Hi, My name is Adam Bagshaw. After 15 years working as a Lecturer in vehicle technology, I decided to use my skills, knowledge, and training to teach people to drive safely and to a very high standard.
I started my working life as an apprentice with Mercedes trucks, completing my degree level qualification in heavy vehicle mechanics and passing my HGV class one license. I continued to work for Mercedes trucks for many years, progressing to workshop manager.
My next move was to Tresham College as a trainee lecturer. In my time at the College, I have completed a degree in teaching and many other related qualifications. I have always kept up to date with modern teaching techniques, using them effectively within my sessions. I have consistently been graded good to outstanding by the college and Ofsted. I have taught many different types of learner, tailoring my sessions according to their individual needs and characteristics.
I have now completed the necessary training to become a qualified driving instructor. Although there is no requirement to continue to develop myself further in this area, I feel it is important to do so. With keeping up to date with my continuing professional development I can consistently offer high standards of individualised training in every driving session.
After my first year as an instructor, I was invited to a teaching standards check test by the DSA. The test lasts an hour and my ability as an instructor is assessed. After completing the test I was given a grade based on the marks I had achieved this gave me a grade A, the highest grade an instructor can achieve.
I'm currently also working for the National Driver Offender Retraining Scheme, delivering speed awareness, smart motorway and safe driving courses. I have now completed the necessary training to be able to teach people to become driving instructors.
As an instructor, I feel it is important to give each learner the highest quality teaching and learning possible.