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...

Responding to emergency vehicles training aid

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Fortunately it is relatively rare for drivers to have to respond to emergency vehicles. This means, however, that driver trainers tend to deal with the subject only if an incident occurs during a lesson.  The Highway Code offers little guidance on how to deal with emergency vehicles in many situations and the public often responds inappropriately to the presence of emergency vehicl...

Driving Test Angels

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Heart racing, mind going blank, legs shaking and loss of concentration are all symptoms associated with fear and are often manifest by test candidates. Is this always due to lack of preparation? As a psychotherapist specialising in Performance Anxiety and Exam Nerves, Christine Pirrie says not. The reality is that the way our brains function can cause these physical symptoms as part of our ins...

Stars Support Hard Hitting Road Safety DVD

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BUSK has produced this DVD and booklet pack for all age groups who either travel by road or who make arrangements for others to do so. The pack has been produced for use by teachers and road safety professionals who deliver training to schools, youth groups, community transport groups etc. Uniquely the DVD is broken down into several chapters so that training can be delivered not only to d...