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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

Initial response from DIA on the government’s position on returning to work

Our CEO Carly Brookfield says that any decision to return to on-road training needs to be carefully evaluated with all risks considered.

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Coronavirus advice washing hands with water and soap

Updated: coronavirus guidance

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, everyone must stay alert. We recommend you do not work in-car, with the exception of training key workers.

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Driver Trainer | Issue Four 2020

This month tackles the all-encompassing issue of COVID-19. Key worker training is still allowed, so we discuss our new key worker register, as well as safe training protocols. It’s a worrying time financially for everyone, so we’ve put together an article on government measures which could help driver and rider trainers.

We live in an age of information overload, which can sometimes feel daunting. Jim Whalen has written an article about coronavirus from a medical perspective in which he debunks some of the myths about the virus. Nick Heath also talks us through his method of risk management for his businesss.

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DIA develops key worker register

The DIA has developed a register for driver and rider trainers who are conducting training for key workers.

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Easter opening hours

Should you need anything over the Easter weekend, our opening …

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NASP guidance for training critical workers

NASP has put together some guidance if you have customers who are granted a critical worker practical test with the DVSA.

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