The “see it”, “say it”, “suss it ” and “sort it” system by Bob Morton

Hi, this first of my eight short articles of the see it, say it, suss it and sort it system of training created by the great Bob Morton of Client-Centred Learning.
Before the creation of the now used format of the three main competences of ADI Part 3 which are lesson planning, risk management and teaching strategies we were marked and graded against three other competences.
These were fault identification, fault analysis and fault rectification. This was spotting a driver’s errors, finding out why they were doing them and then instructing them to stop them from happening. This is in most instances was instructor led, where the instructor would make all the decisions, without much input from the pupil.
This in my mind was a simple system to master and I like simple systems like this. Can we maybe use this old system and adapt it with client centred techniques. We most certainly can!
Yes, as trainers we need to be focused on improving our pupil’s performance, where learning is taking place. We should be keeping the vehicle safe and giving value for money as well. By using the see it, say it, suss it and sort it in a client- centred fashion will address all these three areas of delivering a great driving lesson.
Ok let’s explain the See it, Say It, Suss It and Sort Its system by the use of a diagram.
Risk Identification- See it, Say it
Suss it (risk analysis)- Cause, consequences
Sort it (remedial action)- Change the plan, Level of support
As you can see virtually nothing has changed from the way we traditionally used the original comps in the old check test system. The only difference now is that we involve the pupil more in the process when using client-centred learning.
In the next few weeks, I will be explaining each of the six stages at the bottom of the table (See it, say it, Cause, Consequences, Change the plan? and finally, level of support.