Training Director - Principal Instructor Trainer MCIPD DiP DI
Hi I am Phil Hirst, I am married to Helen with whom I run our family business, Learn Driving UK, a busy driving school based in our home town, Harrogate. I am co-director of LDUK and responsible for the company’s instructor recruitment and training.
I qualified as an ADI in 1993 and started training instructors in 1995; over six hundred instructors have been trained by me. Over the last decade, I have been helping qualified instructors to train their own ADIs and build their driving schools.
I am a firm believer in professional development. Some instructors rest on their laurels once they have qualified; LDUK instructors are actively encouraged by me to go on developing their teaching skills and diversify and broaden their experience within the industry. This keeps them fresh and up-to-date with the latest trends within our ever-changing profession. This commitment to personal development certainly benefits our customers as our ADIs are completely up-to-date.
As well as my core business of training new instructors, I help qualified ADIs prepare for and pass their Standards Checks; these are regular assessments of all driving instructors carried out by the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency.
As part of a busy portfolio of activities, I also deliver training courses for the Police in North Yorkshire and find time to support ADIs with training resources and training videos on my websites, www.aim4success.tv and www.philhirst.co.uk. I have also been the Chairman of the Harrogate Association of Approved Driving Instructors for the last four years.
My qualifications and experience include:
- Chartered Member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development
- Further and Adult Education Teacher (C&G 730-7)
- BTEC level 4 Coach for Driver Development
- Diploma in Driving Instruction (DIA)
- RoSPA Advanced Driver (Gold)
I look forward to working with you all and can be contacted on 07711 238 555 if anyone is interested in the driving industry