Road Safety Minister Stephen Hammond announces plans to modernise the way in which people become Approved Driving Instructors, a move that will ultimately improve training for individuals taking driving lessons in Derby, Nottingham, Chesterfield and Burton upon Trent.
The plans will aim to offer cost effective and flexible training routes for new instructors and proposals include the option of replacing the existing DSA qualifying tests with a new vocational qualification that would be delivered by approved training centres and assessed by an external awarding organisation. The new qualification would be aligned with the Driving Standard Agency’s national standards which are set out which skills are required to be an effective driving instructor. They would also reflect changes introduced as a result of the government’s upcoming green paper on young drivers.
Jonathan Hodgkinson, Derby driving instructor and Director of Derby, Nottingham, Chesterfield and Burton upon Trent driving school, Mint Driving School, commented: “If the new proposals make it more flexible and therefore more accessible to become a driving instructor, then this means that ultimately driving schools will have a richer choice of driving instructors to chose from, with more and more entering the industry”. Mr Hodkinson added; “Also, this this will equate to drivers receiving a higher grade of driving lessons, as more and more driving instructors qualify to the Driving Standards Agency national standards”.
Mint Driving School, which provides driving lessons to learner drivers and advanced drivers throughout the Derby, Nottingham, Chesterfield and Burton upon Trent region comprises driving instructors fully trained to the DSA’s stringent UK instructor standards and according to Mr Hodgkinson, the school welcomes any changes to instructor requirements and as a driving school, Mint strives to ensure driving instructors exceed national requirements and stay abreast with industry developments and best practices:.
In addition to the Road Safety Minister’s plans, it is likely that Mr. Hammond may also seek views on changes to the Approved Driving Instructor (ADI) Register. These include restructuring the ADI grading system and publishing more information about ADIs to help learners choose their instructor.
Mint Driving School provides great value, safe and professional driving lessons across Derby, Nottingham, Chesterfield and Burton upon Trent. From complete beginners to existing drivers wanting to brush up their skills, Mint provides hourly lessons as well as fast-track crash courses.
The company teaches the Pass Plus course, teaches automatic as well as manual, and also provides female as well as male instructors.
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