Advanced Driving Instruction Diploma

Advanced Driving Instruction Diploma – Reach your full potential

Driving instructors wishing to get ahead in the discerning fleet sector need more than their initial Approved Driving Instructor (ADI) qualification. Providing you've already demonstrated a high driving standard (RoSPA Gold, Silver or equivalent or RoADTest gold), this RoSPA National Diploma in Advanced Driving Instruction will help take your career to the next level.

  • This Advanced Driving Instruction Diploma enables delegates to enter onto the DSA Fleet Register
  • For greater flexibility it can be delivered over 5 consecutive days or modularly, one day a month over a five month period
  • It is ideal for anyone wishing to work as an advanced driving instructor providing on-road and classroom training, either generally or in preparation of an advanced test
  • 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
  • It is essential that delegates on this advanced driving instructor's course have a detailed knowledge of Roadcraft and The Highway Code. Outline knowledge of car mechanics, similar to that gained from an owners' manual, is also necessary.
  • An awareness of the instructional techniques in the DSA Driving Instructor manual would also be helpful and an ADI qualification may be necessary.

Also available to download: Advanced Driving Instruction Diploma

Discounts are available for RoSPA Members.

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 operate as advanced driving instructors, both in the classroom and on-road within the fleet industry.

Day One

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

Day Two

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

Day Three

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

Day Four

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
  • Signals
  • The style and manner in which feedback is given
  • Review of individual and general areas of development.

Day Five

The final day is an examination day consisting of:

  • Driving and instructional ability test
  • Written examination
  • Delegate presentations
  • The course conclusion and de-brief

RoSPA will provide the cars, fuel and insurance relating to this course.

RoSPA also provides meals and other refreshments during the day.

Location Duration Price Member's Price Dates
Belfast 5 Days £1,200 £995 26/06/2017
Birmingham 5 Days £1,200 £995 27/02/2017
15/05/2017
31/07/2017
09/10/2017
04/12/2017
Edinburgh 5 Days £1,200 £995 Call for dates
Totnes, Devon 5 Days £1,200 £995 18/09/2017
Falcon House, Winchester 5 Days £1,200 £995 08/05/2017
13/11/2017
In-company 5 Days Call for prices Call for prices Call for dates

All prices are subject to VAT.

Our modular route to advanced driving instructor status means that this high level award can now be achieved with minimal disruption to your organisation.

Having an in-house advanced driving instructor who is capable of both general advanced driver training, and preparation for the RoSPA advanced test, can lead to large savings on external trainers. It's therefore a worthwhile initial investment.

This RoSPA Advanced Driving Instruction Diploma is DSA Approved, and can be used to gain entry onto the DSA Fleet Register.

Successful delegates will also be eligible to use the RoSPA Advanced Driving Instructor Diploma logo.

Delegates can use the course for CPD and can upgrade their certificate to a nationally recognised BTEC qualification.

In order to train for money or monies worth, individuals may need to be registered with the DSA as an Approved Driving Instructor (ADI).

You may also be interested in:


Contact Us

Fleet Safety
+44 (0)121 248 2233
fleetsafety@rospa.com