Practical Teaching Skills for Driving Instructors: A Training Manual for the ADI Examination & the Check Test

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Written for both existing and trainee driving instructors, shows how to develop and improve the ability to teach driving.

'Contains all the information you need on how to improve your teaching skills in line with current practices and established criteria.'


'Ideal support material to The Driving Instructor's Handbook and gives helpful advice to trainee or new instructors.'


'Not just useful for new entrants to the driver training fraternity, but a source of knowledge on modern, up-to-date skills that could be usefully absorbed by those who have been around a while but need some updating. (The authors said they would buy me a drink if I said good things about this book. They had better buy me a couple because I think it's very, very good.

JOHN LEPINE MBE - General Manager, The Motor Schools Association

`Pretty much indispensable.`

Driving Instructor Magazine

A companion to the popular best-seller The Driving Instructor's Handbook, this new edition of Practical Teaching Skills for Driving Instructors has been thoroughly revised and restructured to bring it absolutely up-to-date and make it even more user-friendly.

Written for both existing and trainee driving instructors, it shows how to develop and improve the ability to teach driving as a lifetime skill. Topics covered include:

verbal and non-verbal communication;

written communications - hand-outs, keeping records, visual aids;

problem solving and decision making;

lesson planning, devising tests and presentation;

how to make lessons rewarding and enjoyable;

how to improve teaching methods;

practical guidance for those preparing for the ADI entrance exam;

practical guidance for experienced ADIs preparing for their Check Test.

For every conscientious instructor keen to communicate well with his or her pupils, this essential book provides all the necessary practical advice and guidance.

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About the author (2002)

Margaret Stacey

Margaret Stacey served on the Management Committee of ADITE - The Approved Driving Instructors` Training Establishment directory (now ORDIT) - as the representative of The Approved Driving Instructors` National Joint Council. She was a secretary to the Steering Committee that formulated the standards for the NVQ in Driving Instruction. She is a Driving Standards Agency Approved Driving Instructor and qualified tutor and has well over 30 years` experience within the driving instruction industry.

Margaret is the author of Learn to Drive in 10 Easy Stages, The Advanced Driver`s Handbook and the AUTODRIVA Instructor Home Study Programme, which is used, on licence, by other training establishments throughout the UK. Her website can be found at

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