95 episodes

Holding a mirror up the the driver training industry, to help driving instructors run better and more profitable businesses as well as improving as instructors.

I talk with a variety of experts, leaders, innovators and game changers to harness their knowledge and see how we can apply that to our business. If you share the same passion for personal and professional development as me and my guests, then this podcast can help you make the changes you need to become a better instructor and business owner.

To accompany the podcast there's also a premium subscription feed:
https://www.patreon.com/theinstructor
Here you can find weekly bonus shows, excluive discounts to CPD and all the show are early and ad free. The perfect place to start or enhance your CPD as a driving instructor.

The Instructor Terry Cook

    • Business
    • 4.7 • 13 Ratings

Holding a mirror up the the driver training industry, to help driving instructors run better and more profitable businesses as well as improving as instructors.

I talk with a variety of experts, leaders, innovators and game changers to harness their knowledge and see how we can apply that to our business. If you share the same passion for personal and professional development as me and my guests, then this podcast can help you make the changes you need to become a better instructor and business owner.

To accompany the podcast there's also a premium subscription feed:
https://www.patreon.com/theinstructor
Here you can find weekly bonus shows, excluive discounts to CPD and all the show are early and ad free. The perfect place to start or enhance your CPD as a driving instructor.

    Short lesson #10 - Why walking matters: Hayley Field

    Short lesson #10 - Why walking matters: Hayley Field

    It's another midweek boost of inspiration and information as we dive way back into episode one to get this walking wisdom from Hayley Field.
    You can check out the full episode here:
    https://player.captivate.fm/episode/3d4fac78-bcec-4cf9-8277-8494b47d0f88 (https://player.captivate.fm/episode/3d4fac78-bcec-4cf9-8277-8494b47d0f88)
    For more information on The Instructor Podcast visit https://www.theinstructorpodcast.com/ (https://www.theinstructorpodcast.com/) here you'll find guest profiles, spotlighted episodes, blogs access to The Instructor Podcast Premium, previous episodes and more...


    For additional content and exclusive discounts, be sure to check out our https://www.patreon.com/theinstructor (Premium subscription) - Here you'll find lot's of extra content, including:
    Episodes on the Standards check and how to break down each individual competency so you're fully aware of what to expect, how to prepare and how to perform.
    Conversations with world class coaches as we dive into their thoughts on coaching in the driver instructor industry.
    Shows where we deep dive into a specific topic, with no tangents.
    As a member you'll also receive exclusive discounts for https://www.goroadie.com/pro (GoRoadie Pro), https://clientcentredlearning.co.uk/ (Client Centred learning training), https://pdidoctor.co.uk/ (The ADI/PDI Doctor) and https://www.guildmdt.com/ (The Guild of Mindful Driver Trainers. )



    The Instructor Podcast uses a variety of social media channels, including a Facebook group. You can join the group or follow us on the following platforms:
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/4791266350902301 (Join The Instructor Podcast Facebook group)
    https://www.facebook.com/theinstructorpodcast (Facebook)
    https://twitter.com/TCDrive1 (Twitter)
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/terry-cook-5233b719a/ (LinkedIn)
    https://www.instagram.com/the_instructor_pod/ (Instagram)
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC17J7OJJBG1-05B4QVKGz9Q (YouTube)
    And be sure to check out the https://theditc.co.uk/ (DITC)

    • 5 min
    Green Room #21 - The DVSA's 'Are You Ready To Pass?' campaign

    Green Room #21 - The DVSA's 'Are You Ready To Pass?' campaign

    Has the DVSA become too test focused with it's latest campaign? That's the big focus of the episode as I'm joined by Green Room regular, Chris Bensted of the DITC (Driving Instructor and Trainers Collective.).
    We discuss:
    How useful is the campaign?
    Shroud ADI's be promoting it?
    Is it detracting from 'safe driving for life'

    You can find out more about the DITC https://theditc.co.uk/ (here).
    For more information on The Instructor Podcast visit https://www.theinstructorpodcast.com/ (https://www.theinstructorpodcast.com/) here you'll find guest profiles, spotlighted episodes, blogs access to The Instructor Podcast Premium, previous episodes and more...
    For additional content and exclusive discounts, be sure to check out our https://www.patreon.com/theinstructor (Premium subscription) - Here you'll find lot's of extra content, including:
    Episodes on the Standards check and how to break down each individual competency so you're fully aware of what to expect, how to prepare and how to perform.
    Conversations with world class coaches as we dive into their thoughts on coaching in the driver instructor industry.
    Shows where we deep dive into a specific topic, with no tangents.
    As a member you'll also receive exclusive discounts for https://www.goroadie.com/pro (GoRoadie Pro), https://clientcentredlearning.co.uk/ (Client Centred learning training), https://pdidoctor.co.uk/ (The ADI/PDI Doctor) and https://www.guildmdt.com/ (The Guild of Mindful Driver Trainers. )



    The Instructor Podcast uses a variety of social media channels, including a Facebook group. You can join the group or follow us on the following platforms:
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/4791266350902301 (Join The Instructor Podcast Facebook group)
    https://www.facebook.com/theinstructorpodcast (Facebook)
    https://twitter.com/TCDrive1 (Twitter)
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/terry-cook-5233b719a/ (LinkedIn)
    https://www.instagram.com/the_instructor_pod/ (Instagram)
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC17J7OJJBG1-05B4QVKGz9Q (YouTube)
    And be sure to check out the https://theditc.co.uk/ (DITC)

    • 1 hr 22 min
    The DVSA talk driving test waiting times, mock tests and more...

    The DVSA talk driving test waiting times, mock tests and more...

    A first for The Instructor Podcast as I'm joined by DVSA assistant chief driving examiner, Graham O'Brien. We tackle some key topics affecting ADI's including:
    The relationship between driving instructors and the DVSA
    Are mock tests mandatory?
    What is the DVSA doing to reduce driving test waiting times and is it the responsibility of ADI's

    You can find the 'Are you ready to pass' campaign https://readytopass.campaign.gov.uk/ (here).
    For more information on The Instructor Podcast visit https://www.theinstructorpodcast.com/ (https://www.theinstructorpodcast.com/) here you'll find guest profiles, spotlighted episodes, blogs access to The Instructor Podcast Premium, previous episodes and more...
    For additional content and exclusive discounts, be sure to check out our https://www.patreon.com/theinstructor (Premium subscription) - Here you'll find lot's of extra content, including:
    Episodes on the Standards check and how to break down each individual competency so you're fully aware of what to expect, how to prepare and how to perform.
    Conversations with world class coaches as we dive into their thoughts on coaching in the driver instructor industry.
    Shows where we deep dive into a specific topic, with no tangents.
    As a member you'll also receive exclusive discounts for https://www.goroadie.com/pro (GoRoadie Pro), https://clientcentredlearning.co.uk/ (Client Centred learning training), https://pdidoctor.co.uk/ (The ADI/PDI Doctor) and https://www.guildmdt.com/ (The Guild of Mindful Driver Trainers. )

    The Instructor Podcast uses a variety of social media channels, including a Facebook group. You can join the group or follow us on the following platforms:
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/4791266350902301 (Join The Instructor Podcast Facebook group)
    https://www.facebook.com/theinstructorpodcast (Facebook)
    https://twitter.com/TCDrive1 (Twitter)
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/terry-cook-5233b719a/ (LinkedIn)
    https://www.instagram.com/the_instructor_pod/ (Instagram)
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC17J7OJJBG1-05B4QVKGz9Q (YouTube)
    And be sure to check out the https://theditc.co.uk/ (DITC)

    • 1 hr 24 min
    Short Lessons #9 - The victims voice: Project EDWARD

    Short Lessons #9 - The victims voice: Project EDWARD

    James Luckhurst of Project EDWARD (Every Day Without A Road Death) joined me back on season one to discuss their annual big road safety event and new podcast. Today's Short Lesson episode see's clips taken from that where James discusses:
    The victims voice
    How driving instructors and drivers can help

    Check out the full episode here: https://player.captivate.fm/episode/5f9b8d1f-c354-4ccf-839a-9e2a72a85337 (https://player.captivate.fm/episode/5f9b8d1f-c354-4ccf-839a-9e2a72a85337)
    Listen to Project EDWARD's podcast here: https://are-we-there-yet-edward.captivate.fm/listen (https://are-we-there-yet-edward.captivate.fm/listen)
    For more information on The Instructor Podcast visit https://www.theinstructorpodcast.com/ (https://www.theinstructorpodcast.com/) here you'll find guest profiles, spotlighted episodes, blogs access to The Instructor Podcast Premium, previous episodes and more...


    For additional content and exclusive discounts, be sure to check out our https://www.patreon.com/theinstructor (Premium subscription) - Here you'll find lot's of extra content, including:
    Episodes on the Standards check and how to break down each individual competency so you're fully aware of what to expect, how to prepare and how to perform.
    Conversations with world class coaches as we dive into their thoughts on coaching in the driver instructor industry.
    Shows where we deep dive into a specific topic, with no tangents.
    As a member you'll also receive exclusive discounts for https://www.goroadie.com/pro (GoRoadie Pro), https://clientcentredlearning.co.uk/ (Client Centred learning training) and https://pdidoctor.co.uk/ (The ADI/PDI Doctor)



    The Instructor Podcast uses a variety of social media channels, including a Facebook group. You can join the group or follow us on the following platforms:
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/4791266350902301 (Join The Instructor Podcast Facebook group)
    https://www.facebook.com/theinstructorpodcast (Facebook)
    https://twitter.com/TCDrive1 (Twitter)
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/terry-cook-5233b719a/ (LinkedIn)
    https://www.instagram.com/the_instructor_pod/ (Instagram)
    And be sure to check out the https://theditc.co.uk/ (DITC)

    • 4 min
    Green Room #20 - Mock tests and zero road deaths

    Green Room #20 - Mock tests and zero road deaths

    As the DVSA offers guidance on mock tests, we discuss whether they're being test focused or just helpful as Chris Bensted of The DITC joins me to discuss all the latest driving instructor news.
    Chris also gives his thoughts on the latest DIA conference and how it compares to the driving instructor show and the ADI NJC/Intelligent Instructor show.
    We're then joined by James Luckhurst from Project EDWARD (Every Day Without A Road Death) and find out more about their goals, the week of action they have planned for September and season two of their podcast: 'Are we there yet?'


    You can listen to the 'Are we there yet?' podcast here: https://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=https%3A%2F%2Fare-we-there-yet-edward.captivate.fm%2Flisten%3Ffbclid%3DIwAR22rFMYCFXEA-wxsgC_gZuLTRgeYrDt9YZ1ewEoX-o0-vVeHnRZdmre98Qandh=AT1OA1bFQlgcumFxwftH9QNk6jSMEfsM5PuZjHPrtMK-mtpXWphZ5mzX5FBXeYVUB4wTv1WuBY9zW_u5M9D9wvysG_BLB5LnReCeqoZd_xDXkCQlDtMlT5fPaptoSIGWgui3CmtTZNzeV5DwaTY (https://are-we-there-yet-edward.captivate.fm/listen)
    Find more about Project EDWARD https://projectedward.org/ (here).
    Check out The DITC https://theditc.co.uk/ (here).


    For more information on The Instructor Podcast visit https://www.theinstructorpodcast.com/ (https://www.theinstructorpodcast.com/) here you'll find guest profiles, spotlighted episodes, blogs access to The Instructor Podcast Premium, previous episodes and more...


    For additional content and exclusive discounts, be sure to check out our https://www.patreon.com/theinstructor (Premium subscription) - Here you'll find lot's of extra content, including:
    Episodes on the Standards check and how to break down each individual competency so you're fully aware of what to expect, how to prepare and how to perform.
    Conversations with world class coaches as we dive into their thoughts on coaching in the driver instructor industry.
    Shows where we deep dive into a specific topic, with no tangents.
    As a member you'll also receive exclusive discounts for https://www.goroadie.com/pro (GoRoadie Pro), https://clientcentredlearning.co.uk/ (Client Centred learning training) and https://pdidoctor.co.uk/ (The ADI/PDI Doctor)



    The Instructor Podcast uses a variety of social media channels, including a Facebook group. You can join the group or follow us on the following platforms:
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/4791266350902301 (Join The Instructor Podcast Facebook group)
    https://www.facebook.com/theinstructorpodcast (Facebook)
    https://twitter.com/TCDrive1 (Twitter)
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/terry-cook-5233b719a/ (LinkedIn)
    https://www.instagram.com/the_instructor_pod/ (Instagram)
    And be sure to check out the https://theditc.co.uk/ (DITC)

    • 1 hr 27 min
    The best of the Green Room: Episodes 1-10

    The best of the Green Room: Episodes 1-10

    This may be the best thing I've ever done!
    Over 14 hours of quality audio condescended into one tasty little 3.5 hour episode for your listening pleasure. I was joined by 7 guests, all featured, including:
    Chris Bensted
    Bob Morton
    Sarah Baldock
    Graham Hooper
    Ian Brett
    Gareth Marchant
    Richard Spiers

    Genuinely interested to see if you enjoy this episode and would like more of this ilk.
    For more information on The Instructor Podcast visit https://www.theinstructorpodcast.com/ (https://www.theinstructorpodcast.com/) here you'll find guest profiles, spotlighted episodes, blogs access to The Instructor Podcast Premium, previous episodes and more...
    For additional content early and ad free, be sure to check out our https://www.patreon.com/theinstructor (Premium subscription) - Here you'll find lot's of extra content, including:
    Episodes on the Standards check and how to break down each individual competency so you're fully aware of what to expect, how to prepare and how to perform.
    Conversations with world class coaches as we dive into their thoughts on coaching in the driver instructor industry.
    Shows where we deep dive into a specific topic, with no tangents.
    As a member you'll also receive exclusive discounts for GoRoadie Pro,Client Centred learning training and The ADI/PDI Doctor



    The Instructor Podcast uses a variety of social media channels, including a Facebook group. You can join the group or follow us on the following platforms:
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/4791266350902301 (Join The Instructor Podcast Facebook group)
    https://www.facebook.com/theinstructorpodcast (Facebook)
    https://twitter.com/TCDrive1 (Twitter):https://twitter.com/TCDrive1 ( )
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/terry-cook-5233b719a/ (LinkedIn):
    https://www.instagram.com/the_instructor_pod/ (Instagram) -
    And be sure to check out the https://theditc.co.uk/ (DITC)

    • 3 hrs 36 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
13 Ratings

13 Ratings

MaggieRoxy ,

Thank you!

Just wanted to say I finally passed my part 3 (2nd time) yesterday! I had a great trainer, however I have learnt so much from listening to you and your guests on the podcast. I joined for the premium content which has helped me to be even more prepared - so many great tips from you, Bob, Chris, Lee and Kev. I listened and re listened and took lots of notes and shall continue to do so.
Thank you for an amazing resource 😊 I shall tell as many as I can!
Sara ADI 🚘

HB1south ,

Five star listening!

Five star listening for all PDI’s/ADI’s.
Great guests and amazing subjects discussed every week. I literally listen with a notepad and pen to hand and always have stuff to try with my pupils or things to look up and educate myself with. Best form of CPD I’ve found yet. I even got a cheeky wee discount for Bob Morton’s CCL course by subscribing to Terry’s Premium content.
Winner winner 👍🏼

Keir Spoonz ,

So much fun!!

It’s always a privilege to be asked on to Terrys podcasts. Combining humour and practical advice he’s an amazing host with honest Yorkshire banter. It’s why I call him the podcast King 👑

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