During the day, four dedicated seminar areas will be in operation. Each will have a full programme of expert speakers delivering insightful presentations and workshops aimed at helping you as an instructor. From running your business more efficiently to opening your eyes to new ways of doing things and from learning from the very best driver trainers in the industry to understanding the complexities around handling challenging pupils. We have it covered! All workshops are free, offered on a first come first served basis so simply turn up on the day with an open mind and prepare to be enthused.

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Loveday Ryder


We are delighted to announce that Loveday Ryder, CEO, DVSA will be our headline speaker at our national conference in October.

Hear her industry update and have your questions answered in a specially extended session.

Quentin Wilson

Quentin Willson

One of the UK’s best-known motoring faces, Quentin was a Top Gear presenter for over a  decade, wrote and presented BBC2’s The Car’s The Star, started Channel 5’s Fifth Gear, created the Britain’s Worst Driver format and The Classic Car Show.

Session title: Talk and Q&A – How technology will change the industry.

Quentin will cover topics such as EVs, charging, range, driving to harvest energy, the decline of the manual gearbox and more.

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Lynne Barrie

ORDIT Instructor Trainer, ADINJC Training Team 

 Lynne is a working ADI and ORDIT trainer. Lynne holds an M.A in Driver Training and gained 51/51 in her ORDIT inspection and SC. Author of the popular “Standards Check Success” book, she has helped hundreds of ADIs achieve their goals. 

Session title: My top tips for the 45 minute standards check or Part 3

Lynne came to this industry from a background in teaching and although over the last 15 years she has achieved top marks in her standards checks and ORDIT inspection that wasn’t the case at the start. Lynne learnt how to improve her marks and now helps others do the same. This session will help you understand what the DVSA are looking for, how to cope on the day and how to achieve SC success.

Ray Seagrave

Ray Seagrave

Owner, Ray Seagrave Instructor Training

Advocate for Coaching and client-centred learning, Ray is an industry award-winning trainer and public speaker. A grade ‘A’ (51/51) ORDIT Instructor trainer and grade ‘A’ ADI, his is passion is helping ADI’s and PDI’s develop their client-centred teaching and coaching skills to deliver the National Driver and Rider Standards around safe driving for life.

Session title: Coaching and the competences

In this session Ray takes you through the 17 competences of the Part 3 and Standards Check assessments and how coaching skills are used to deliver a high-quality client-centred driving lesson that has pupils empowered to come up with solutions for themselves, conquering fears, making progress and having lots of fun along the way.

Lou Walsh

Driving Instructor / Trainer - Go Green / Driving Instructor.TV

Lou has been a successful trainer for a number of years and runs the popular online training resources Go Green and Driving-Instructor.TV.

Session title: Teaching skills not subjects!

Lou will introduce the idea of teaching skills, rather than being subject focused and how we can alter how we teach by changing the emphasis on what we teach.


Graham Hooper

Managing Director, Tri-Coaching Partnership

Managing Director of Tri-Coaching Partnership, Fellow of The International Authority of Coaches and Mentors, Continual Professional Development junkie. Passionate about Road Safety, Coaching and Developing ADIs. He is a working ADI.

Session title: Procrastination, the silent assassin

This session will look at the many causes of procrastination and how to develop a strategy to defeat procrastination and develop the motivation to achieve your goals.

Dan Hill

Dan Hill

Founder & MD, MyDriveTime

Business development specialist, founder of the award-winning MyDriveTime, ADINJC Business Team Leader, author and speaker on all matters ADI & PDI business.

Session title:Be a Better Business

We’ll be exploring all manner of business related topics that can appear daunting for driving instructors, including the art of good pricing, having a quality-first mindset, the benefits of technologyand understanding your role as a business owner.

Francis Noakes

Francis Noakes

Driving instructor and Content Creator, The Driving School TV

Driving instructor and content creator with a passion for putting the fun into learning and teaching as many people as possible through social media streams.

Session title: Growing your business through your phone

An insight into the ever-growing relevance of social media in today’s world, especially to the young target market of the ADI. Looking at how you can use social media to your advantage with tips and tricks for how to grow your brand and business just using your smart phone.

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Kev & Tracey Field

Founders, Confident Drivers

Kev and Tracey are creators of The Confident Drivers website and The Driving Confidence Podcast offering tips and techniques to help nervous drivers.

Session title: To breathe or not to breathe?

Breathing exercises are greatfor calming stress but how do you know which to recommend? Kev and Tracey will take you through some different options, explain why they work and what to suggest when breathing isn’t suitable. Plus, we will talk about why you shouldn’t take a deep breath!

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Prof David Crundall

Professor of Physcology, Nottingham Trent University

David has spent over 25 years conducting research into driver skills, eye movements and hazard perception, and has published 100+ articles in the field.

Session title: How can you measure a driver’s likelihood of taking risks before getting in the car with them? Development of a new Headway Test for risky drivers.

Can we measure risk-taking? Forty-two participants sat our new video-based, Headway Test, and completed the Driver Behaviour Questionnaire (DBQ). Participants preferred closer headways than they thought were safe. Shorter headways were also predicted by violations (measured by the DBQ), suggesting that the new headway test does indeed measure risk-taking behaviour.


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Andrew Drewary

FCILT MARRM ASRSGB - Collision Investigator/Road Safety Consultant, Road Safety Smart

A multi award winning road safety specialist, speaker at leading industry events/conferences and active committee member for various industry road safety forums.  

Has managed the investigation process for over 40,000 road traffic collisions over the last 20 years using his analysis to improve individual driving behaviour and road safety.

Session title: Road safety education and the role of the ADI   

This interactive session will explore the analysis behind the ‘Fatal 4’. Why ADIs need to incorporate this analysis into learning programmes along with ensuring students fully understand the relevant driving legislations, penalties and consequences for their actions and it is time for ADIs to undertake annual CPD road safety training?

Andrew Love

Andrew Love

Head of Training, ADINJC

Andrew is the Training Team Leader at the ADINJC, he has extensive experience working in all areas of driver training & ADI development.

Session title: Standards Check/Part 3 test, I won’t let that happen!  

Sometimes when planning lessons, the situation changes. Having several contingencies plans will help adopt the plans to get the best out of the learner during their lessons. Understanding how to recognise critical controls points within a training area to help develop contingency plans is essential. During this session we’ll be discussing the above issues.

Amy Hartley

Amy Hartley

Marketing and Business Development Coordinator, FBTC

Joining FBTC back in 2011 Amy has helped driving instructors through all phases of their business, ensuring guidance and support when needed.

Session title: Becoming self-employed

Your full guide to becoming a self-employed Driving Instructor and looking after your own taxes. This session will cover the what, why and when of your first year of trading, from HMRC compliance to your first self-assessment submission plus everything else in between.

Ruedi Preiss

Ruedi Press

Managing Director, YES! School of Motoring

Originally from Austria, Ruedi settled in Dorset in 2008 and after passing his Part 3 in 2009 founded YES! Driving School a year later.

Session title: Driving electric –the start of a new era

The Driver Training Industry is heading towards the most dramatic change since the introduction of the driving test almost 100 years ago. The uptake on electric cars has gained significant momentum in the last two years and will affect every one of us in the near future.

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Phil Hirst

ADI trainer, Phil Hirst Instructor Training

A 30-year, second career helping learners, PDIs, ADIs and ADI trainers achieve their ambitions, has been equally enjoyable and gratifying.

Session title: Driving instructor training – a profession with unlimited possibilities!

Phil outlines a potential career path and considerations for budding ADI trainers. Initial training, joining ORDIT, training resources and running a small driving school, are just some of the topics discussed.

Leigh Brookes

Leigh Brookes

Grade A Driving Instructor and Instructor Trainer, XT Driver Training 

A former police officer, Leigh was involved in advanced driver training for many years before becoming an ADI and subsequently ADI trainer, he is also a member of the Governing Committee of the ADINJC

Session title: Advice on the Part 3 / Standards Check and related CPD

Leigh discusses common themes and faults seen when training PDIs for the Part 3 and ADIs for Standards Check as well as thoughts on different CPD options to raise your game.

Lisa Dorn

Dr. Lisa Dorn

Professor of Driver Behaviour, Cranfield University

Lisa designs and evaluates behavioural interventions to improve driver safety and is currently working on a 4 year project to investigate behavioural adaptation to autonomous systems.

Session title: Automated and autonomous vehicles; what do ADIs need to know?

There are known risks when drivers overly trust assisted and automated vehicles leading to driver distraction and fatigue.Drivers must develop competencies in the ability to operate systems safely and this has implications for ADI knowledge and skills. What do ADIs need to know about human factors to deliver on the expected safety benefits of future vehicles?

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Dean Lowes

Operations Manager, Pass N Go Driving School

Dean has worked in the driving instructor industry for 15 years and throughout his time he has proudly helped and supported the instructor family to find success with Pass N Go.

Session title: Mental health awareness within the driving instructor industry

A closer look at mental health awareness within the driving instructor industry, examining the main factors that contribute to mental health and what support is available to those that may suffer from mental health within the industry.

Benjamin Ryan

Hypnotherapist (Driving Test Specialist), Testhappy.co.uk

Working as a hypnotherapist for over 10 years, Benjamin now specialises in helping learner drivers who have failed at least one driving test.

Session title: Yer a hypnotist, Harry – Hacking the mental game of passing the test

You may not know it, but you already use hypnotic techniques to help students get out of their own way. Benjamin shows how we can use these approaches on purpose to be even more effective. Warning: Session includes demonstrations of hypnotic phenomena and may not be suitable for everyone.

James Evans

James Evans

The Honest Truth

Entrepreneur and passionate road safety advocate, James, has built his career on producing high quality campaigns and resources, particularly targeting new and young drivers. 

Session title: The Honest Truth – a road safety plug-in for ADIs

We know that most ADIs want to go over and above for their learners and give them the knowledge and skills required to drive safely for life. The Honest Truth Campaign has been created to make it easier for ADIs to deliver these vital messages, seamlessly within normal driving lessons.

Nicky Harris

Nicky Harris

Face Whisperer, The Driving Academy (Yorkshire)

Proud to have been awarded Yorkshire and Humberside Driving Instructor of the year. Nicky has run a multi car driving school for over 20 years, undertaking training of all her own instructors.

Session title: What are we saying but not verbalising?

Body Language can change the way we view other people’s behaviour, it also holds up a mirror to our own. You might be surprised to discover just how much you are revealing about yourself and what you think through body language!

Dr Graham Cox

Health & Wealth Enabler, Presenting as an Author & Researcher (“HELP! My Car Is Killing Me”)

PhD in Physiology, health researcher, ex-corporate marketer, MBA lecturer, inventor, author, illustrator and recently enabling people to live a healthier & wealthier life.

Session title:Top tips for a healthier & safer drive

Safety: Most of us drive believing we have 5* crash tested vehicles protecting us. This is not true. Learn why and how to correct this.Health: Most of us sit with an unhealthy posture and most will get back strain. The biggest cost of any fleet business is lost productivity due to back pain.Learn how to correct this and reduce these costs to near zero.

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