Profession driving instructor

Driving instructors teach people how to drive motor vehicles.

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Personality Type

  • Social / Artistic

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Knowledge

  • Health and safety measures in transportation

    The body of rules, procedures and regulations related to health and safety measures intended to prevent accidents or incidents in transportation.

  • Curriculum objectives

    The goals identified in curricula and defined learning outcomes.

  • Mechanical components of vehicles

    Know the mechanical components used in vehicles and identify and resolve potential malfunctions.

  • Road traffic laws

    Understand road traffic laws and the rules of the road.

Skills

  • Diagnose problems with vehicles

    Diagnose issues with vehicles and assess the efforts and costs required to resolve them.

  • Assist students in their learning

    Support and coach students in their work, give learners practical support and encouragement.

  • Observe student's progress

    Follow up on students’ learning progress and assess their achievements and needs.

  • Adapt to new technology used in cars

    Adapt to new technology integrated in cars; understand systems operation and provide troubleshooting.

  • Adapt teaching to student's capabilities

    Identify the learning struggles and successes of students. Select teaching and learning strategies that support students’ individual learning needs and goals.

  • Perform defensive driving

    Drive defensively to maximise road safety and save time, money, and lives; anticipate he actions of other road users.

  • Park vehicles

    Park motorised vehicles without compromising the integrity of vehicles and safety of people.

  • Apply teaching strategies

    Employ various approaches, learning styles, and channels to instruct students, such as communicating content in terms they can understand, organising talking points for clarity, and repeating arguments when necessary. Use a wide range of teaching devices and methodologies appropriate to the class content, the learners' level, goals, and priorities.

  • Teach driving practices

    Instruct students in the practice of driving a vehicle such as a bus, taxi, truck, motorcycle or tractor safely, practice mechanical operation on roads with little traffic, and promote an anticipatory way of driving. Recognise the student's difficulties and repeat the learning steps until the student feels at ease. Plan routes on different types of roads, during rush hour or at night.

  • Monitor developments in field of expertise

    Keep up with new research, regulations, and other significant changes, labour market related or otherwise, occurring within the field of specialisation.

  • Give constructive feedback

    Provide founded feedback through both criticism and praise in a respectful, clear, and consistent manner. Highlight achievements as well as mistakes and set up methods of formative assessment to evaluate work.

  • Ensure vehicles are equipped with accessibility equipment

    Ensure that the vehicle is equipped with accessibility equipment such as passenger lift, seat belts, restraining harnesses, and wheelchair clamps or webbing straps.

  • Control the performance of the vehicle

    Understand and anticipate the performance and behaviour of a vehicle. Comprehend concepts such as lateral stability, acceleration, and braking distance.

  • Guarantee students' safety

    Ensure all students falling under an instructor or other person’s supervision are safe and accounted for. Follow safety precautions in the learning situation.

  • Interpret traffic signals

    Observe lights on the road, road conditions, nearby traffic, and prescribed speed limits to ensure safety. Interpret traffic signals and act accordingly.

  • Drive vehicles

    Be able to drive vehicles; have the approapriate type of driving license according to the type of motor vehicle used.

  • Show consideration for student's situation

    Take students' personal backgrounds into consideration when teaching, showing empathy and respect.

  • Ensure vehicle operability

    Keep the vehicle clean and in roadworthy condition. Ensure regular maintenance of the vehicle and provide valid official documents such as licenses and permits where appropriate.

  • Motivate others

    Direct other people's behaviour by providing them with a convincing reason for action.

  • Encourage students to acknowledge their achievements

    Stimulate students to appreciate their own achievements and actions to nurture confidence and educational growth.

Optional knowledge and skills

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Common job titles

  • Driving lesson instructor
  • Driver's education instructor
  • Licensed driving instructor 23.00-27.00 hour
  • Driver education instructor
  • Hourly behind-the-wheel driver's education instructor (oe)
  • Driving instructor
  • Driving instructor (full-time/part-time/eveining/weekend)
  • Lead instructor - center for the arts & adult education
  • Driving school instructor
  • Defensive driving instructor