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New standards for driver and rider trainers

1 November 2011

 A new framework setting out the key competences expected of driving instructors and motorcycle trainers has been published  by the Driving Standards Agency (DSA).


The National Driver/Rider Training Standard™ sets out the skills, knowledge and understanding required to deliver driver and rider training programmes for cars, light vans and motorcycles, both before and after a candidate has passed their test.


The standard sets out what instructors need to be able to do, and the knowledge they need to have, in order to deliver effective learning that will help people to become and remain safe and responsible drivers. This covers areas such as devising effective lesson plans, understanding different learning styles and needs, and giving clear instructions and constructive feedback. The document builds on DSA’s existing National Driving and Riding Standards that help to define safe and responsible driving and motorcycling.
 

DSA’s National Driving (Category B) and National Riding Standards (Category A/P) set out the knowledge, skills and understanding that we believe are required to be a safe and responsible driver or rider. They are based on a body of research and consul-tation which was undertaken for DSA by external consultants and involved input from many of our stakeholders.

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