Since completing the BTEC 4 with Tri Coaching Partniship in 2016, I have tried to hone the skills and knowledge gained to become a more complete and customer focused professional. The exceptional course provided and run by Sue and Graham have today enabled me to become a Grade A instructor. I would thoroughly recommend the course, not just to "chase" the grade, but to improve your own knowledge and skill base.
I just wanted to say thank you for something you might be completely unaware of. Today I passed my standards check with my second grade A since I took the BTEC 3 with Di and Sara in 2014 and the BTEC 4 with Sue and Graham in 2015. In fact, I did even better than last time(46) and got 49/51. I'm really chuffed. The BTEC 3 was a real revelation and I remember Di saying, in the coffee queue, that coaching was a very natural way of learning compared to instruction. Now at that point I was still trying to come to terms with the old fault finding approach to instruction and if I'm honest, I'd never got totally to grips with it. Never got higher than a 5 in any check test I'd done. I always felt that there was only one way to do the job. So, when Di said that, I suddenly felt vindicated and that it was ok to do things more naturally. Also, here was someone saying that this approach could possibly be better. The day we spent in the car confirmed this as Di proved that it is pointless throwing a load of open questions at the pupil all the time (something I'd never understood the point of.) She got me really thinking about the value of a question and its' purpose. I can't tell you how life changing that moment was. I suddenly "understood" how to ask questions. When I took the plunge to go and do the BTEC 4 I knew that I was committing time and money ( loss of earnings, b&b costs) to something I thought would be demanding and difficult. And it was. Kind of. It took up time to travel and complete the assignments etc but Sue and Graham also made me really think. They also made me feel good about what I did out on the road with learners because I felt clear about what I was doing and confident that what I was doing was going to benefit my clients. At last, I felt clear about what and how to do the job I'd been doing for 14 years. Sue and Graham built on what Di had begun. As some of you will know, I've become an Assessor for TTC and an NDORS Instructor since then. I also enjoy my sessions on the road with Driver Metrics clients. I'm not convinced that I would have had the confidence to apply for either of the first two jobs had I not done the BTEC qualifications. The BTEC also helped me get accepted for some fleet work for TTC when I have no fleet licence. Today, the SE commented that it was a real pity that I didn't teach learners anymore and thanked me for a "very client centred lesson that was enjoyable to witness." ( I've attached my SC1.) Perhaps if I'd found you all 10 years ago I'd have felt a whole lot better about "teaching" learners and I might have had more satisfying lessons. I certainly would have been much more confident in my job as an ADI. With best wishes to you all. Philippa Philippa Joyce
Another fantastic course by Tri-coaching! Just completed a two day Presentation Business Skills workshop, not only does it focus on business it is also personal to my own development. I have realised my apparence is important to me, my voice is better than I thought and people who put me down or try to piss on my bonfire are really just afraid of my skills. Learning comes from within, I learnt it's ok to be myself and I don't need to work too hard to make a good impression as I am good enough as me! Power-posing and power Ballard's are all I need to be who I truly am the rest is my natural personality.
I've just completed the Coaching Excellence in Business Two Day Presentation Skills Course. A brilliant two days. For anyone interested in developing their business skills and venturing into other areas. We had a lot of fun on this course whilst learning, developing and knocking down barriers. I've learned the importance of the show up and now understand how to overcome feelings that have always inhibited me in the past. Thanks Susan McCormack and Sara Everett-Skinner
I have just been on the Tri Coaching Presentation Skills course which went way beyond all my expectations. I didn’t quite know what to expect but the course content was excellent and a personal game changer for me! From the first day, I started to change the way I thought about myself and how I presented to others in ways that I could not have done before, a super powered, ultra bright lightbulb moment!! I learned so much about myself and started off with my usual anxiety about getting up in front of people to actually wanting to get up and do something more! I’m really excited about my future now with my new found confidence and would definitely recommend anyone who would like to become more confident in talking to others 1-1, in a group or delivering courses. It’s not just about confidence though, it’s also about being aware of yourself and you have to do that before you can move on and change how you interact with and help empower others. Thank you to the amazing Susan McCormack and Sara Everett-Skinner for a wonderful 2 days of CPD!
A great course . The passion and enthusiasm rubs off on you and allows you to relax and enjoy the course . If you are thinking of doing this course stop thinking and just book it. You wont regret it. Thanks guys for a great course I learned lots and gained new friends!
I am glad I have done Train the Trainer course which was held on Tuesday & Wednesday this week. I personally found it very useful and worthwhile as it made realise that how a short training course boosts your career. The trainers were friendly but professionals and very helpful. I will recommend to any ADI’s who specifically want to take their careers to the next level. I planning to do a BTEC 4 course in order to make my self even more equipped in the future. Thank you
I am very much enjoyed the 2 days Train the Trainer course which was held on 15 & 16 October in Guildford. Even though I have been working as an ADI over 10 years, it made me realise that there is always room for improvement. It was worth while as I have learned and managed to get the best advice as well. The trainers were very friendly, helpful and professional. I am glad that I have done the course and I am planning to do the BTEC 4 course as well. Thank you.
I want to thank Graham and Tony for a good 2 days on Train the Trainer course. Very informative and role.play was fun too. Would highly recommend the course.
Thank you all.
I have recently completed the Tri coaching accelerate course with Julie Mansley and would like to say how much I enjoyed it I’m enjoying using the ideAs Julie gave me on my lessons Would definitely recommend
Recently completed a course with Julie on client centred learning & coaching for ADI’s. Was a great course, an eye opener!!! Julie is so inspiring as a trainer. Would defo recommend :)
I've just completed all 4 modules for the BTEC4. A thoroughly enjoyable course, that really delves into some thought provoking techniques. I signed up for the course to become better at the job I already do, but I've gained so much more. This course has opened up other avenues for me, not just within the industry but in other places too. Kev and Fiona could not have been better trainers, we've not only been delivered a brilliant course through their experiences but we've gained friends who we can turn too in an industry that can sometimes be lonely! Excellent job guys 👍😊
When I registered for this course I really didn't know what to expect, I'm not sure anybody did. I was probably expecting to be told about how to set a room up, how to stand, how to deliver and how to prepare. I was not disappointed, it was all those things. HOWEVER, there was so much more. In typical Tri-Coaching style, we were ambushed and pushed out of our comfort zones (but in an absolutely non-judgemental way). For me, Susan and Graham, supported by Sarah (Di was in the fire-pit with us this time) encouraged and supported me to try things I wanted to do but did not feel at all confident doing. Also, encouragement from the other trainers present, many of whom have a lot more experience presenting than I do, helped to ease the nerves. As always with TCP courses, I came away feeling enlightened, excited and more prepared to face the different challenge of presentation. On reflection, I know there is still a long way for me to go on a personal basis, but I also know that the help, support and advice is there from my peers and from the Tri-Coaching team. I think if I had to describe my experience and what I got from this course in presentation skills (and all other TCP courses) I would say 'always moving forward'.
Excellent couple of days definitely come away with new skills and a clearer understanding of what i wanted from the course, this was achieved thanks to Lee.
If you have a ORDIT assessment coming up or in the future, you will find the ORDIT Workshop offered by Tri Coaching a invaluable insight into how the changes are different to what you were assessed on before. It's relaxed but extremely informative and gives you the confidence to deliver a great assessment but also how you can adapt your current training. I left feeling that I had all the information I needed to prepare for my assessment and also the confidence to deliver even better training to my PDIs. Thank you, Susan McCormack and Graham Hooper, for the day and continued support after the event. Fantastic training as always. Kev Field
Last week I attended the Accelerate Course at Dorchester held by Julie Mansley. It was great! As always Julie made it fun and made everyone feel relaxed. Role play is not my favourite thing but Julie is great with you. More tools now to help as an ADI that will make our job just a bit better. Many thanks Julie and Tri Coaching.