Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is an important part of being a driving instructor. The skills and knowledge I´ll need to teach my pupils change over time, as do the driving tests and the way driving is taught. To give my pupils the best chance of becoming safe, responsible drivers and passing their tests, I´ll need to keep my skills and knowledge up to date. It´s also important to show my pupils that I´m still improving my skills: no one ever really finishes learning to drive.
As well as being a Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency Approved Driving Instructor , I also have these additional qualifications:
Tri-Coaching Partnership BTEC Level 3 Advanced Award in Coaching for Driver Development.
Tri-Coaching Partnership BTEC Level 4 Professional Award in Coaching for Driver Development. (The industry leading coaching qualification in driver development for Approved Driving Instructors.)
This enables me to adopt a client-centred approach with my customers.
Client-centred learning ( or coaching ) raises awareness and builds responsibility so that you will learn how your personality impacts on your driving behaviour; and develop skills to manage your behaviour safely. A coaching approach empowers you to develop self-evaluation skills and take ownership of your driving once qualified.
Group photo in Nottingham with Sandra Clark and Steve Hope...