Do you want to support your more nervous and anxious pupils?
As an ADI you will come across many nervous pupils - struggling with anxiety during lessons, or suffering from high levels of stress during driving tests.
Do you want to know more ways that you can improve and support their self-confidence helping them to become confident drivers? Stand out from your peers with the option to offer off road support to your nervous pupils, with a Confident Driver membership.
Either subscribe to an ADI group plan on behalf of your learners - or simply refer them to the site to subscribe themselves by becoming an affiliate
Flexible Group Options
Choose between 50, 75 & 100 learners and upgrade your plan as your business grows
8 Different Techniques
Offer learners free access to techniques commonly used to manage nerves
We offer a range of online courses on the Moodle e-learning platform
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Driving school learning hub
Create your own driving school learning hub with your own documents, resources & videos
We offer free marketing resources such as leaflets, promo videos & links
Subscribe to the group plan that suits your business best and start supporting your nervous pupils!
- 75 learners
- Full access to all resources
- FREE Marketing resources
- Discount for MSA Members
Support your nervous pupils
As an experienced ADI you already know how to develop the driving abilities of your pupils. Supporting them to control anxiety and nerves requires a different skill set. With a Confident Driver membership you will have the knowledge and psychological techniques you need.
Sign students up to your group plan so that they can access the resources and work through them at their own pace at home. Alternatively by becoming familiar with the techniques yourself you will be well placed to make suggestions to your pupils on areas to focus on. For example, if you notice a pupil has a tendency to be self-critical, you might suggest they look at the self-talk section and together you can agree on some new positive phrasing that you can both use during lessons.
Upcoming Talks, Workshops and Events
Come along and meet leading industry experts Kev and Tracey Field and find out how we can help you and your nervous students.
Engage Driving Instructor Seminar
February 27th 2020 - Ellesmere Port
We will be giving a talk about which stress management technique might be most effective for your student
ADINJC / Intelligent Instructor Conference & Expo
March 29th 2020 - Kempton Park Racecourse, Middlesex
We will be giving a talk about how to create confidence habits from driving lesson one
The Driving Instructor Show
April 25th & 26th 2020 - British Motor Museum, Warwick
Come and chat to us at our stand and will also be giving talks about the most effective stress management techniques and creating confidence habits.
What other ADIs are saying:
Driving Instructor Survey
We are looking for ADIs to help us with our survey about nervous drivers. You do not need to be a subscriber to take part so please share the link to others. We would like to know how many nervous learners you have, how nervous they are and if you think it impacts on the number of driving tests they take to pass. All information given is anonymous and confidential
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Our welcome email includes the Confident Drivers Coaching Wheel downloads and video one of our popular resources from the Coaching section of the website.
Our Online Courses
Driving Test Preparation
Learn more about how to prepare for your driving test
Top Tips for Nerves
If you suffer from driving nerves try our mini course that includes our top tips from across all the techniques
Attention, memory and learning
This short course explores the impact of stress on memory and attention. If you struggle to concentrate in lessons or keep forgetting between lessons this course is for you
Part One of our understanding stress course explores why we react in certain ways and what we can do to retrain our brain
More about stress
Part Two of our understanding stress course looks at the different types of stress, learning and performance
6-week Mindfulness course
Our mindfulness course has been created with a driving theme to help you learn more about attention, unhelpful thinking, managing emotions and gaining perspective
Useful Resources for ADIs
GoRoadie is an online platform connecting ADIs and Learners. It is free to sign up and create your business profile and you pay to unlock the referrals you accept - and your first one is free! Find out more on their site GoRoadie.com
At Marmalade Network we’re dedicated to working with, supporting and rewarding driving instructors.
Our members can boost their income by earning commission across the complete range of five Marmalade Learner and New Driver insurance products. We also offer a raft of reduced rate and free services specially chosen to enhance an ADI’s business.
Working closely with the ADINJC and other highly respected bodies, we strive to keep abreast of, and inform our members about, changes within the driving instruction industry.
The network is free to join with no annual subscriptions and gives excellent rates of commissions ranging from £15 for a short term Student Driver Policy to £250 for a car!
We provide complimentary marketing materials and there are various help lines you can access – a legal helpline, an ADI helpline. Everything is free! Finally, we’re an upbeat company with excellent customer service, so whether you’re an independent ADI or head up a large school, we’re here to help you!
Tri-Coaching Partnership offer something for all your development needs, from training to be an ADI, help with your Standards check and the BTEC4 Coaching for Driver Development. Find out more on their site tri-coachingpartnership.com
Disability Driving Instructors
Disability Driving Instructors has been set up to provide information and advice for disabled people wishing to learn or return to driving. Find out more on their site disabilitydrivinginstructors.com
Driving School Development
Martin and Maria Leather from Driving School Development run one day CPD courses in business development to help ADIs boost their income. Find out more on their site drivingschooldevelopment.co.uk
Pass your theory test first time with this educational colouring book. The unique layout helps to explain complex driving scenarios visually and memorise through colour. Find out more on their site colouracademybooks.com
L of A Way to Pass
Diane Hall's e-book is written for learners and ADIs with plenty of advice on how to combat nerves while driving or taking your test. Find out more on newdriverprogramme.com