Lynnes - Background:
I would like to share some of the major projects that I have initiated during the 27 years of working with DVSA, in particular the last 15 years as an Assistant Chief Driving Examiner.
National Standard for Driver and Rider Training
I was part of the team that wrote and implemented the National Standard for Driver & Rider Training (NOS). This training manual sets out the skills, knowledge and understanding you need to be an effective trainer.
Client Centred Learning (CCL) - Training Programme for all ADI Examiners
I designed and delivered a CCL training programme at DVSA’s main training establishment in Cardington, a ‘Train the Trainer package’. My team and I continued to roll out a bespoke CCL training programme to all DVSA examiners across the country involved with assessing the ADI Part 3 Instructional Ability Test and Standards Check.
‘The Cardington Special Test’
I designed the form and assessment criteria for the Cardington Special Test. The test is open to ADI’s and is recognised as prestigious by the ADI Industry, providing a certain amount of kudos for the ADI’s who pass it. The forms and criteria which I designed are currently still in use.
Modernising Driver Training – The New Standards Check
The old check test did not cover all the competences introduced by the National Standards. The assessment form did not help an ADI to understand their strengths or what development was required. I was tasked in modernising this part of the ADI examination process.
New Standards Check
I led the team that was responsible for both the ‘content’ and ‘design’ of the new competency-based Standards Check. I designed and rolled out a unique training programme across England, Scotland and Wales to those examiners in DVSA responsible for assessing the ADI Part 3 and Standards Check.
There are over 40,000 ADI’s on the register and DVSA conduct over 12,000 Standards Checks per year. My area of responsibility was to ensure DVSA examiners delivered a consistent and uniform test built around the new Standards Check. I also was responsible for carrying out Standards Checks on those ADI’s who, on two previous attempts had failed, (3rd and final).
Dans - Background:
Institute of Advanced Motorists - full member by Exemption.
I am a highly Advanced Driver with over 34 years’ experience teaching and training experience to the highest standards in both the UK and in the USA. Currently part of small group of DVSA Ordit instructors to hold both the DVSA Cardington Grade “A” for advanced driving and a DVSA Grade “A” for Instructional Ability. I am recognised as one of the country's most advanced drivers and awarded full membership of the Institute of Advanced Motorists by exemption.
Cardington Special Trainer
I apply the Roadcraft "system" where relevant alongside the National Standard for Driver and Rider Training and Car and Light Van driving syllabus. The aim is for our students to become outstanding candidates for whichever driving test they may be taking, thus providing a very high chance of passing first time.
Our students become drivers who ‘Think and Anticipate’, rather than reacting to situations as they occur, becoming safe and responsible drivers for life. Your safety depends on your awareness of what's happening around you, and your ability to control the position and speed of your vehicle relative to everything else on the road.
The Cardington Special driving test - Pass - Grade A
To pass this test, you need to demonstrate the highest standards of driving. My skills were consistently displayed whilst driving on all types of road, including a motorway and a variety of road situations. I was able to demonstrate a positive, courteous attitude and the ability to control the position and speed of the vehicle, safely, systematically and smoothly. I showed a high consistent driving competence based on concentration, effective observation, anticipation and planning is expected. In particular I demonstrated:
The DIAmond Special Test - Pass
Perhaps the most demanding driving qualification outside of the emergency services, the DIAmond Special Test proves you’ve got what it takes.
This is aimed at drivers and professional driver trainers who want to take their driving or riding to the highest level. This means going beyond the DIAmond Advanced Test and adding new elements such as commentary driving, was the perfect springboard on to opening up my career as a driver trainer.
Full Member Academy Road Safety GB.
The Academy is the professional development arm of Road Safety GB. The Academy aspires to provide all practitioners engaged in road safety with training, support and guidance to develop and enhance the right tools and skills to deliver effective, evidence-led Road Safety interventions