“Striving to turn advanced driving from an art into a science”
I am a former Police officer, joining in 1996 as Special Constable, before serving full-time in 999 response and roads policing across South Worcestershire. I left the Police in 2010. SC/CTC cleared since 1996 and like all ADI’s hold an Enhanced CRB/DBS Certificate.
As well as working as a freelance Ambulance Response trainer, I was a RoSPA Senior Tutor with the West Midlands Group until it dissolved in 2017 and recently joined the RoSPA Gloucestershire Group as a tutor.
I am currently a member of the Worcestershire Advanced Motorists IAM Group, as well as helping to run the advanced driving scheme for 18-25-year-olds, and teach 11-17-year-olds off road for a commercial provider.
In addition to my Police and Ambulance experience, I am rated by the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency, (the body that regulates instructors) as Grade A in instructional ability, (which alone puts me in the top 24% of instructors nationally*). I have also taken the optional DVSA Special Test for instructors at their Cardington HQ, receiving a Grade A.
I also hold all the recognised civilian advanced driving qualifications, from the organisations running the tests, (RoSPA, IAM ,DIA, DVSA), as well as where applicable the related trainer qualifications, ‘train the trainer’ qualifications and have also qualified or trained as an examiner for several of them.
DVSA Examiner after a Gold assessment drive with no areas of weakness, identified and I attended a DVSA Examiner Training course at Cardington HQ as well as at a live test centre. I’m also qualified as an IAM examiner, currently, work as a DIA Examiner.
I am a member of the Governing Committee of the ADI National Joint Council, the largest association of its type which liaises directly with the DVSA, representing the views of thousands of driving instructors across the UK.
In 2017 in recognition of my work as a RoSPA Tutor, I was invited to Buckingham Palace to join the RoSPA 100th Birthday Celebrations, and as a VIP to the IAM Event for Observers at Silverstone racetrack. I was also one of only two trainers from Worcestershire to attend the DVSA Workshop at Cardington in the introduction of the new part 3, and was invited to become an inaugural Fellow of the IAM. Photographs of all these events can be found on this website.
- RoSPA National Diploma in Advanced Driving Instruction (Cars) – Distinction
- ADI – Grade A – DVSA Registered Fleet Driver Trainer
- Grade A – DVSA Cardington Special Test
- DVSA Examiners Entry Assessment – Gold – No areas of weakness
- BTEC Level 3 Advanced Diploma in Driving Instruction
- DVSA Examiners Entry Driving Test – Gold – No Areas of Weakness
- DVSA Examiners Theory and Hazard Perception Test
- Fellow of the Institute of Advanced Motorists
- Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) Masters Mentor
- IAM Fleet Trainer
- IAM Masters (Distinction)
- IAM Group Masters Trainer
- IAM Deputy Chief Observer
- IAM Local Observer Assessor
- IAM National Observer
- IAM Local Observer
- IAM F1RST
- Driving Instructors Association (DIA) Diamond Examiner
- DIA Award in ADI Knowledge
- DIA Diamond Advanced Trainer
- DIA Member of the Month June 2017
- Diamond Advanced
- Diamond Elite/Special (Zero Faults)
- RoSPA Approved Tutor
- RoSPA Advanced Tutor (as Diploma holder)
- Senior Tutor – RoSPA West Midlands Group until the group dissolved in 2017
- RoSPA Tutor – Gloucestershire Group
- RoSPA Gold (Cars)
- Energy Saving Trust – Approved Eco-Driver Trainer
- Energy Saving Trust – Approved Electic Vehicles Trainer
- Under 17 Off Road Driver Trainer
- Committee Member – RoSPA West Midlands Group until the group dissolved in 2017.
- Committee Member – Worcestershire Group of Advanced Motorists
- Member of the Governing Committee of the ADI National Joint Council
- Member of the Motor Schools Association
- Member of the Guild of Experienced Motorists
- Member of the Driving Instructors Association
- Member of WADDI
- Level 3 First Aid certificate
- Copies of the certificates can be viewed on this website under the “About Me” section.(*Approximately 24% of ADI’s were rated A, at the time of writing, the % varies slightly throughout the year as ADI’s are tested)