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#1 Saturday 22nd May 2010 21:40:08

Disky
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Increasing skills ?

Guys & Girls....................

Currently doing DAS on the bikes as i may , look to do this in a few years time.

Question is:   Will this count towards CPD, as it is driver related and will allow me to teach my current learners to be more aware of bikers.

And 2,,,

if so, can i offset the costs to my business

cheers
Ray

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#2 Saturday 22nd May 2010 22:35:22

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Re: Increasing skills ?

Hi,

Whether it is recorded by you as CPD or not, if it is a training course you are taking to increase your knowledge and ability for your current role then yes you can offset it against expenses.

Cheers,
         Brian

#3 Sunday 23rd May 2010 14:04:59

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Re: Increasing skills ?

CPD is about anything you consider that will develop yourself in the work you do. That could be posting on a forum, reading a book, attending a web design course, attendance at meetings, taking furher training well anything you feel is benefiting/developing yourself in the work you do.

As for the HMRC and business expenses that is a question of justification. If a representative from HMRC was looking at your accounts can you legitimately justify the expense as being necessary in conducting your business? If so you can offset those costs against your income and have no problem with it.

There is not a list of can do or can't do in this regard although there are common answers that can apply to everyone. smile

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Paddy


smile  big_smile  lol  cool

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#4 Monday 24th May 2010 13:03:44

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Re: Increasing skills ?

Doing a das is great cpd it puts inside the head of a learner as you are one on a bike.
Helps you understand what is going on inside the head of your pupils.


http://www.learnnpass.co.uk/

Driving should be fun

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#5 Tuesday 25th May 2010 14:37:46

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Thats the way i`m thinking mike

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#6 Tuesday 25th May 2010 16:25:45

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Learning to ride a bike is the best cpd I think I could ever do.

You sit on the bike thinking "I'm a driving instructor why is my brain turning to mush".
It gave me a greater understanding of how pupils think, can't get that from a book.


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#7 Tuesday 25th May 2010 16:37:07

Disky
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hahahahah,,, i thought it was just me,,, thanks for making me realise i was not being silly...

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#8 Tuesday 25th May 2010 19:00:03

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Re: Increasing skills ?

I'm doing level 1 dinghy sailing next w/e . Can I claim that ?

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#9 Tuesday 25th May 2010 20:23:56

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Brain turning to mush? Don't need reminding of that thanks! It's still clearly burned into my conciousness from my part 3 training sad

Still, kinda like the thought of learning to ride a bike - but is the idea of a 55 year old fat bloke on a Vespa too ridiculous? (Got to be a Vespa 'cause I'm in love with them, or a Harley...).

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#10 Tuesday 25th May 2010 20:43:38

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Well 2 years ago the thought of riding a bike scared the s**t out of me. 2 goes at the cbt, then a DAS and passed with a clean sheet. Now own a Triumph street triple that scares the s**t of me.
If a 48 year old who had never been on a bike before can do it anyone can.Oh and it has made me a better instructor more able to relate to the young people who sit beside me in my car.


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Driving should be fun

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#11 Tuesday 25th May 2010 22:16:16

Disky
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I'm doing level 1 dinghy sailing next w/e . Can I claim that ?

if you think it has some sort of added value,,, personally, i dont take out pirates smile

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#12 Wednesday 16th June 2010 06:08:13

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Re: Increasing skills ?

I'm doing level 1 dinghy sailing next w/e . Can I claim that ?

I don't see why not.  How far are you going to take it?  Take it through to instructor level then there is a clear benefit - also gives you another string to your bow, so to speak.

Nigel


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