BTEC 4 Coaching Course Content
The course is split into 4 modules plus an evaluation day, each with a one-day classroom session which is backed up by a self-development project or assignment.
This unit focuses on client-centred learning and the importance of effective communication in order to facilitate the development of safe, responsible drivers. Effective communication is all about a balanced, equal relationship between both parties: the driving instructor and the client, where communication is authentic, neutral and non-judgemental. The aim of effective communication is to encourage learner drivers to take responsibility for the driving task so that once they pass the driving test and are independent, they know how to self-evaluate and avoid risky driving situations. Driving instructors will learn how to develop self-evaluation skills in their learner drivers through the use of probing questions which tap into underpinning beliefs and values. Candidates will have the opportunity to discuss and experiment with a variety of communication techniques in a classroom environment before practising these in a real environment, thus demonstrating that they have met the assessment criteria and the learning outcomes for the unit.
This unit focuses on the use of feedback as a means of facilitating the development of both the driving instructor and the learner driver. Different feedback techniques are examined and practised in a classroom context prior to the candidate experimenting with them in real-life driving situations. Self-awareness and self-responsibility are crucial when giving and receiving feedback so the emotional intelligence of the driving instructor in the coaching relationship is also explored. Driving is a task which involves a high level of reflection and self-evaluation if it is to be carried out safely. The process of feedback is client centred and facilitates the development of the student driver so that they can evaluate and reflect upon their driving when they are unsupervised. Research suggests that the process of reflection reduces crash involvement so that if a newly qualified driver is involved in a ‘near miss’ incident and has been coached to develop self-evaluation skills, they will be able to reflect on this incident and determine how to prevent a similar one occurring in the future.
This unit focuses on the importance of structuring a coaching conversation during a driving lesson to achieve raised awareness and self-responsibility on the part of the student driver. Coaching conversations can take place at several points throughout a driving lesson but will most often happen at the beginning when the goal(s) for the lesson are set. The aim of a coaching conversation is to ensure the ownership for the learning (CCL) remains with the learner. Comparisons will be made with traditional driver training versus client centred learning, so that the benefits of coaching conversations can be measured. Candidates will cover the content for this unit in a classroom environment where a model for structuring a coaching conversation will be explored. Practical application of this model will be assessed through the assignment which will be completed as part of a case study.
Practical Coaching evaluation day
The BTEC Practical Coaching Day is in the live Zoom classroom. This gives you the chance to practise your new-found coaching techniques. It will give you a great insight into your coaching journey so far. This will be delivered in a small group alongside a trainer who will guide your development.
This unit focuses on the Goals for Driver Education and considers how these can be achieved through driver coaching. The Goals for Driver Education is a framework which sets out the competencies that should be achieved in order for newly qualified drivers to remain safe and crash free on the roads. Course participants will examine in detail the framework and consider why and how it can be applied to the learning to drive process. Traditional driving instruction focuses on core competencies of fault correction and levels of instruction in order to prepare student drivers for the driving test.By addressing the Goals for Driver Education driving instructors are encouraged to consider how the personality, beliefs and values of the newly qualified driver might impact on the way they handle the vehicle. In considering this, driving instructors must also consider what characteristics make a good driving coach / instructor. The content of the unit is addressed in the classroom through interactive exercises and group discussion, followed by practical application with an assignment.
An excellent 2 day course for ADIs, who are looking to become driving instructor trainers, and also existing trainers, who want to update their skills.
Are you interested in growing your driving school or expanding outside of your area; and would you love to have a ready-made training course that gives the trainee everything they need to become a great driving instructor?
Tri-Coaching Partnership has a complete online driving instructor training package with 12 in-car sessions and a Course Book, which you can use to deliver your driving instructor training. Here are some great reasons why you might want to come on our two-day training course:
You can choose to have the Tri-Coaching Instructor Training (TCIT) package dual-branded with your company name / logo
You will be able to advertise that you run an instructor training course
If you are not interested in delivering the course yourself, you could still have instructor training for your school and use a Tri-Coaching trainer to deliver it.
The TCIT package will be updated and amended to keep current with legislation and DVSA requirements
The TCIT package is your opportunity to make sure that you are up to date with the expected training standards required to become an ADI.
The TCIT package is focused on the DVSA National Driver Rider Training Standards, guaranteeing it fulfils the criteria for developing a client centred learning environment.
You will be able to deliver your own in-car training, confident that the online course is developing in the trainee all the skills they need to become a driving instructor.
The course comes with guidance notes that allow you to start your training business immediately.
There are 12 additional training sessions to support your course delivery.
Plus, marketing support and advice.
There is an additional module 13 that focuses on the training required when on a trainee license.
This two-day course will focus on how to update your training so that it is client-centred and will fit the DVSA National Driver and Rider Training Standard. You will be able to go away and start implementing these techniques into your ADI training immediately. Both days are delivered via zoom. The course looks at lesson planning, risk management, teaching and learning strategies and role play and focuses on training people to become driving instructors, rather than just getting them ready to pass a test.
There are limited places available on each course so book early.
What Is Your Return On Investment when you complete the BTEC Level 4 Professional Award in Coaching for Driver Development?
What Is Your Return On Investment when you complete the BTEC Level 4 Professional Award in Coaching for Driver Development?
During the coaching course, regardless of your starting point, you will develop your interpersonal skills (communication with others) and your intra-personal skills (communication with yourself) and learn some useful ‘tools’ to help drive the coaching process. These skills will help to give you the 'client-centred learning' wherewithal and the confidence to increase your lesson fees and gain more business. Our aims in helping you to adopt a student / client-centred approach are:
To develop your potential for higher earnings. Experience is continuing to show that the better equipped instructors can charge a higher lesson price, they achieve this by developing a customer experience that stands out from the competition.
To help improve your customer referral rate and to bring in new business for your driving school. By providing a more compelling customer experience (and combining this with pro-active recommendation strategies) you will improve your business flow - if you are already working to capacity – you can increase your lesson rate. The BTEC 4 will also help you if you are delivering instructor training or continual professional development.
To help you to develop methods for dealing with ‘difficult’ customers. A client-centred learning approach will ensure that the responsibility for learning sits with the customer, and this will help remove barriers because the focus will be on the customer rather than on the instructor.
To help you maintain a healthy life balance. Many driving instructors are working long hours and unable to cut down because they wouldn't earn enough money. With the skills gained from a qualification like this, you will be able to successfully charge higher lesson rates and therefore will be able to work less, achieving a better life-work balance.
To help you contribute to improved road safety. One in five newly qualified drivers will be involved in a serious crash within the first 250 miles of driving unsupervised. Most driving instructors, however well meaning, prepare their customers for the driving test but don't necessarily cover areas that are going to put them at increased risk once they pass the test. When newly qualified drivers understand how to self-evaluate and recognise their strengths and weaknesses, they will be better prepared to avoid risky driving situations.
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DVSA, The Standards Check and Change
For more information about these changes follow this link.
It is inevitable that change will happen. It is also consistent that government agencies, like the DVSA, do not communicate very well and rarely consult before instigating changes. How we as an industry deal with them is our choice. Learning to deal with change is a mindset that can be developed. If we could accept that changes are inevitable we should ask ourselves: How will they affect me? What can I do to minimise any effect the changes may have? How could these changes help our industry raise standards? So let's answer these questions in turn:
1. How will the changes affect you?
If you feel you will be one of the ADIs who will be targeted, seek help. We have a Facebook group Standards Check Route 51 for ADI & PDI that is designed to help you work towards that 51/51 score.
2. What can I do to minimise any effect the changes may have?
Some of you might want to take a continual professional development course. We have courses for every ability and are happy to discuss your needs, just give our helpdesk a call on 0800 058 8009 and a member of the team will be happy to have a conversation with you.
3. How could these changes help our industry raise standards?
Maybe the changes won’t affect you at all, but I think it is a warning shot across our bows. The DVSA are saying we are responsible for standards and that we want to raise standards. I am sure you would all agree, raising standards is good for all of us. Lifelong learning is something we coach, and we should embrace that motto ourselves by taking responsibility for our own professional development.
If you are interested in discussing any of these issues you are welcome to join The Tri-Coaching Partnership Facebook group.
As a company dedicated to developing ADIs/PDIs we invite you to take the time to peruse our courses and see how we can help your development.
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Train the Trainer
read more"Did the Train the Trainer course this month with Graham and I have to say it was brilliant! I did the old style part 3 and was hoping this would clear up question I had about training PDI’s and this course nailed it! The TCIT package itself makes so much sense and I can’t wait to deliver it! Just started on the follow up sessions this week and they are a massive help to really get to grips with everything. All in all, a fantastic course that looses absolutely NOTHING from being delivered via zoom and the help and support that’s offered really is second to none. Thanks to all the team at TCP for all the hard work that clearly goes into all of your courses!"
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