Furthering Your Career
Continuing Professional Development (CPD) can be both formal and informal professional development, based on an individual’s needs and at APSOM we tailor the training to suit your needs.
Currently the Driving Standards Agency and the driver training industry are encouraging ADIs to start CPD as soon as possible so that individuals and their customers can begin to benefit from their learning.
The recommendation is to take a minimum of seven hours (one day) of CPD each year. It should be understood that CPD is an ongoing activity.
To maximise individual potential and retain credibility within your profession it is essential that you maintain high levels of professional competence.
As a driver trainer you can make a commitment towards professionalism by keeping up to date and continually seeking to improve your knowledge and expertise. APSOM has assisted many ADI’s with their CPD requirements.
We can arrange your Continuing Professional Development (CPD) in different ways. For example, you can:
- update your teaching or driving skills
- research new vehicles for your business
- spend time developing your business skills
- attend formal courses
- network with other driving instructors
You may also find it useful to
- attend local or national meetings or seminars
- spend time on the internet carrying out desktop research
- join a driver training organization like DIA or MSA
APSOM can point you in the right direction so contact us today.
Effective CPD will enhance your job satisfaction and improve your overall performance.
Your Continuing Professional Development should link with the competencies outlined in the current driver trainer competence framework:-
Monitoring and assessment
- Evaluation of road and traffic conditions to drive trainee’s actions.
- Supervision of trainee’s driving.
- Directing trainees in specific actions and manoeuvres.
- Monitoring of trainee’s progress.
- Provision of feedback to trainees.
- Recording of trainee’s achievement.
- Supervision of trainees through assessment.
- Directing trainee’s future development and training.
- Evaluation of own teaching performance.
Strategy and planning
- Strategy and planning.
- Lesson delivery.
- Instructor development.
- Instruction delivery.
- Demonstration of driving skills and methods.
- Coaching of driving skills and methods.
- Road and traffic knowledge.
- Vehicle knowledge.
- Vehicle handling ability.
- Awareness of driving situation.
- Sensory perception.
- Cognitive abilities.
- Physical movement and coordination.
- Writing and drawing.
- Non-verbal communication.
- Special needs training.
- Monitoring and controlling resources.
- Record keeping.
- Health and safety, welfare.
- Relationships with trainees, customers and the general public.
- Sales and marketing.
- Staff recruitment.
- Vehicle selection.
Contact APSOM today for any queries you may have, and let us help you be the best of the best!