The DVSA National Driver and Rider Standards specifically say Coach.
This element is about engaging in a conversation with the learner to help them identify obstacles to learning and strategies for overcoming those obstacles. Note: It is unlikely that a learner will be willing to engage in this process if a secure grounding has not been established in element. The Performance standards You must be able to meet are
1. listen to what the learner tells you about the obstacles they experience that prevent them from applying practical driving skills their understanding of theory
2. help the learner to come up with strategies for overcoming obstacles
3. work with the learner to help them reflect on their experience of the learning programme your feedback the feedback of other providers
4. work with the learner to identify obstacles to their ownership of the learning process and work out strategies for overcoming those obstacles
5. transfer the balance of responsibility for their learning process to the learner as soon as they are ready to take it
6. at all times, exercise your responsibility for the safety of yourself, the learner and other road users
7. work with the learner to agree when they are ready for formal assessment of driving competence Knowledge and understanding requirements You must know and understand a. how to use a range of learner-centred techniques to help the learner identify and overcome barriers to achievement of learning goals b. how to use a range of learner-centred techniques to encourage the learner to join-up their understanding of practice and theory and of different parts of theory c. how to use a range of learner-centred techniques to support the transfer of ownership of the learning process to the learner d. the impact of your own willingness to transfer ownership of the learning process e. the importance of providing regular formative feedback f. how to use learner-centred techniques while putting your responsibility for safety in the learning environment first National standard for driver and rider training 16 of 32 www.gov.uk/dvsa/driving-standards 8. accompany the learner to formal assessments when appropriate 9. work with the learner to help them reflect on their experience of assessment reflect on examiner feedback identify strategies for overcoming problems when they have failed an assessment
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