This Website is part of the 12drive multimedia network. Promoting the idea that Road Safety is a Life Skill
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This website has a Blog Site and set of Training Notes built around an Online Training Course. Working around the concept of “Safe Driving for Life” to learn to drive as a Life Skill
Learn to Drive
Since the beginning of the new millennium, the DVSA has been updating its methods of instructor training to improve the Standard of Safe Driving for Life linked together with how student training is aimed at those who want to Learn to Drive.
I have been looking at changing and developing my methods of training. When teaching my students to Learn, Safe Driving for Life. After studying as an assessor coach and mentor I developed a Training Matrix. Along with a set of Training Notes to help my students.
When I qualified as a driving instructor in 1994. I felt that the training had a lack of a definitive framework of written coursework to give the students a chance to do Homework between lessons. In 2004 I became a qualified Assessor Coach and Mentor.
The DVSA has produced a leaflet consisting of a tick box of subjects called the Drivers Record that a student could grade themselves with. This I felt was not detailed enough so I created my own Training Matrix which I have found extremely useful when training my students to learn to drive.
In 2015 the industry started to change the way driving instructors were expected to work then in 2018 the new driving test started. I then started to realise that the average driving instructor does not have time to cover the full DVSA Syllabus. The DVSA’s National Standard for Driver Training promotes the idea of Safe Driving for Life. The New Style of Instructor Training and Standard Checking requires Instructors to be more Customer Centred and Coaching based.
I felt that the training has a lack of a definitive framework of written coursework to give the students a chance to do Homework between lessons. The DVSA has produced a leaflet consisting of a tick box of subjects called the
Drivers Record that a student could grade themselves with. This I felt was not detailed enough so I created my own Training Matrix 2018 which I have found extremely useful when training my students to learn to drive
Since I started teaching I have been giving my students a copy of my Training Notes to help them do Homework between lessons. I’ve found those students that bothered to do the homework. Took a shorter time to understand what Safe Driving for Life is and to learn to drive. They have told me they felt they had saved at least 5 hours of lessons by doing the extra homework.
With the changes in the driving test and understanding the different style of teaching. I started to use my skills as a website designer to create a different type of website. It has developed the idea of using a Safe Driving Blog to promote Safe Driving as a Life Skill. and an Online Training Course. To help the student do homework between lessons, partly to revise what they have done and partly to give them a framework of what information they will need for the next lesson. This training should help them develop the idea of Safe Driving for Life.
The Blog aims to cover many topics promoting Road Safety and Safe Driving as a Life Skill. Also, if any issues might crop up such as changes to the driving test or any other changes in the Law that might come.
Currently, the blogs are being written from the viewpoint of a diary of Fictional Lessons given by a driving instructor
I have created the Safe Driving Blog Site to share as much information as possible. To help raise the idea of Road Safety Awareness for Life. My Blog Site aims to cover as many topics promoting Road Safety and Safe Driving as a Life Skill. Also, any issues that might crop up such as changes to the driving test or any other changes in the Law that might come. The Safe Driving Blog is built to promote the idea of “Safe Driving as a Life Skill“.
The Online Training Notes Course is designed to help prepare the student for Practical Test
Over the last 20 years, I’ve been building and developing my Practical Training Notes. The Notes have been designed to give the student a framework of learning which could reduce the number of professional driving lessons one would need. The notes are not designed to replace driving instructors, students need to have a coach to help build their understanding of what Safe Driving for Life is. They can save students money by doing some homework. By revising what you have learnt and by looking ahead to future lessons the process of learning can be improved. Also, to help promote learning, students could be asked to write comments on what they feel they have learnt and what they feel they need to learn.
However, the TRAINING NOTE COURSE cannot replace the need for a Good Driving Instructor.
Who can guide and point out learning problems along with other training/safety needs? A Qualified and Experienced Driving Instructor is essential when learning to be a Safe Driver for Life. The student’s need to be directed in ways so they can be safe drivers for life.
The Training Notes have been designed as an online Training Reference Source to Supplement the Driving Instructor. They are NOT intended to Replace any Driving Instructor in any way.
By using the Training Matrix, students can start to see and think about what they have been taught. Then use a grading method to start them thinking about how well they know the subjects taught them. They can consider which subjects they want to learn next. Hopefully, the Notes and Blogs will promote Safe Driving for Life. The Training Notes have been written in a bite-size form to help students understand what needs to be learnt. However, the student still need the services of a good qualified and experienced driving instructor
The website has been designed to help you learn quickly and pass the time while working with Your Driving Instructor
The Training Notes now have Videos to help students remember what you were taught. Furthermore, by reading the notes and by writing notes for yourself between lessons, you can learn to drive quickly. Also, there are also links to other websites to help you develop a fuller knowledge of “Safe Driving for Life.”