‘Reflections’ deals with coaching techniques involving pupils’ reflection on their own learning which is a key skill for learners of all ages and abilities. Excel Academy believes that coaching techniques need to be available for and understood and applied by all pupils – regardless of ability or disability. ‘Reflections’ is the only course in the UK which provides this.
Pupils on the autistic spectrum will have problems understanding traditional coaching systems – and ‘Reflections’ shows not only where these difficulties are, but the reasons why. Then techniques will be taught to enable a driving instructor to coach a pupil on the spectrum, including helping them to reflect on their own learning and attitude.
‘Reflections’ goes into coaching techniques for instructors which include –
- Making pupils aware of the importance of driver attitude to the road and to those who use it
- Encouraging pupils to reflect on their learning as their lessons progress
- Special communication systems for coaching pupils on the autistic spectrum
- How to increase awareness in pupils of improvements they could make in their own driving, without over-criticism or producing self-esteem loss.
The course involves 6 hours’ training, which is mostly in-car and is divided into sections which target the coaching techniques beneficial to each group of pupils.
In Leicester, this course costs £250. A certificate is awarded by Excel Academy on completion, and instructors will receive 6 hours’ CPD.
This course can also be taught in your local area and two instructors can be taken on the course together – email Excel Academy for prices on email@example.com .