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The UK's largest professional membership association 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.

Add income protection to your membership with DIA Plus - a must for any self employed instructor

£21.25 per quarter

Plus a £15 one off sign-up fee

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. Find out more

Included at no extra charge

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

Following that, if you the member feel that they want JMW to take on their case then there is a 10% discount for being a DIA member.

Raise a ticket online or by phone. All questions will be passed to one of our professional ADIs. Get advice from our expert team for advice on everything from pupil problems, Standard Checks, business or contract issues or developing your skills or knowledge.

Included at no extra charge

Attend our free webinars and tap into some useful CPD. Presenting a range of engaging speakers and useful topics.

Included at no extra charge

Whilst a lot of our CPD offering is already free or certainly better value for money than offered elsewhere in the sector, we still realise that whilst investing in CPD is essential for any trainer, it’s still a cost. So 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 and access our online archive for news and articles designed to keep you up to date with industry developments, as well as help you develop your skills and knowledge with a wealth of training and CPD features.

Included at no extra charge

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

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Campaigning and lobbying on industry matters, representation, support and advice on individual instructor issues – DIA has the ear (and respect) of key policy and decision makers, directly influencing driver training and wider road safety development in the UK and is the one ADI association stakeholders really listen to.

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All our members have the option of having a free listing on our Find a Driving Instructor search directory getintodriving.com, one of the largest dedicated driver trainer listings on the web, connecting pupils with instructors.

Included at no extra charge

Save on goods and services for your business and home

DIA members benefit from one of the most competitively priced and comprehensive recovery products available. 24 hour roadside recovery, home-start and international breakdown assistance are all covered as standard in this one policy for one low annual fee – as opposed to prices upwards of £150 per year for similar policies from other leading recovery providers. Our recovery partner is one of the largest operators in the UK and mainland Europe and has an excellent reputation for service. Driving school and private cars, motorbikes – even caravans and motorhomes – can be covered.

Members Save £10

A professional tax adviser can save you time and money and has the up to date knowledge and understanding of tax matters to ensure you are compliant with regulation yet only pay out what you are due. Let our tax service take the stress out of preparing annual accounts and tax returns.

Standard members save £60 with a annual payment plan

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

Shop a range of quality driver training teaching tools and business resources with a special member discount on many items.

To help our members regularly screen their vision to ensure they are complying with eyesight for driving regulations, and to maintain good eye health generally, DIA members qualify for discounts through our partnership with Specsavers. 

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 whole range of fantastic savings and benefits on things like motoring, breakdown recovery, 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.

This DIA member benefit grants you a 50% discount on Experian AutoCheck. This allows up to 5 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 per litre on diesel and petrol, and up to 10p per litre at motorway pumps, with a free for the first six months, no-obligation fuel card from leading independent fuel card agent The Fuelcard People.

As a DIA member you can 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 charg

As an exclusive offer for DIA members, sign up to Driving Test Success Anytime Pro and get your first 3 months for just £5, saving you 50%!

Being a part of 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 created two services – one for the complete web amateur and another for the more IT confident instructor.

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

Standard Members Save £10

 Annual payment option of £75 and £15 sign-up fee also available 

£39.75 per quarter

Plus a £15 one off sign-up fee

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

Plus membership gives you everything included with Standard Membership plus all of these extras

Whether you are employed or self-employed, protecting your income is important. As part of the DIA Plus package, all members that join Plus up to the age of 63, will receive £208 of monthly income protection cover, paid after three months, if you are unable to work due to accident or illness, provided by PG Mutual.

Included at no extra charge

Additional levels of cover can be provided on an individual basis. (Additional fees will apply)

Share in any profits PG Mutual make for a small lump-sum upon maturity.^

Included at no extra charge.

PG Mutual aim to top-up any profits shared with you to £10,000, and to pay your nominees 6 months of your insurance benefit, in the event of your death.^

Included at no extra charge.

Though PG Mutual DIA Plus members can take advantage of the best products from the biggest brands but at a discount. A wide range of discounts of products and services you may use in your business life or leisure time. Friends and family can also tap into many of these offers, from discounted cinema and UK leisure attraction tickets to savings on utilities and groceries.

Included at no extra charge.

Whilst a lot of our CPD offering is already free or certainly better value for money than offered elsewhere in the sector, we still realise that whilst investing in CPD is essential for any trainer, it’s still a cost. So 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 saving you money in ensuring you avoid any fines for non-compliance, but also helping make sure don’t pay any more than you are liable for. DIA Plus members can access our dedicated tax service for only £20 a month.

Plus members save £120 with a annual payment plan

DIA Plus members get a profile boost as standard making 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 a logo you already have or a brand new design, we will guide you through the process and help you represent your company and create a logo that is right for you.

Plus Members Save £20

Explore a whole range of fantastic savings and benefits on things like motoring, breakdown recovery, 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.

 Annual payment option of £149 and £15 sign-up fee also available 

Professional Indemnity and Public Liability for Driving Instructors

Public Liability And Professional Indemnity insurance for Driving Instructors does not replace your Motor Insurance. If you are unsure please refer to the Terms and Conditions and Policy Wording of your insurance policies.

For more information on our Public Liability And Professional Indemnity for Driving Instructors please see below

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.

DIA Plus is the trading name of Driving Magazine Ltd, an Appointed Representative of PG Mutual. PG Mutual is a trading name of Pharmaceutical & General Provident Society Ltd. Registered office: 11 Parkway, Porters Wood, ST ALBANS, Hertfordshire AL3 6PA

Incorporated in the United Kingdom under the Friendly Societies Act 1992, Registered number 462F. Authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and Prudential Regulation Authority, Firm Reference Number 110023

DIA plus is not available in the Republic of Ireland.

* 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.

^Terms and conditions apply.

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