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More P2 passes on first attempt

 

 

Congratulations to Lydia Thompson in Liverpool, Merseyside and Angela Taylor in Crewe, Cheshire for passing their Part Two tests.

Lydia joined the Surepass Platinum training course in March this year and passed Part One and Part Two test on the first attempt.

Angela joined the Gold course in April 2017 and also passed both tests first time.

Great work from their Surepass ORDIT trainers, John and Vicki.

Driving Test changes: new ‘show me, tell me’ videos

With less than 3 months to go to until the driving test changes, the DVSA have published new videos about the updated ‘show me, tell me’ driving test questions.

During the test, examiners ask your pupils 2 vehicle safety questions – known as the ‘show me, tell me’ questions.

Currently, both questions are asked at the start of the test, but from 4 December 2017, your pupils will have to carry out the ‘show me’ question while they’re driving.

You can:

Updated book

The DVSA have also updated ‘the official DVSA guide to learning to drive’ book to include all the new elements of the driving test. This edition will be available to buy from Monday 18 September 2017, from www.safedrivingforlife.info/shop.

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Improvements to ADI part 2 and 3 tests

The DVSA are making changes to the ADI part 3 test to align it with the national standard for driver and rider training and the standards check test.

In her latest blog post, ADI Registrar, Jacqui Turland updates you on the implementation date for the part 3 test and tells you about changes we’ll be making to the part 2 test.

Another course sold in Paignton, Devon

 

Welcome to Robert Boull in Paignton, Devon who joined the Silver driving instructor training course.

He’ll be under the watchful eye of our ORDIT training manager Keith Morgan

Another course sold in Kings Langley

 

Welcome Mrs Holmes, who purchased a Silver course yesterday.

Mrs Holmes told us she had considered joining another well known training provider but has changed her mind. She is keen to get started having recently retired and finding she now has the extra time to dedicate to her studies.

Another Part One pass

 

Congratulations to Leanne Thompson in Westhill, Aberdeen who successfully completed her Part One test of Driving Theory and Hazard Perception.

Leanne now moves on to her Part Two training for the Advanced Driving test.

“Refreshing and informative”

All our driving instructors are encouraged to undergo continuous professional development [CPD].

Some take the BTEC Level 4 course offered by Tri-Coaching partnership. Surepass also provides in-house workshops to further our driving instructors knowledge.

Just recently Graham Hooper from Tri-Coaching gave a thought provoking incite into the forthcoming changes to the ADI P3 test. Then there was Diane Hall’s from “L of a way to pass” – her workshop on helping understand our driving instructors to teach pupils with learning difficulties got rave reviews:

Here’s one review from our ORDIT registered Senior Training Manager in Scotland, Greg Davidson:

“Thanks you so much for organising yesterday. I thought it was a great day. Both the morning which I found refreshing and informative.  It is always great to meet new people also and see how they are progressing with their journey in our industry. I hope I brought a little of my experience to the day, but I certainly gained from the day. With respect to Diane (& Chris) it was really thought provoking and backed up on what I have been doing this year on my BTEC Level 4 course with Tri-Coaching partnership. “

Bill Plant driving school rescued from administration

We’re delighted to see that it’s been possible to rescue Bill Plant Driving School Ltd following the losses associated with their change in operations, as reported by Insider Media Ltd.

One question we’re sometimes asked by potential new driving instructors interested is where is it safe to place their money when they’re looking at training courses and what should they do if a driving school goes into administration or is bought out as happened to Bill Plant, RED, BSM, AA, Instructor College and others.

It’s a difficult question to answer, but things to consider are:

  1. How long has the business been operating?
  2. Are funds kept in a client account or ‘put into a pot’ to fund other aspects of the operation?
  3. Is the company ORDIT registered? [it’s a measure of financial stability in part]

If you do have concerns about handing over your hard earned money to any driving school – and who would blame you given the names of some of the schools that have been in the press recently – then come and talk to us. It’s a free call to 0800 08 38 441.