Profession driving instructor

Driving instructors teach people the theory and practice on how to operate a vehicle safely and according to regulations. They assist students in developing the skills needed to drive and prepare them for the driving theory and the driving examination. They may also supervise driving examinations.

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Personality Type

  • Social / Artistic

Knowledge

  • 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.

  • 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.

Skills

  • 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.

  • Observe student's progress

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

  • 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.

  • Drive vehicles

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Adapt to new technology used in cars

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

  • Encourage students to acknowledge their achievements

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

  • 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.

  • Diagnose problems with vehicles

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

  • 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.

  • Show consideration for student's situation

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Assist students in their learning

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

  • 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.

Optional knowledge and skills

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