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Are you a Driving Instructor who would like 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.

Are you new to what Confident Drivers have to offer?

If you are an ADI just discovering Confident Drivers for the first time let us give you a quick summary of the ways we can help you support your nervous and anxious students.

Group Plans to Support your Students

support for anxious learner drivers

Become your student’s one-stop shop for not only learning to drive but also building their driving confidence.  With our paid plans, you can offer your students access to all the tools they need to master their driving anxiety and become calm and confident drivers alongside driving lessons with you.

Scroll down to find out more information about what's included in our plans or click below to go straight to the different plan options.

ADI Training Courses

Alternatively, if you would like to understand more about driving nerves and anxiety, then one of our training courses could be what you are looking for.

We have two options, a beginners workshop and a more advanced six-week course.

Understand more about your student’s experiences and how the brain works. Learn to ask your student’s the most effective questions so you can make the best stress management recommendations tailored specifically to their needs.

ADI Nervous Driver calming kit

ADI Nervous Driver calming kit

This online workshop is for you if you would like to:

Ask nervous drivers effective questions to identify the best techniques to calm their anxiety?

Improve your own knowledge and understanding of driving nerves?

Follow a simple process that will give your students confidence in your recommendations?

Spend less time in lessons dealing with students' nerves because you have an effective process to use?

Content includes:

Guidance on our foundation questions

Our simple flowchart process  

Pre-recorded Video training on how to use them

One month access to the Confident Drivers website

LIfetime access

Cost £27

Find out more

This course is for you if you've already completed the ADI Nervous Drivers Calming Kit  and you would you like to go more in-depth and find out:

The process we use when working one-to-one with nervous drivers

The questions we ask, why and the flags we are looking for?

The psych questionnaire we use and how to score it?

The psychological theory we use to boost confidence and how you can apply that to lessons?

6 Live Training Modules over Zoom

All modules recorded

Private Facebook Group

Create case studies for your own students 

Lifetime access

Early Bird Price is £187 / General Price is £247

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Why we created group plans for ADIs and their Students

Many learners and new drivers struggle with feeling confident in their driving ability, either to pass their driving test or in those early days of driving alone once they have passed. As a driving instructor, this is probably familiar to you too?

That’s why we started Confident Drivers.  We help drivers who are lacking the confidence to explore why they feel the way they do about driving and start to become more confident behind the wheel using coaching tools, stress management techniques, video guides and audio. As a result, drivers are able to create their own confidence-building action plans so they will be able to become safer, calmer drivers and enjoy the freedom of driving without the fear.

We know how awful it feels when your student’s progress becomes stuck because of their driving nerves. You feel powerless and frustrated because you know they can drive. You want so badly to help your student’s overcome their battle with their own minds because you know then you’d be able to help them achieve their driving dreams and give them the opportunities that having a driving license offers.

Kev wasn’t always good at knowing what to do when students became anxious or panicky during driving lessons.  In the very early days, he prepared by having tissues in the car and learning an easy breathing exercise to suggest to students when needed. He soon went on to do the BTEC4 Coaching for Driver Development to learn more about coaching and taking a client-centred approach.  

Like many other ADIs, he knew he wanted to be able to offer a more effective way of supporting his students, that didn’t involve him being more like a therapist than a driving instructor!  So he asked his wife Tracey who specialises in Mindfulness and Stress Management for some simple tools he could share with his students to help.  And so the idea for  Confident Drivers came into existence.

What is included in our group plans to help calm your student's driving test nerves:

Relaxation
relaxation
Coaching
coaching
Hypnotherapy
hypnotherapy
Mindfulness
mindfulness
Self-Talk
positive self talk
Imagery
Imagery

Four relaxation audios 
Three ways to use imagery techniques 
A range of breathing exercises and a breathing audio
Positive self-talk tools, exercises and techniques to manage negative thinking 
Four TFT Meridian tapping videos for different emotions and feelings 
A range of Coaching & NLP tools and techniques to help plan and change the driving mindset
Two hypnotherapy audios specifically tailored for Driving Confidence and Driving Test Nerves.
A SIX Week Introduction to Mindfulness course - learning transferable skills for stressful situations throughout life.

Plus our E-Learning courses

All of these tools work effectively to calm driving test nerves and anxiety.  Combined with your student's motivation to overcome their nerves, they can transform the way they feel about driving!

Subscription benefits

Flexible Group
Options

Choose between 50 & 100 learners and upgrade your plan as your business grows

Courses

Online courses about driving test nerves, stress and attention

8 Different Techniques

Offer your learners access to effective techniques to manage nerves

Map Listing

Appear on our map and have your own dedicated web page for your business linking back to your website.

View pupil activity

See which website pages your students have visited most frequently.

Marketing Help

Free marketing resources such as promo & How To videos & links

How does it work?

Invite your students - Add your student's name and email address to your group plan and they will receive a welcome email with their login details and links to get started immediately.  

Add a text - If you add a students mobile number as well, they will also get a text prompt.

Print/laminate the downloadables - ADIs who are making the most of their subscription use the downloadable resources in lessons with their students. Downloads include two variations of the Coaching Wheel, a Reflective learning log and a Challenging negative thoughts log.  We find that students are more likely to engage if they see their driving instructor engaging with the materials too.

Advertise that students get access - Don't keep your subscription a secret!  Use Confident Drivers as a way to market your business.

Remind students to use their account - Send email reminders from your group membership.

View students progress - See which pages and techniques are most popular with your students.

Celebrate test pass success - Tag us in test pass posts on your social media and we will share your post.

Make space in your group - Your student group limit is a rolling figure, so when a student passes, delete them from your group to make space for a new student.

Complete your business listing - Send us details about your business so we can add you to our map of driving instructors and create a page dedicated to advertising you in your local area and linking back to your website.

Subscribing to an ADI group plan allows you to offer your learners access to all the resources on Confident Drivers as part of their driving lessons with you. In a similar way that you may be offering theory test training. This is a great marketing selling point for your business, adding extra value to your lessons and allowing you to charge at the higher range of lesson prices for your area.

If you would prefer to keep your business costs low, you can still support your learners by simply referring them to the Confident Drivers website as a recommended resource.
 
Your learners can subscribe themselves to our free driving test nerves course or upgrade to an individual subscription to access our full resources to help them manage driving nerves and anxiety. 
 
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What others are saying

Read more of our reviews from happy ADIs on Trustpilot

I came across Confident Drivers last night. I then decided to sign up this morning. I am glad I have its FAB, plenty of resources to help me and my students, and well worth the monthly cost.

I have been using the Confident Drivers website for a year now. It is my go to place of ADI reference when I am assisting a more nervous / anxious client /stressed during their learning to drive journey or test day nerves. The coaching wheel is my favourite coaching tool, my clients love watching their wheel evolve.

Confident Drivers provide an excellent service to both Learners and Driving Instructors. My learners have enjoyed the wealth of information and techniques to help them feel confident when driving or taking their driving test. I am seeing some really positive results in the learners that have used these resources.

I own a driving school and we provide access to Confident Drivers for all of our instructors so they can enrol their clients as required. It's an excellent franchise benefit and the feedback has been extremely positive from ADIs and learners alike.

This is a fantastic website, I would highly recommend it for anyone taking their part 3 exam to become a driving instructor. It helped me stay calm and relaxed leading up to my date and assisted with staying positive. 

I also use it for my students, they too have found it supportive. Thank you

Pupils love it and I've found it very useful myself. A great resource for people and not just drivers.

Best Group Plans For Driving Instructors

These plans are created specifically for driving instructors and their students.  We also have a range of individual plans created for learner drivers, you can find more details on our Learner Driver page.

ADI 100 Pupils Monthly

£10month
  • 100 learners
  • 8 Effective stress management techniques
  • Help learners calm driving nerves
  • Build learners driving confidence
  • Created by industry experts
  • Free Marketing resources
  • Free Driving Instructor listing
  • Stand out from other ADIs

ADI 50 Pupils Annual

£80year
  • 50 learners
  • 8 Effective stress management techniques
  • Help learners calm driving nerves
  • Build learners driving confidence
  • Created by industry experts
  • Free Marketing resources
  • Free Driving Instructor listing
  • Stand out from other ADIs

ADI 100 Pupils Annual

£95year
  • 100 learners
  • 8 Effective stress management techniques
  • Help learners calm driving nerves
  • Build learners driving confidence
  • Created by industry experts
  • Free Marketing resources
  • Free Driving Instructor listing
  • Stand out from other ADIs

Are you a Franchise with over 100 learners?  Get in touch to discuss options that will suit you and your business.

Supporting 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.

Our e-learning courses to help your students with driving test nerves:

In addition to the techniques listed above, we have also created e-learning courses.  Our courses include

Driving Test Prep
driving test preparation course
Tips for nerves
tips for driving test nerves
Attention & Memory
attention, memory and learning course
About Stress 1
about stress
About Stress 2
about stress 2
Intro to Mindfulness
mindfulness

Read our articles or hear us speak

Kev and Tracey Field regularly give talks and presentations to driving instructors on the subject of overcoming driving nerves and worries.  We also write a monthly article in DIA's Driver Trainer journal. Find out more about us, the story behind creating Confident Drivers and our experience in the driver training industry and beyond on our About Us page.

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Useful Resources for ADIs

My Drive Time

MyDriveTime’s award-winning business management app provides everything instructors & schools need to keep on top of their students, diary, lessons, progress, money & more.

www.mydrivetime.co.uk

Go Roadie

GoRoadie Pro is the award winning app, voted at the 2022 Intelligent Instructor Awards Support Provider of the Year.

GoRoadie Pro is a smart diary management app that is easy for any ADI to pick up and use. The team have focussed on speed and ease of use. Instructors are saying; “I absolutely love this app!! It’s so user friendly and I can customise everything” It allows you to manage your finance, lessons, pupils all within just a couple of taps. Try a 2 month free trial today by going to www.goroadie.com/pro

learner driver insurance

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 rates 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 helplines 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! 
Our dedicated ADI team is on 0333 323 2615 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. To register with our scheme and access all its benefits, just visit www.marmaladenetwork.co.uk

tri coaching

Tri-Coaching Partnership offers 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

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