Working alongside your Streetwise trainer, they will help you track and monitor your progress throughout, completing an evaluation form after each in-car session.
Evaluating your own progress and recognising your strengths, limitations and development needs is key to being self-aware. This means you can set your own goals knowing exactly what it is you need to do in order to improve your driving skills and driving instructional techniques. The in-car sessions focus on your driving technique and help you develop this to beyond a DVSA Part 2 driving standard; your commentary driving skills; and your driving instructional techniques, so that you understand all about lesson planning, levels of instruction, core competencies and feedback.
Communication and Feedback
We look at different learning styles and how to build rapport; different questioning techniques and the importance of asking effective questions; the use of feedback for personal development, and for the development of the student driver; different feedback techniques, such as eliciting feedback and the use of scaling. The overall focus is on client-centred learning techniques with a look at the theory and research that underpins and validates this approach.
Coaching Conversations and Goals for Driver Education
We focus on how to hold a coaching conversation in order to address the higher levels of the Goals for Driver Education (GDE) and how to develop thinking drivers. We use the GROW model to structure coaching conversations and essential coaching skills of Questions, Listening, Feedback, Rapport and Intuition. The GDE framework sets out everything a driver needs to know and do in order to drive the car safely. It shows how the personality of the driver and the context of the journey impact on the choices and decisions the driver makes when dealing with traffic situations and controlling the vehicle.
DVSA National Standards
We look at the DVSA National Standards and show how they underpin the way we teach people to drive and the knowledge and information a driving instructor needs. The standards have a focus on client-centred learning and the new Standards Check that every driving instructor has to complete, assesses that the ADI is giving value for money and ensuring learning is taking place. Many driving instructors find the National Standards confusing and complicated. We help bring a dull topic to life and aim to leave you with a clear picture of what you need to know and do in order to address the standards and be an effective and successful driving instructor.
Part 1 - A Theory Question and Hazard Perception Test.
Preparation is via self study with a DVSA Driving Instructor Theory books and Theory Test pro
Part 2 - An Advanced Driving Test.
Preparation is via in car training assessments and remedial action to build up both your on road driving skills and mental preparation.
Part 3 - A Test of Instructional Ability.
Preparation is via in car training instructional techniques and use of a Trainee Licence to teach pupils.
Once you have passed all 3 tests you are now know as a Fully Qualified Approved Driving Instructor or ADI for short.