Articles – Training & Opinion

This page displays training and opinion articles. You will find these articles particularly interesting if you’re keen on CPD and improving yourself as a driving instructor. Ensure you never miss an article helping with your part 3/standards check by joining our Facebook group. Don’t miss out.

For the latest news including COVID measures and restrictions, click here

The standards check announcement should be nothing to worry about

So, as you’ll know by now, the DVSA have given more information on how the standards check will be changing. For the full communication from ...

Response to the standards check announcement

Wow what a stir! The DVSA have certainly got everyone’s attention with their latest email. If your pass rate is low, expect a standard check ...
how to be a better driving instructor

The biggest secret to improving your teaching

While this big secret is going to help you massively with teaching your pupils, I’m not going to be specifically telling you it. You’re going ...

Minors on a test, why are they so bad?

I hear and see an awful lot about minor driving faults on a driving test. Since 1997 the Driving vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) then the ...
driving lesson planner on car seat

This will help you breeze through your part 3/standards test 💨

It must be 14 years ago now when, as a full time driving instructor trainer, I began to realise how people were struggling with their ...
driving instructor standards check

Passing part 3 (or standards test) is EASY!

It must be over ten years since I penned an article of almost the same title. This article is the updated version of that one. ...
goodbye 2020

In 2021, We Make Our Own Luck…

Well, 2020 is almost over and what a year it’s been. Who would have thought this time last year that in order to go into ...
how the driving examiner marks

🎬 Video – How the examiner marks, and the standards test.

⏮️ Previous video Click here to subscribe to our YouTube Channel ...

The one simple question you can ask pupils that will transform your teaching

Where do you go to when you want advice? Facebook, reference books or rely on knowledge? I ask because I am absolutely amazed at the ...
lockdown driving instructor

Am I still technically allowed to work during lockdown 2?

Today I received yet another message: “can we work?” I have to pause to remind myself as an educator, why people ask questions. It’s because ...
driving face mask

Extraordinary Times…

We sit here, day 2 into ‘Lockdown 2’ and many like me start to ponder “what is going on with the world?” I don’t mean ...
bad driving school

There’s no such thing as crap pupils, just crap instructors 👀

Disclaimer 1: I use the term ‘crap’ purely as a copy of the words used to describe pupils on social media. Its not written to ...
driving instructor car facebook

You DON’T need a franchise…do you?

Many driving school franchises have been set up by people who, well quite frankly have never been driving instructors. Whilst the business side of being ...
inside car

Don’t Do CPD – Gosh!

This article is probably going to appear strange coming from someone who during my time has completed more Continued Professional Development (CPD) than most driving ...