I was talking to a friend’s son and he said, ‘My driving lessons are boring’, which got me thinking: how do we stimulate interest because as we all know some pupils are just hard work and that can switch off even the best ADI.
Here is a suggestion that can help stimulate your lessons so why not try this out on your clients and see what happens. First of all, you need to get to know your client by asking the following questions:
Do you know what your client’s driving interests are post-test?
How does their personality affect their lessons?
How might their personality affect their driving post-test or even on the test?
What happens to you when they seem tired or disinterested?
Once you have answered the questions above, you should be able to formulate an opinion of your client, which will help you create a scenario that is pertinent to their personality.
You have 3 ways you can do this: it could be just a discussion; it could be recreated in their drive; or you could do both.
By creating a scenario, such as, you have only 5 minutes to get from A-B to pick up your dream date (or whatever would motivate them) and you want to make a good impression, your mobile phone has no signal, and the journey takes 7 minutes if you stay within the speed limit. This kind of scenario encourages your client to reason what to do and then, if they actually drive, they can evaluate their driving, decide on the implications and the consequences of their actions or potential actions and make the lesson fit the sort of real-life situations that they are going to face once they pass the driving test. This will tackle all 4 levels of the Goals for Driver Education (GDE) and make your lessons fit the new standards.
What we have noticed is that our customers, who complete our courses - including those who have completed the BTEC level 4 - have more fun by encouraging their learners to learn the way that has the best results for the learner. If you want to find out more then enrol on our next courses now at
Because the results show that happy stimulated customers recommend more customers and those ADIs can charge more and get paid what they are worth.
Just look at what our customers say about our courses:
Jean O'Brien — I started my journey with Tri Coaching in January this year and have had the best working year ever. I'm in the process of completing my BTEC level 4, investing in one of these courses is the best investment you will ever make in your business. I t has changed my outlook on how to get the very best from me and my students and this being almost the end of the year I can say that I have successfully helped 63 to pass a driving test and there is not one of them I would not like to meet on the road as I know they can all think for themselves!!
Thank you very much Susan McCormack and Graham Hooper it is a great journey I am travelling.
Judy Hale — Tri coaching is an amazing life changing experience which will enhance your personal life and your professional life 100%. You cannot afford not to get involved it really is that good.
Go on give it a go - I did so I'm speaking to you from experience
Carol Morley - Tri Coaching are a credit to the industry because they have actually done something to benefit it. How many can say that? They have transformed my passion for driver training especially after 25 years in the industry. Since completing the BTEC Level 4 my outlook has totally changed. Client Centred Learning is the best thing to happen to this industry, it can be used effectively in a class room environment, fleet training, police training, instructor training and learner driving. After the BTEC I decided to continue my development and completed a degree in Coaching and Driver Education. I couldn't thank them enough
Book now as places are limited
Here we are in February and I have a question for you…
When you look back at 2015 what will you hope to have seen?
Will you hope to see your business plodding along or flourishing?
If you want to face new challenges every day and see your business flourish what could you do to make that happen? What are the changes that you could implement?
What could you do differently, so that when you look back at 2015 you will say ‘that’s the year that changed everything, that’s the year that I earned what I’m worth, wow what a year! Bring on 2016 I’m ready for it!’
It’s no secret that for any business to be successful it needs to look after its customers. Give your customers a good experience and they’ll be happy but give them a great experience and they will love it. Not only will they keep coming back for more but they will tell their friends and family that you’re the instructor to go to …..and that’s brilliant for your business and bank account….free marketing!
So what can you do to give your customers such a great experience?
Let me show you. Come and join me on the aCCeLerate course and you will find out how to really involve your customers in the lessons – it’s more than asking them ‘what do you want to do today’! Find out how to treat your customer as an individual, how to ‘spot’ their learning style and use this so they feel they really are taking part in lessons, and you will find out how to help them understand what is at the root cause of the way they behave when they’re driving.
Feel free to take a look at what ADIs have been saying about the course here: http://www.tri-coachingpartnership.com/terry-lefteri.html
New for 2015!! The aCCeLerate course can now be paid for by monthly instalments, making it even easier for you to join the ever growing list of ADIs who are seeing their business flourish and earning what they’re worth……….oh and not to mention getting ‘A’ grades on the new Standards Check!
Courses coming up near you:
Huntingdon 4th March - Premier Inn, Great North Road, Brampton, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire PE28 4NQ
Watford 9th March - Premier Inn, Timms Meadow, Water Lane, Watford, Hertfordshire WD17 2NJ.
Letchworth 16th March - Letchworth Tennis Club, Muddy Lane, Letchworth Garden City, Hertfordshire SG6 3TB.
Ruislip, London 28th April – Ruislip Cricket Club, Kings College Rd, Ruislip, London, HA4 7JZ.
Cheshunt 18th May – Travelodge, Park Plaza, Cheshunt, EN8 8DY
Cambridge 8th June – Premier Inn, Ring Fort Road, Cambridge, CB4 2GW.
Luton 7th July – Premier Inn, Osborne Road, LU1 3HJ.
For more information or to book your place call Terry Lefteri on 07958 941632, the office on 0800 058 8009 or visit http://www.tri-coachingpartnership.com/terry-lefteri.html
Come and join me and let’s make 2015 your best year ever!!
Until next time…
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Come and enjoy a great day in Doncaster and develop your understanding of the Standards Check & Client-Centred Learning
This is your opportunity to enjoy a great day's training with two of the UK's leading Coaching and Client-Centred Learning (CCL) experts.
Susan McCormack and Graham Hooper have a combined experience of more than 45 years and during that time they have developed and delivered a wealth of training days and courses to individual instructors as well as local and national driving schools and are now leading the way in providing high quality ADI qualifications.
Thursday March 19th
9.30am to 4pm
31 Wood Street
Cost £120 including VAT
(lunch is not provided)
To book your place please:
Call 0800 058 8009
Call or txt 07740 174 893
Or follow this link to BUY ONLINE
www.tri-coachingpartnership.com About the training day:
The day runs from 9.30am to 4.00pm and focuses on coaching and client-centred learning techniques.
There is a particular emphasis on the new Standards Check and how adopting coaching techniques will help you deliver your driver training with confidence.
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.
The day looks at:
"We really look forward to seeing you on the day"
"We promise to give you a training day to remember"
Here are our most frequently asked questions
Q: Is the BTEC Level 4 a recognised qualification?
A: Yes, BTECs are recognised qualifications.
Young people at school and college regularly complete BTECs these days, alongside GCSEs, A levels and NVQs. Edexcel is the awarding body that accredits BTECs. No other awarding body (e.g. City & Guilds, OCR, etc.) can accredit BTEC as it is a Brand owned by Edexcel. Our Level 4 BTEC is a Professional Award, which is higher than ‘A level’, in terms of the skills you have to demonstrate. It is a customised qualification and the content is owned by Tri-Coaching, whilst the title is owned by Edexcel. Tri-Coaching Partnership is an Edexcel centre, approved to deliver the BTEC Level 4 Professional Award in Coaching for Driver Development.
Tri-Coaching went through a six month approval process to become an approved centre.
Q: Is a BTEC lower or higher than an NVQ?
A: NVQs and BTECs can be set at different levels. For example, NVQ level 3 is the same as BTEC level 3 is the same as an A level. Each qualification is different, however, in terms of what you are expected to demonstrate. ‘A levels’ are more academic and are assessed through examinations (as well as course work). NVQs are assessed through the collation of evidence that demonstrates you have met the standards. BTECs are assessed through the completion of assignments (which can be practical or verbal as well as written).
Q: How long is the course?
A: Four days in four separate modules plus one day in-car.
Q: Can we do the course quicker than 1 year if we have the spare time?
A: We want the qualification to help you gain valuable skills that will help you to improve your business and to lessen the chances of your pupils becoming KSI statistics - and not just a pretty certificate to hang on the wall! With this in mind the modules are spaced to give you sufficient time to practise and assimilate the skills in your day-to-day work.
Q: How much will it cost?
A: The total cost of the course: 4 modules plus in-car = £1000 + VAT (£1200 in total). This can be spread over 12 months at £100 per month.
Q: Do I have to do all the modules to gain the professional BTEC qualification?
Q: Do I have to take the BTEC qualification or can I just do the modules?
A: You can just do the modules without taking the qualification, but the fee is the same with or without the BTEC.
Q: How many assignments are there?
A: To gain the Level 4 BTEC Professional Award in Coaching for Driver Development you will need to complete four units / modules. Each module consists of one day in the classroom followed by an assignment.
There are four assignments in total.
Q: How many people per course?
A: We run courses with up to 30 people. There is plenty of time for group discussion and activities. It is a very interactive course with lots of support from the two facilitators.
Q: On the 4 days in the classroom will we be doing assignments? If not, what will we be doing?
A: The classroom days are designed to give you the information to be able to be successful at the assignments, which are pass or fail.
The days are structured tightly to ensure you have the best opportunity to gain the information you need, whilst also being good fun.
Each day is split into sections with a core activity that focuses on helping you meet the assessment requirements as set out in the assignment. You won't be completing assignments in the classroom, as they are all about you going away and putting into practice what you have learned in the classroom.
Q: Will the BTEC go towards a higher qualification and if so, do you do it? Plus what is it?
A: The Tri-Coaching BTEC is a stand-alone qualification. It doesn't count towards another, higher qualification, as such.
It has been developed to offer real knowledge and skills to help you to operate on a day-to-day basis thus maximising both the effectiveness of your training and the success of your business. It is not part of a progressive academic process.
However, in academic terms, it looks good on a CV. For example, if you wanted to complete a masters degree relevant to driving and did not have a first degree, the fact that you have gained an accredited, recognised qualification, coupled with evidence of experience in the field, would stand you in very good stead.
Q: Will there be other locations?
A: Possibly, however, this is subject to demand. There are currently three locations: Newport Pagnell, Sheffield and Glasgow – chosen for their central position and easy motorway access.
Q: How do I book ?
A: Just visit the website page http://www.tri-coachingpartnership.com/btec-41.html
or give us a call on 0800 058 8009