Developing your skills, knowledge and understanding

Developing your skills, knowledge and understanding

As with any other profession, those at the top of their game make sure that they keep up to date with what’s going on in their industry. As an ADI you will need to keep up to date with changes to road rules and driving practices, so that what you pass on to your clients is correct. In addition, you should keep up to date with training industry issues and recognise when you need to update your skills, knowledge and understanding.

One way to do this is to join an industry association. Another way is to talk to other ADIs in your area, or join an online forum.

Once you’ve identified a training need you can plan to meet it – this might be by attending a training course, but equally it might be by reading up on a subject and trying things out for yourself. You will know how you prefer to learn!

Keeping a reflective log is a good way of monitoring your own progress.

The Driving Standards Agency and the driving instruction industry have an agreed voluntary code of practice that you can sign up to.