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Why Choose Colm Branigan?


I am a fully qualified Approved Driving Instructor with the RSA, achieving 100% (maximum mark available) in the Stage 3 Test of Instructional Ability.

I have attained the FETAC Level 6 Certificate with distinction in Car Driving Instruction.

I am a fully qualified RoSPA Advanced Driving Trainer (RoSPA Diploma achieved with distinction) offering tuition on Advanced Driving Skills including Commentary Driving.

In my most recent RoSPA Diploma Re-test (re-tested every 3 years), the examiner reported that my "understanding & implementation of the principles of Roadcraft is exemplary".

I have attained the BTEC Advanced Diploma in Driver Instruction.

I have undertaken Specialist Advanced Driver Training with Chris Gilbert, former Police Advanced Driving Instructor & Examiner at the Metropolitan Police Motor Driving School Hendon.

I am the first Irish trainer to have attained the coveted BTEC Professional Award in Coaching for Driver Development, the year long course leading to this qualification was undertaken in the UK.

I have been appointed the Tri-Coaching Partnership (UK) Approved Trainer for Ireland.

I am a Smart Driving (UK & Ireland) Approved Driving Instructor Trainer.

I am a member of the prestigious RoSPA Advanced Drivers having three RoSPA Advanced Driving Test Gold Standards, which is the highest civilian driving standard available.

I am one of the elite few to achieve a Grade “A” Cardington. The DSA Cardington Special Test is for fully qualified Approved Driving Instructors and is the recognized benchmark for UK civilian driving excellence.

I am a member of the DIAmond Advanced Motorists – MasterDriver Club having passed The DIAmond Special Test, which is regarded as the most stringent measure of driving ability in the UK.

I am a member of the Institute of Advanced Motorists having passed the IAM Advanced Driving Test.

I am fully licensed in Categories B (cars), C (trucks), EC (articulated trucks), and D (buses & minibuses).

Advanced and Defensive Driver Training Qualifications