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Are the PSTs 1 - 10, the order in which a pupil is expected to be taught to drive?
No, there is no definite order in which you teach people to drive.
how ever, if you were going to perhaps create a definite order then it might well be some thing like that.. it makes sense to do controls first and then moving off for a beginner but TIR is next and you may or may not do that until later - plus you may have someone pick things up quickly and you move on to turning left or right and emerging.. up to you of course.
Dont forget that most times people can already drive a bit and so you jump from subject to subject as the lesson demands according to your teaching plan for that ppl.
Thank u for your reply!
Would you also be able to tell me if you were to get PST7 on your Part 3 exam, do you assume that PST 1-6 has been covered, and does the pupil know how to do them?
The PSTs are purely exams.
Several PSTs have the lesson of pedestrian crossings and signals. Why would
anyone wish to teach such a strange combination, and, in reality, who ever gives
a signals lesson? Signalling is usually taught, perfectly adequately, as part of MSPSL,
roundabouts, or junctions.
In the real world, you will have to plan your lessons around your customer's needs
and the teaching opportunities that you have available to you. For example, after
teaching the basics of moving off, you would probably want to move on to some
kind of junction work, but what do you do if there are no suitable junctions near
your location? You may choose to cover roundabouts instead.
You might also decide to introduce your pupil to an aspect of driving and then revisit
it later in a more demanding form, so it is not necessary or correct to cover subjects
in any particular order.
A lesson subject can be as big, or as small, as you want it to be, as long as it is
of value to your client.
When you go for your Part 3, the examiner will give you a brief word picture of what
he or she has covered. You could ask some suitable questions if you wish to clarify
little miss sunshine I assume you are referring to the phase 1 parts of the psts??
if you look at the phase 1 subjects of psts 1-2 its fair to assume that a ppl doing approaching jcts will have covered these but you will have to look out for any errors say with msm or signalling.. you are being assessed on pst 7 and not psts 1-2 though (but if they commit a moving off fault for example you should pick up on it)
best thing to do is ask using q&a to find out what they have covered.. its unlikely psts 3-6 will come into what you would be doing on pst 7 even if the ppl has covered them before.. I can see why you asked your original question now....... i wouldn't worry too much about it in that respect
thanks again, all your help is greatly appreciated.