Professional development is an important part of being a driving instructor. The skills and knowledge you’ll need to teach your pupils change over time, as do the driving tests and the way driving is taught. To give your pupils the best chance of becoming safe, responsible drivers and passing their tests, you’ll need to keep your skills and knowledge up to date. It’s also important to show your pupils that you’re still improving your skills: no one ever really finishes learning.
Client-centred learning is an approach that’s being used increasingly in the driving tuition industry. It’s a way of teaching that puts the focus on the learner, as these core principles show.
Three Great Choices To Keep You Developing
52 Weekly WebinarsA new pre-recorded webinar is sent to you every week for a year. The information in the webinars covers all aspects of driver training and Client Centred Learning from the Goals for Driver Education to the differences between coaching and instruction to the use of essential coaching skills of questioning, listening, feedback, intuition and rapport plus much, much more. The cost is just £6 per month or *£60 if paid in full (*saving £12)
aCCeLerateThe 2 day CCL Course covers practical skills in:
*Feedback for self development and the development of student drivers.
*Different communication techniques to address learning styles and create rapport
*Different questioning techniques to target knowledge and behaviour or thoughts and feelings
*Coaching conversations using GROW and essential coaching skills.
Perfect as an introductory or as a refresher course.
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BTEC 4BTEC 4 Coaching Course Content
The course is split into 4 modules, each with a one-day classroom session which is backed up by a self-development project or assignment. There is also a fifth day which is delivered in the car.
This is a year long adventure into the world of CCL with a proffesional qualification at the end of it.
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I would like to give you a PAR formula that will help you strive to be the best you can and help you fight the fear of failure that we all have from time to time. Are you on PAR? You could use this to help make your life work and solve the question: 'What's stopping you?' You could also pass this onto your clients especially around test times.
This leads to the next step in the formula.
Action is the key to achieving potential - but not any old type of action, not just doing. Doing is great but you need to be able to visualise exactly what it is that you are doing. If you can create what you want in your own mind's eye to perfection - no flaws - it allows you to believe in yourself and unlock your potential. Taking the time to plan your success and then taking action leads you to the final step in the formula. Take a 7 day challenge and start now.
All too soon people quit because it's challenging - it takes effort, it takes more belief and it takes practice. Remember that old saying: 'the more I practise the luckier I get'? Funnily it was a successful person who said that. I wonder why successful people create their own luck and it is simple: perfect practice works and the more you walk yourself, talk yourself or picture yourself doing what you have set out to do, the more it reinforces your self-belief.
So, take this PAR formula - Potential, Action, Results - and start on your road to success. We are committed at Tri-Coaching Partnership to helping you succeed, you only need to read a few of our great testimonials to know that's true:
Lee Jowett - Manchester - 29 Nov 2016
'I've completed both level four Btec and the Train the Trainer courses. Both of these courses have been delivered at an exceptionally high standard. Both of these courses have been fun and enjoyable but most importantly both of these courses have added value to my company. Fantastic value for money, helping me grow my business for the future.'
John Reynolds - Newport - 25 Nov 2016
'I started the BTEC 4 with Tri-Coaching last year and what a journey it was. Graham and Susan were very professional throughout the course and very understanding to a personal issue I had going on while on the course. The course was a journey in itself but, very rewarding. I went on to completing the course and passing earlier this year. Since the course I have changed the way I teach and approach students as individuals and equals. On completion of this course I was encouraged to take the RoSPA Diploma in advanced driving by a good friend and colleague. I found that the BTEC 4 was a massive stepping stone towards the Diploma and I believe the Diploma would not have been achievable without it. I have used Tri-Coaching twice in the last two years and found each course highly beneficial to the driving coaching industry. Well done Tri-Coaching and I'm sure there is another course which I will be interested in taking.'
Here are the dates and locations of our next BTEC Level 4 courses:
Newport Pagnell - Wednesday 8th March 2017
Stoke-on-Trent - Tuesday 4th April 2017
Glasgow, Sheffield and Bristol Standards Check DaysStandards Check & CCL Training Days -
Glasgow 22nd January 2017
Sheffield 30th January 2017
Bristol 7th February 2017
The day is runs from 9.30am to 4.00pm and focuses on the Standards Check, coaching and client-centred learning techniques.
Whether you have been an ADI for over 20 years, or are more recently qualified; even if you have been delivering coaching and client-centred learning for a long time - there will still be plenty to gain from this day's training.
"Thanks again for today! Changed some pre-conceived ideas in my thinking regarding CCL found it so valuable! Can't wait to practice it on the road."
"You have given me plenty of thoughts to improve my ccl so no doubt it will be a late night as I try to get my personal development plan going. The Standards Check form will get a good drilling tonight. Again thanks for a great day."
There are more Standards Check daysavailable around the country.
Click the link below to see the full list.
More Standards Check Dates & Locations
Life is full of ups and downs.
Can we learn from our past and hopefully use these 3 classic questions?
So, my question is, 'Are you going to improve in 2017?'
You need to do something different to be able to improve and that often takes motivation and, more importantly, action. Some of us probably intend to do something for ourselves this year like keep fit or lose weight but how committed are you to your goal?
Do you fear the pain of going hungry? Are you really going to starve yourself? Or will you just eat sensibly and do some exercise and then notice the difference and use that feeling of achievement to motivate yourself?
Doing something different is the key to change and you could take that a step further and do something different for you and your business.
You know if you put the effort in to your business whatever you decide to do will work. Change should be embraced because doing nothing can be boring and mundane. Doing something different is challenging and brilliant people constantly change and adapt as the world they work in changes around them. We know in our industry that change is constant - the driving test, the standards check, the Part 3 - are you preparing yourself for change and the challenges ahead?
Here are 10 reasons you may want to change:
So, I will leave you with the 3 questions, about 2016:
How to be a successful ADI :)
To be a ‘successful’ ADI you need to analyse what success means to you.
Is it money? If it is, are you getting paid what you are worth? If you answer ‘No’ are you prepared to change?
It is a competitive market place and some ADIs will be more successful than others - have you taken the time to look at your competitors? Model yourself on what, in your opinion, the successful ADI does that you don't.
Do you crave job satisfaction? Do you get up in the morning and relish the challenges that you will face and do you come home at the end of the day satisfied with your rewards - not just financial rewards but the rewards we get from helping someone else learn and achieve their goals?
If you were to design the perfect ADI job what would it look like to you? Do you have enough breaks during the day? Are you looking after yourself mentally and physically? Where do you want to be in 6 months, one year, 5 years or even 10 years’ time? Are you just existing or do you have a future goal that you are striving to achieve?
When I look around at successful people I often see they are hard working and seem to have clear ambition. So how do you stand head and shoulders above your competition and if you do currently what can you do to stay there? How successful do you think a busy ADI is when they work long – and, often, unsociable – hours? Do they struggle to say no to a customer because when we are self employed we can get scared of where that next customer is coming from? Success is not necessarily a full diary.
If you want to market yourself successfully you have to start with the end in mind and that is ‘what do you want’? Working back from that position helps.
At Tri-Coaching Partnership we can help you because we are passionate about developing ADIs. The BTEC Level 4 Professional Award in Coaching for Driver Development takes place in key locations around the country. Our next courses start in:
Newport Pagnell on March 8th