Study Material Information for Aspiring ADI's
In preparing for the Stage 1 examination you should in the first instance contact the RSA ADI unit or visit their website, see links below. Many people wishing to become a driving instructors, have a love for all things driving and feel that they are good drivers, however good drivers do not necessarily make good teachers... so preparation is the key word. The RSA has a list of recommended reading for those wishing to become a registered driving instructor, other titles and teaching aids could be suggested and will assist to reaching your goal, ideally be guided by a knowledgeable driving instructor trainer.
The RSA has a list of trainers on their website, that said, there are others that will train you as competently.
Cost is a big factor in becoming a driving instructor. Beware of companies that offer you a job at the end through a franchise, if it seems too good, or easy to be true... it probably is, so seek minimum guarantees of income, hours offered, after all you will have paid out for this training, you need to know how and when you may recoup these costs in order to fulfill a business plan.
Do Some Research
Ask around by doing some research, seek advice from other driving instructors, seek out driving instructor forums etc, on the web, research now may save in the future. Set out a business plan, factor in instructor training, recommended and suggested reading, exam fees, registrations, tuition vehicle, tuition insurance, dual controls, roof signs, advertising, accountancy fees, wage, etc., etc.,
It's not impossible to train yourself however, it is recommended to undertake instructor training, as mistakes can often be more costly, in financial and indeed confidence terms . Sometimes a mix of both may suit for example, learn and inform yourself as much as you can and in tandem, use a pay as you go, instructor training course, remembering that in many cases (not all) a local driving instructor may tutor you, if not at least assist you. One thing is certain, it won't happen without a serious commitment on your part!!
Consider a Trainee Licence
The trainee licence scheme is intended to provide mentoring opportunities to new driving instructors coming into the industry –
It is difficult to recommend or suggest individual titles as all books or material listed will assist and would be required and useful throughout the examination process and indeed will become reference material when you are qualified and teaching for reward. That said, some material is more important at different stages. We are mindful that some may be budget dependent or wish to learn in stages, i.e. stage 1 before stage 2 etc., As individuals we all learn at our own pace, you as a person may require more or fuller information, as reference to make sense of what you are reading currently, meaning all books should be at hand. The following is advised as necessary, however as all books cross over, as the theory examination is based in different sections of required learning. (see theoretical test subject matters below).
All This to Raise Your Awareness and Driving Standards
Another example of this cross-over is reading these theory titles in learning to become a driving instructor you will most probably have to raise your own standard of driving see stage two and indeed learn how to explain, driving and procedures in the correct manner, which will hone up your knowledge after all, teaching another to drive is not about imparting your own style of driving, it teaching the correct style of driving!
These are a must!
Some of the following are issued free by the RSA ADI or by visiting their website
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Books Included from the RSA ADI Unit Upon Application
The information pack forwarded by the ADI Unit is designed to help you to prepare for the three ADI qualification stages, it contains the following information.
Suggested / Recommended Reading Stage One (Theory)
Theoretical Test – Subject Matters
Suggested Reading Stage Two (Own Driving Ability)
The final of the three tests will examine your ability to instruct pupils on how to drive. During this test your examiner will assimilate two different types of pupils, the first a beginner pupil, the second a novice pupil. The three areas of this test will include core competencies, instructional techniques and instructional characteristics.
Teaching Aids Stage Three (Tuitional)
The use of modern teaching methods and material is of the utmost important to the impartation of information transfer, as its not the message that's said, but the message that's understood, so getting directly to the point with a teaching aid is the key... If a picture paints a thousand words... Then why say them, use a teaching aid instead. What comes to mind as I write this is, "KISS, keep it simple stupid
Recommended Teaching Aids
Having Passed all Three Exam's
This is the time you need to consider if you haven't already, thought of a driving school name, a tuition vehicle type or marque, dual controls, roof signs, printing, spend some time in considering these. Driver Education Supplies have the full range of products that are required to put you on the road and look professional. You may Enter Our ADI Store Here for the full range of ADI products.
Suggested Reading and Teaching Aids for the Check Test
The RSA ADI Unit introduced a Check Test for all ADI wishing to remain on the live register of driving instructors, essentially to ensure that instructors impart driver education in the most effective manner. Essentially, it is a test that assesses your ability in three areas:
Assisting You on Your Check Test
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