Welcome to Applied Coach Approach, DIA’s popular coaching course for driver and rider trainers that is now delivered online. Work through the learning materials at your own pace, in your own time and join the group Zoom study sessions with the tutor, plus ask your questions too.
This course is designed for all driver and rider trainers and assumes you have prior knowledge of the principles of coaching. The course covers many aspects of the role of a coach and is divided into three parts:
Part 1 – Self guided online study
As soon as you enrol onto the course you will have access to the online learning content which you can work through at your own pace and at a time that suits you. This part of the course will include:
Part 2 – Zoom session 1
This will be led by the course tutor and will be the first opportunity to interact with others on the course. This part of the course will include:
Part 3 – Zoom session 2
This session will also be led by the course tutor and will give you another opportunity to interact with others on the course. This part of the course will include:
Zoom session dates:
*Each Zoom session will have a 20 participant limit.
The course will be assessed by the course tutor through Q&A, assignments set and participation in discussion during the Zoom sessions. Attendance for the Zoom sessions is mandatory as they play an integral part of the course. Once you have attended both sessions and completed the online aspect you will be awarded the course certificate.
Meet the trainer
The trainer for this course is Dr James Whalen. Jim works as an ADI in Wolverhampton running an independent driving school. He works as a Regional Trainer with the Driving Instructors Association which involves writing and running courses, writing training articles and marking papers for the Diploma in Driving Education. Having been involved as a coach for the British Tenpin Bowling Association for 13 years Jim is able to bring extra insight when delivering coaching courses for driver trainers.
Qualifications: Qualified as an ADI in 1991, DVSA Fleet Badge, BSc (Hons) in Psychology with Business, PhD in Cognitive Psychology specialising in Driver Behaviour and Level 4 Certificate in Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector.
*To attend the Zoom sessions you will need a PC, laptop or tablet that can run Zoom and must also have a camera and microphone so you are able to participate fully in the sessions. You are responsible for ensuring you can access and navigate zoom and that you have you have a strong enough internet connection. If you cannot join the session due to technical difficulties, we cannot guarantee that you will be moved to another session.