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Here you will find information on the wide range of benefits you can enjoy as a member of the DIA, the UK’s largest membership body for driver and rider trainers, as well as how to join.


The Driving Instructors Association is the leading provider of CPD to driver education and training professionals. We offer a diverse and affordable range of training and events.

Driver Trainer

Driver Trainer is the magazine and online news resource of the Driving Instructors Association. It features all the breaking stories that matter most to the driving industry, as well as in-depth articles, expert opinion, car reviews and more.

The Driving Instructors Association is the largest professional membership body for driver and rider trainers in the UK

The DIA offers support, advice, professional development and training, lobbying and representation to trainers working across all vehicle and licence categories. A globally respected source of advice and expertise on driver education, we work with driver trainers and road safety professionals across the world to develop driving standards. We offer a wide range of benefits for our members, including professional indemnity and public liability insurance.

Latest NEWS and Updates

Driving test booking service update

The driving test booking service is unavailable until 8am on Tuesday 1 September as all available slots have been filled.

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Payments for those who have to stay at home and isolate

People on low incomes who need to self-isolate in areas with high incidence of COVID-19 will benefit from a new payment scheme.

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Thousands overpaid in first round of SEISS as second round opens

Up to 16,000 people were overpaid on the first self-employed income support grant.

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Reasonable adjustments for deaf candidates taking tests during COVID-19

Additional reasonable adjustments have been agreed by DVSA for deaf …

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Emergency driving test application service closes

The online service to apply for an emergency driving or theory test if you’re a critical worker has closed.

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Driver Trainer | Issue Seven 2020

In this month’s Driver Trainer, our CEO Carly Brookfield deals with the issue of pricing. What are you worth and what should you be charging? We answer your most common questions about PPE, COVID-19 and the return to testing and training. Olivia Baldock-Ward looks at easy-to-make mistakes that could invalidate your car insurance and Jim Whalen discusses the importance of setting learning goals for your pupils.

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