It was a record turnout at the ADINJC and Intelligent Instructor Spring Conference & Expo.
Nearly 600 driver trainers gathered for the spring conference at Kempton Park racecourse, Middlesex on Sunday.

Instructors made the journey from right across the UK to attend this free to attend, premier
event. They listened to expert speakers helping them improve their skills as both trainers and as business owners.


Getting on the road

A new addition to the event was the PDI Zone, which was extremely popular and is sure to
become a regular feature at future events. This dedicated seminar area was hosted by Lou
Walsh, from Go Green Driving Instructor Training. Here, dedicated sessions were aimed at
those in training to become ADIs, delivered by a wide range of expert trainers.
An impromptu Q&A with Lou kicked off proceedings, before instructors learnt about
‘structuring a syllabus’, ‘how to pass the Part 3 test’ and then ‘how to use questioning’, all
before lunch.
After Terry Cook’s Instructor Podcast LIVE, the sessions moved on to
‘identifying faults and how to fix them’, and ‘when, how and why to adapt your part 3


Top level support

Upstairs, in our Premier Suite 1, even more training sessions were delivered. These included:a onehour mini masterclasses from Ray Seagrave covering off ‘developing your coaching
skills’. Meanwhile,
Bob Morton offered advice on ‘being the best instructor you can be’, while the ADINJC’s Lynne Barrie and Andrew Love doubled up to cover the important subject of ‘questioning’.





Plugging into your future

For those wanting to hear about road safety, EVs, accountancy services, disability driving or
the new GoRoadie product launch, Premier Suite 2 was the place to be.

Ruedi Press from YES! School of Motoring coordinated the fantastic EV display outside the
parade ring, with over 20 ADIs on hand to share their experiences with interested
instructors. The onlooking Desert Orchard and Kauto Star statues would have been proud
with the cars’ turn of speed.

Track side, the outdoor experience area enabled people got to get behind the wheel of QEF
Mobility Services specially adapted vehicles and Leicestershire Fire & Rescue Service
delivered the ultimate VR experience for willing volunteers who stepped into their van.


Providing the tools of the trade

The busy expo area was a hive of activity all day long with over 30 companies showcasing
their products and services.
ADINJC celebrated their 50th anniversary with an array of gifts and goodies given away, whilst other treats were on offer from others.
£100 worth of shopping vouchers were won by Naeem Ahmed on silver sponsor’s Passmefast stand for the fastest reaction time, whilst Instructorcover Plus gave away a dash cam and delicious
cupcakes too.
RED’s stand was impressive with two cars in situ and instructors took advantage of the offers, freebies and goodies from other exhibitors too.


A winning day out

The day concluded with the Intelligent Instructor Awards 2023 presentation. There was also an
informative DVSA update and lively Q&A, where it was standing room only.
For all those who attended, it was a thoroughly enjoyable, and exhilarating day.
This event will follow a similar format to the spring event, but on a bigger and grander
Registration is now open, and you can book your free ticket here.