Coronavirus - Are you a critical key worker?

Are you a critical key worker who needs a driving licence? The government has announced on 20/03/2020 that for the next 3 months, people who will need their licence where their work is critical to the COVID-19 response or work in the critical sector will be given special powers and priority to driving tests. These include:


* health and social care
* education and childcare
* key public services
* local and national government
* food and other necessary goods
* public safety and national security
* transport
* utilities, communication and financial services

If you fall into one of these categories, please leave us a message under CONTACT. To book one of these tests (theory or practical), speak to a member of our team who will be able to advise as well as train you. We thank you all for working so hard to keep the public safe.

 

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MORE DTS ACHIEVEMENTS TO HELP THOSE WITH DIVERSE NEEDS!


Everyone have a story to tell. Everyone is different. Everyone have different barriers. Everyone has a unique background…

And all this is taken into account in a driving lesson that our trainers conduct. The best driving lesson should be tailored to the customer and the best driving lesson can only be delivered by the very best trainers. Our DTS trainers will always use “client-centred approaches” in a driving lesson.

Many of our trainers have had training from occupational therapists to help those clients with diverse needs. We always create a non-judgmental environment so our clients can freely, comfortably and confidently discuss their very personal issues and barriers that can affect them achieving their goal. Our highly-trained trainers are empathetic, active listeners and help people to maximise their potentials.

Our driving school founder Jimmy is fascinated by cognitive behaviours... so much, that he incorporates such “therapies” to DTS’ lessons and he is a strong believer that depression, anxiety, social anxiety, phobia, self-abuse and resistance sufferers (to name a few) can still maximise their potential in achieving a goal… quicker, more effectively and often safer if coached correctly.

Jimmy recently completed a further Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and looks to incorporate high level therapist skills into learner conversations in a controlled and non-judgemental environment, i.e. in a driving lesson, to help those with different and diverse needs.

Sometimes the bulk of a driving lesson can really be spent uncovering maladaptive thoughts, behviours or cognitive distortions of the learner (who could be stressed or in a vulnerable state of mind), challenging them and translating these insights into practical suggestions that, if implemented by the learner, have the ability to change the way they react to situations and regulate their emotions. This means that the learner can then develop core skills to question their own driving performance – which is one of the most powerful self-assessment tools.

Learning to drive is not always easy especially when confronted by all sorts of learning barriers. It is therefore part of our job to help minimise or remove those barriers as a coach and mentor.

If you’re worried about getting behind the wheel, have specific barriers or needs please do not hesitate to call us on our free number 0800 233 5527 for a chat. All conversations are confidential and your goal will become ours!

 


DTS wins National Training Award!


We proudly accept the DVSA National Training Award at the National Driver & Rider Training Conference on 16/12/2016. The award was presented by DVSA CEO Gareth Llewellyn.

Jimmy Ho,founder of DTS Driver Training: "Our job is incredibly tough and so being recognised as a top driving school over tens of thousands, is absolutely amazing!!! We endeavour to continue to provide top quality training and services to our customers and high level coaching skills to all drivers with diverse needs. Thank you for the support!"



Fresher's Fair Competition Winners Announced!


We love giving away freebies and prizes! This September we had over 150 entrants to win £25 vouchers, free theory studies and discounted services of ours! Congratulations to all 22 winners (see video below for the draw results) - we will be in touch to tell you which prize you have won, so remember to check your emails! And don't forget; every month we give out a random prize for someone following us on our Facebook page (click here to find us)



10% for NHS staff


As a massive thank you to our NHS staff for all that they do for our country, a special 10% discount will be given to all current NHS staff. This discount can be used against all our services here at DTS Driver Training. A valid NHS ID badge will need to be shown on payment. Please speak to us for more details, or click on the tab SERVICES.

 

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Grab a deal with RH Diamond Beauty


We have partnered up with local business RH Diamond Beauty! Click on the picture below to be directed to their Facebook page, promoting fragrances, makeup & skincare products as well as hair, nail and lash services where you can grab a deal on their cutting-edge cosmetics and services at competitive prices! 



New Diamond Examiner!


Our very own Chris Westley has been very busy in Crawley recently!

Over the course, Chris was personally trained and assessed by DIAmond Cheif Examiner Karen Bransgrove, and Senior Examiner Peter Biddle. Chris can now conduct DIAmond Advanced and Elite tests (the toughest driving test in the UK) and Taxi tests to approve candidates to become taxi drivers for local authorities.

He joins with fellow DTS Instructor and DIAmond Regional Examiner Jimmy Ho, making DTS the only driver training organisation in the region to offer these services.


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DTS Driver Gift Pack - just £19.95

Struggling for gift ideas for a driver? Not only do we sell DTS gift vouchers for your loved ones, but our “DTS Driver Gift Pack” also makes an excellent gift... with all the essentials a new driver or car owner will need! 


FIRST AID KIT
TREAD DEPTH GAUGE
 PRESSURE GAUGE
BLIND SPOT MIRRORS (PAIR)
MULTI USB ADAPTOR
CHAMOIS LEATHER CLOTH

ICE & SNOW SCRAPER
 SPONGE
MAGIC TREE AIR FRESHENER
DRAWSTRING BAG PLUS FEW DTS FREEBIES


PICK UP FROM OUR IPSWICH OFFICE OR FROM ONE OF OUR TRAINERS - FREE
IPSWICH DELIVERY - £1.50

OTHER UK LOCATION POSTAGE FEE - £4.95

TO ORDER - PLEASE GET IN TOUCH UNDER THE MAIN MENU TAB "CONTACT"

 


DTS Fresher's Fair!


It was incredible to engage with so many people at Suffolk One Sixth Form College Fresher’s Fair this year, as hundreds of people have left details for us to contact them for driver training!

It was amazing to see so many people, learners and full licence holders, including other organisations, to be so engaged with our road safety and post-test training discussions. The atmosphere was electric, and the amount of people who enquired about advanced training and trailer training was phenomenal!​



Coronavirus - NASP shares DVSA safe operating protocols


NASP (National Associations Strategic partnership) has published DVSA’s safe operating protocols for examiners conducting critical worker tests during the pandemic. The protocols set out how examiners should manage tests to best mitigate the risk of COVID-19.

DIA (Driving Instructor Association) is working with colleagues in NASP, as well as DVSA, to develop a register of driver trainers delivering training to key workers.

Trainers on this register will be issued with a unique certificate to display while training. This states they are training key workers, i.e. carrying out essential work and therefore driving for an essential purpose.

As driving tests have been suspended for non-essential candidates, slots are still only open to critical workers as advised by the DVSA and government. The link below shows the safe operating protocols published by NASP.

 


Learning to drive privately? Get a huge discount for Private Leaner Insurance with Collingwood!


We have now partnered with "Collingwood Insurances Services" who offers learner drivers the chance to take out their own SHORT-TERM learner driver insurance policy (in their own car or other’s). Collingwood Insurance Services offer 7 days to 1 year policies, and they are currently the only insurer in the short term learner driver insurance market to introduce Third Party Fire and Theft cover as well as Fully Comprehensive. You can also insure a second vehicle for half price and premiums start from as little as £1.70 per day! 


 ***Get a quote today by clicking on the picture link (specifically from our website) below and AUTOMATICALLY save £20 on a new short term policy and up to £20 off each and every subsequent short term policy purchased! Not using our specific link will not get you any savings!***



ITFC Rewards!

We are proud to be official partners of Ipswich Town FC and be promoted as their preferred driving school of Ipswich. We are also part of the ITFC Season Ticket Reward Scheme, so if you are a current ITFC season ticket holder please call us for a preferential price list!


Check out our latest offers, news, workshops & classes, awards, news appearances, charity events, competitions and much much more...

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Coronavirus - Helping EEAST

The East of England Ambulance Service has recently urgently appealed for help in driving patient transport (C1) vehicles to help cope with the unprecedented demand during the coronavirus outbreak. 

Our driver trainer Jimmy, who is also an ambulance driver trainer, have made the decision to help. Using an already qualified professional C1 driver / trainer will help minimise risks, help minimise NHS costs in training, and be much quicker than us training an NHS ambulance driver to the standard required.

During his absence at DTS, his team will continue to operate and help / answer driver training queries from critical key workers.

 


We've made the news, locally, nationally and globally!


Local & National news (Ipswich / Suffolk / UK - The Star / East Anglian Daily Times / The Sun): Click here


Global news (USA - ABC New York & Good Morning America): Click here



Coronavirus - Support the NHS


A national appeal is live now that acknowledges and supports NHS staff and volunteers caring for COVID-19 patients. It has been put together in liaison with NHS England and national bodies, our NHS charities and national giving platforms.

With over £80 MILLION raised already, we want to see more! Following the Driving Instructors Association, we have provided the link below to the official “NHS Charities Together” sponsor page. Please click on the image to be directed to the official NHS Charities sponsor page!

 


DTS Theory Workshop!


DTS Driver Training is proud to run proactive Theory Test Workshops throughout the year to help those who wish to improve their theory knowledge for car, motorcycle, LGV and PCV drivers and riders. We are always bombarded with fantastic feedback!


Please get in touch to enquire when and where our next workshop will be held, and to book your slot early!


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DTS in UK Enterprise Awards 2020

We are delighted to be put forward into SME Awards 2020. As an independent company that strives with innovations to support client-centred approaches with so many success stories, we are thrilled to be encompassed nationally by such awards to recognise some of the most important sectors in the UK economy.

DTS Driver Training, established in 2013, is renowned for its ability to thrive under the most diverse circumstances. Our dedication remain the backbone to ensure our growth and success as a driving school. We pride ourselves on quality and affordability. A premium level of service provided by our highly trained team has led us to platforms of huge recognitions over the years, including National Training Awards and Industry Achievement Awards.

Thank you to the staggering numbers who voted for us as a proud & winning business. Voting closed on 6th April, so please don’t try to vote anymore! We look forward to the UK Enterprise Awards winners in July and wish the almost six million UK SMEs every success in their business journeys, especially in these unprecedented difficult times.

 

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Meet Amity - the DTS lucky mascot!


As our driving school gets more and more recognition, so does our DTS lucky mascot Amity! Follow Amity's journey on our Facebook page for funny jokes, stunts & giggles! Every month, Amity picks a lucky DTS follower to win a BIG prize (so make sure you follow our Facebook page)!

 


BRAND NEW DTS HUB


We have recently developed a new customer hub called the "DTS HUB" which replaces our old "Pupil Portal"!


The DTS Hub is where only our customers can uniquely access with passwords. It provides extra help and information for them throughout their learning journey on their smartphones and tablets on the go! We constantly strive to improve customer service and journey, and endeavour to modenise training aids where possible. We genuinely believe that our customers deserve the very best for choosing the very best driving school.



INDUSTRY ACHIEVEMENT AWARD - goes to us!!!!!

People say you can’t win it all, but that’s not true. In November 2018 our very own Jimmy has been widely and nationally recognised yet again for his outstanding achievements, innovations, knowledge and passion in the driver training industry! Presented by DIA CEO Carly Brookfield and DVSA CEO Gareth Llewellyn, Jimmy today received the demanding INDUSTRY ACHIEVEMENT AWARD at the 2018 DVSA National Conference over tens of thousands of road professional trainers in the UK!

Our message as a successful training school is clear; we will ALWAYS endeavour to not only meet expectations... but SERIOUSLY exceed them!!!!


The 2018 Conference also highlighted many exciting changes that we will face not only as an industry but also as a country... with heavily advancing technologies in vehicles including autonomous vehicles! We cannot wait till the government’s, DVSA’s and vehicle manufacturers’ high level proposals are in the public domain where we can then announce lots on how things will change on our Britain’s road networks in the really not so distant future!!!! IT’S COMING!!! 



Use one of our qualified Nannies for childcare during driver training!


*SHARE for the Mummies and Daddies!* Driver Training is for EVERYONE! Get in touch now for more information!  🙋🏼 💁🏻‍♂️ 👶🏼 👦🏼 ❤️ 🚙 💨

​Have you ever not been able to have driving lessons due to childcare issues? Is it stopping you to obtain your driving licence? DTS Driver Training have now partnered up with qualified nannies who can look after your children at HUGE preferential rates - exclusively for customers of DTS Driver Training during driving lessons!


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Follow us for the latest updates, news, advice, announcements, offers & discounts, competitions, freebies AND MUCH MUCH MORE! 

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