professional membership for driver and rider trainers

Choose from two levels of membership – Plus and Standard. Both membership packages include £25 million of Professional Indemnity and Public Liability insurance for Driving Instructors as standard, as well as the most comprehensive range of services and support offered by any ADI association.

Only £75 per year
Plus a £15 sign-up fee  | Quarterly payment option of £21.25 available

Membership Benefits

Unlike any other driver training association, we have the expert knowledge and experience to seek out the most comprehensive and competitive cover for the driver training professional. We are also the only association to be approved by the Financial Conduct Authority to promote or provide such financial products.

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Included at no extra charge

We’ve put together a complete suite of training and guidance materials to give trainers a comprehensive insight into what is now the ‘new norm’ when training. Our toolkit consists of webinars, videos, reference packs and information factsheets on training and business and has been designed to help driver and rider trainers across the board.

DIA members have access to a free 30-minute conversation with JMW’s experts, enough time to define the issue and plan your next steps.

Following that, if you want JMW to take on your case, there is a 10% discount for DIA members.

Get advice from our expert team on everything from pupil problems, standards checks, business or contract issues or developing your skills or knowledge.

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View our free webinars and tap into some useful CPD, with a range of engaging speakers and useful topics.

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Investing in professional development is essential for any driver trainer. The DIA CPD training courses are great value for money, and we want to help you do more for less. All standard members get a £15 voucher to spend against any of our courses online or delivered across the UK each year. †

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Receive the driver training industry’s most respected magazine through your door every month. You can also access our online news and articles and keep up-to-date with industry developments. A huge range of training and CPD features will help you develop your skills and knowledge.

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The industry’s leading newsletter is delivered to your inbox every week, to keep you up-to-date on what’s going on in the world of driver training.

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DIA has the ear and respect of key policy and decision makers. We campaign on industry matters, and provide representation, support and advice on individual instructor issues. This means we are able to directly influence driver training and wider road safety development in the UK and we are the one ADI association stakeholders really listen to.

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All members can have a free listing on getintodriving.com, one of the largest dedicated driver trainer listings on the web, connecting pupils with instructors.

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Save on goods and services for your home and business

DIA members benefit from one of the most competitively priced and comprehensive recovery products available, with 24-hour roadside recovery, home-start and international breakdown assistance included as standard for one low annual fee.

Our recovery partner is one of the largest operators in the UK and mainland Europe and has an excellent reputation. Driving school and private cars, motorbikes – even caravans and motorhomes – can be covered.

Members save £10

Let our tax service take the stress out of preparing annual accounts and tax returns.

A professional tax adviser can save you time and money. They have the knowledge and understanding of tax matters to ensure you are compliant, and pay the correct amount.

Standard members save £60 with a annual payment plan

Save up to 40% on driving instructor insurance with DIA’s driving instructor and driving school cover. It’s tailored to your needs, and offers professional cover at the most competitive rates with a range of features and benefits put together with the driver trainer in mind. 

Our shop has a range of quality driver training teaching tools and business resources. Many items feature a special member discount.

DIA members qualify for discounts through our partnership with Specsavers. 

This helps our members regularly screen their vision to ensure they are complying with eyesight for driving regulations, and to maintain good eye health generally,

The cost of this voucher is £35 and includes a free eye examination and a pair of single vision glasses from the £45 range.

Explore a range of fantastic savings and benefits on things like motoring, insurance and finance, days out, food and drink, travel essentials, plus UK and overseas breaks as well as great ideas and advice on things to do in your free time!

Standard DIA members can take advantage of access to PlayPass for just £10/year.

DIA members benefit from a 50% discount on Experian AutoCheck. This allows up to five vehicles to be checked by simply entering the registration number for just £9.97 (list price of £19.95) or one vehicle for £7.47 (normally £14.95).

Members can enjoy savings of up to 5p a litre on diesel and petrol, and up to 10p a litre at motorway pumps, with a free for the first six months, no-obligation fuel card from The Fuelcard People.

Members receive a 15% discount on Q-Park’s online pre-booking service. The service allows members to book a parking space at q-park.co.uk and pay in advance.

DIA members are also permitted to use participating Q-Park facilities to help coach new drivers and build confidence in bay parking skills, totally free of charge.

Sign up to Driving Test Success Anytime Pro and get your first three months for just £5, saving you 50%!

The Vauxhall Partners Programme gives you and your family great offers on:

  • New discounts – great savings across our range.
  • Partners personalised quotes – tailor-made just for you to suit your needs.
  • Accessories discounts – save 10% on a range of items to suit your new car

We have agreed an exclusive discount programme with Apple for DIA members. Savings across their product range can be made by buying through the DIA Apple Store site.

Our members-only website service provides everything you need to get your website up and running. We have two services – one for the complete web amateur and another for the more IT-confident.

Whether it’s an update on your existing logo or a brand new design, we will guide you through the process and help you represent your company with the logo that is right for you.

Standard members save £10

Coming Soon! A new DIA Plus membership

We’re working on a new DIA Plus package with all the features below, plus a host of new features

Plus membership gives you all the benefits of Standard Membership plus exclusive ACCESS TO these extras

Plus membership offers the invaluable benefit of exclusive access to income protection insurancea must for any self employed instructor

Investing in professional development is essential for any driver trainer. The DIA CPD training courses are great value for money, and we want to help you do more for less. All Plus members get a £30 voucher to spend against any of our courses online or delivered across the UK each year. *

Exclusive 25% discount to use on Drive Car Hire services.

Using a qualified tax adviser already pays back by ensuring you avoid any fines, but also by making sure you don’t pay any more than you owe. DIA Plus members can access our dedicated tax service for only £20 a month.

Plus members save £120 with an annual payment plan

DIA Plus members get a profile boost as standard, to make sure you stand out in a crowded marketplace.

Plus members get a bigger discount in the DIA Shop on a range of quality driver training teaching tools and business resources.

Whether it’s an update on your existing logo or a brand new design, we will guide you through the process and help you represent your company with the logo that is right for you.

Plus Members Save £20

Explore a whole range of fantastic savings and benefits on things like motoring, insurance and finance, days out, food and drink, travel essentials, plus UK and overseas breaks as well as great ideas and advice on things to do in your free time!

Included at no extra charge

All the benefits, discounts and services are at the discretion of the DIA Group and third party providers and can be withdrawn or amended without prior notice. We are currently unable to offer Public Liability and Professional Indemnity cover as part of our membership for trainers in Republic of Ireland (ROI)

DIA Plus is the trading name of Driving Magazine Ltd,

* As a Plus member, you can enjoy £30 off any CPD course up until the end of the calendar year (valid until 31 December). The CPD voucher, either in part, or in its entirety, cannot be carried over into the new year. Your £30 is split into two separate £15 vouchers, and you cannot redeem both £15 vouchers on the same purchase or course, or use It in conjunction with any other offer.

† As a Standard member, you can enjoy £15 off any CPD course up until the end of the calendar year (valid until 31 December). The CPD voucher cannot be carried over into the new year. You cannot use the CPD voucher in conjunction with any other offer.

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