10: Lesson Planning – practise and route planning for novice drivers

Warning – this unit was last revised in 2007

Unit 10: Lesson Planning – Practise and Route Planning as seen by a novice driver

Research Material:
The Driving Instructor’s Handbook

Finding sensible places to carry out the teaching of different subjects can be hard. You will have found during the course of your part 2 training that finding a good place to practice the Turn in the Road, or reverse park for example can be hard.

Discussion Points:
Finding nursery routes

Understanding how routes fit in with what is already known

Avoiding problems outside the lesson plan

S.C.A.L.P.
Safe Convenient and Legal Places – to perform manoeuvres

Seeing things from the novice’s perspective

Exercises:
Using the area where you intend to work as an instructor, find areas and routes where you could implement the following as first lessons on the subject:
Moving off and stopping for the first time (bearing in mind that you may well be able to progress to turning left and right).

The Parallel Park

Meeting situations

Emergency stop

With your trainer you will drive these routes and risk assess them.

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