About Graham ...
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• 1988 : wrote the first LGS DataBase for the Admin Department in Basic V for Archimedes Computers - [in the days pre-Bill Gates PC take‑over‑blitz!]
All sorting of options, printing of form-lists & set-lists, addresses etc. were handled from this program.
• 1989‑2003 : Founded and produced "The Heron"
[the thrice‑termly Newsletter for parents and pupils]
Whilst teaching French, he became a fully-qualified Approved Driving Instructor [ADI]
Grade 6 - registered with the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency [DVSA].
He has attended the month‑long DVSA Examiner‑Training Course
at DVSA Headquarters at Cardington, Bedfordshire.
He holds the Cardington Special Driving Test Certificate at
[This is the highest driving test
award available to non-Police Drivers]
From 1999 to 2003, in conjunction with the DVSA/ORDIT-approved Driver
Training Agency A.I.M. in Clowne [Derbyshire], he trained
[on a part-time basis] Prospective Driving Instructors ["PDI"s] for their
DVSA Examinations, prepared ADIs wishing to take the Cardington Special
Driving Test, and offered refresher-training/assessment prior to ADI
From 1999 to 2011 he was on the former DSA/ORDIT* Register of approved Trainers of Instructors, firstly under A.I.M. and then under TIC/RED.
[*ORDIT stands for the "Official Register of Driving
In May 2003, he attended the DVSA Examiners' Training Course at DVSA Headquarters
at Cardington, Bedfordshire.
However, on completion of the Course, he was 'head-hunted' into full-time Instructor-Training
- which actually paid a bit more, and came with a Company Car!
It also allowed Graham to continue to have input into hopeful success rather than spend the
majority of his work‑time informing ill‑prepared candidates of their failure.
Remember DVSA Test pass rates for all Practical Tests weigh in at [well] under 50%!
Consequently, in June 2003, he started work as a full‑time Trainer of Instructors with
The Instructor College [TIC] in Derby
- later re-branded as RED Instructor Training [RIT].
In January 2004, at the Company's Annual Conference, he was
presented with a TIC Achievement Award - "In Recognition
of his Contribution to Training".
- In September 2006, at the Company's Annual Conference, he
was presented with a second TIC Achievement Award in
recognition of his contribution to training, not least for having helped set up the then new Instructor College in Leicester.
In March 2010, he was appointed Senior Trainer at Derby Instructor College.
He retired from full‑time training in July 2011, and now undertakes
ADI "Standards Check" training, as well as offering on‑line advice on all aspects of L‑driver‑ and Instructor‑Training.
He has also regularly instructed for the former Institute of Advanced
Motorists - [now re-branded as
iamRoadSmart ] -
and assessed prospective Minibus drivers for Schools and Voluntary
He has been awarded the IAM Trophy as
"Advanced Driver Trainer of
the Year" [Leicestershire].
He has signed the voluntary "Code of Practice" drawn up by the DVSA - [latest edition, 2017]
To sum up, he holds a B.A. Honours Degree in French and the
Post-Graduate Certificate in Education - each from Leicester
University - the NVQ Level 3 Assessor's Award with Edexcel
and has been involved in teaching and training for all of his working career.
Graham D Campbell - BA [Hons] / PGCE [Leicr] / DVSA ADI [Car]
Grade 6 / MMSA /
• DVSA Examiners' Training Course at Cardington - May 2003
Trainer of Instructors - at Parts 1, 2 and 3 : 1999‑2011
• Holder of the Cardington
Special Driving Test Certificate at Grade A
• DVSA-approved Trainer of Hazard
Perception - from February 2005
• January 2004 - awarded "The Instructor
College Prize" in Recognition of his Contribution to Training during 2003
• September 2006 - again awarded "The Instructor College Prize" in Recognition of
his Contribution to Training during 2006
• Holder of the NVQ Assessors' Award at Level 3 with Edexcel
• Awarded "The Frank Gamble Trophy" as IAM's Most Successful Advanced Driver Trainer - Leics."
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