A Complete Guide to ‘Train the Trainer’

Introduction to train the trainer

In this article we look at A Comprehensive Guide to ‘Train the Trainer’. In the ever-evolving world of driving education there is a real demand for train the trainer. The demand for skilled, confident, and compassionate driving instructors is rising. But who trains these driving instructors? Who ensures that they are equipped with the knowledge, techniques, and ethics to guide the next generation of drivers? We have all seen on social media the poor advice given. This is where the concept of ‘train the trainer’ comes into play, and it’s an opportunity that’s both rewarding and impactful.

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Why Choose ‘How to Train Driving Instructors: The Complete Guide’?

Whether you’re new to the field or an experienced professional looking to enhance your skills, this course offers a comprehensive, practical, and engaging approach to ‘train the trainer.’ With DTE-Elite’s proven methods, expert guidance, and alignment with industry standards, you’ll be well-equipped to train driving instructors with confidence and excellence.

The course is written by Dave Foster MA, Dip.DI. Along with probably the only master’s degree in Driver Training Education, Diploma in Driving Instruction and Cert.Ed. Dave holds a lot more industry relevant qualifications. But also he has been working, training and supporting driving instructors for over 20 years. For many years as an employed instructor trainer then as Director of Training for a medium sized driving school before taking his skills to the open field. Predominantly in instructor training. Dave writes many manuals and workbooks, each one being a success and each one having the same fundamental principles, to make this as easy as possible for you to understand. Let Dave do the formal qualifications, the academic bit and you reap the benefits in easy to understand guides and workbooks.

Make a Real Impact

When you choose to train driving instructors, you’re not just teaching a skill; you’re shaping the future of road safety and responsible driving. Your expertise and guidance can turn aspiring individuals into professional driving instructors who will, in turn, educate countless drivers. The ripple effect of your training can lead to safer roads and more confident drivers.

Driving Instructor Training is A Growing and Rewarding Field

The ‘train the trainer’ approach in driving instruction is more than a career; it’s a calling. With the continuous growth in the number of people learning to drive, the need for qualified driving instructors is ever-present. By choosing to train driving instructors, you position yourself in a field that offers both personal satisfaction and professional growth. Remember that feeling when one of your learners passes their driving test? Well, quadruple that feeling when you get a driving instructor through their part three test. It really is that good.

Share Your Passion and Expertise

You need to be passionate about the profession. If driving education is your passion, what better way to share it than by training those who will carry on this vital work? ‘Train the trainer’ allows you to pass on your knowledge, insights, and love for driving instruction to others who are eager to make a difference.

Align with Industry Standards

Training driving instructors is not just about sharing knowledge; it’s about upholding and promoting the standards and ethics of the industry and dare I say, the DVSA. By engaging in ‘train the trainer’ courses, you ensure that the next wave of driving instructors is aligned with the best practices and regulations set by authorities like the DVSA.

Unlock New Opportunities with Train the Trainer

The ability to train driving instructors opens doors to new professional opportunities. Whether it’s running your own driving school, consulting, or contributing to driving education policies, your skills in ‘train the trainer’ can lead to diverse and exciting paths.

Begin Your Journey with ‘Train the Trainer’

Are you ready to take the next step in your driving education career? Explore our comprehensive course, “How to Train Driving Instructors: The Complete Guide,” and embark on a fulfilling journey to train driving instructors. With DTE-Elite’s proven methods and expert guidance, you’ll be well on your way to making a lasting impact in the field of driving instruction.

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How to become a certified driving instructor trainer?

There are many different trainers out there who can help you with this. Most require you to part with large sums of money and travel many miles for several days if not weeks. The DTE-Elite course is all online with Zoom support just a call away. It’s structured in a manual form showing you step-by-step what to do. A bit like a Haynes workshop manual but simpler! You don’t have to leave home, you don’t have to travel miles, you don’t have to lose income, and you don’t have to spend so much money. What you do is, learn at your pace, using the workbook and watching the videos. You can watch it again and again if you want.

But it’s more than that!

At DTE-Elite, we recognize that training driving instructors is a multifaceted process that goes beyond traditional segmented learning. Unlike conventional methods that separate part 1, part 2, and part 3, our course adopts a holistic approach that seamlessly integrates all aspects of training. We believe in nurturing trainees through observed lessons with real pupils, providing them with authentic, hands-on experience without throwing them into the deep end. Our gradual introduction to teaching real pupils ensures that trainees build confidence, competence, and a deep understanding of the nuances of driving instruction. This comprehensive and empathetic approach sets DTE-Elite’s “How to Train Driving Instructors: The Complete Guide” apart as the best or only real choice for those committed to excellence in driving instructor training. With our course, you’re not just learning to train; you’re learning to inspire, guide, and shape the future of driving education.

Your whole course will be steeped in proper pedagogy (the science of learning), rich in knowledge and written with the DVSA’s own standards to driving instructor training. It gives the facts as written in the approved books for teaching pupils to drive, and not hearsay or what ‘Karen’ say’s!

Explore the Course Content: Your Comprehensive Guide to ‘Train the Trainer’

Embarking on the journey to train driving instructors requires a robust foundation, practical insights, and a clear understanding of industry standards. Our comprehensive course, designed to equip you with everything you need to excel in the ‘train the trainer’ field, offers the following:

38 Insightful Videos

Dive into a rich collection of 32 videos, each meticulously crafted to cover different aspects of driving instructor training. From mastering the DVSA standards to addressing common instructor faults, these videos are your step-by-step guide to success.

Check your understanding with Knowledge Checks

Test your understanding and reinforce your learning with knowledge checks. Designed to challenge and inspire, these interactive elements ensure that you grasp the core concepts as you progress through the course.

Exclusive Section on ORDIT

Gain a deep understanding of the Official Register of Driving Instructor Training (ORDIT) with a dedicated section that explores its significance, requirements, and best practices. https://www.gov.uk/guidance/become-a-driving-instructor-ordit-trainer

Instructor Common Faults

You will get a special section on driving instructor common faults. This section is brought to you, so you can see the faults that you will see repeatedly. Particularly if you see trainees from other driving schools come to you. Learn to identify and address the common faults you’ll encounter with your trainees. This invaluable section prepares you to handle real-world challenges with confidence and expertise.

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4 Bonus Videos: Dave’s Trade Secrets

Dave decided, after much deliberation to reveal something only before seen by his trainees. Something that even Middlesex University thought was so innovative that they encouraged Dave to do the Master’s degree. You will get all the benefits of this learning. Unlock the secrets that have led to the success of countless driving instructors. These exclusive bonus videos reveal the tricks of the trade that can set you apart in your ‘train the trainer’ journey.

Optional Trainee Support Pack

Opt for our trainee support pack and benefit from personalized assistance, reflective workbooks, and training Zoom calls for your trainees. We have been supporting driving schools with trainee support for over 12 years. We cover all the theory and online training for them so they just do the in-car training. We’re here to support you and your trainees every step of the way.

You will be registered as a DTE-Elite-approved Train the Trainer.

How would you like a little work? Silly questions but from the regular Zoom calls Dave hosts weekly. Driving instructors who are looking for support in their part three training or Standard test training attend these calls for free. Many of the attendees need in-car training. They come from all over the country where I do not have trainers. By completing the DTE-Elite Train the Trainer course, I know you will know your stuff and I will add you to a register of trainers who train correctly using DVSA standards. Dave also owns the rapidly expanding driving school 1st 4 Driving, if you are in an area, Dave wants to expand and we don’t have a trainer, we will offer to pay you to train them, your choice of course. We get enquiries from many areas we don’t want to expand (we are way down in the South) and we will pass you those enquiries.

Continuous Learning and Support

With access to continuous updates, resources, and support from our expert team, your learning doesn’t end when the course does. We’re committed to your ongoing success in the field of driving instructor training.

What’s it all going to cost you?

You will have seen train-the-trainer courses running into the £1000’s, certainly, most are close to the £1000. Let alone the cost of the lost income, hotel stays, fuel, food etc.

So, what about your course with us? Normally we have decided to offer the complete course, workbook, a copy of the trainee’s Reflective Workbook, 32 of the videos (4 are a bonus), the Zoom calls etc. for £499.

However, from the 23 August 2023 @ 8 am, we are offering an exclusive deal of the whole course PLUS the 4 additional bonus videos (Daves trade secrets) for just £499. Quote davesdeal for special price of ONLY £399 Enter this code at the checkout.

Now available with instalments options

By popular request we have now added an instalment option for you. To pay by instalments, use the code ‘PayIn3’ to pay 3 x £133, the system will take the first instalment and we will contact you about the other two payments.

Don’t forget

Join us in this transformative journey and take the next step towards a rewarding career in driving instructor training. Your road to success starts with “How to Train Driving Instructors: The Complete Guide.”

Let’s remind ourselves what is included!

32 course videos

  • 14 explaining how to train trainees using the workbook.
  • 18 The 1% way, how to gain points in the DVSA 17 competencies.

4 Bonus videos on the tricks of my trade

  • The Core Competencies
  • The GROW model
  • The GDE matrix
  • The problems with trainees

2 physical books

  • How to Train Driving Instructors Handbook
  • Trainee’s workbook/reflective log for the instructor

Coaching calls

Regular coaching calls, You are welcome to sit in on the regular Wednesday Zoom calls Dave hosts for any instructors to join to ask questions. Many of these trainees and instructors are looking for trainers to support them but do not know who to trust.

Trainee support

  • Option to use our part one and trainee support for your trainees.
  • Many driving schools use a trainee support system. We supply the reflective logs, the Zoom calls for your trainee’s questions, and the online training course for trainees. This course was also written by Dave Foster MA, Dip.DI
  • They also get the support of our office and advice on admin matters.

How do you fancy some work?

Option of Trainee and Standard check test work. Dave hosts regular Zoom calls and is always looking for instructors he can trust and recommend nationwide. Dave knows those instructors who have completed this course will understand the system. You will be entered into our support network for part 2, 3 and Standard check support work.