Client Centred Learning Training for ADI’s

About Client Centred Learning

Instruction has changed a great deal in recent years, recognising that the client needs to be placed at the very centre of the learning to drive process  is now regarded as essential for good instruction.

Client Centred Learning (CCL) is the term adopted by the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) to describe the educational approach they wish Approved Driving Instructors (ADI) to use when delivering driver education and is part of the ADI national standards check (The standards check replaced the old ADI check test on 7 April 2014).

CCL is not a single theory, but it draws on a range of educational theories allowing the ADI to take into account how the learner prefers to learn; recognising the ways in which different people retain information and develop their skills.

DVSA latest analysis has shown the top 5 areas where instructors fail to demonstrate competence are where they haven’t:

  • adapted the lesson plan, when appropriate, to help the pupil work towards their learning goals
  • taught the lesson in a style suited to the pupil’s learning style and current ability
  • encouraged the pupil to analyses problems and take responsibility for their learning
  • given the pupil appropriate and timely feedback during the session
  • given enough feedback to help the pupil understand any potentially safety-critical incidents

Who is the course suitable for?

All ADI’s, or anyone training to become an ADI, who wants to develop their understanding of Client Centred Learning which is part of the DVSA ADI National Standards Check and how they will be assessed

Why should you take the course?

  • Prepare for your check test and increase your potential to achieve Grade A
  • Achieve and promote your Higher Standards check grade to new clients
  • Continual profession development opportunity
  • Become a ‘Recommended’ ADI and the potential access to further work

“The CCL training course, made me think deeper and harder, about what I was in part already doing. It made me tap into existing experiences, and helped me broaden my understanding to concepts, as well as provide useful training tools to experiment with. Learning comes from within, so I needed to have an “open mind” to the process to make it work effectively – delighted I did – happy Grade A ADI”.  Nick Dunn

Learning overview

Key topics covered:

  • Learning theory
  • Learning styles
  • Lesson structure
  • The Goals for Driver Education and its application

The course is a 2 day, highly interactive, utilizing filmed clips from actual driving lessons to encourage reflective learning, prompt group discussion and stir up debate.

Offers a great opportunity for good quality CPD that will help you maintain the highest possible standards of tuition.

Course benefits

Developed by Road Safety GB and Ian Edwards MSc, Dip ASM, DVSA ADI – UK’s leading practitioner in developing coaching skills for driving Instructors

  • Trainer support post course
  • Trainers trained by UK lead practitioner in coaching (Ian Edwards) and meets the standard.
  • Measured learning outcomes
  • Professional learning environment
  • Accredited by Road Safety GB
  • Content design supports DVSA Standards check for ADI’s
  • DVSA supported
  • Flexible payment options


Also included:

  • All course materials and links to recommended further learning
  • Refreshments & lunch
  • Marking and feedback of assignment to the student to ensure a PASS is achieved
  • Lifetime Road Safety GB Academy membership on completion and assignment pass (normal cost £35)
  • Feature on ‘Reccomended ADI’ list on Road Safety GB list
  • Certificate of achievement

The Venue

Shaw House, Church Road, Newbury, Berkshire, RG14 2DR

Shaw House is ideally situated in tranquil surroundings on the north side of Newbury, within an hour’s journey of London, Bristol, Oxford and the South Coast, and just five minutes from the M4/A34 junction. It’s a 25 minute walk from Newbury town centre and is accessible by public transport.

Download a central Newbury and walking map here.

Shaw House, Church Road, Newbury, Berkshire, RG14 2DR 
T: 01635 279279 E:

Course Dates

2019: Tuesday 29th January to Wednesday 30th January

A Unique Opportunity…

Once you have completed and passed the course assignment (1500 words) you will have access to further training courses as RSGB Academy at discounted rates (Membership is normally £35.00 + VAT– check the website for details:

We will also add you to our ‘recommendations list’ on DriveStart, our young driver website, giving you FREE advertising for 2 years.  DriveStart, the multi award-winning road safety programme links you directly to any young people and their parents/guardians booking onto to our regular experience days, who will also be looking for high standard local driving instructors.

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