driving instructor (In-Car) course
This course encompasses 80 hours of in class instruction, and 51.5 hours of in car instruction. The full time course occurs over a 19 day (4 week) period, while the part time course is 6 weeks.
Full Time Course Schedule*:
September 14 - October 8, 2020
October 5 - October 30, 2020
October 26 - November 19, 2020
November 16 - December 11, 2020
Part Time Course Schedule:
Saturday and Sunday 8am-3:15pm
Full Time Course Schedule:
*All full time courses offered at our Brampton Campus as of September 14th 2020 are offered in-person with physical distancing standards implemented. This means we will be accepting a maximum of 9 students per class. Our classrooms will be set up so as to maintain distancing throughout the course. Hand sanitizer will be available and masks or face coverings must be worn throughout the course.
- Hold a valid "G" Ontario driver’s licence and four consecutive years of driving experience
- Have no demerit points on your driver’s record.
- Pass a terminal check at the DriveTest Centre to ensure you meet licensing requirements (AKA completing the Driving Instructor Kit), which includes;
- Meet Ministry of Transportation (MTO) vision standards.
- Pass a G1 knowledge test (there is a one-year wait period following two unsuccessful attempts).
- Pass a Class G road (highway) test (there is a one-year wait period following two unsuccessful attempts).
- Pass a vulnerable sector check at a police station [don’t forget 2 pieces of ID for the police station]
- Have an Ontario Secondary School Diploma or equivalent. *We offer an admission test if you do not have your OSSD
- Functional fluency in English is required
- Communication skills;
- Presentation skills;
- Basic lesson planning;
- Rules and regulations;
- Novice driver evaluation;
- Knowledge of Highway Traffic Act;
- Knowledge of Defensive Driving techniques;
- Driver evaluation above G2 level;
- Development of technical in-vehicle manoeuvring skills;
- Development of skills to teach driving knowledge and skills to novice drivers.
Successful candidates will be able to give skill and knowledge feedback in the following areas;
- Instructional skills;
- Lesson planning;
- Driving performance;
- Communication skills;
- Setting student learning objectives;
- Measuring student learning;
- Demonstrating competent, safe and defensive driving practices.
Evaluation and certification
Evaluation will be based upon mandatory attendance and participation, as well as a midterm in-class test and a final in-car test. Following successful completion of the course you will be given a Basic Driving Instructor certificate that certifies completion and is recognized by the Ontario Ministry of Transportation.