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New ADI Standards Check test due April 2014.

The new Standard Operating Procedure for the Standards Check due in April 2014 is now available to download from GOV.UK.

This is the procedure to which the DSA examiners are being trained to in order to carry out the forthcoming standards check. In order to understand it fully, you will need to download from the links within the document the SC1 form, and the reflective log.

This document will replace the current ADI 1 Standard Operating Procedure. It is a must read for ADIs, to help them to ensure that they will meet the new standards.

A copy of the DSA National Driver and Rider Training Standards should also be obtained through the GOV.UK website as the Operating Procedure refers to them too.

We knew she could do it…

If you read yesterdays post you’ll know that our very own Customer Account Manager, Vicki Hulse, sat her ADI Part 2 exam.

Vicki told us she didn’t sleep much the night before, had the usual nerves and anxiety you’d expect to have before you’re about to take an exam which will completely change your career.

Vicki was expertly guided by her personal Senior Training Manager, Geoff Rose, who correctly predicted she would pass.

What’s really inspiring about Vicki’s story is that just a couple of months ago Vicki was part of our sales team and now in a matter of weeks she could be teaching her very own pupils and on her way to an exciting new career.

The same could happen to you. Why not give our Driving Instructor help line a call today and have a chat to one of our experts about how you can change your career in as little as 12 weeks.

Call 0800 08 38 441 Lines are open Monday-Friday 9am to 8pm.

Here’s Vicki to tell us her story:

Vic gets ready for her ADI Part Two test

Our very own Customer Account Manager Vicki Hulse decided she wanted to be a Driving Instructor.

She joined the Surepass Platinum course on 2nd August 2013, passed her ADI Part One exam on 5 September, completed her Part Two training by 17 October and today (23 October) has her Part Two test.

Vicki has completed her training at her own pace and at times convenient with her busy work schedule and family life.

Here, a delighted Vicki tells you a little about her training.

Good luck for today Vic.

 

 

 

2 Young 2 Die – volunteer ambassadors wanted

The 2young2die campaign does not presume all young people want to, or will, drive. It does not teach driving skills. Instead, it helps young people consider the carnage and global warming caused by driving, their options as drivers, passengers or non-drivers, and encourages them to campaign to end dangerous, unnecessary driving.

An important starting point is getting young people together in workshops that are led by volunteer ambassadors. This gives young people the opportunity to view hard-hitting online resources and have group discussions to explore the issues among themselves, including solutions, and start to plan their own campaigns for their own communities.

You can become one of our network of volunteer ambassadors, delivering such workshops, by attending the low cost, one-day 2young2die course. No experience is necessary to attend the course, although you do need a passion for the cause, and the confidence to go on and lead inclusive and inspiring workshops with young people that stimulate campaigning.

Interested? Follow this link for further information and course dates near you.

Drivers support a minimum learning period

The road safety charity Brake and insurers Direct Line recently commissioned a survey in which 1,000 drivers showed support for a minimum learning period to be introduced.

Approximately 85% of all drivers supported the idea, including just under 70% of drivers under the age of 25. Seven out of ten drivers support a zero tolerance on drink-driving among young drivers while 90% support lessons on motorways in poor conditions.

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EU Transport Review – Your views required

The Department for Transport is seeking your views on how the EU helps or hampers UK transport.

The influence of the European Union on UK transport is extensive. It affects many different areas – from air and rail travel to the cars and lorries on our roads.

It’s not every day you get the chance to have your say on something as complex as the European Union’s influence on transport. But the government really want to hear from you.

The consultation closes on 6 August 2013.

Follow the link below to view examples, further reading and submit evidence online.

CLICK HERE to access the report

Here’s why you should have a Trainee Instructors Licence

Just recently, Ayaz Mohammed, one of our driving instructors in Birmingham, recently passed his part three test of Instructional Ability.

Ayaz won’t mind you knowing that this was his third attempt at the exam, the pressure was now on him to pass. On previous attempts he had narrowly missed being successful but he knew that he had the benefit of having a trainee licence which gave him the opportunity to put all he was learning into practice with his pupils ensuring that they too were having driving lessons with an instructor who was using the latest techniques.

Here’s what Ayaz has to say about the advantages of having a trainee licence with Surepass.

Congratulations Ayaz

If you’d like further details on having a trainee instructors licence, earning while you’re learning, (and you don’t need to have been trained by us) then please call our team today on 0800 08 38 441.

The Big Conversation

Thank you to all our driving instructors who recently attended The Big Conversation at Hanbury Manor, Ware, Herts.

It was great to get together in splendid surroundings and catch up with old friends as well as meeting new instructors who have recently joined us.

We hope you all had a fabulous time, the feedback has been exceptional and I trust you are encouraged by the success this company is experiencing right now.

Follow us on Facebook and Twitter

Did you know you can now keep up to date with our latest news on Facebook and Twitter?

Join our Facebook group (OfficialSurepass) by clicking here.

Follow us on Twitter (@SurepassLtd) by clicking here.

Both sites will keep you up to date with the latest driving test news, test passes, theory information, humour and much more…

Sale of driving lessons increases

The month end results are in for February 2013 and we’re thrilled that the number of driving lessons being sold in all areas has increased by a massive 69% compared with the same time last year.

This is great news for all our driving instructors across the UK. While some schools are still battling through the effects of the recession it seems that our frequent campaigns and relentless on line advertising is paying off.

If you’re considering a career as a driving instructor do get in touch. Then really is no better time than now to have that conversation with our advisors.