We have partnered with EXL Training & Development to offer their DVSA Accredited Fleet Trainer Course. This course has been expertly designed to give you the skills required to succeed as a fleet trainer.
What is a Fleet Trainer?
A fleet trainer is an ADI who provides training to full licence holders, usually those who drive for work. Businesses often require training for their drivers for a number of reasons:
- To increase the safety of their employees
- To reduce the overall cost of running their fleet
- To advance the skills of their staff
- To reduce the risk of collisions
- To develop a driver’s skills following a collision
- To protect their business and reputation
Is there much work available?
There are many fleet training providers that have a number of large or small clients, with work available for fleet registered trainers. Many fleet trainers solely provide fleet training, rather than teaching learner drivers – some even find employed roles as a fleet trainer. The work is available and there is plenty of it – but you will need to make the effort to find it. It is worth remembering that majority of businesses do not put their drivers through any form of on-road training. This presents fleet trainers with a fantastic opportunity – a large number of potential customers!
What does this course involve?
The fleet trainer qualification process is similar to the ADI qualification process and involves 3 tests:
- Part 1 – theory test
- Part 2 – driving ability test
- Part 3 – instructional ability test
You will need to prepare thoroughly, in order to pass these tests. This course will help you to fully prepare for these tests. The skills needed to pass these tests are very similar those those needed to pass the ADI tests. However, you will need to:
- demonstrate that you have a wider knowledge, including some advanced techniques and roadcraft
- demonstrate a higher standard of driving
- demonstrate that you can identify key risks and provide effective coaching to reduce those risks, to an experienced driver
As EXL Training & Development’s course has been accredited by the DVSA you will take all training and tests internally, as part of the course. You will not need to visit a DVSA examiner at a driving test centre to take the 3 qualifying tests, meaning you wont have to wait the usual DVSA waiting times. However, the standard is exactly the same as if you took the tests with the DVSA.
How long does the course take to complete?
You’ll attend 2 full days of training, which can sometimes be arranged on consecutive days if preferred, subject to availability. During this time you will be given full training and guidance towards passing your part 2 and part 3 tests. We’ll be asking you to study at home in preparation for part 1. Following completion of the 2 day course, you will then be asked to return to take your part 2 and 3 tests. We can allow you to complete this course within as little as 1 week, or if you prefer you can spread it over a longer period.
How much does the course cost?
The full course fee is £600.00 (inclusive of VAT). This includes all training and tests (DVSA fleet registration fee NOT included)
Where are the courses held?
You can take the course in a number of locations around the country. We may not have a trainer in your nearest town but it’s likely we have one within a reasonable driving distance. Please contact us to find out where your nearest trainer is based.
How do I start?
Depending on your local tutor’s availability you can usually start within a couple of weeks.