Main area of business

Aldershot, Ascot, Ash, Bagshot, Bracknell, Brookwood, Camberley, Chobham, Church Crookham, Crowthorne, Deepcut, Eversley, Farnborough, Farnham, Fleet, Frimley, Hartley Wintney, Lightwater, Mytchett, Normandy, Pirbright, Sandhurst, Virginia Water, Windlesham, Yateley.

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Continual Professional Development (CPD)

The Driver & Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) continually review better ways of monitoring and developing the performance and abilities of all Approved Driving Instructors (ADIs). They currently evaluate instructors by periodically testing them either via a role-play driving lesson, or by sitting in on an actual driving lesson with a pupil, and marking their overall performance. This is called a ‘check test’, and is scheduled according to the individual performance of each instructor. In other words, poorly performing instructors are tested more often than those who meet or exceed the criteria laid down by the DVSA for the standard required to teach pupils correctly. If any instructor fails to meet an acceptable level of competency within three check tests, they may well be removed from the ADI register, and this means that they can no longer legally ask for renumeration for their teaching services, and their ADI badge will be rendered invalid. They would then have to go through the whole re-qualification process again! To reassure you, our main instructor has been rated a Grade 6, which was the highest grade awarded by the Agency for instructional ability (replaced by Grade A in June 2014).
Needless to say, this test should be motivation enough for instructors to maintain a high standard of teaching, but in this constantly changing environment in which we live, the DVSA encourage further enhancement of our standards of overall ability with the application of CPD. It is currently still a voluntary process, but it may become compulsory in the future.

CPD encompasses a multitude of disciplines and testing procedures, and all instructors who join CDS will continue their pursuit of training excellence to ensure that we maintain the highest standard of teaching for our pupils. Examples of the various qualifications which can be gained are: -

Cardington Special Driving Test
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Diploma in Driving Instruction (Dip.DI) , Fleet Trainer etc
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RoSPA Advanced Driving Test
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We have incorporated this page into the site in order that you can observe examples of new qualifications which can be attained, and the high standards to which we aspire at CDS. As our primary task is to satisfy our pupils, this advancement will occur when time permits outside normal hours of tuition!!