Kallidus helps AA driving instructor training move online
The AA Driving School has launched a new online system to improve its method of training driving instructors.
The new e-learning system, developed by talent management solutions provider Kallidus, will make training to become an AA driving instructor more flexible and tailored to an individual's need. Driving Instructor Training (DIT) pupils will be able to manage their own learning through a secure website as the result of the system.
The modular system means pupils will be able to supplement the one-to-one practical tuition they receive with an AA trainer. Until now, DIT pupils would have used a workbook to study for these elements of their syllabus.
Gill Balshaw, head of ADI learning and development at the AA Driving School, said: "Many people come to driving instruction as a career change and carry on working while they complete their training. Others need to fit the training around the demands of a family. Whatever their situation, we want to make sure that training to become a driving instructor with us is logistically possible, and for that to happen we need a flexible way of teaching.
"The new system also gives us more scope to offer a blended way of learning - so we are training people to become small business owners and not just driving instructors. We are positive this new system will make training with us an even better experience."
The main benefits of the new system to DIT pupils will be increased flexibility, adaptability and better customer service. The learning experience will also be more interactive and pupils will be able to take more control over how they tackle the modules.
Rob Caul, CEO of Kallidus, said: "We are delighted to be helping AA Driving School take their training online. Training today is all about creating an engaging learning experience and the AA Driving School is leading the way in doing this with its new online system."
By placing some of the training modules online, AA Driving School will also be able to better monitor how DIT pupils are progressing through their training. This will mean anyone who is struggling with a certain area will be picked up sooner and given extra help.