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Approved Driving Instructors

Being an ADI involves more than teaching someone to drive. You'll be responsible for developing a high standard of driving behaviour among drivers. To help support your development and further your career as a professional driving instructor Transport for Buckinghamshire (TfB) organise training courses to support delivery of your lessons and increase knowledge and awareness of road safety issues.

Keeping you informed

Transport for Buckinghamshire would like to communicate with ADIs via email. Having your current contact details means that we can send you relevant and timely emails concerning training, events, campaigns and other road safety information. If you would like to receive this information then please update your details here.

ADI Associations

There are also a number of ADI associations that can help to support you and provide valuable contacts and opportunities for joint working. If you would like more information on how to join then please contact:

Aylesbury Vale Driving Instructors Association

Richard Stansfield (Chairman) 07738 408089 richardstansfield@btinternet.com

Joan McFarlane (Secretary/Treasurer) 07712 522680 mcfarlane.driving@gmail.com

Phil White (Events Organiser) 07944 509438 philthyfish@lycos.com

High Wycombe Association

Simon Parker (Chairman) Tel no 07748 484946
Sue Champion (Secretary) Tel no 07979 864761

Milton Keynes Association

E mail: mkadiassociation@gmail.com
Or contact: Rachel Smith (Secretary) 07721 412745
Derek Wormald (Chairman) 07958 715927

If you would like your association added to these pages then please contact us.

ADI Training Courses

Since 2010 TfB have delivered a number of ADI training courses in Buckinghamshire & Milton Keynes. The idea is to support ADI Continuing Professional Development (CPD). These have ranged from ‘Coaching and Human Factors’ to the new ‘Standards Check Course’. The feedback has been very positive and we do try to keep them as affordable as possible.

The Standards Check - Client Centred Learning Course - book here 

** New date added ** The original course (Feb 28 & March 22) is now fully booked. Details of new dates below.

How ready are you for your standards check?

A two day course designed to help ADIs reach the required standard is being delivered by Buckinghamshire County Council during May and June.

The training is based on client centred learning, often referred to as CCL and incorporates a number of instructional approaches. Topics covered include – lesson planning, problem solving, reflective & active learning strategies and risk management.

This 2 day course will be delivered by Ian Edwards from Edriving solutions.

The next course date is:

Date: Wednesday 23 May and Thursday 7 June. You will need to attend both days to complete the course

Venue: Aylesbury Fire Station

Cost: Places are £40 for ADIs that live in Buckinghamshire or work with the Buckinghamshire Road Safety Team. For ADIs outside the area, the cost is £140.

Refreshments will be provided but please bring your own lunch.

To book your place click here.

Day One – Educational Principles (Wednesday 23 May)

What is CCL?                                   Memory

The CCL Spectrum                          Teaching Styles

Why use CCL                                   Problem based learning

Feedback                                          Goal setting

Questions                                          Lesson structure

Day Two – Practical Application (Thursday 7 June)

Goals for Driver Education (GDE) Matrix and application

Case studies

Video clips of teaching styles

Standards check competencies

Self-evaluation

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