CBT, CBT SUPERVISOR & DIRECT ACCESS INSTRUCTOR
A DOWNTRAINED INSTRUCTOR: is an instructor who can only teach CBT. Furthermore he can only work for the ATB who trained him. We, at Fast-Trak do not teach applicants to be Downtrained Instructors, unless they are to be working for us.
A CARDINGTON INSTRUCTOR: will have attended the DSA Testing Establishment in Cardington, Bedford, (hence the name) and will have been assessed, over a two day period, not only in his ability to teach CBT, but also in his ability to supervise other CBT instructors.
All ATBs must have a Cardington Instructor.
A DIRECT ACCESS INSTRUCTOR: will already have qualified as a Cardington Instructor. He will then be assessed, again at Cardington but this time over a half day, without the supervision element.
CBT SUPERVISOR (CARDINGTON ASSESSED)
At this point it might be helpful to explain the normal format at the DSA Training and Testing Establishment, Cardington, Bedford.
Your initial assessment will take two days. Two or three candidates will usually be assessed together. Take the following as an example.
Candidate number one will act as a motorcycle instructor and will train the examiner - acting as a novice rider - in a certain skill, say, the emergency stop. The role of candidates two and three will be to assess the performance of candidate number one as well as that of the novice and offer remedial advice where appropriate. In that role they will be acting the part of a supervising motorcycle instructor.
After that session the second candidate will carry out tuition of another subject, with the other candidates acting as supervisors.
And so on for two days.
It follows therefore that at the end of that time you must have shown a high level of competence as a motorcycle instructor teaching CBT whilst also assessing the teaching ability of other instructors.
You will be assessed on your ability to instruct a pupil both face to face and by radio. Your own riding skills will also be taken into account.
If at Cardington you successfully complete the two day assessment you will be entitled to apply for a licence to establish your own Approved Training Body.
If you fail at Cardington you can lose all your instructor entitlements. If you fail twice in a twelve-month period, you will be banned from applying for a further assessment for the remainder of that time.
The Cardington course lasts for two weeks.
DIRECT ACCESS INSTRUCTOR
If you wish to train pupils on unlimited motorcycles you will need to be additionally assessed at Cardington for the more powerful machines. This is a natural progression from CBT Supervising Instructor.
Our direct access training course lasts between three and five days and will normally be added to the CBT Cardington course. The direct access DSA assessment at Cardington takes a half day and is on a one to one basis. There is no supervison element.
You can not qualify as a direct access instructor unless you have previously passed the two day Cardington exam. If you fail the direct access assessment you do not lose your other entitlements.
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