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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

DIA presses DVSA about driving test booking process problems

The DIA has received numerous phone calls concerning problems with the booking procedure for driving tests. We have been pressing DVSA for solutions to this and feedback.

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DIA warns pupils – leap too soon and fail to prepare for rescheduled tests

DIA warns pupils not to leap to soon to reschedule their driving test because if they fail, they should expect a long wait for a retest.

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Driver Trainer | Issue six 2020 Cover

Driver Trainer | Issue Six 2020

In this month’s magazine, Carly Brookfield gives us her tips for rebuilding your business, as well as providing an overview of risk management. It’s always useful to put yourself in your learners’ shoes to understand how they feel. Liam Greaney did this by learning to drive a powerboat (pre-lockdown). He talks about his experience and what it taught him about driving instruction.

Elsewhere, Jim Whalen takes us through an emerging lesson, Howard Redwood’s fleet series continues with licence checks and John Hutchings tells us the process he went through to become an LGV trainer.

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Test and Trace (Car) Regrettably there was an important error …

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Theory tests in Scotland and Wales to be rescheduled

All theory tests in Scotland and Wales up to and …

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Lockdown in Leicester: what it means for restarting driver and rider services

The Government announced on 29 June that Leicester and surrounding …

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