Not all drivers are equal - how to approach confident and nervous drivers

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When it comes to teaching learners to drive, most driving instructors automatically vary their methods depending on the student in question and their confidence levels. A nervous driver will likely need reassurance and patience, whereas an overly confident driver may need to be reminded to drive defensively and with caution. When is the right time to put someone forwards for their test...

How to pass the ADI exams

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In order to charge for driving lessons you must first become an ADI (approved driving instructor), which involves proving your competence by passing a three-part test. The qualification requires you to demonstrate your theoretical knowledge, hazard perception skills, practical driving ability and ability to teach pupils, all of which are essential to being a successful and capable drivi...

Our ADI training materials can help support your initial training or CPD

by: Jon Ellard on

One thing all approved driving instructors (ADI) know is that they have to be on top of their game at all times. Students rely on their instructors to be up to date and knowledgeable on all aspects of driving. That’s applicable whether you’re a recently qualified ADI or have been an instructor for 20+ years. In order to pass your ADI exams, you need to be confident in teaching the pra...

Support your PDI training with our practical guide to the ADI standards check

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Our PDI training books can help you work towards passing the ADI standards check and starting your career as a qualified driving instructor. Our manuals are designed to help you pass all three stages of the ADI exams with ease. Once you have passed parts one and two, you will just have the practical standards check to complete. We have created a manual to give you the best chance at pa...

Preparing for the ADI standards check

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Firstly, there are a few common things that ADIs fail their standards checks on: Failing to adapt during the lesson – to the drivers needs or style Not properly covering risk management Too much or too little communication with the pupil No learning appears to take place and therefore no clear value for money What is an ADI standards check? The Driver and Vehicle Standards Ag...

ADI training materials from Grade Six Supplies

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It’s so important to keep up to date with driving tests and DVSA requirements. As an Approved Driving Instructor, staying on top of your game gives your students much higher pass rates. Our ADI training materials are here to help you in your continued professional development and ensure that you offer the most relevant training and lessons to your students. All our training materials ar...

New Release: DTS Complete Theory Test 2016

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The Complete Theory Test for Learner Drivers, Motorcyclists & Trainee Driving Instructors - 2016 edition. EXCLUSIVE to G6S: Card wallet edition: Less packaging = Less waste = Lower price! ISBN 9781843266174 Trade orders with volume discount can be made here. FEATURES   Theory Test - With over 1,200 official revision questions from the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency. Hazard Per...

MSA review of Target 51 - The Standards Check

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Our latest product, Target 51 The Standards Check was recently reviewed in Newslink - the monthly publication of The Motor Schools Association (MSA):  "Written by regular Newslink columnist Steve Garrod in partnership with Dr John Wells. Target 51 is, according to the blurb on the back of the book, not intended to be yet another textbook on the theory of teaching techniques that ...

DIA comments on new Target 51 Standards Check Guide

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We were delighted to receive the following endorsement from the Driving Instructors Association  about our latest title available to driver and rider trainers. "Since the introduction of the standards check in spring 2014, our industry has seen lots of changes in the way we deliver training. ADIs are moving towards a client centred approach to training that incorporates a...

About Colourfile Professional 3

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Thank you for considering purchasing the 3rd edition of Colourfile Professional. Since the Colourfile® range of teaching tools first appeared in 1990 the driving test has seen many changes and continues to evolve. The training of instructors has also evolved to keep up with the needs of the profession and the clients it serves. The ADI is no longer expected to teach only to L-test stan...