DIA National Conference 2018 | Join the E-volution

How technology is revolutionising driving and driver training

Mercure Dartford Brands Hatch Hotel & Spa | 23 November 2018 | 9:00am – 4:00pm

Tech up

We take a look at the e-volution of driver and rider training and testing. We’ll bring you up to speed on the latest technology available to your most valuable teaching tool – your vehicle.

Topics:

 Your future vehicle

  • Autonomous vehicles
  • Connecting vehicles to the network 
  • A-Z of new bike and car technology 

Delivering driver and rider education digitally

  • Virtual reality as a Road Safety Education resource
  • E-learning – using online learning resources to support your customers
  • The future of testing – the shape of things to come, out of the test centre and into your hands?

 

CPD Workshops

We’re changing up the format to our afternoon session this year. To celebrate the launch of our new DIA Academy in the coming months, we’ll be giving attendees a taster of what’s to come by offering a choice of 6 workshops to attend on the day and FREE access to 4 of our new online courses.

Workshop topics:

    • Check up on the Standards Check – how ADIs and rider trainers are faring in the Standards Check
    • Fit to Drive or Ride? Getting the all clear on medical fitness for driver and riders
    • Safeguarding in driver education and training – where are we now and what’s next?
    • Training on high speed roads – are you fully up to speed on training in a high speed environment?
    • Medical conditions, visible and hidden disabilities – what to be aware of when training drivers with diverse needs. 

Agenda

9:00am – Welcome and introduction 

9:15am – Technology in driver training

Join us for an in-depth look at how technology is shaping the world of driving and driver education.

Using virtual reality in road safety education – James Evans, FirstCar
A-Z of car technology – Richard Aucock, Motoring Research
Autonomous vehicles – Neale Kinnear, TRL
Driver 2020 – Shaun Helman, TRL

10:45 – 11:15am – Break

11:15am – Technology in driver training (cont.)

The connected network: how cars are plugging into road systems – Jon Clough, Highways England 

11:45am – DVSA update and Q&A

Hear updates on driver training, testing and trainer regulation straight from the horse’s mouth as we’re joined by DVSA CEO Gareth Llewellyn and Chief Examiner Mark Winn, amongst other key decision makers.
 

12:15pm – DIA update and Driver and Rider Training Awards 2018

1:00 – 2:00pm – Lunch

2:00 – 4:00pm – CPD Workshops

In the afternoon session, we are running 6 valuable CPD sessions in core topics for trainer development. 

Choose 2 to attend on the day and you will get exclusive access to 4 additional online CPD courses, which you can study at your leisure after the conference.

Please note: we will contact you nearer the time to invite you to select your workshops. Every effort will be made to accommodate your first choice of CPD workshops, but you may be offered an alternative if individual workshops are oversubscribed. You will have the opportunity to study all the topics after the conference.

Session one

Choose ONE of the following topics for your first afternoon CPD session:

The National Standard for Driver and Rider Trainers is the blueprint for how and what you deliver as driver trainers. Knowing the Standard inside out, and other National Standards applicable to your role, is the key to being able to achieve those standards in the every day – and in your Standards Check.

This session will refresh your knowledge of the national standards relevant to ADIs and deliver some great advice on how to achieve A grade performance. 

With guest speakers from DVSA.

Suitable for:

  • PDIs
  • New ADIs
  • Experienced ADIs
  • Fleet and learner trainers

The introduction of a Standards Check for Rider Trainers in 2018 means more of a focus on how what you deliver meets a specific set of criteria. Knowing the National Standard for Driver and Rider Trainers inside out (and other National Standards for applicable to your role) is the key to being able to achieve those standards in the every day – and in your Standards Check.

This session will enhance your knowledge of the national standards relevant to rider training and deliver some great advice on how to achieve A grade performance.

With guest speakers from DVSA.

Suitable for:

  • Experienced trainers – fleet and learner

ADIs can act as important gatekeepers in the determination the fitness of individuals to drive. Knowing which medical conditions, medications, physical or cognitive issues present risk to drivers is an essential area of professional knowledge for driver and rider trainers.

In this session Dr Nick Jenkins from DVLA will walk us through medical fitness requirements for driving.

Suitable for:

  • PDIs
  • New ADIs
  • Experienced ADIs
  • Fleet and learner trainers
  • Rider trainers
  • Anyone involved in wider road safety and driver education

 Session two

Choose ONE of the following topics for your second afternoon CPD session:

Whether you deliver driver in a traditional one on one in-car training environment, or in the classroom, you will perhaps experience safeguarding issues or challenges from time to time, be that the threat of harm or abuse to your pupils or yourself as a trainer. Knowing how to spot, report and stop abuse is an important role and responsibility for driver educators.

This workshop will introduce the topic of safeguarding in driver education, equipping you with the baseline knowledge of how to deal with safeguarding issues you may encounter in your work.

Suitable for:

  • PDIs
  • New ADIs
  • Experienced ADIs
  • Rider trainers
  • Anyone delivering driver and wider road safety education

Across your training career  – whether you’re strictly Fleet or all about the Learners – you will encounter pupils with a broad spectrum of visible and hidden disabilities and medical conditions.

This session will look at how certain physical and cognitive issues can impact driving and learning. A useful workshop for any driver or rider trainer.

Suitable for:

  • PDIs
  • New ADIs
  • Experienced ADIs
  • Rider trainers
  • Anyone delivering driver and wider road safety education

Now that our pupils can train on motorways, are you as a trainer fully up to speed on training in a high speed environment?

This session will highlight the key areas of driver risk on high speed roads and offer some useful advice on training approaches – including assessing pupil readiness for high sped road training and outline lesson plans.

Suitable for:

  • PDIs
  • New ADIs
  • Experienced ADIs
  • Fleet and learner trainers
  • Rider trainers
  • Anyone involved in wider road safety and driver education

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