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Speaker 1: (00:04)
Morning Perry McCarthy the original Stig from top top gear. Perry, let's kick off this interview. Just give me a brief history of your driving career
Speaker 2: (00:21)
brief history, I never followed motor racing. when I got to college I started because a friend of mine, who was really a big, big fan and I started drawing formula one cars because I was studying art amongst a few other things and I really got into the sport, really enjoyed reading about the drivers and at the same time, I was just started driving on the road, which wasn't everybody's cup of tea to be quite Frank, but these two things, that I really enjoyed my driving very much indeed. And then a couple of fluke things happened and a pal of mine actually set up that the chief instructor of brands hatch come out to meet me, because worried about my driving was kind of getting around the bend. And, uh, he turned up at this music shop where I was demonstrating some pianos and I said, I'm like, yeah, I want you to come with me.
Speaker 2: (01:18)
I've heard about driving basically. So we went to brands hatch. I took them around, messed up considerably thinking I was Jack the lad. Yes. Didn't I get it quick but like, you know, not good. He was about 60 at the time, Graham, you know, and was fantastic. Just show me exactly how it should be done. The only thing is I did kind of learn quickly so I got back in and then just absolutely blasted it and but did it well. Mmm. It was right there. And then that Liz said is kind of, he felt that was the best they'd ever seen. Um, which is pretty good because I, I wanted it to have something to do cause I was pretty crappy at everything else. That was it. The decision was made to say, right, I want to be a racing driver. You said I've got to be a racing driver.
Speaker 2: (02:05)
But then I found out they tax money a lot of money. So I went to work on Lucio oryx for the next two years or so, um, to get the money to get to stop. So then I came straight into formula Ford, uh, against a lot of people with their carting backgrounds, international cards, UK cards, et cetera, and formula 40 single seaters. It looks like a formula one cup, but much more, but with no wings back then, et cetera. The ideal way to start this out. Yeah, we'll add some started in karting, but then Santa came into form and is, it's the proven pathway really. And I kicked off very, very quick, uh, but didn't know what I was doing. Race strategy zero to keep it on the track was pretty much zero. Um, but I stepped three poles out, six races, and then I got my act together a bit more, started thinking a bit more, um, one of the British championship and then a year out after a big crash and he came back formula three against Damon Hill, Johnny Herbert, Mark Blundell. But there's a whole bunch of us that kind of
Speaker 1: (03:14)
Speaker 2: (03:17)
big nights. Big bucks. Yeah, yeah, yeah. Uh, and then after that it was international from the 3000 so that was the level, just below four middle one and then finally getting into formula one with a really small team, good on drown mode up, which was a disaster.
Speaker 1: (03:33)
Do you want to relate this experience?
Speaker 2: (03:36)
Nice. It was a disaster. You know, I mean there's one thing I'm thankful for about, about that experience is that I'm actually sitting here talking to you today because that could have ended badly. They were,
Speaker 1: (03:48)
but at least this this near fight or experience with them.
Speaker 2: (03:52)
Yeah, well that, I mean that was a, the biggest example of that with them was in qualifying for the Belgium grand Prairie and I went into what's called overage, which is a really, you know, it's a big book corner, but certainly was back then. Yeah, absolutely. Flat out and yet slightly left a compression and you've got to get it right. Then going up a Hill and then a kink on the left and a on the exit and turning into about, I don't know, I think it was about 196, 195 the steering jam. Anyway, long story short, I felt it immediately jam the brakes on and still only just made the corner because of the tightening. And I suddenly thought, okay, the steering racks flexing. So what that means is that we've, even that piece of rubbish, there was dynamic download, download it, push, but it flex the steering rack. And if you flex the steering rack, you can't have the steering arm go in. That's why it says I was very lucky I did everything right. But I was also lemon lucky on that. Um, when I came in I found out that they knew the steering rack.
Speaker 2: (05:00)
So then you go, well, this isn't proper form at one team. That was it. So it's the, the F one dream was left in taxes. So cut. Long story short, I then came back into what's called sportscar sign for Lotus and then Chrysler and then panels and ended up with a Audi, which is, if you're not informative one, you want to be writing for Audi. I'm sorry that did skip being in America for two years where things went through well for me. So that was great. So yeah, I've been around the block a bit Graham as you know.
Speaker 1: (05:29)
Absolutely. I mean, you know, um, you know, um, after reading your book flat out flat broke as well, which is a great read I've got, I'll give that a plug very cause it is a great rate if you're on a beach, which done on this hour at the moment. But if you've got nothing to do on Colby get Paris book, cause it will make the tinier for a few hours without a doubt. It brings the guy,
Speaker 2: (05:51)
unless you, um, you can't, you can't get it actually download it on Kindle, but you can't get new copies anymore. We've stopped the run on that Kindle things there. So hopefully people will have a love for a bit, but they shows you that behind the scenes stuff. Cause that was a brief summary that the main thing about the career is being a racing driver is organizing the funding and I'm being with the right team and trying to desperately get those opportunities that if you feel you, you're pretty good to be able to show it. You know.
Speaker 1: (06:24)
So let's just follow us for, we add it, you end up on some,
Speaker 2: (06:28)
well it was actually the book to be quite honest because it's um, the book encapsulated, you know, all the ups and downs trying to get to formula one. And we had a great book launch party in London, a lot of friends from formula one there. A lot of friends from TV including Jeremy, Jeremy Klassen and he's Andy series producer, which is Andy Wilman. And they were both there and it was actually at the booklets. The gym said, Hey listen, top gear has been unfair for quite a long time. We're bringing it back and we've got an idea for you. I said, Oh yeah. He said, yeah, instead of wanting it to be this secret racing driver back then, as you know, the original stake me, it was dressed in black, so it's all black. So he said, um, we're going to have you dressed in black boots, black overalls, black folks, black crash helmet, a black visor, and we're going to call you the gimp. And they were really serious. Now when I'm not being good again. Anyway, it went back, went forward a bit and finally we settled on the steak. So, and that's uh, and of course none of us had any idea how big top gear would become and a well known stick it become. So it was, it was a bit of foam.
Speaker 1: (07:41)
Yeah. No. Excellent. And they, you know, there's been many sticks that you've decided to fly off the end of the, um, you know,
Speaker 2: (07:48)
there's only been one more, one more color stick if you like, but a few people will have,
Speaker 1: (07:55)
has played in I guess. Yeah. Okay. So I to bring cause cause you know, a lot of the people who follow me are in the driving. And so I just want to ask you what your mind strengths. I've got a flavor of it now, but what would you consider your mind strength as a driver?
Speaker 2: (08:13)
Uh, well I was a road driver or driver. That's a bit of crossover actually. Yeah,
Speaker 2: (08:23)
I've got some attributes. Um, and one of them is the ability to concentrate. So I think that that's relevant in both motor racing and road driving. I think that that's the biggest frustration, um, that I see is that you just see people, we think they're in their lounge and that the car's going to get there automatically. You know, it's, you got to concentrate, you gotta be thinking, uh, as you very well known. Um, and that's, that's the, that's the biggest thing. You know. So with motor racing you do need some level of bravery. You do. But what you've got I have around it is judgment. Yeah. So again, I don't want to talk about bravery on track and end using that on the road. Cause those two shouldn't go hand in hand. But the judgment should, and again, judgment is a condition of concentrating. You know, it's like you'd probably say something different to this, but if I had one message to get out there to get out there, one message, I'd say drivers look that way. Not when your pals not looking down, they're not texting or even on Facebook or something like that, which is insane. I don't know. That's an expertise of mine. Yeah. Yeah. I used to be six foot two before the crashes.
Speaker 1: (09:55)
Yeah. I mean, I mean that is that the skill of what a co um, relaxed focus, it is a skill that takes time to develop. And you know, a lot of the people that I've worked with, a training, inexperienced drivers who model, they're driving on other people, their parents, they might. Um, and I suppose it's someone wanting to, and I don't know how, and I'm just asking this off the top of my head. Um, you know, because there's a lot of boys out there, always one of them. Um, so he matched test, right? Testosterone, you know, did some silly things when I was learning the driver and real silly things. I'm sure, you know, as young men, a lot of us have. Um, but if I want you to get into, um, maybe letting that go on a track, where would you advise them to govern? Start now you've got any, any thoughts? Cause there'll be some people go, I'm not my voice. I've got this young boy, I'm trying to drive his complete or I don't want him doing it on the road, but I don't know where to go to go and develop that skill. Should we say?
Speaker 2: (11:06)
Well I God, I don't really know what to say on that one. Because you know, the, the easiest entry cost racing read is carting and there's a lot of circuits where you can arrive and drive. So you spend either 20, 25 foot whatever for an hour, you can go out and cut. But, but there's not an awful lot of similarity between a car and a road car. Yeah. So it may be instituting a bit of false confidence there because you know you're in a car and you want to just go faster and faster and being harsh with a car is okay. You won't get that lap time but, but you don't, it's not as translatable being harsh to have a road car. You know, you could say for the value of what your, uh, your questions about this, that you'd want them in a road car to go on the track. But that all starts getting blooming expensive.
Speaker 1: (12:08)
I think the other thing is, you know, and I'm not, we breed over confidence as well. Yeah. And they need, like if the gal in the round car on a track by then go, I can do it ran at roundabout.
Speaker 2: (12:20)
Well I do you know something though that you've hit on a point there because again, it would only be valuable on the track if you or somebody else was sitting next to them. Yes. Because they might then just go, well now I'm on a track and now I can completely flip it around and do it. I mean, honest to God, I'm not being judgmental here because that's exactly where I kicked off. But you know, I was quick but I didn't have a clue, you know, so it was only because I had somebody who was an instructor with me just saying, Hey, listen, you've got all the qualities. Now take out some of the bad bits. And I think really even in motor racing, that's what I try a dirty. Um, clearly things are happening immensely high speed, but I know most of the time I've done something wrong.
Speaker 2: (13:09)
Yeah. And so what I'm trying to do every lab is to refine my approach and as a career I'd rock was to refine my approach and just go, okay, look, I'm not trying to be the next big thing with this, with this step change, you know, but what am I doing wrong? And if you can cover that, you get better anyway. Yeah. We have a road car. I can't have, I thought you always kind of, I had a bit of a smile on my face. If somebody is, you said, not necessarily, Oh, Perry company that fast. You took that, whatever. But what I kind of like is to say, crikey, you, you,
Speaker 1: (13:51)
Speaker 2: (13:53)
change down, turned in and went through it and it seems seamless. You know,
Speaker 1: (14:00)
I can just say I remember sitting next to you and your poach and um, you know, we had a little drive to the shops and back should we say?
Speaker 2: (14:07)
Yeah. Yeah. So it's, um, I think that's, so it's concentrating on all the little bits on how to put them together and that's only on how you drive. Then of course there's the, there's the entire game on the road about predictability. You know, you're trying to work out who's going to do what and it's like a chess game and it kind of actually interests me and it, believe it or not, it's actually our aerodynamics because it is fluid dynamics. So who's gonna be stomach? If somebody stops there, it's going to compress the traffic there. Somebody is going to make a decision to do this or that. Excuse me. Second. Um, can I just take this a second?
Speaker 2: (14:50)
How? Yeah, I'll just go. That was good. Uh, how does it match out? Good head checks and um, I mean in interview at the moment, I'll call you back in 20 minutes. That's great. Okay. Like about the job, sorry, we've just discovered is a Dutch commentator, former one commentator. Yeah. So, uh, so what was you saying? He's also crazy as, okay. A bunch of lies. That guy he used to drive as well and he was nuts, you know, so it's at the timing, it's, it's about trying to put that together, but it's about seeing what's going on and that fluid dynamics thing that I was just touching on. It's just when you concentrate, you can predict something. So you're limiting risks. If you're not concentrating then it's all happening to you. Are you playing catch up and you go, well how did that happen now? Clearly of course there are some just surprises on the road that you can't, you know, predict. That's, that's it. And that's when concentration and hopefully reactions, even though I would normally say people need to drive on reactions because that's wrong. Yeah.
Speaker 2: (16:18)
Yeah. When something really bad happens though, it's as well to have those reactions and your reactions will be better if you've already concentrating on ready for stuff, you know? Okay. We used to have this expression on the old rigs. It was like living in a state of constant unease and that's how you should live. You know, you don't want to give yourself a heart attack, but you should be aware if anything's wrong, look at it, take notes a bit because you know, you are working on a grenade out there. So, and it's exactly how it should be with driving. You should, you shouldn't be completely relaxed. There should be a little bit of unease. I'm just going, what's happening over there? What's happening over there? Yeah. Everyone's trying to kill me.
Speaker 2: (17:09)
Just going to do my best to stop exactly what I tried, but I just want to change the subject and I don't care. Um, well, I mean, crikey, as difficult one heroes, you know, you come into people like center, um, people who's driving you really, really a mile. Uh, Hamilton. I mean, he's, the guy's a genius. He is absolutely brilliant. He really is. But it's been a, it's been a whole host of characters I've really adored over the years. I mean, when I, when I first kicked off, it was people like Alan Jones, the Australian F1 champion and khaki Rosberg, you know, they were the people that I thought, wow, they're real Jack the lad. They think I'm really feeling the car around and they're so cool and you're veteran enough of course. Mmm. And I never met jails, but I went on to no, but of Alan and khaki. And that's a real thrill for me. James James Hunt as well. Of course. Yeah. But you see personality shine through sometimes in the cars, their approach, um, levels of aggression or levels of thoughtfulness. You know, you had somebody like Nikki, Nikki Lauder or Alan bras and they are very, very bright people, you know, almost the engineers at the same time. And in fact they were engineers, you know, they could really work out what's going on. But then you had maybe the more cavalier spirit of somebody like James or khaki Rosberg or, yeah, Nelson Piquet was brilliant driver, three-time Roach. I mean there's a whole host of people.
Speaker 1: (19:10)
Okay. I'm going to get near the end of this interview, so I've got a couple more questions. Um, because I know your time short, you got to get back to this guy, but you got back on the track last year in some way. I remember seeing some pictures in there that you just tell us a little bit about about that. Is that going to happen again in the future or is that a bit of a one off?
Speaker 2: (19:32)
Yeah, it's really interesting you should mention that because you're somebody who believes we never stopped learning and so am I. And I was invited to come back after crikey, a 17 year layoff, I think it was. So, um, okay, let's do it. But it was so completely different. It was the European Rallycross championship, the Titans. Now of course these things are running turbos and their four wheel drive. And of course radicals means that you're half on tarmac, but then you go on to gravel.
Speaker 1: (20:06)
Well, I know you wrote model and cool track when you lead in Hill.
Speaker 2: (20:09)
Yeah, that's right. Yeah, yeah, yeah. That was my first race. Yeah. So I'm against the guy who won the world championship in Ronnie cross, the guy who came second in the world [inaudible] so it was an all star cast. Um, the funny thing is I actually led both my first two races. Nah, there was no talent. It was an absolute fluke that I absolutely got a brilliant star. And then of course over the next five laps they at me. But the, but the, there was a real difference in driving the four wheel drive and how you turn in and you slide it because sure. Driving in the rain in motor racing, et cetera, I'm kind of, I was very, very good in for some reason I have no idea why, but you know, you drift the car a bit of opposite load, balancing the throttle, all these sorts of things.
Speaker 2: (21:01)
Your feet are going like this and everything else with the four wheel drive, totally different thing. You know, you have to die Tony and even more and flora to Trump. Pull yourself out of it and getting that through my head sometimes. I mean the other guys, the real good guys. Well actually coming in teaching me to just like, yeah cause many, they were from Scandinavia and so they speak like this so they're coming stay flat flat on that plateau. Stay flat. I can do the accent more than the driving I did. I did actually start getting the hang of it and I really had a great time. Would I be coming back this year? Obviously the device and everything doubt it next year. Um, I don't know to be gone. His grandma go to a fairly serious business somewhere big time next year. I don't think I'm going to have any time. Yeah.
Speaker 1: (22:00)
Cause obviously, you know it obviously is figured. I'd love to come and watch you again. You know, so obviously it's on itself. Each one look very, if you're going to get back in a car, I want to come and watch it. Yeah.
Speaker 2: (22:11)
Thanks mate. But again, certainly that the, when I'm trying to describe driving, um, in a race car or on the road, again for me, there's something that I kind of love to take this opportunity to point out from my opinion. And again, I know we share the same opinion, but in a race car, you're going very, very, very, very quickly. Yeah. Buy, buy, buy now, whatever the conditions are, the moment that you're behind the race car, you're reacting to it. Yeah. Okay. So that's when you've got a problem. I know I have been in those conditions before because I've had such little testing. So then you've just been driving on a lot of bravery, which isn't, but I'd be forced to do that, you know, because there's no time. So you just got, I'm not completely sure what I'm doing, but I'm staying flat through to school and I'm praying, you know, that's it.
Speaker 2: (23:03)
Um, but the genuinely what you want to be doing, and especially in road car, is that anybody who's going very quickly and isn't ahead of the car, they're the people who are rough with the car. And I think that's quick. Yeah, they're rough with the car because they're playing catch up. The car is quicker than them mentally if you're ahead of the car of whatever speed it is. And hopefully it's not too high speed. But whatever speed is, if you're ahead of it, you're the one breaking, changing down and that's keeping it smooth and the cars coming with you. There's a very different side of it. [inaudible]
Speaker 1: (23:43)
that word Perry.
Speaker 2: (23:45)
Speaker 2: (23:46)
because whenever I'm thinking skill by striving and not mind by or emotional skill, by striving, I want you to judge yourself on smoothness. Yeah. And you know, it doesn't take one can actually practice that on the road. And I would advocate just practicing it. Just say to yourself, okay, I'm at fairly low speed. I'm going to play a game. How much can I feel of my breaking my change down and turn in? And once you've started mastering the technique at a fairly low speed, then you can maybe just upped the ante a little bit to just go, okay, now, um, as the police might say, making progress. Yeah. So just really nice, smooth, good pace to drive. Nothing nutcase. But now you're super smooth and the people in the passenger seat, so you really notice that. Okay, Perry, I've got two questions. One is my question I ask everybody. So this is actually the big question that everyone has to answer is such a tough question. And the question is, as you think on right as an interviewer, absolutely. You know, I don't think anybody to match you. That's another point. And the final closing question. If you could choose one super hero power, what would it be?
Speaker 2: (25:27)
Hmm. Immortality. Immortality is great, but if I'm just going to carry on getting older, I'm falling apart. I may have chosen not aging about 20 years ago, but now it's got to a point where do I want to stay like this for the rest of my life? It's just, I've just accepted it. It's downhill. Okay. Thank you for being a great interviewee. Maybe I can do this again. Some stage you get in the future, it would be brilliant, but thank you for your time. So I'm going to say goodbye now. If you want to say goodbye to my audience and then I'll stop the recording. Yeah, I'll tell you about [inaudible] as well. We'll speak again. Um, but it's always good fun chatting with you, and I've got a lot of respect for how you approach driving your thoughts and especially your skill and ability to actually communicate with people and, and, and teach them. Whereas I, um, maybe not as calm, not as good as you at that. So it's, um, it's like you save lives doing what you do, so that's great. Thank you Perry.
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Interview with Ian Lavell Tri-Coaching Partnership Driving Instructor Trainer Becoming an Approved Driving Instructor (ADI) Thinking of becoming a driving instructor? You’ve come to the right place! An Approved Driving Instructor (that's what ADI stands for), can be a rewarding and very positive career. You'll help the next generation ofdrivers to be safer, and more courteous on the road. You'll help learners to acquire and develop a life skill that will play a major part in their day to day lives. There's a great sense of achievement when you pass your driving test and as an instructor you get to share that sense of achievement. The benefits of training with Qualify: Driver Education & Training: Continuity of training – the same trainer throughout the process from initial contact to passing your test. Training available at various locations throughout Northumbria Cumbria and South West Scotland. Part 1: Theory Test: All training materials supplied On-line training to cover all subject areas and hazard perception One to One training for hazard perception Support by phone, email or in person. Part 2: Driving Ability 10 Hrs of one to one coaching to improve driving ability Start learning about part 3 as you improve your driving Part 3: Instructional Ability 48 Hrs of one to one training to cover all aspects of planning and delivering high quality driving lessons. Low Cost option to work with Qualify: Driver Education & Training as a trainee licence holder or as a qualified ADI. Ian also runs Standards Check Workshops which help you focus on lesson planning, risk management and teaching and learning strategies. These courses delivered online or in person will show you how to pass your standards check and achieve a grade A. http://qualifynow.co.uk/becoming_adi.php Structure - Our course is designed in such a way that you will be able to fit it in with your other commitments. The training will take place in the car and this will be on a one to one basis, supported by a comprehensive set of online training materials, including videos to prepare you for each of the in-car training sessions. We offer an integrated approach, which means you will train to be a driving instructor, rather than focusing on just passing the three parts of the qualifying examination (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3). No other driving instructor training course has this 'big picture' approach. Usually, courses focus on helping you pass the tests - an old-fashioned approach like this does little to prepare you for your exciting new career as a driving instructor. We work with you so that you learn how to reflect and self-evaluate on your own progress - an approach that is then passed onto your learner drivers, so that they develop their skills in self-evaluation and will be safer on the roads when they qualify. We know that one in five newly qualified drivers is involved in a serious crash within the first few months of driving unsupervised. This is an appalling statistic that needn't be the case, if newly qualified drivers were equipped with the skills they need to recognise a 'near-miss' and were then able to take steps to avoid something similar happening again. We will advise you and work with you to take the three parts of the qualifying examination. Content - The content of the course has been developed so that you will understand what is involved in becoming a good driving instructor. This insight will then enable you to go and complete the three parts to the qualifying examination. The course focuses on the National Standards from the DVSA and, in particular, the National Driver and Rider Training Standard, which sets out the competences you will need to demonstrate in order to be a driving instructor. In the same way as you will be placing a far greater emphasis on safe driving for life than getting through a driving test when teaching your pupils to drive, we will be focused on developing your skills as a driving instructor rather than teaching you to pass a test. The Part 3 test is notoriously difficult but often this is because all the focus of the training has been narrowly targeted at the Part 3 test and subjects / topics, rather than transferable skills. We focus on a whole breadth and range of skills and techniques and develop your understanding of when to use and apply them, so that when you go for your part 3 test, it is like sitting in an interview and showing off your skills. Delivery - The course is delivered by trainers, dedicated to ensuring you have a great learning experience and go away equipped to become a successful and competent driving instructor. All our trainers have completed the BTEC Level 4 Professional Award in Coaching for Driver Development. This is the only qualification of its kind in the world and focuses specifically on coaching in a safety critical environment. http://www.drivinginstructortrainingc...
Interview with Sammie Taylor Tri-Coaching Partnership Driving Instructor Trainer based in Hull, East Yorkshire chats about her life and about her journey in how she became a driving instructor. Sammie has a real passion to help others succeed and that's one of the reasons why I became a driving instructor. Coming from a very client centred background, my people skills and love of driving soon led me into my chosen career! As soon as I qualified, I knew that I wanted more and enrolled on some self development courses to ensure that I could deliver the very best instructor training and that's when I found the Tri-Coaching Partnership and became one of their registered trainers. http://www.drivinginstructortrainingc... As an advocate for continual professional development, I have completed the following courses with Tri-Coaching Partnership: BTEC level 4 in Coaching and Driver Development Train the Trainer Presentation Skills Since 2018 I have been helping instructors develop their skills through rescue training and I have since added a full training package onto my services, where quality training is guaranteed. I work mainly in the Hull and East Riding, occasionally travelling around the country to help driving instructors improve their skills and have had many customers coming to Hull from far and wide including the South West and Scotland. If you would like to speak to me and ask me about becoming a driving instructor, I would be happy to answer your questions and arrange to meet for a coffee to discuss your needs. Driving Instructor training has become focused on client centred learning and Sammie who scored 51/51 on her part 3 standards check has embraced her continual professional development as a driving instructor trainer. https://www.sammietaylor.co.uk/about
Driving Instructor Training in London and Home Counties Standards Check Training in London and Home Counties ADI CPD Courses from one of the industry's leading ADI Training companies. Tony has been training Potential Driving Instructors (PDIs) since 1996 and in that time has successfully trained literarily hundreds of people to success. He also trains qualified driving instructors to become ORDIT trainers. A great deal of his work is involved in helping people that haven’t had a good experience with their original training provider to get through the ADI Part 3 exam. He is an expert in quickly recognising where improvement is needed and taking away the mystery of the process. Student Testimonials "I had already failed my Part 3 twice having had training with another local trainer. The driving school that I worked with put me in contact with Tony Phillips who is a very well known and respected local trainer. What was different about the training was that he put me in a position of working from using my own personal background and previous experience which really helped me to understand how I should approach the exam. I ended up passing with a 6 and a 5 which was completely out of the blue but still a very pleasant surprise." Steven Read more testimonials "Tony, a huge thanks for helping me calm my nerves and getting through another check test! Very pleased to of received an 'A' with an overall score of 48 wow! hopefully won't have to do another one for several years, and when I do I will be in touch again :) I kept your notes from our previous training sessions and along with this most recent session put everything together and had ample information to help me plan and prepare. Your friendly and informative approach worked perfectly for me and I learned a lot that I can use going forward in my teaching. Thanks again and keep in touch! - Rahan - Grade 'A' " June 2016 Driving instructor training is an accessible career change. But changing career is a big decision and one that is best taken from an informed position. Driving instructor training can be overwhelming to the uninitiated. There are lots of questions that you will need a straight answer to. With this in mind I have written a number of articles explaining, in the simplest language, the process to become a driving instructor: https://www.drivinginstructorcourse.c... Am I eligible to become a driving instructor? How much does driving instructor training cost? Getting through the ADI part 3 Driving Instructor Statutory Costs (Exams and Licensing) Driving instructor training FAQs Where does your instructor training take place? If you can't find the answer to a specific question then please don't hesitate to contact me to find out more about becoming a driving instructor. Please get in touch for more information about becoming a driving instructor: Mobile: 07803 047 824 firstname.lastname@example.org Tony specialises in helping students with their ADI Part 3 Instructional Training. Either as a first time trainee having just passed the Parts 1 and 2 exams or for those that have tried previously and are finding the Part 3 difficult. If you’re having trouble, don't worry you're not alone. Over the years Tony Phillips has helped countless trainees to get through their ADI Part 3. Being a highly qualified Driving Instructor Trainer, Tony has great experience at Part 3 Remedial Training. If you can’t get Part 3 training when you need it or if you feel you’re being let down, contact him for some good quality driving instructor training. He can help you to understand how to give good driving instruction and pass that ADI Part 3 exam! On your first session, he’ll see what it is that you’re doing right and then see where it needs revising! He’ll work on the principal of “if it isn’t wrong, don’t fix it!” In other words , he'll keep in what you’re able to do well, work with you on the parts that might not be quite so good and then together you'll then replace them with something better. It’s as simple as that! The key is for him to help you to help yourself. https://www.drivinginstructorcourse.c... ADI Part 2: The test of driving ability Tony Phillips has a great record for getting people through their ADI Part 2 on their first attempt. The secret? It's all in the mind; get yourself in the right frame of mind and you should sail through. The ADI Part 2 has three sections to it: eyesight, car safety/maintenance questions referred to as "show me, tell me" and driving. Understandably it’s the driving element that is the most challenging for most trainees. https://www.drivinginstructorcourse.c... http://www.drivinginstructortrainingc... and https://www.tri-coachingpartnership.com/
Kent Driving Instructor Trainer Barry Moss chats about his driving school and driving instructor training
Kent Driving Instructor Trainer Barry Moss who lives near Dover chats about how to become a driving instructor the impact being a driving instructor has had on himself and how there are now four members of the family involved in the Moss Driving School. To become an Approved Driving Instructor you must be cleared by the DVSA as a fit and proper person. ADIs are in a position of considerable trust. The ADI Registrar protects the image of the register and maintains the public’s confidence in the ADI industry. To become a Driving Instructor you will need to pass three tests. ADI PART 1- THEORY TEST, ADI PART 2- DRIVING ABILITY TEST, ADI PART 3- INSTRUCTIONAL ABILITY TEST. A minimum of 40 hours training is needed for the ADI Part 3. Working with one of the leaders in driving instructor training and professional development training, we will give you up to date training and support along every step of the way. We also offer the TCIT course in conjunction with Tri-Coaching Partnership, to supplement your training. Once you have carried out your 40 hours training you may apply for a PDI Licence. This licence will allow you to take payment for lessons that you carry out whilst still training to become an Approved Driving Instructor. Whilst you are training on a pink licence or offering free tuition instead of going on a PDI licence, you will be sponsored by Moss School of Motoring. For your ADI Part 3 Test, you will be assessed on a lesson that you will conduct with a current student, while being assessed by a Dvsa examiner. You’ll be marked on 17 areas of competence that are grouped into 3 categories: lesson planning risk management teaching and learning strategies The 17 areas of competence are listed in the ADI part 3 test report form, which the examiner will fill in at the end of your test. You’ll get a score from 0 to 3 for each of the 17 competencies, which are added up to work out if you’ve passed the test, and what your grade will be. You will have gained the skills and knowledge needed for this test through your training undertaken with us. Once passed and you have received your Approved Driving Instructor licence you may decide to become an independent instructor or hopefully continue to work alongside Moss School of Motoring. We will continue to offer you ongoing support and additional training for your standards check tests and continuous professional development. If you would like to know more than please visit the website
BECOME A DRIVING INSTRUCTOR WITH MOSS SCHOOL OF MOTORING CALL BARRY ON 07501 754285
Driving Instructor Trainer Richard Spiers based in the Brecon Beacons chats about life, driving instructor training & the ADI Standards Check
Interview with Richard Spiers Tri-Coaching Partnership Driving Instructor Trainer the man to go to if you want to become a driving instructor and live in South Wales. Richard is a driving instructor trainer based in the Brecon Beacons. Being on the Official Register of Driving Instructor Trainers the DVSA ORDIT register Richard has all the credentials you need to help you with the part 1 theory test, part 2 test of driving instructor ability and the part 3 test of instructional ability which is now based on the ADI Standards Check.
You can find out more by visiting Richards website by following this link
Driving Instructor Trainer Mick Knowles discusses driving instructor training in Yorkshire and his passion for helping PDI's
Mick Knowles Tri-coaching partnership driving instructor trainer and coach talks about his passion's his life and he his company Xpert driver training will help you to become a driving instructor.
Taken from Micks website just follow this link and book a free consultation.
Deciding to become a driving instructor, (ADI) is a big decision, not only is it a new career path and a source of income for you but it is also a very rewarding job, helping learner drivers gain their independence.
So why, do trainee ADI’s cut corners with their training?
They often look for the cheapest training around. This training is more often than not NOT as cheap as it looks at first glance. There are pitfalls to taking cheap training and I will try to point out some of those pit falls to you, with in this blog.
Driving is a life skill, something that will be with you for the rest of your life and something could also take your life or someone else’s if you get it wrong! So, by cutting corners we are not only risking our lives, but also our learners lives and other road users!
I am not saying you should only go for the most expensive, but you need to look fully at the package you are buying into and especially the T&C’s in fine detail. As these people like myself are business people looking at making a living, so most of them will have the T&C’s firmly stacked in their favour!
I speak to a lot of PDI’s and ADI’S, that when they trained all they were given from their training provider for their Part 1 training, was a copy of the Highway Code and Driving, The Essential skills and told to go away and pass their theory. So, what does the majority of PDI’s do? They go and use Apps and pass their Part one that way! What benefit has using Apps to learn the questions by Rote learning given them for their Part 2, 3 and future career as an ADI? Absolutely nothing at all!
What trainers should be doing is giving PDI’s more support in their training, not leaving them to it! I was left to it and didn’t like it at all. I was lucky though, a colleague I served with in the army was training at the same time, so we worked together which helped!
What we do at Xpert ADI/PDI Training is work with you the learner all the way through. We use the TCIT Training package, which is based around 17 in car modules. All three Parts are fully integrated into these modules, so you are not left on your own to study for your theory and then come back for Part 2. You work towards all three Parts on each session.
That is not the only difference, as I mentioned before most ADI Trainers only give out the two books mentioned. We supply as part of the TCIT Package all these publications!
You can see from the picture that there are two DVSA publications, DVSA National Driver Training Standards and DVSA National Driving Syllabus. At a recent meeting of ADI’s and PDI’s I was shocked at the number who had never seen these through their training. Some didn’t even know they existed, this included PDI’s from one of the big national schools!
There are many issues I have come across in my time of training PDI’s, but one that really shocked me was the tie ins that training companies employed.
I recently spoke to an ADI who was given free training to become an ADI! The catch was that he was then tied in to a 5 year. This ADI pays £90 per week, all he gets for his money is pupils! Yet the surprise is the cost of his training, it wasn’t free! Over the 5 years it has cost him £23400! That is outrageous!
Why did the PDI sign up for this? Probably because it looked like a good deal at the time, but I bet he wishes he’d worked out the maths before signing up!
Another company charged £1000 for the training and then tie you in with a 12-month contract paying £250 per week! That has just cost you £14000 before you even pay yourself! At their lesson prices that is 500 hours of lessons before you make any money for yourself!
At Xpert we don’t insist in tying you in to a contract, you can train with us and then leave if you want or join the team on a rolling 12-month contract, with a 30-day notice period.
To find out more about our training packages including costs, either call Mick on 07790456012 or send us a PM through our Facebook page.
Kev Field Ordit Registered Driving Instructor TrainerNow offering Driving Instructor Training!
I know that becoming a driving instructor is not easy. It takes hard work, motivation and commitment. I have continued to develop my professional skills by completing the BTEC level 4 professional award in Coaching for Driving Development, become a Driver Metrics accredited coach and I’ve undertaken the training to deliver the Tri-Coaching Instructor Training package.
I will use all of this experience as well as my own experience of being a driving instructor to support you to achieve your goal of becoming an independent or franchised driving instructor. I am Ordit Registered and can offer you driving instructor training.
If you are new to the industry then I recommend that you invest in the Tri-Coaching Instructor Training workbook and resources as a way to structure your learning and development to get your future career off to the best possible start. This will give you access to emails, webinars, videos, course book and all the materials you need to help you prepare for and pass Parts 1, 2 & 3 of the examination qualification.
If you want to find out more about Kev Field he is based in Leighton Buzzard just follow this link to his website.