The Hermes project main aim was to create a 3-5 day courses for driving instructors to develop their coaching skills.
The project defines coaching as:
“Coaching is a learner-centred method that engages body, mind and emotions to develop inner and outer awareness and responsibility with an equal relationship between the learner and the coach”
Based on this definition the project focused on developing methods that:
Rationale of coaching in a learner driver context:
The most important aspect of coaching is raising awareness and responsibility. These are vital components of safe driving where constant decision making is required. To make the right choices in traffic a learner driver requires:
Click here if you want to learn more about this project, you don’t need to read the whole report as part of this course. It can make for interesting reading and may explain why certain changes have been made in our industry.