ADI Development Network
The job of an ADI can be quite solitary, especially for the sole trader.
In Reading we are very fortunate to have a supportive local association. This is BDI, the Berkshire Driving Instructors association. As well as at the test centre, we meet once a month formally and socially. At these formal meetings we have regular speakers from DSA, DIA, ADINJC to name just a few. Also regular CPD training sessions. Our March meeting was a very well attended presentation concerning the new Standards Check.
Socially we meet and swap ideas and information, organise trips, meals out etc.
Anybody involved in or road safety is very welcome. We aim to be inclusive, whether you are just beginning or have many years of experience; we all learn from each other, improving our knowledge and competence.
When you join BDI you become an associate member of ADINJC. This is a national body run for and by ADIs. See www.adinjc.org for details
Recently we had a day out visiting Cardington, where all Driving Examiners are trained. This counted towards CPD.
Many of our members have now qualified to deliver the Edexcel BTEC in Driving Science, Level 2. This involves the use of ground breaking on-line training systems, eye scanning software etc, the cutting edge of driver training!
You remain a sole trader, with all the benefits of a large organisation, but without the cost!
Join us for:
- Encouragement and support
- Working together
- Sharing excess customers
- Continuing Professional Development, certificates provided
- Useful ideas, someone will always know the answer to that tricky question
- Covering short notice tests
- Doing mock tests for each others pupils
Contact : Andy Lee, John Owen; Chairman, and Treasurer.