Get the most from your DVSA theory books to pass first time

by: John Wells on

If you’re hoping to be in the driving seat soon and are adamant that you pass your driving test first time, then there are some great tips to give you confidence and ensure you have covered all the aspects you need to help you succeed. Years ago, the theory part of the UK driving test was just a few questions from the examiner, but the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) brought ...

Stock up with our full range of driving school supplies

by: Luke Micallef on

Summer and early autumn can be busy times for driving schools. The longer days mean that many test centres increase the number of available tests. Additionally, the summer break for schools, colleges and universities means that many young people have more free time to learn to drive. Learner drivers of all ages also like to take advantage of the extra daylight hours and favourable road ...

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

by: Jon Ellard on

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

by: John Wells on

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...

How to become an approved driving instructor (ADI)

by: John Wells on

There are many benefits to becoming an approved driving instructor (ADI). From the strong sense of work satisfaction to the flexible working hours and the freedom of being your own boss. There are a few steps you need to take before you can become a fully qualified ADI. Firstly, you can find out at gov.uk whether you are able to become a driving instructor. Step 1: ADI theory test This is ...

Books to help you pass your theory test

by: John Wells on

Learning to drive can get really expensive and you probably want to pass your test as quickly as possible. The Driver & Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) have published a whole range of Theory books to help you pass your test. Below are 3 of the essential books that can help you pass your theory test with ease: The Official Highway Code As a learner driver this should become your best f...

MSA review of Target 51 - The Standards Check

by: John Wells on

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 ...

Colourfile Professional Plus - DIA Review

by: John Wells on

I was delighted to have been asked, on behalf of the Driving Instructors Association (DIA), to review and provide the foreword to this excellent training aid. Having been involved with driver and instructor training for many years I have always found the Colourfile range of products to be a valuable resource, not only while teaching learners but also when training potential driving instruc...