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Special initial courses for driver trainers and driving instructors

The Faculty of Technology of Vilnius College of Technologies and Design announces registration for the Special Initial Course for Driving Teachers and Driving Instructors. The courses are organised in accordance with the curriculum approved by the Minister of Transport and Communications of the Republic of Lithuania, which comprises 160 academic hours, and the curricula of subjects approved by the Director of the College of Vilnius Technologies and Design.

A new group is formed. The course will start on 28 October 2024.

Training plan

Serial
Nr.
Subject headings Theory Exercise Total hours Settlement form
1. Lithuanian language culture, business language, writing 10 6 16 Credit
2. Pedagogy (andragogy) 10 22 32 Examination
3. General, educational (andragogical) and traffic psychology 12 12 24 Examination
4. Bendroji, pedagoginė (andragoginė) ir eismo psichologija 20 20 40 Exam*
5. Occupational safety and health, environmental protection of transport, economical driving 8 8 Credit
6. Legal bases for the training of motor vehicle drivers and the acquisition of the right to drive 4 4 Credit
7. Road rules and road safety 4 4 Exam**
8. Driver Training Theory Knowledge Training Course 10 4 14 Exam*
9. Practical driving skills training course for drivers, assessment criteria for practical driving tests 14 4 18 Exam*
Total hours 92 68 160

* In addition to the test, each prospective driver trainer or driving instructor (depending on the field of training) develops a lesson methodology and teaches an open lesson (the topic of the lesson, if not specified by the subject teacher, can be chosen independently according to the content of the driver training course). If a person is preparing to become a driver trainer and driving instructor, the lesson delivery method and the open lesson shall be from the field of practical driving training only.

** The test is taken at the state enterprise Regitra in accordance with the test methodology for the category of vehicle for which the driver trainer or driving instructor will be training drivers.

The results of the credits and examinations shall be documented in accordance with the procedures established by Vilnius College of Technologies and Design.

Group: minimum of 10 persons
Start: The course will start on 28 October 2024.
Duration: Total 160 akad. hours
Location: Olandų st. 16, Vilnius
Price per person: 340 Eur***
Registration: https://events.vtdko.lt/kursai

*** You must present proof of payment (bank receipt, copy of online transfer) upon arrival at the first session. The money should be transferred to Vilnius College of Technologies and Design’s account at Swedbank a.s. LT877300010074142865, deposit code – 103056, institution code – 111967673 (we suggest to transfer the money 1-2 days before the start of the course, when you will know that the group is formed and the course will take place).

Contact details:

Kristina Višnevskienė, Email k.visnevskiene@vtdko.lt, 867404941

Note

Submitted on 15 November 2021. Excerpts from points 20, 22, 23 and 24 of the “Description of Requirements for Driving Schools”, approved by Order No 2BE-307 of the Director of the Lithuanian Transport Safety Administration, which specify the education and driving categories required for a driving instructor and a driving instructor:

“20. A driving instructor shall have: a university or college degree or post-secondary education completed before 2009, or special secondary education completed before 1995; the right to work as a driving instructor granted in accordance with the procedure laid down by the administration; the right to drive and three years’ driving experience in the categories of vehicles in which he/she provides driving training.”

“22. A driving instructor must have: a university or college degree or post-secondary education completed before 2009 or special secondary education completed before 1995; a licence to work as a driving instructor granted in accordance with the procedure laid down by the administration; the right to drive and three years’ driving experience in the categories of vehicles in which he or she provides driver training; a decision of the health authority authorising the driving of specially adapted vehicles and three years’ driving experience in vehicles adapted for disabled persons if he or she intends to provide training to persons with impaired mobility. ”

“23. Persons with reduced mobility who, on the basis of a decision of a personal health care body, are allowed to drive specially adapted vehicles may be given the right to drive training for the same persons. These persons must have three years’ experience of driving vehicles adapted for disabled persons, the requisite qualifications for a driving instructor, and a licence to work as a driving instructor granted in accordance with the procedure laid down by the Administration.”

“24. Persons wishing to obtain the right to work as driver trainers and/or driving instructors shall be required to complete a special initial course at a higher education institution with which the Administration has concluded an agreement for the provision of such training. The list of training institutions organising special initial courses for driver teachers and/or driving instructors (hereinafter referred to as ‘training institutions’) shall be published on the website of the Administration.”