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This course aims to provide delegates with the core skills necessary to demonstrate advanced driving techniques and methods of instruction.
By the end of the course, delegates should be able to:
- Demonstrate effective classroom management techniques, teaching aids and presentational skills
- Explain facilitators and barriers to learning
- Demonstrate their ability to give instructional commentary on all types of road and environment
- Suggest methods of providing remedial help and advice, and monitoring the effectiveness of interventions
- Prove their instructional ability through theory, practical and classroom examinations
Who should attend?
Those who provide training to prepare other drivers for an advanced test, or advanced driving generally.
Those who wish to develop their ability to train to an advanced level both in the classroom and in-vehicle within the fleet industry.
A detailed knowledge of Roadcraft and The Highway Code is essential and a course prerequisite. An awareness of the instructional techniques in the DSA Driving Instructor manual would be helpful. An outline knowledge of car mechanics, similar to that gained from an owners’ manual, is necessary.
Delegates must have achieved Gold or Silver in RoSPA’s Advanced Test, or Gold in the RoADTest, or equivalent qualification.
An ADI qualification may be necessary.
Benefits to client
- DSA Approved.
- Can be used to gain entry onto the DSA Fleet Register.
The five-day course has been designed for those who wish to provide training for candidates in preparation for the RoSPA Advanced Driving Test, and those who wish to develop their ability to train to an advanced level, both in the classroom and in-vehicle within the fleet industry.
Day one is predominantly a preparatory and introductory day as delegates and course instructors familiarise themselves with each other and assess their strengths and weaknesses.
This will include:
- An introduction to instructing at an advanced level
- Instructional roadworthiness and pre-drive checks
- A driving assessment to confirm that delegates’ ability is of a Gold or Silver standard and to address any minor skill issues
This is a classroom day tackling the theory behind advanced instruction. Topics covered include:
- An introduction to classroom management skills
- Planning and delivering training programmes
- An introduction to the risk assessment responsibilities of the instructor
- On-the-road instructional techniques
This is another driving day with the main emphasis on fault analysis, remedy and evaluation. This will involve:
- Role play
- The System of driving
- Vehicle dynamics
- The transferral of faults onto driver report forms
Focusing on fault analysis, remedy and evaluation in more depth, this is another driving day. In addition to the topics covered on day three, delegates will address:
- Forward and rear observations
- The style and manner in which feedback is given
- Review of individual and general areas of development.
The final day is an examination day consisting of:
- Driving and instructional ability test
- Written examination
- Delegate presentations
- The course conclusion and de-brief
Vehicles: RoSPA will provide the cars, fuel and insurance relating to this course.
Refreshments: RoSPA also provides meals and other refreshments during the day.