ADI Training Workshops

ADINJC Workshops

Meet the team

Who are the team?

Lynne Barrie MA Driver Training: Lynne is the ADINJC Chairman, has written books for the industry including Standards Check Success and Come to Coaching as well as articles for Intelligent Instructor. Formerly a teacher she is well known for her enthusiasm to deliver client centred learning and is now a Grade A having recently scored 51/51 on her standards check.

Nick Ibbott: Nick is ADINJC Vice President and a former head of training. He has been a top grade ADI for many years and with ORDIT. He is probably one of the few ADIs who actually enjoy and look forward to their Standards Check! His enthusiasm for helping people makes him a very popular ADI trainer. You might also have heard him on DIPOD as part of their podcast team.

Edward Marshall: Ed is a Grade A and also holds BTEC level 4 in Coaching for Driver Development, RoSPA Advanced Diploma and Diploma in Driving Instruction. He trains drivers in a wide range of vehicles including learners, B+E, Fleet car and Fleet LGV. Ed specialises in coaching pre and post qualification in PDI/ADI and Fleet training.

James Quinn: James is our Head of Training. He is a DVSA Registered Fleet Driver Trainer. James is also an examiner for the Diamond Advanced & Diamond Special Driving Tests and is a highly experienced trainer of ADIs. Interestingly all our trainers still teach some learner lessons as it keeps them in touch with reality! As ADINJC were part of the working party that helped to design the Standards Check all the team are very up to date with it.

Lin Western: Lin has been an instructor/instructor trainer since 1989, she has many qualifications including BTEC level 4 in Coaching for Driver Development, Award in Education & Training Level 3, and a qualified Assessor. Lin worked for the DVSA as an examiner of Cars an LGVs for 3 1/2 years so has a vast knowledge both sides. Lin loves to learn and pass on her knowledge. She is a Grade A 51/51

Intermediate Level Coaching Workshop

Standards Check Workshop


New dates are now available for our very popular Standards Check Workshop. This workshop is constantly updated and reviewed by the training team and is suitable for:

  • All ADIs preparing for a standards check. Those wanting to improve a grade, maintain a grade, retaking a standards check and those who want to achieve an A grade. Previous delegates have gone on to do all of these successfully including gaining 51/51 on the day
  • PDIs who are preparing for their Part 3 and newly qualified PDIs
  • ADIs who offer standards check training themselves

The workshop will leave you feeling more confident and prepared and our expert trainers who are themselves ADIs will be there to help guide and support you throughout the day. Your workshop is an opportunity to meet fellow ADIs and take time to yourself to consider and improve your teaching ready for the standards check. It includes lunch and refreshments throughout the day, free parking, a resources pack and CPD certificate and is held in a very relax and friendly atmosphere.

What is the workshop about?

Your workshop explores and covers all aspects of the Standards Check, from when you first receive your invitation to attend, how  to prepare for the check by choosing the most suitable of your clients, choosing the goals with the pupil, structuring the lesson and coping with the check itself, it will guide you though the mark sheet to help you understand what the examiner is looking for.

Timings: 9.30am Coffee and registration, 10.00am start and 4.30pm finish


  • Welcome and introductions
  • The importance of reflection
  • Why are the National Standards relevant?
  • The Standards Check from start to completion: A timeline
  • Unravelling the marking sheet
  • How to make sure you use client centred learning
  • Choosing the goals
  • Solutions to structuring a lesson
  • Managing risk throughout the Standards Check
  • Teaching and Learning Strategies
  • Conclusions

Come and join us and improve your skills and techniques ready for your Standards Check

To find out more or book your place click here.

Standards Check Training

Effective Coaching Workshop

Coaching is becoming the way forward in training drivers. This workshop is very interactive from the start in looking at ways to enhance your understanding and knowledge about what coaching is and how to use coaching in your lessons,

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 Intermediate Level Coaching

Have you been wondering or confused by what the GDE Higher Levels are? This workshop looks at how to coach your drivers on levels 3&4 of the GDE Matrix. Your trainers will show you easy to use coaching skills that will help you facilitate your driver in making them more aware of how their Thoughts and Belief systems and their emotional states have a direct affect on their driver behaviour.

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