Latest training courses - Driving Mobility

Latest training courses

Details of our latest training courses for professionals.

For External Candidates:

A practical two day course for ADIs and Examiners on disability awareness and driving.

Disability Awareness for Driving Instructors and Examiners –   26th and 27th September 2024 at HertsAbility (Harlow)

Please use this link to book your tickets:  https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/846020378727?aff=oddtdtcreator

Disability Awareness for Driving Instructors and Examiners  – 26th and 27th September 2024 at North East Drive Mobility (Newcastle)

Please use this link to book your tickets: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/891479738897?aff=oddtdtcreator

Details of  the above course are as follows:

Aims:

  • To be aware of how health affects driving and how driving affects health
  • To discuss the principles required when working with people who have a disability
  • To give a general overview of how the body works
  • To develop a greater understanding of how the body compensates when affected by health
  • To explore aids, adaptations, equipment and techniques relating to driving and mobility
  • To enhance analytical skills and problem solving
  • To provide networking between ADIs, Mobility Centres and Driving Mobility

Objectives:

  • To learn about how the body functions physically and mentally
  • To be aware of symptoms of medical conditions which may affect driving ability
  • To undertake practical tasks to appreciate differences in ability
  • To participate in discussions, role playing and interactive tasks around health and driving
  • To discuss appropriate language, legalities and ethics
  • To drive an adapted car with different methods of control (subject to availability)
  • To bring interested parties together to help with ongoing professional development and support those with disabilities access the community

 

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Benefits of the course:

• Training opportunities provided in local area

• Networking for local ADIs

• Building a rapport between individual ADIs and their local Mobility Centre

• With agreement, will be placed on a list of ADIs offering specialist tuition

• Increased confidence and knowledge when dealing with individual clients needs

• Specialist skills for driving

• Certificate of attendance

A two day course starting at 9.30am both days and finishing at approximately 4.30pm each day.

Cost: £125 per delegate which includes course materials and refreshments.

Please note lunch is not included, but both locations have either a nearby cafe or supermarket if you need to purchase lunch.

For DM Centre Staff:

Introduction to Vehicle Adaptations Training 

14th May 2024 at RDAC Manchester

Please register for this course using this form: https://forms.office.com/e/xtB2k8H7xQ

15th May 2024 RDAC Manchester

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17th September 2024 at QEF

Please register for the course using this form: https://forms.office.com/e/93cvNFUA1H

  • This course develops an awareness of a variety of adapted driving controls
  • offering an understanding of the application of adaptive driving controls to overcome physical dysfunction
  • discusses the advantages/disadvantages of using one method of control over another
  • sets out and discusses the legal, technical and safety implications of driving an adapted vehicle

Please email Sue Annear for more details:  sue@drivingmobility.org.uk

Seating and Posture for Drivers and Passengers

  • This course covers the principles of correct seating and Posture.
    • Gives an understanding of factors that negatively affect good posture and
    • the impact of compromised seating
    • Explores equipment available to support optimum posture, increase stability and comfort, reducing fatigue and adverse physical effects.
    • Explores and advises on transfer techniques

9th October 2024 at RDAC, Solihull

Please register for the course using this form: https://forms.office.com/e/2dKMg2dRpB

 

Help and Support

For further information on nationwide support for healthcare professionals, please contact Driving Mobility