What to Do if You’re Unhappy with your Driving Instructor Training
You’ve done everything you’re supposed to - you’ve read driving instructor training reviews online, you’ve researched the different courses available to you, and you’ve found a training course that looks like it’s just what you need to get you through the three part ADI test - but what happens if it turns out that this course isn’t a good fit for you? How can you make sure you get the best training?
Evaluating Your Driver Training Course
In the industry, we tend to see trainee driving instructors starting to really evaluate their driving instructor training after completing the second stage of the ADI examination. The first part of the test - the theory test - really doesn’t demonstrate the abilities of your driving instructor training school. You may be provided with driving instructor training books and some further home study materials, but you can easily prepare for the theory test in your own time, at your own pace. Similarly, you may not require a high level of support at stage 2, either. If you’re a keen and experienced driver, you should find it quite straightforward to prepare to demonstrate the skills required to pass the stage.
Stage 3 is where things become a little different. While you will have taken tests similar to the stage 1 and stage 2 tests in the past when you worked for your driving licence, it is unlikely you will have taken a test quite like the stage 3 examination before. The instructional ability test is where we find trainees require the greatest level of help and support, and it’s at this time that some ADI candidates begin to realise that their chosen course isn’t offering the level of support they really need.
Finding a New Driving Instructor Training School
If you’re unhappy with your current training, start exploring other options and look into driving instructor training schools in Ireland that offer pre-course assessments that will determine your skill level and identify areas that are creating difficulties. Whether you’ve recently failed part of the ADI examination, or are simply finding there’s an imbalance of classroom to practical hours that isn’t working for you, we’re here to help.
When choosing a new driving instructor training school, focus on friendliness, professionalism and, overall, honesty. You want a driving school to be open and honest about your abilities, which will enable you to work together to identify problem areas and focus on these aspects so that you can thoroughly prepare to sit - and pass - the next stage of the ADI test.