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#26 Monday 10th March 2014 10:32:38

Neckender
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From: Stoke On Trent
Registered: Tuesday 4th March 2014
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Re: Fleet training

All good info.

At the moment i'm trying to get quotes together, so i can go back to the company with the costs. Struggling at the moment i'm not getting much back to be honest.

What i'm after is a intensive ADI course followed by a Fleet trainer course in around the Stoke On Trent area. Could anyone help me out, point me in the right direction.


"Anyone who tries to make a distinction between education and entertainment doesn't know the first thing about either"

DSA LGV Inst,DSA ADI,SaFED Inst,IAM Advanced Car & Commercial,PTLLS,RoSPA Dip.

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#27 Monday 10th March 2014 14:42:03

sofasurfer
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From: Surrey
Registered: Tuesday 30th July 2013
Posts: 310

Re: Fleet training

There are no quick routes to ADI, in my experience it takes about 12 months. Don't believe anyone who tells  you it can be done in a few months, the DSA controls the process, not you.

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#28 Monday 10th March 2014 15:34:58

martin Williams
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Sofasurfer is correct it's not like a normal driving test which could take a week or two with an intensive course.  For me it took the best part of 18 months and it was hard work.

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#29 Monday 10th March 2014 16:23:34

reddragonbus
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Registered: Sunday 5th February 2006
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Re: Fleet training

For ADI training in Stoke on Trent

http://www.excelsiortraining.co.uk/


LGV PCV Instructor DVSA ADI Fleet

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#30 Monday 10th March 2014 18:46:37

ratty
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Registered: Saturday 5th February 2011
Posts: 471

Re: Fleet training

Neckender wrote:

Hi there I already do my company's licence acquisition and driver training for LGV and I am now looking to tackle our 250+ company car drivers.

Your advice on how to become a fleet trainer is what i'm after.


As you already (should!) have a good knowledge of the Highway Code I really don't see why you should have lessons for part 1 of the DSA tests. Look up on the internet what is involved in parts 1 and 2 of the ADI exams, you will probably have to do some extra reading before the test, but I doubt you require actual lessons. The same for part 2, surely you are a decent driver with an understanding of how the DSA does things because of what you have said above. I would advise you to have an assessment with someone and see how that goes before booking training.

I fully accept that you will probably have to have some training for your part 3 test.

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#31 Monday 10th March 2014 19:24:30

sofasurfer
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From: Surrey
Registered: Tuesday 30th July 2013
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I've lost track of the number of people who have failed parts 1 and 2 because they thought they had sufficient knowledge and skills. I've been at the test centre when they fail part 2, it's a wake up call to get trained. I passed all 3 tests at the first attempt because I had a good trainer. There are no shortcuts. If the employer is paying, cost should not be an issue.
Don't let your emoyer down by underestimating the time and cost, they won't thank you if you fail part 2 or 3. The overall pass rate is very low.

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#32 Monday 10th March 2014 21:02:22

ratty
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sofasurfer wrote:

I've lost track of the number of people who have failed parts 1 and 2 because they thought they had sufficient knowledge and skills. I've been at the test centre when they fail part 2, it's a wake up call to get trained. I passed all 3 tests at the first attempt because I had a good trainer. There are no shortcuts. If the employer is paying, cost should not be an issue.
Don't let your emoyer down by underestimating the time and cost, they won't thank you if you fail part 2 or 3. The overall pass rate is very low.

Whilst I understand this point of view, surely someone already working as a trainer should not have too many problems with passing parts 1 and 2!

I accept that there is more to part 1 than just the HC, but it is possible for someone to find out what else is required and learn this.

I'm sorry but part 2 should not be too difficult for someone who is already teaching others. A working instructor should be able to drive well enough to pass their part 2 test.

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#33 Monday 10th March 2014 22:25:08

sofasurfer
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From: Surrey
Registered: Tuesday 30th July 2013
Posts: 310

Re: Fleet training

From the earlier posts it is clear that he is not an instructor ! Sometimes I sit in the test centre waiting for a pupil to return and a part 2 or 3 candidate turns up. A few friendly questions about their preparation usually makes me wince. No trainer, doesn't know the area, 2nd or 3rd attempt; very few pass. Don't further the belief that you can teach yourself part 2, it's not helpful to give false hope. It's tough to pass, get a good trainer and do what they tell you.

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#34 Tuesday 11th March 2014 07:42:59

Neckender
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From: Stoke On Trent
Registered: Tuesday 4th March 2014
Posts: 16

Re: Fleet training

Wow, there are some extremes of people on this forum.

Some very positive and encouraging then the polar opposites.

However I thank everyone for taking the time to reply, there are a lot of interesting points that have been made.


"Anyone who tries to make a distinction between education and entertainment doesn't know the first thing about either"

DSA LGV Inst,DSA ADI,SaFED Inst,IAM Advanced Car & Commercial,PTLLS,RoSPA Dip.

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