A big thank you to my Coach Martin Firth for organising two days of training in the run up to me ‘going live’ as a PDI on a trainee licence.
Day one involved observing Martin using the workbook and the LD system to deliver two lessons to learners who were both relatively new to driving and as such the focus was on understanding clutch control, steering fundamentals and the handling of basic junctions.
Day two involved me building on Martin’s work by delivering a 2 hour lesson to one of the learners (with Martin in the back giving me feedback at regular intervals). It was my first ever attempt at giving a driving lesson, and it felt so good putting the knowledge I have built up over the weeks into practice! The experience was fantastic and gave me so much confidence for when I actually started tutoring my own learners.
For all other PDI’s who are on the journey I would highly recommend going down this route in the run up to actually tutoring with your own learners, your confidence and learning will benefit no end! The experience gave me more confidence to go on and pass my part 3 test at the first attempt. I still have alot to learn even though I am fully qualified but knowing I have LDC to continue supporting me is a weight off my shoulders. Thank you so much to all at LD office.
I'm a driving instructor in Barnsley, Pontefract and surrounding areas.