Basic Classroom Instructor

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Course Description

This twenty-day course will provide Driving Instructors with the opportunity to explore classroom-specific instructional techniques and to develop their lesson-planning, presentation and communication skills.  The major area of concentration in this course is the knowledge, method and practice of teaching the MTO Approved Beginner Driver Education 30 hour classroom course.

Topics to be covered include:

  • Lesson planning
  • Instructional methods for the classroom
  • Use of visual aid equipment
  • Administration of a driver education learning program, including schedules, instruction content, students and materials
  • Communication skills
  • Instructional skills
  • Practice teaching skill and information units
  • Setting student learning objectives
  • Measuring student learning

Learning Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion, graduates will demonstrate an acceptable skill, performance and knowledge level in all of the key course components.

Process: Classroom formal & informal instruction, workshops & practical exercises with home preparation each evening.


Candidate manual.
Bring your own (current version);
Driver’s Handbook
Highway Traffic Act

Evaluation: Full attendance, classroom performance, assignments and lesson planning, presentations and tests, overall participation.

Certification: Certification of Completion.

Prerequisites: Valid Driving Instructor Licence proof of.

Duration: Twenty (20) days; [15 dys in-class at OSL and 5 dys as home study]

Course Dates: 2020:  Nov 23-Dec 18 

2021:  Mar 22-Apr 16; Nov 22-Dec 17

Fee:  $2,375+HST