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Month: November 2017

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New driving test changes explained

With Monday 4 December fast approaching, the new driving test changes will soon be coming into action. We’ve produced a video outlining not just the changes being made to the L test but importantly why they are being made. You are welcome to use the video to share with colleagues and pupils on your website or across your social media accounts. CEO

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Examiner Industrial Action starts today – updates and advice

As reported last week driving examiners will commence industrial action today (with work to rule) and are still committed to striking on 4th and 5th December – as the new driving test launches. Members of the Public and Commercial Service union (PCS) are taking action, ostensibly in opposition to the changes to the driving test,

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Driving test changes: making sure you have everything you need

Yesterday (Monday 20 November 2017) marked 2 weeks to go until the driving test changes on 4 December 2017. In September, we sent you a copy of a handbook about the changes. Thank you to everyone who filled in in the recent survey to let us know how prepared you feel you and your pupils

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DVSA publish risk assessments supporting L test changes

Directly refuting claims by one Examiner’s union that elements of the new driving test could put Examiners at risk, yesterday the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency published a letter of reassurance to stakeholders, accompanied by an independent risk assessment report which supports the changes. The Public and Commercial Services Union (PCS), one of the largest unions

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Driving test changes: DT1 and DL25 updated

In light of the driving test changes from Monday 4 December 2017, DVSA have published the updated: Driving test marking sheet (DL25) that examiners will use Guidance driving examiners follow whey they carry out driving tests (DT1) To find out more about the changes, take a look at: A summary of the changes A video playlist showing

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Getting ready for the new driving test: an examiner’s view

It’s just under a month till the new driving test comes in on 4 December 2017. We’ve told you a lot about what you need to do to make sure you’re ready for it, but, how prepared are driving examiners for it? Two of DVSA’s driving test examiners give their views on the training they’ve

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Give your feedback on DVSA’s driving test changes handbook

With only one month to go until the driving test changes are implemented, the DVSA are asking for feedback from ADIs and trainee licence holders as to whether you feel you’ve had enough information about the changes to the new driving test. The DVSA have today released a survey to help identify what further information

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DVSA announce new team of ADI examiners

The DVSA have announced that it is creating a new team of dedicated Approved Driving Instructor (ADI) examiners, who’ll be conducting ADI qualifying tests and standards checks 5 days a week. This will help improve test availability and as they’ll be based across the country, in time the agency will be able to offer a

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Latest statement from DVSA on Part 3 changes

The DVSA have issued an update on the delayed change proposal for the Part 3 test. The agency announced: “Earlier in October we updated you on the delay to the changes to the ADI Part 3 test. We wanted to let you know that we still do not have parliamentary approval to make them and that we’ve

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