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
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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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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!"
Standards Check Workshop
"I took part in the standards check/part 3 Zoom workshop. And today, nearly 4 weeks after the course I passed my standards check. Found the course very informative and it definitely helped with my understanding of what to expect on the day. Would highly recommend."
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You can find all the links and information you need to know about the changes that have been made in being selected for a Standards Check, below.
1. Summary The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) is making 2 changes to the way that approved driving instructor (ADI) standards checks work.
ADI standards checks assess your ability to teach pupils.
The changes affect:
2. When you have to take an ADI standards checkUntil now, you’ve had to take at least one standards check during each 4-year period that you’re registered as an ADI. The date you took your last standards check has been used to decide when you have to take your next one.
DVSA has introduced a new method to decide when you have to take your standards check. It now uses data from the driving tests your pupils have taken.
2.1 Indicators DVSA looks atDVSA will look at data for the last 12 months for the pupils you brought for a car driving test where your ADI badge (certificate) was in the windscreen. The data will include every driving test centre you’ve used.
DVSA records your ADI number from your badge at the start of the driving test, so that test is linked to you.
DVSA will look at the:
2.2 When the indicators will trigger a standards checkEach of the 4 indicators has a trigger point.
IndicatorTriggerAverage number of driving faults per test5 or greater
Average number of serious faults per test0.5 or greater
Percentage of driving tests where the driving examiner had to take physical action10% or higher
Driving test pass rate55% or lowerIf you reach the trigger point for 3 or more of the indicators, DVSA will write to you and ask you to book a standards check.
Example 1: standards check is not triggered
You took your pupils for 30 tests throughout the last 12 months.
Across all 30 tests, your pupils made a combined total of 130 driving faults. This is an average of 4.83 per test (130 ÷ 30).
Across all 30 tests, your pupils made a combined total of 14 serious driving faults. This is an average of 0.47 per test (14 ÷ 30).
Across all 30 tests, driving examiners had to take physical action in 5 tests. This is 16.67% of tests (5 ÷ 30, multiplied by 100).
In total, 18 of the 30 tests were passes and 12 were fails. This is a pass rate of 60% (18 ÷ 30, multiplied by 100).
You will not need to take a standards check because only 1 of the 4 triggers (driving examiners taking physical action) has been met.
Example 2: standards check is triggered
You took your pupils for 20 tests throughout the last 12 months.
Across all 20 tests, your pupils made a combined total of 120 driving faults. This is an average of 6 per test (120 ÷ 20).
Across all 20 tests, your pupils made a combined total of 12 serious driving faults. This is an average of 0.6 per test (12 ÷ 20).
Across all 20 tests, driving examiners had to take physical action in 4 tests. This is 20% of tests (4 ÷ 20, multiplied by 100).
In total, 8 of the 20 tests were passes and 12 were fails. This is a pass rate of 40% (8 ÷ 20, multiplied by 100).
You will need to take a standards check because all 4 of the triggers have been met.
2.3 If you bring fewer than 5 pupils for driving tests or you do not teach learnersThe indicators will only be used if you bring 5 or more pupils for driving tests in a 12-month period.
If you bring fewer than 5 pupils, or you do not teach learners, you will still have to take one standards check once during each 4-year period you’re registered as an ADI.
DVSA will contact you to tell you when you have to book yours.
2.4 If you want to request an ADI standards check Email DVSA if you want to request a standards check. You need to include:
3. Support before you take your ADI standards checkA DVSA ADI examiner will call you to arrange a date and time for a 30-minute phone call. This appointment is voluntary, and will take place about 8 weeks before your standards check.
When the examiner has confirmed the appointment details with you, they will email you a copy of your ‘ADI driver test analysis report’ in PDF format. This gives information about the different indicators.
Download ‘Example of an ADI driver test analysis report’ (PDF, 231KB)
3.1 If you refuse the offer of phone appointmentYou will not be sent your ADI driver test analysis report if you refuse the appointment.
You will still need to take your standards check, but DVSA will not contact you again to offer support.
3.2 During the phone appointmentDuring the 30-minute call, the examiner will talk to you about:
The examiner will email a summary of the discussion to you. This will include links to guidance or information you should read before your standards check.
3.3 Getting a copy of your ADI driver test analysis report if you’ve not been asked to book a standards checkIf you have not been asked to book a standards check, you can still request a copy of your report.
It can take several weeks to get your report. This is because DVSA prioritises sending reports to ADIs who have been asked to book a standards check.
Email DVSA to request your report. You need to include your:
4. Why the changes are being madeDVSA is making the changes to support you in providing the best level of training. High-quality instruction leads to high-quality learner drivers who’ll be better prepared to drive safely and pass their test first time.
Using this information will help DVSA to identify ADIs who appear to be bringing pupils for driving tests who may not be properly prepared to take the driving test.
DVSA knows that some of your pupils may take longer to learn to drive, and this might be reflected in the number of pupils that you bring for driving tests.
Here is the link to the above information
There are few more rewarding jobs than helping someone else. Knowing you have been a part of that journey gives you a warm glow inside. Becoming an ADI trainer has often been seen as a challenge to some ADIs but Tri-Coaching Partnership have made that task easier with these ten benefits:
Our courses have evolved from our experiences; and our years of experience have proven to be highly effective in transforming people into great ADIs, whilst also transforming the lives of the ADIs who have taken our courses.
Embracing learning is what we driving instructors encourage our clients to do, so it naturally follows that we should do exactly the same. To be open to exploring and learning techniques in a different way, and more importantly, be willing to try new techniques and embrace change; the old pre-set tests (psts) are dead and buried.
It is time to experiment with new, but nevertheless, tried and tested techniques, that have been successfully put into practice over the last ten years.
The aCCeLerate course, which introduces you to coaching and client-centred learning, is gaining rave reviews from the ADIs who are using these training techniques. Not only the trainers, but also the clients. All are being blown away by how comprehensive and effective these training techniques are. If you want to grow your skills or grow your business then enrol now. Click the date below to book today.
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Don't miss outThe aCCeLerate Course is delivered over 2 days via Zoom and 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
A workbook gives structure - this is sent to you before the start of the course.
You could take this opportunity to refresh your client-centred learning skills or simply accelerate your present coaching skills.
The content of the two days is:
Day One - Theme for the day: Communication and Feedback
Session 1: Communication techniques
Session 2: Questioning techniques
Open and closed questions
Embedded command questions
Questions to target thoughts and feelings
Session 3: Using feedback for the development of the student driver
Reflective Log and Action Plan
Day Two - Theme for the day: Feedback and Coaching Conversations
Session 1: Using feedback for personal self-development
Great coaching qualities
Strengths, development needs and limitations
Session 2: Feedback methods for a student-centred approach
Session 3: GROW and essential coaching skills
Personal Development Plan
Certificate of Completion
You don't need to know someone to pick up on their emotions. If you have time to listen, you will find all the solutions sit with the person.
If you coach the person, not the problem, you will find people are willing to change how they think and feel and will lead to a change in their behaviour. In fact, you can try this on yourself; if you think of a sad occasion, you will feel sad, if you think about something that gives you joy, it will bring a smile to your face.
The skills needed to manage emotional intelligence are great communication techniques, wrapped up in coaching conversations, where feedback is king. You can learn to use tools that empower yourself and your client, you can learn to adapt your own behaviour, you will help people bounce back from disappointments and find different ways to achieve success.
The great news is these techniques work on you as well as your clients. If you are prepared to invest your time, and it does take time as learning is never instant, then join us on our next BTEC Level 4 Professional Award in Coaching for Driver Development.
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The Standards Check happens to us all and there are some fundamentals that you can do to help, both in preparation and on the day:
If you would like to gain some training and support prior to your next Standards Check, please do not wait until that dreaded brown envelope falls through the door. Prepare now. You know, the more you practise, the better you will get, but it's what you practise that is important.
Join us on our next Standards Check workshop, where you receive a complementary copy of our Route 51 workbook alongside an expert tutor, who will guide you through the Model of Goal Setting and Risk Management.
FOLLOW THIS LINK TO RESERVE YOUR PLACE THERE IS ONLY 6 PLACES STILL AVAILABLE. The course includes your complimentary copy of Route 51 worth £75.