KS Driving Instructor Training
Providing Professional Learning Services
To Potential Driving Instructors In Shropshire.
- Receive the very best one-to-one training to help you qualify as a driving instructor. Franchise with us at KS Driving School
- Providing advice, resources and training support for ADIs wishing to grow their driving schools or prepare for their Standards Check.
- Up-to-date and comprehensive workbooks for ADIs, PDIs and Trainers.
About Driving Instructor Training
Our Training Philosophy
Quality training is an absolute prerequisite to keep up with current best practice and maintain standards. The introduction of the Standards Check (SC) in 2014, caught many experienced driving instructors by surprise. A client-centred approach, not instructor-led, is now expected by DVSA on their regular assessments of instructors. Teaching effectively, managing any risks and involving our students in the learning process, leads to more responsible, self-aware and safer drivers.
Value for Money
Committing to regular training to develop knowledge and skills, improve profitability and streamline your business, is surely an investment and not a cost. The long-term benefits of regular training is hard to quantify in terms of profit and loss. Without it, we are unlikely to advance and fulfil our potential. The self-belief, confidence and motivation it engenders can be priceless and far-reaching, aside from the pool of talent we meet along the way, who can become useful contacts in the future.
We have strived to deliver training which is value for money for our clients. This meant finding out what their goals and needs were and how we could help our clients to achieve them.
Proven Track Record
A quarter of a century of teaching and training driving instructors have taught me that each student is an individual with fears, doubts, strengths, weaknesses and, in almost every case, a willingness to learn. After training over 600 potential instructors to join the ADI Register and over 200 ADIs to become ADI trainers, I have concluded that no one knows it all and none of us can sit back and relax (not before retirement, anyway!). There is always room for improvement.
Most of my clients, I am pleased to say, also embraced this life-long learning philosophy. I know this because many have returned for development training with me or other agencies.
The Importance of Feedback
We teach in a “small bubble” with students who are rarely able to give us detailed and accurate feedback on our teaching ability. For most, this only occurs once every 2-6 years when DVSA come calling on a SC. For the rest of the time we assume we are doing a good job if our students like us, stay with us, and pass their driving test at some point. Technically-speaking, our standards can deteriorate and we might not notice it until it’s too late, for instance, when an examiner says we’ve failed our SC.
Roles that we as Trainers do.
Our Trainer role in helping instructors prepare for their periodic DVSA assessment is the most important work I do, to help them teach more effectively and stay in business.
The roles within the driver training industry are…
Preparing members of the public to pass their ADI qualifying exams (parts 1, 2 and 3)
Teaching ADIs how to train their own instructors effectively so that they can increase their income and grow their driving schools
Preparing ADI trainers for the ORDIT inspection
Rescue training for ADIs and PDIs who have failed a SC
Delivering bespoke, classroom-based courses to groups of ADIs
Writing instructor training workbooks and presenters
Recording online training material for my clients to view in their spare time
Chairman of the Harrogate Association of Approved Driving Instructors
NDORS trainer (NSAC and NMAC)