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ADI Training Programme

Disability Driving Instructors is pleased to be able to announce the second round of courses for their ADI training programme designed to provide instructors with the knowledge and expertise they need to teach people with special needs.

Course dates for the Disability Driving Instructors ADI Training Programme  – starting July 2023

DDI Course dates round 2

(Provisional dates subject to amendment)

Scheme of Work for the ADI Training Programme

DDI (7) Scheme of work 14.04.23

(Updated: 14 April 2023)

Disability Driving Instructors (DDI) 
About DDI
Our contact details
Who should do the training programme?
What is the cost of the training programme and how do I book?

Introduction to teaching pupils with special needs 
Introduction to the course
DVLA and DVSA notification requirements for pupils with special needs

Driving with specific educational needs for driving instructors 
Unit 1: Introduction to the role of the SEN instructor
Unit 2: Theoretical guide to neurodiversity part 1
Unit 3: Theoretical guide to neurodiversity part 2
Unit 4: Practical guide to neurodiversity

Driving with disabilities and medical conditions for driving instructors 
Unit 1: Introduction to the role of the mobility instructor
Unit 2: Adaptations
Unit 3: Diverse medical conditions that ADIs may come across
Unit 4: Diverse medical conditions – teaching pupils with these conditions
Unit 5: Driving licence restriction codes demystified

Practical face to face full day at RDAC Solihull
Unit 6: In car training at a Driving Mobility Centre

Deaf awareness and BSL training for driving instructors 

This is still being developed, we hope to be able to run these courses in Spring 2024

Meet the presenters 
John Rogers
Lee Pollard
Gary Gough-Pugh BSc
And for the deaf awareness course
Costa Christou
Mike Gambin

Updated 14.05.2023