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Being an Approved Driving Instructor (ADI)
Your job will involve mixing with all sorts of people, some of whom you may not find easy to get on with. You will need good people skills and a lot of patience and understanding, as well as:
- a thorough knowledge of the theory and practice of driving
- an ability to teach
- a facility to keep abreast of changes in the statutory regulations that govern the content and conduct of driving tests as well as driving instruction
- an ability to provide a professional service to people from very diverse backgrounds
- and some business acumen
The benefits of becoming a fully qualified instructor are:
- you can be self-employed
- you can choose what hours you work
- if you are successful you can generate a reasonable income
- there is the opportunity for a high level of job satisfaction
- you have the opportunity of starting new drivers on the road to a safe and enjoyable motoring career
Entitlement to registration
You will be accepted onto the Register if you meet the following criteria:
- you hold a full UK or European Union (EU)/European Economic Area (EEA) unrestricted car driving licence
Any EU/EEA licence must either be exchanged for a GB licence or a GB counterpart. Advice on exchange of foreign licences is available from DVLA
- you have held it for a total of at least four out of the past six years prior to entering the Register after qualifying
A foreign driving licence, an automatic car driving licence or a provisional licence held after passing the driving test, all count towards the four years
- you have not been disqualified from driving at any time in the four years prior to being entered in the Register
- you are a ‘fit and proper’ person to have your name entered in the Register
The Training Courses delivered by JEDS Driving School are a result of many years of hard work, experience, knowledge, dedication and commitment shown by our founding instructor and instructor trainers. This is to ensure that our school and all our trainees have the very best in driving instructor training in every aspect of the course.
On the Instructor Training Course you will receive:
- The study pack, all text books and Hazard Perception CD ROM and 5 sessions of classroom based study to complete the DVSA Part 1 exam.
- Up to 12 Hours of one-to-one training in preparation for the DVSA Part 2 exam.
- 40 Hours one-to-one in-car and classroom training in preparation for the DVSA Part 3 exam.
- Dedicated personal tutors available to provide extra guidance and support, from one of our ORDIT registered training officers.
DVSA Part One:
Tuition covers all the subjects listed in the Driving Standards Agency’s (DVSA) syllabus. Our Course consists of 5 sessions of one-to-one classroom tuition with a trainer, together with mock exams and periods of home study and revision. Course study material in the form of books and DVDs are all provided.
DVSA Part Two:
You receive on the road driver training of 5 sessions on a one-to-one basis. This will be given to ensure you are ready. We provide a suitable fully insured motorcar for the in-car training and DVSA Part Two Test
DVSA Part Three:
You will receive 40 hours of in-car and classroom training on instructional techniques and practice. After completing your 40 hours, you will continue to receive further training until you qualify as an Approved Driving Instructor.
DVSA STANDARDS Check:
After qualifying you will receive an appointment to attend a check test at your local test centre. Further training is available at no cost, providing you have attended all three parts of the qualifying training.
Fleet Trainer Qualification Course
Experienced drivers need to be coached using completely different methods from those used in basic learner driver training. All professional driver trainers need to be specifically skilled in how to do this effectively and efficiently.
The emphasis is more on developing better attitudes than just giving fresh knowledge or teaching new skills. Fleet trainers are trained to instill a safe attitude towards driving, by the use of planned, skillful coaching, often concentrating on what may have been forgotten rather than to overload the clients with new skills. On-line risk assessment will highlight the specific training needs of most company drivers, therefore, suitable training courses can be prepared in advance to ensure that the training meets a client’s needs.
The skill of a fleet trainer is to provide clients with the opportunity to develop their existing skills in a supportive environment.
To provide prospective fleet trainers with the skills required for entry to the DVSA Register of fleet trainers, who can be relied upon by the fleet driver industry to provide good quality training for qualified drivers
- Delivering fleet presentations
- Risk assessment
- Driving licence and eyesight check
- Show me/tell me (basic vehicle checks)
- Attitude and behaviour
- Coaching skills
- Safe loads
- Use of MSM and Eco-Safe driving
- Urban and out of town driving including national speed limit roads
- Motorways (where possible) and dual carriageways
- Planning and awareness
- Night time and all weather driving
- Personal and vehicle security
- Journey planning