A new training course for driving instructors, piloted by Bucks County Council, has been such a success that it will now be rolled out nationally.
The course will now be offered to the UK’s 40,000 Approved Driving Instructors (ADIs) and will be managed by Road Safety GB, a national road safety organisation. It will be delivered across Bucks by Road Safety GB members, including the county council.
The course helps ADIs develop their skills to meet the requirements of the new grading structure introduced by the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) at the beginning of April.
Buckinghamshire’s pilot course was successful in its aims to give ADIs an understanding of ‘client-centred learning’ which is at the heart of the new standards check.
Client-centred learning involves giving the learners the information in the way that suits them best,
Feedback from ADIs was very positive with many stating that they now feel more confident.
Ruth Vigor-Hedderly, cabinet member for transportation at Bucks County Council said: “We are delighted that we can deliver this course to our driving instructors as part of a nationwide initiative to raise driving standards.
“We will continue to work with ADIs locally as we believe they are a key partner in helping to reduce the number of young drivers killed or seriously injured on our roads.”
ADIs wanting more information or wishing to register interest in attending a course should contact the Road Safety Team at Bucks County Council on 01296 382450 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.