My name is Phil Ruberry.
After spending approximately 20 years driving long distance in the road haulage industry and 10 years as a taxi/private hire driver I became very interested in road safety.
It seemed a good place to start was to become a driving instructor. I qualified as an ADI in 2004, which is also when I moved from Cornwall to south east London. I spent the first 3 years as an instructor with a large national driving school franchise in order to build a customer base, after which time I joined a small local group of instructors.
I have always looked for ways to improve my practice and in early 2012 I qualified for the BTEC Level 4 in Coaching for Driver Development. The course transformed my thoughts on training and, having now become an aCCeLerate BTEC Level 3 trainer for Tri-Coaching Partnership, I feel I can help other instructors to develop their skills and understanding in coaching. These skills can be integrated into your current skills to your clients a better understanding in their learning process.
" Hi Phil,
Thanks for delivering a great course yesterday, I really enjoyed it, and I got a great deal out of it. There were quite a few 'lightbulb' moments when things suddenly became clearer, and things I have been struggling with were better understood.
I am now in better position to start delivering more coaching orientated lessons, with more tools in the toolbox. When I have completed the assignments, hopefully that will lead to further improvement."