycle instructor to be able to give precise information at the correct learning level. Training should be pitched to the students needs and should highlight gaps in training or to assess a students ability. By understanding the different learning types and levels, trainers can very quickly gauge and then coach at the correct pace for each learner riders needs.
The Direct Access Scheme (DAS) lesson plans have been carefully crafted, to give a good foundation to the content that should be delivered. The lesson plans create a foundation for instructors to use as a base. It helps develop training techniques and aids in creating content that is individual to each trainer.
The DAS Lesson Plan Content
Motorcycle Instructor DAS Lesson Plans are:
- How to position in normal riding and deal correctly with bends
- All aspects of negotiating left and right turns at junctions, including zones of vision and emerging
- Different types of crossroads including those controlled by traffic lights
- How to deal with town centre riding including one-way streets, pedestrian crossings and filtering in slow-moving traffic
- Negotiate roundabouts
- Deal with dual carriageways including overtaking and the effects of the weather
- How to deal with other traffic safely when following behind and overtaking
- Moving off safely from all positions, including angle starts and how to carry out the U-Turn exercise (pushing and riding)
- How to ride in areas of national speed limit, including country roads with an emphasis on negotiation bends safely
- Dual carriageways, how to join and leave safely and follow behind other traffic
- Overtaking, meeting, filtering and leaving adequate clearance to stationary vehicles
- Moving off safely, the emergency stop exercise, U-Turn exercises (pushing and wheeling) and taking the bike on and off the stand
Some of the lessons still in the syllabus are out of date and not used during the assessment. The introduction of the Module One motorcycle test has negated the need to deliver some exercises and lessons. However they are included as this is still part of the training program set out by the DVSA.
Learner riders should be directed to home study to get the best out of their training program.