Thanks to all who replied to my last email and your suggestions as to the the sort of meetings you would like MSA GB to run for you. The consensus was, because of the size of our area, it would be better to use a video platform such as Zoom, although I will try and arrange a face-to-face meetings or training sessions occasionally.
Further to your comments, I am in the process of arranging a “Safeguarding Of Vulnerable Adults Awareness” webinar for February next year. As we are working with vulnerable adults every day this course will help you to know what to do if we suspect any of our students may be having problems.
As we are teaching pupils to drive, we get to know them quite well and they very often talk to us about their concerns, sometimes we find it hard to give a considered reply, this course will help you deal with these sort of situations when they arise.
The course is a 3-hour online event and I am thinking along the lines of running it on a weekend when there is a probability that more instructors will be available so if I were to suggest the morning of either Sunday 18th February or Sunday 25th February, the other decision would be the time of the event, I thought you could pick either a 09.30 start or possibly 1pm?
What I need from you now, is to know how many are interested and your preferred date and time, once I have all that information, I will arrange with the majority view and confirm with you.
The cost would be between £40-£50 depending on attendees, and those who attend will be issued with a certificate at the end plus, this will also count towards your CPD.
If you would like to participate in this course, then please reply asap using my contact details below, just to be clear, there will only be one course, the choice of date and time will be with the majority vote.
Arthur Mynott, Chairman West Coast & Wales MSA GB.