Advanced Driver Trainer / Fleet Trainer / Driving Instructor Trainer
Sales / Fleet
Mel is the former Sales Executive for Suffolk Community Transport, and helps manages the fleet sector for DTS Driver Training from her office in Hadliegh including minibus, LGV and PCV assessments for fleet companies.
"Hello. My name is Jimmy, founder of DTS Driver Training, based in Ipswich, Suffolk - and I'm a fully qualified DVSA approved Driver Trainer. Here’s a little bit about myself and my credentials…
I studied Business Information Systems at Middlesex University in my younger years and worked in the Banking Industry and as a Private Mathematics Tutor as a graduate before moving into the Insurance Industry where I’ve spent a lot of time training and coaching others. With my passion in teaching, training and coaching… and my interest in driving and road safety, it was not long till I decided that I wanted to become a Driver Trainer, Fleet Trainer and Driving Instructor Trainer.
I have since racked up a roster of driving and coaching qualifications including the DIAmond Advanced / Elite Test Award, as well as Totally Training, a nationally-recognised coaching & training award, and many other high-level qualifications. I also hold a Diploma in Driver Education & Teaching and am a member of the Driving Instructors Association and DIAmond Master Driver Club, and stick to my motto “The best drivers never stop learning”. As well as learners, advanced drivers, occupational drivers and taxi drivers, I also train candidates to become Instructors too.
On the side, I am also a Regional Advanced Examiner - conducting advanced and elite driving tests in East Anglia on behalf of DIAmond Advanced Motorists. Off the road, I also support the National Crime Prevention Agency and The Honest Truth in educating people of all ages in road safety and many other campaigns.
In 2016, DTS Driver Training won with the National Training Award at the DVSA National Driver & Rider Conference, awarded by DVSA CEO Gareth Llewellyn... and in 2018 I won the Industry Achievement Award at the same event. - I am extremely proud of this as it really reflects on our success as a driving school.
Driving isn’t the same 20 years ago, not even 5 years ago. We live in a modern world where the road and traffic volume constantly change, and learning processes constantly evolve. As a highly-graded Trainer (graded by the DVSA themselves), I work hard in building up my CPD at training events, development days, road shows and meetings around the country on a regular basis to ensure I maintain my high standards and deliver a more ‘client-centred’ lesson as opposed to many other Instructors. I would consider myself as one of the hardest working and most passionate Driver Trainers in the industry.
Not all Driving Instructors are the same. All Approved Driving Instructors take regular DVSA tests and are all graded differently; the higher their grade, the better quality instruction the Driving Instructor is likely to give. In 2013 I started my own driving school "Driven To Success”, later re-branded to "DTS Driver Training" in 2017. My aim is simply to provide the best quality driver training possible in the Industry. I make sure that a driver education and road safety curriculum is delivered to all my clients from pre-test right through to post-test.
If you are new to driving it can be challenging, stressful and daunting. We as a driving school are confident to provide you with all the confidence, skills and qualities you will need in driving, whilst ensuring you are learning and developing in a fun and friendly environment. My aim is to provide the best quality driver training for my clients as I take them on the road to safe driving, not just to pass their tests but safe driving for life. As an experienced coach, trainer, car, LGV and PCV driver and motorcyclist I’ll be able to bring a wide range of skills to my instruction – which is always tailored to the individual’s needs. I am also trained by occupational therapists to help coach drivers with diverse needs such as drivers with physical or cognitive disabilities, anxiety sufferers or OAP drivers.
I am passionate in what I do, and aim to provide service that is second to none."
Intensive Course Trainer
Ian has been an ADI for over 20 years and specialises in intensive courses, covering Colchester, Clacton, Ipswich, Bury St. Edmunds and anywhere inbetween.
"Hi, my name is Chris and I joined DTS Driver Training in 2016.
I have lived in Ipswich all my life, and have worked in a number of industries including nightclub management, marketing and most recently in financial services. While working in finance I would often coach new members of staff, and quickly found myself developing a real interest in the learning process and finding the most effective ways of coaching. I aim to bring this to every one of my clients' driving lessons.
Outside of my working life, I am a keen road cyclist. Of course, this is a hobby where road safety and awareness are very important, and it only seemed natural that becoming a Driving Instructor was the way to go.
I am a fully qualified Approved Driving Instructor (ADI) and have passed the DIAmond Elite test, the toughest driving test in the UK. In addition, I am an Accredited Advanced Trainer, meaning I can also train drivers to take their skills to the next level with the DIAmond Advanced and Elite driving tests, as well as taxi tests. I have plans for a number of other qualifications in the near future, but believe quality tuition comes first. After all, this is what DTS Driver Training is known for!
Everyone has a different story about when they learned to drive. Some may take to it like a duck to water, whereas others may need some more time to gain the understanding and confidence they need to pass the test and drive safely for the rest of their life. Learning with me is completely tailored to the learner, as I believe driver training is a team effort between the pupil and instructor.
I currently conduct lessons in my brand new Ford Fiesta Eco-netic, so you can learn in comfort and style. Whether you have never sat in the driver’s seat, or you’ve been driving for years and want to brush up on your parallel parking, I’d be delighted to help you achieve your goals, whatever they may be."
DTS Driver Training
"Hi, my name is Robyn. I joined DTS Driver Training in 2016 and I deal with all customer enquiries via phone and email, as well as overseeing all aspects of our marketing including social media. I also ensure that all DVSA, DVLA, Council and Police messages are properly incorporated into our ADIs' training, as well as managing our ADIs' bookings and organising our ADIs' CPD, meetings, conferences and training sessions around the country throughout the year.
A lot of my time is also dedicated for creating learning handouts and resources for our customers, as well as all the paperwork behind the scenes for our trainers.
Out of the DTS office, I am also a Montessori Teacher for young children, as well as a Private Nanny. I believe in quality coaching and bringing out the best of an individual.
If you have any questions about DTS Driver Training's services, please don't hesitate to drop me a message - I love to help people!"
Advanced Driver Trainer
0800 233 5527
DTS Driver Training
9 Essex Way
Driving Lessons, Pass Plus, Refresher Training, Taxi Training, Advanced/Elite Training, Trailer Training, Fleet Training, OAP Assessments, LGV/PCV Training, Driving Instructor Training
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