The Instructor

Terry Cook

Holding a mirror up the the driver training industry, to help driving instructors run better and more profitable businesses as well as improving as instructors. I talk with a variety of experts, leaders, innovators and game changers to harness their knowledge and see how we can apply that to our business. If you share the same passion for personal and professional development as me and my guests, then this podcast can help you make the changes you need to become a better instructor and business owner. To accompany the podcast there's also a premium subscription feed: https://www.patreon.com/theinstructor Here you can find weekly bonus shows, excluive discounts to CPD and all the show are early and ad free. The perfect place to start or enhance your CPD as a driving instructor. read less
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Episodes

The Green Room #40 - It's more than just CPD...
May 31 2024
The Green Room #40 - It's more than just CPD...
It's the big 40 for The Green Room!!Regular co-host Chris Bensted joins me to discuss all the news and goings on from within our driving instructor world, with a particular focus on some events over the last month. We finish up with a discussion about CPD.Topics include:National service - will it impact driving lessons?Graduated Driving LicencesWhere to start with road safetyThe RoadPeace challenge - the final mileADINJC/Intelligent Instructor ConventionThe DVSA apologiseUpcoming changes to the driving testYoung Driver Focus - Where's the value?Why we need to cover the higher levels of the GDEOlly Tayler defends ADIsThe ADI WalkBackUpcoming events in June and JulyWhat is CPDShould the DVSA regulate CPDCPD is like going to the gymFor more information on The Instructor Podcast visit https://www.theinstructorpodcast.com/ For additional content and exclusive discounts, be sure to check out our Premium subscription - Here you'll find lots of extra content, including:Episodes on the Standards check and how to break down each individual competency so you're fully aware of what to expect, how to prepare, and how to perform. Exclusive shows with industry leaders including Bob Morton, San Harper, and Kev & Tracey Field. Live 'Expert Sessions' on industry-specific topics including; How to teach roundabouts. As a member, you'll also receive exclusive discounts for GoRoadie Pro, Client Centred learning training, The ADI/PDI Doctor, and The Guild of Mindful Driver Trainers. The Instructor Podcast uses a variety of social media channels, including a Facebook group. You can join the group or follow us on the following platforms:FacebookTwitterLinkedInInstagramYouTubeAnd be sure to check out the DITC
Road Safety GB
May 12 2024
Road Safety GB
James Gibson of Road Safety GB discusses the ageing drivers course they've been running free for ADIs, including the large number of ADIs that signed up, but didn't bother to turn up.We also discuss:The benefits of attending in-person eventsThe Role of RSGBHow ADIs can access training through RSGBHere's the link from the show:1. Road Safety GB main website, the front face of RSGB is a road safety news-based website, with daily stories. Local road safety contacts are available and click the grey button on the website to subscribe to our newsfeed. https://roadsafetygb.org.uk/ 2. National conference website https://nationalroadsafetyconference.org.uk/It’s the biggest dedicated road safety event in the UK, 6-7 Nov 2024. 3. Knowledge Centre – our electronic library of resources and research, it’s free to access and we constantly add information to this. It’s about sharing information to ultimately make the roads safer for all.https://www.roadsafetyknowledgecentre.org.uk/Sign up from the website to receive a weekly information email. 4. RSGB Academy - the training arm of RSGB. Offering a suite of courses to road safety professionals.https://rsgbacademy.org.uk/RoadPeace ChallengeJust Giving link - (Created by Les Hopkinson for ADIs)Season 7 of The Instructor Podcast is sponsored by Bright Coaching - A training company for Approved Driving Instructors and Trainers.Sign up for The Instructor Podcast NewsletterFollow The Instructor Podcast WhatsApp channelFor additional content and exclusive discounts, be sure to check out our Premium subscription Here you'll find lots of extra content, including:Episodes on the Standards check and how to break down each competency, so you're fully aware of what to expect, how to prepare, and how to perform. Exclusive shows with industry leaders including Bob Morton, San Harper, and Kev & Tracey Field. Live 'Expert Sessions' on industry-specific topics including; How to teach roundabouts. As a member, you'll also receive exclusive...
How much responsibility should ADIs take for the actions of their students post test
Apr 28 2024
How much responsibility should ADIs take for the actions of their students post test
Project EDWARD's James Luckhurst joins me to discuss a variety of topics.James shares some examples of people he recently encountered while policing, including a young driver who had recently passed her test. This prompted me to ask how much responsibility ADIs should take for their student's post-test.The Project EDWARD podcast: My Role in the Safe System, is a fascinating listen, full of short interviews.Listen to the Project EDWARD PodcastCheck out Project EDWARDSeason 7 of The Instructor Podcast is sponsored by Bright Coaching - A training company for Approved Driving Instructors and Trainers.Sign up for The Instructor Podcast NewsletterFollow The Instructor Podcast WhatsApp channelFor additional content and exclusive discounts, be sure to check out our Premium subscription Here you'll find lots of extra content, including:Episodes on the Standards check and how to break down each competency, so you're fully aware of what to expect, how to prepare, and how to perform. Exclusive shows with industry leaders including Bob Morton, San Harper, and Kev & Tracey Field. Live 'Expert Sessions' on industry-specific topics including; How to teach roundabouts. As a member, you'll also receive exclusive discounts for GoRoadie, Client Centred Learning, The ADI/PDI Doctor, and more...The Instructor Podcast uses a variety of social media channels, including a Facebook group. You can join the group or follow us on the following platforms:FacebookTwitterLinkedInInstagramYouTube
Why hands-free phones are just as dangerous as using a handheld phone
Mar 24 2024
Why hands-free phones are just as dangerous as using a handheld phone
Professor Gemma Briggs, Head of Discipline and Professor of Applied Cognitive Psychology joins me to discuss distracted driving, particularly using hands-free phones. We also delve into why multitasking isn't a thing, self-enhancement bias, and how to get the message across.You can contact Gemma - gemma.briggs@open.ac.ukReach the Open University hereAccess the online interactive activity on OpenLearn hereSeason 7 of The Instructor Podcast is sponsored by Bright Coaching - A training company for Approved Driving Instructors and Trainers.Sign up for The Instructor Podcast NewsletterFollow The Instructor Podcast WhatsApp channelFor additional content and exclusive discounts, be sure to check out our Premium subscription Here you'll find lots of extra content, including:Episodes on the Standards check and how to break down each competency, so you're fully aware of what to expect, how to prepare, and how to perform. Exclusive shows with industry leaders including Bob Morton, San Harper, and Kev & Tracey Field. Live 'Expert Sessions' on industry-specific topics including; How to teach roundabouts. As a member, you'll also receive exclusive discounts for GoRoadie, Client Centred Learning, The ADI/PDI Doctor, and more...The Instructor Podcast uses a variety of social media channels, including a Facebook group. You can join the group or follow us on the following platforms:FacebookTwitterLinkedInInstagramYouTube
Why don't ADIs embrace the road safety sector?
Mar 17 2024
Why don't ADIs embrace the road safety sector?
And why doesn't the road safety sector embrace us?It's a fascinating question that I'm hoping to answer on this season of The Instructor Podcast, kicking off today with RoadPeace's Director of Communications, Rebecca Morris, as we discuss:The role of RoadPeaceHow driving instructors can utilise RoadPeace resourcesWhy we shouldn't use the term accident to describe a collisionI'm also joined by Stewart Lochrie for a brief chat as we take a more general look at road safety with driving tuition. I'm delighted to welcome Bright Coaching on board as the sponsor for Season 7. You can find out more about Bright coaching here.  Access RoadPeace resources here.  For more information on The Instructor Podcast visit https://www.theinstructorpodcast.com/ For additional content and exclusive discounts, be sure to check out our Premium subscription - Here you'll find lots of extra content, including:Episodes on the Standards check and how to break down each individual competency so you're fully aware of what to expect, how to prepare, and how to perform. Exclusive shows with industry leaders including Bob Morton, San Harper, and Kev & Tracey Field. Live 'Expert Sessions' on industry-specific topics including; How to teach roundabouts. As a member, you'll also receive exclusive discounts for GoRoadie Pro, Client Centred learning training, The ADI/PDI Doctor, and The Guild of Mindful Driver Trainers. The Instructor Podcast uses a variety of social media channels, including a Facebook group. You can join the group or follow us on the following platforms:FacebookTwitterLinkedInInstagramYouTubeAnd be sure to check out the DITC