Drivers with Diverse Needs Classroom Workshop

Join the Drivers With Diverse Needs Classroom Half-Day Workshop and gain the skills and knowledge to cater to a broader range of students, diversify your business, and set yourself apart as a specialist in driver training. Led by experienced trainer Kevin Martin.

Course type: Classroom Workshop
Duration: 3 hours and 15 minutes.

DIA Members receive £20 off this course


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Why choose this workshop?

Are you looking to enhance your driver and rider training skills? Look no further than the Drivers With Diverse Needs Workshop (DWDN). This half-day classroom workshop is specifically designed to help you diversify your skills, cater to a wider range of students, and grow your business.

By choosing this course, you’ll gain a better understanding of common special educational needs, along with proven techniques and strategies to help you deliver tailored training sessions that meet the unique needs of diverse learners. This can help improve the learning experience for your students and increase their chances of success.

In addition, specialising in this growing area of driver training can help you stand out from the competition and establish yourself as a go-to resource for students with special educational needs. This can also open up new business opportunities and revenue streams.

Led by experienced trainer Kevin Martin, the DWDN workshop covers a range of topics, including identifying the most common diverse needs conditions and their symptoms, how to assess individual pupils’ needs and aptitude, and the latest research findings on driving with these conditions. You’ll also work in groups to discuss case studies and adapt training methods to assist with student learning.

Don’t miss this valuable opportunity to expand your skill set and differentiate your driver and rider training business. Sign up for the DWDN workshop today and elevate your offerings to the next level.

What you'll learn

During the Drivers With Diverse Needs Workshop (DWDN), you will gain a comprehensive understanding of common special educational needs and the ways in which they can affect the process of learning to drive. The course will equip you with the knowledge and skills needed to effectively assess your pupils’ individual needs and aptitude, and to deliver training sessions that meet their unique requirements.

Specifically, the course will cover the following topics:

By the end of the workshop, you will have gained the skills and knowledge needed to diversify your driver and rider training business, better serve the needs of a wider range of students, and establish yourself as a specialist in the area of special educational needs.

This workshop includes

Location and parking

Driving Instructors Association, 11 Gleneagles Court, Brighton Road, Crawley RH10 6AD

Please be aware there is no parking on-site, however, there are local car parks and the office is a 10-minute walk from Crawley train station. 
For more parking options please visit en.parkopedia.com


The trainer

Kevin Martin - Head of Training and Development | DIA

Kevin Martin.has been a self-employed Approved Driving Instructor (ADI), First Aid, and Bikeability trainer since 2012. With City & Guilds and NVQ qualifications, Kevin has extensive experience in the world of training, beginning his career in 1998 with Royal Mail.

Over the past decade, Kevin has been involved in a variety of road safety initiatives and education programs, including Bikeability, Learner Driver Training, Fleet Driver Training for companies such as Royal Mail, Driving Monitor, and Ocado, U17’s Driver Training for Young Driver and Mercedes Benz World, 4 x 4 training for Mercedes Benz World, and the delivery of Driver Aware Courses in classroom, on-road, and online.

As the trainer for the DWDN workshop, Kevin brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the course. He will guide you through the workshop, provide insights and guidance, and facilitate group discussions and activities to help you apply your new knowledge and skills in real-life scenarios.

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Terms and Conditions

This course includes our COVID-19 Guarantee. If the course has to be cancelled due to COVID-19 we’ll transfer your place or issue a refund where necessary. 

If you cancel within seven days of booking we will refund the cost of the course. However, we cannot issue any refunds if you want to cancel anytime after this. We may need to cancel or postpone courses occasionally due to reasons beyond our control. The course date will go ahead even if there is just one attendee. If you plan to book overnight accommodation as part of this course, do ensure you book a refundable option in case the course date had to be changed, postponed or cancelled. The DIA is not responsible for any costs you may incur.

Terms and Conditions

By purchasing this product you agree that you have read and understood the requirements of the test that you are applying for.

Refund policy: Once a booking has been confirmed with a trainer directly for either a one-to-one standards check or mock test session you will need to give seven days notice to cancel, otherwise the fee will be lost and a new booking and payment will be required.

NOTE: For all training sessions and mock tests you and your trainer must wear a suitable face covering. Your trainer cannot provide one for you, trainers are only responsible for their own face covering and PPE protection. If a suitable face covering is not in place, your session will be cancelled and the fee will be lost. If you have a medical exception to wearing a face covering, this must be provided as proof of exemption to your Diamond trainer. You must demonstrate that your car has been cleaned, using anti-viral wipes to clean passenger handles inside and outside, the dashboard and any other touch points for the trainer. If your vehicle is not fit for purpose your session will be cancelled and the fee will be lost.

Candidates should not attend a training session or mock test if they are feeling unwell, particularly if they identify core symptoms associated with COVID-19 (such as a persistent cough or fever). We ask candidates to notify the DIA of any possible exposure to, or diagnosis of, coronavirus as soon as possible. If you are unable to take a test due to a COVID-19 diagnosis or possible symptoms, your session will be postponed without losing your fee and you will not be permitted to rearrange your standards check session or mock test within the next 14 days following the cancellation.

Once you have paid for your standards check session and/or mock test,  your details will be forwarded to your nominated Diamond trainer local to you, who will be in touch with you within 48 hours (Monday-Friday) with a view to booking you in at a mutually convenient location, date and time. Some flexibility will be required in terms of location, taking into account trainer availability at regional level and where restrictions with COVID-19 may be taking place. Your Diamond trainer will make arrangements to meet via text, email or telephone. We do not have specific meeting locations and your Diamond trainer will discuss any other queries with you once your booking has been made online.

You will need to use your own vehicle for the standards check session and mock test, which is suitable for training and allows for your Diamond trainer to role play a suitable candidate, with the relevant insurance in place to allow for this. All Diamond trainers are qualified ADIs with a Diamond examiner qualification in place. You will need to show relevant insurance cover to your Diamond trainer, either before or on the day of your agreed booking date and time. The vehicle you supply must be both roadworthy and legal for the purposes of the standards check session and mock test and your session will be cancelled if you do not present a suitable car with the relevant insurance. If you are more than 15 minutes late to your standards check or mock test session you will lose your booking and the fee will need to be paid again.

You will be asked to read a number plate at the required distance, full details can be found at www.gov.uk/driving-eyesight-rules. Your standards check or mock test session will be cancelled if you cannot reach these requirements. You will need a current and valid driving licence which will be checked by your trainer should you need to drive as part of your standards check or mock test.

Online classes

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 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. Session dates are subject to change.

During this course you will be placed into small ‘live’ discussion groups and will need to converse. Please be aware of how to mute and unmute your microphone for the general discussions that will also be taking place.