“I found the day very enjoyable, informative and useful, and took away lots of reference notes for the future.
There was much useful discussion around the Standards Check which is such a mammoth issue for ADIs and PDIs. It was great to see everyone talking about their experiences. I have lots of notes about taxable deductions, much of which I didn’t know, e.g. claiming elements of Council Tax, Electric, Gas and Water in respect of home office.
I found the talk by Kevin very interesting and relevant, and hopefully the rest of the audience did too. There seemed to be many points that came from the work of a negotiator which came across into our job. For example, dealing with first impressions if not favourable, and working out how to empathise with that person, find some common ground, and then establish proper rapport.
Much of what Kevin said coincided with coaching theory too; that thoughts and feelings motivate behaviour. So true, in both his job and ours. If we can latch on to how a pupil feels about something, we have a lot more chance of fixing it quickly. If we can get them to work out what would make them feel better about it, the chances are that they will be able to also work out how to amend their actions so that the problem fixes.
Kevin needed to be a psychologist, and to a fashion, so do we. He needed to be a fantastic listener and hang on every word said. We need to be deep listeners with our pupils, and sometimes we aren’t. Key words are in there that we need to listen for, to understand our pupils, and why they do things like they do. We can then give them bespoke coaching which gets the job done quicker and makes them happy…
Cracking day and lots of useful take away.”
Welcome to another driving instructor to join the team in Mansfield.
Good to have you on board Nicholas G, you’ll be a massive asset.
“I have just passed my ADI Part 2 driving test today at Atherton with CLEAN SHEET.
This is due to the expert training and guidance from my trainer , Vicki Hulse. Without her 2 days training which was full of laughter , frustration and the feeling of why am I here , I put into practise what Vicki had taught me and came away with cracking result.
Test nerves were there , but kept under control , just. I never once rested my arm on the door , just picturing Vicki sat next to me was enough , without the gentle telling off that would follow. Some ideas to stop this included Duct tape and upside down tacks on my door, and we will leave it there .
She is a cracking trainer and has certainly reignited my passion for driving , teaching and boosted my confidence.
Thankyou Vicki and Surepass , I’m now looking forward to my Part 3 training.
Andy Collins, Cheadle, Stockport, Cheshire
Welcome to Mr L who decided to make the changes for a New Year New Career under the watchful eye of his ORDIT trainer, Keith Morgan.
Welcome Claire Atherton who joins our team of successful driving instructors in Warrington, Cheshire.
Claire started her journey when she joined the Platinum driving instructor training course in July 2018. Within 4 months she’s up and running, having passed her first two driving instructor tests and now preparing for her Part Three.
We’re proud that Claire reflects how quickly things can be accomplished after taking the decision to start training.
Welcome to Mr J, who recently joined the Platinum driving instructor training course.
Looking forward to watching you progress.
Welcome to Miss S who started her training on the Platinum driving instructor training course under the watchful eye of her trainer, Martin Cole.
Congratulations Daniel B-N in Wolverhampton, W Midlands on passing his Part One test recently.
Matthew B in Keighley, W. Yorkshire started his Silver driving instructor training course in May 2018 under the watchful eye of his ORDIT approved trainer, Anthony Norgrove.
It’s important to complete training and tests in a timely manner so that the new driving instructor can be able to start earning as soon as possible. Matthew is testimony to that – from joining the course in May to completion in October.