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Month: August 2017

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Driving test changes: who it affects

As you know, the driving test in England, Scotland and Wales will change later this year. From 4 December, all car driving tests will follow the new format. This includes if: Your pupil fails a test before then, and retakes their test from 4 December 2017 Your pupil’s test is cancelled or moved for any

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Events

Working Lunch – New date announced

We’ve just added an extra date to our Autumn Working Lunch series. Working Lunch, Gloucester: 21 November @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm On 21 November we’re heading to Gloucester to deliver the session, which will cover safeguarding and the role and responsibilities for driver and rider trainers. As we have recently highlighted in a series of articles in

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Be part of a Theory Test group in partnership with the DVSA

Teaming with the DVSA, Kainos are hoping to speak to a number of ADIs about proposed changes to the Theory Test. The technology company was appointed by the DVSA to build a new online service to define, test and enforce driver and vehicle standards. Kainos are hoping to run a focus group of about 4-8

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Job vacancies

Job vacancy: ADI helpdesk advisor

ADI Helpdesk advisor As DIA’s ADI helpdesk becomes increasingly busy with calls from members, plus members of the public with motoring questions and queries, we are looking for an ADI to join the DIA team. Your main duties will include: Assisting with helpdesk calls on all ADI matters, including advice and guidance with delivering lessons

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Get Into Driving – Launching Soon

As the leading industry association, one of our key roles is to promote our profession, and our professional members, to the public. We’ll soon be launching our new online driver training information hub: Get Into Driving, with the enhanced ‘Find a Driving Instructor’ search directory. We want to place you, our member, at the centre

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Green light for driving lessons on motorways

Learner drivers will be able to have lessons on motorways in a bid to improve road safety, Transport Secretary Chris Grayling announced today. The law change will be active from 2018, when learners will be allowed on motorways with an approved driving instructor in a dual control car. This will provide a broader range of

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DVSA launches campaign to tackle unacceptable rise in assaults on staff

DVSA are taking tough action against those who physically or verbally assault employees. The agency report more than 300 driving examiners, vehicle testers and roadside enforcement staff suffered physical or verbal abuse while doing their jobs. This was an increase of more than 50% on the previous year (198). DVSA’s 4,600 employees include people who

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DVSA release detailed information on test changes

With the changes to the driving test set to take place on 4 December 2017, DVSA has released more details on what your pupils can expect. DVSA has started to train their driving examiners on the changes to the test – including the new instructions they’ll give to your pupils. DVSA released the following: Pre-briefing

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Get your ticket to our Drivers with Diverse Needs training day

We have launched our latest training course, dedicated to educating instructors on people with diverse needs learning to drive. As the UK’s leading professional body for driver and rider training, we will be touring the country from October, visiting 11 destinations. We have an active programme of educational and networking events throughout the year. With our latest training event, Drivers with

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