find Association Of Professional Driving Instructors on Facebook
It was a pleasure to be part of The Children In Need Big Learner Relay Committee and to welcome Loui ... read more..
APDI members support The Plymouth Cycling Campaign. As part of a campaign to raise awareness of how more..


Once again APDI (SW) were involved in the BBC Children in Need Big Learner Relay. We are delighted to announce that we raised £3,233.69!! This is a fantastic achievement and every single person who contributed to this massive amount should feel very proud.


APDI SW Driving Instructors met up with Pudsey at Plymouth Argyle Football Club to show their support to The Big Learner Relay. If you would like to sponsor them please do so via the Just Giving Page.
Many thanks.


It was a pleasure to be part of The Children In Need Big Learner Relay Committee and to welcome Louise Walsh to Plymouth on behalf of the APDI.

On a dreadfully rainy Monday evening Louise was driven into the Leisure Centre car park by Ollie Taylor, from the Honest Truth under blue flashing lights. We had photographs taken in the Leisure Centre with Pudsey (thanks to Laurie) and all had fun. We left there being convoyed by Bev and her pupil (son) Josh to The Harvester, Plympton. We had supper here and Louise received a complimentary meal. Many thanks to The Unicorn. We were also given balloons for the following day.

Early on Tuesday morning we arrived at Marsh Mills and with balloon decorated cars we were convoyed by Andy and his pupil Matt to Morrison's Tavistock. It was a great sight to see all the instructor cars convoying, with balloons trailing, through the busy morning traffic.

We arrived at Morrison's Tavistock and were met by Pudsey (thanks to Chris Gardner) and our ex Chairman Larry, who did a splendid job. Here a BBC Spotlight Children In Need Reporter interviewed Louise and photographs were taken. Sam with his pupil, Lauren, then convoyed on to Sourton Cross Little Chef.

The journey to Sourton Cross was beautiful. The scenery across the moors was stunning and appreciated by Louise. Here complimentary Teas, Coffees and Hot Chocolate met us. Thank you Little Chef. James was waiting here for us. He had driven up from Redruth, approximately 70 miles to be part of The Big Learner Relay, so well done James. At this stage the remaining members of APDI left to return to Plymouth.

It was an honour to be part of The Big Learner Relay and the total amount raised so far as I write is a staggering £31,449.41!

The Just Giving web address is and the web address for our local APDI is and our total is £664 so far.


Fun was had by all at this month's meeting. We decided on a free of charge BBQ for all members who were able to attend. Sorry to those who were away on holiday. A lovely evening weather wise and a big thank you to Pat of Tamar View Community Complex and his staff for cooking the delicious food. Hopefully this will be the first of many. :)


Fun was had by all at the First Aid Course in May.
Emergency First Aid for
Driving Instructors
This course is aimed at driving instructors working alone and in often remote locations that have to take charge of first aid in case of injury or other emergency such as a medical condition. It is hoped that it will fulfil the needs of CPD requirements.
Certificate – Certification valid for three years
Course duration –1 day
Course content
* The task of a First Aider
* Managing incidents/ Initial assessment
* Resuscitation
* Recognise and treatment of shock & bleeding
* First Aid equipment
* Communication and delegation in emergencies
* Dealing with collapse, seizures and heart attack
* Blunt trauma and bleeding
* Recovery position
* Unconsciousness
* Legislation and codes of practice
* Medical conditions: asthma, epilepsy, diabetes and anaphylaxis
* Practical scenario based learning
Continuous assessment by trainer.
Kernow Training – Working Hard To Make Learning Easier
07905 457028 01503 250240

Kernow Training
Kernow training is a specialist training organisation offering certificated training to nationally approved standards of the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) for first aid and the Royal Yachting Association (RYA) for marine training.

Loading ..

Contact info

Join us

Driving lessons

Plymouth | South West

Websites for driving instructors
Design for ADIS by

©2013 Association Of Professional Driving Instructors