Ailene Thomas DVSA ADI

DRIVE Driving School ADI

Another Part 3 pass and congratulations to Ailene Thomas DVSA ADI.
Well done Ailene Thomas who qualified with us this week…
A special thanks and ‘well done’ too, to our Specialist ADI Trainer Ben Millings as well all the rest of the Training team.
Congratulations all round!
Ailene worked with New Driver on a trainee licence and is continuing with them as an ADI.
Ailene had this to say:

“After deciding that I wanted to begin the journey towards a complete career change and train to (hopefully) become a driving instructor, I enrolled and started the Smart Driving online course; I found it very easy to use and follow. It gave me the foundation knowledge I needed to practice for and successfully pass Part 1 and Part 2. The Part 3 videos, again, are easy to follow and linked in such a way that this final section of the ICourse flows naturally and a great way to learn and understand principles and concepts of teaching.
On completing the Part 3 course work, I was lucky to be assigned to Ben Mullings to begin working through the 40 hours “in car training” to complete Part 3 and apply for my PDI licence. Ben is not only an excellent instructor, he always found a way to explain situations and scenarios I could relate to and help me teach in a natural way so I was able and prepared to adapt my teaching methods for my pupils when the time came; but he also kept me motivated during my time teaching/continuing my training on a PDI licence, going over and above the call of duty when I needed some extra advice and help on the weeks before my Part 3 exam (and is still there when I need him now). He is a wealth of knowledge and experience and I can genuinely say I miss our training days!
I couldn’t have done it without Ben, his support, knowledge and passion for the job kept me positive and made it all possible.
Good luck in your new career Ailene Thomas DVSA ADI!