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#1 07-06-06 21:32:23

jazzyc
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cardington special test

hi everyone,
im thinking about having go at it, anyone done it? offer any advice etc
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#2 07-06-06 23:57:41

sipin
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Re: cardington special test

practice, practice, practice and more practice,

it's hard to not commiit 3 minor faults in 90 minutes, when I did mine you where only allowed 2 minor faults

I think that we all will have to do it for CPD not to mention £117 to the DSA


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#3 08-06-06 07:23:08

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Re: cardington special test

Its two years since my last Cardington special, I try to do it every 3 years and as far as my report says it was a pass, no mention of any number of `driving faults`or limits, I missed a speed limit sign after leaving the M1 but corrected at the next repeater.

I think in spit of the cost its well worth doing just for the personal satisfaction.

As for the standard, as above practice until you are to part 2 standard again.

I would recommend you get a mock test from a trainer though, its always good to be `tested` by a stranger.


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#4 08-06-06 10:37:32

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The Cardington test is graded A, B, C, or D

Grade A up to 3 minor faults
Grade B up to 6 minor faults
Grade C can't remember the number (might be 16)
Grade D One or more Serious or dangerous fault

At the end of the test the Examiner just adds up the faults which then gives the grade, we as instructors all aim to get the A grade but B and C are passes too.


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#5 08-06-06 15:14:49

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Re: cardington special test

So why doesn't my report state grade A? My write up mentioned just one driving fault (the last time a referred to a fault as a minor my SE ADI picked me up on it, bit touchy on that)

Like I said its a couple of years since my last Cardington so maybe its changed?


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#6 09-06-06 11:15:54

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Re: cardington special test

I did my Cardington  less than a year ago, On the rear of the report there is a box for the examiner to put in the grade acheived.

On your certificate you should also have A grade mentioned


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#7 19-07-06 21:15:21

jazzyc
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Re: cardington special test

ive been trying without sucess to book a cardington special test, phoned cardington got answer phone, spoke to dsa they said phone cardington so i did again and left message. nothing back from them so spoke to se at local test centre he said phone cardington told him i had already many times  roll tried about 20 times now still get bt callminder, ive checked number as well its correct...any ideas anyone?

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