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DIA challenges DVSA single track tack on safeguarding issues

The Driving Instructors Association has expressed concern at DVSA’s handling of the communication of a new policy focused on safeguarding in the sector – and is furthermore challenging the agency on whether an enforcement only approach, predominantly focused on one single element of safeguarding, is the most effective way of ‘stepping up’ safeguards for pupils

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Improved driving instructor qualification tests to launch in December

The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) has today (1 December 2017) announced that 2 of the 3 tests taken by people qualifying as an approved driving instructor (ADI) will be improved by the end of December 2017. Regulations laid in Parliament today mean that the ADI part 2 (driving ability) test and ADI part

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Driving test changes: making sure you have everything you need

Yesterday (Monday 20 November 2017) marked 2 weeks to go until the driving test changes on 4 December 2017. In September, we sent you a copy of a handbook about the changes. Thank you to everyone who filled in in the recent survey to let us know how prepared you feel you and your pupils

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DVSA announce new team of ADI examiners

The DVSA have announced that it is creating a new team of dedicated Approved Driving Instructor (ADI) examiners, who’ll be conducting ADI qualifying tests and standards checks 5 days a week. This will help improve test availability and as they’ll be based across the country, in time the agency will be able to offer a

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Latest update on new Part 3 test launch

Sadly we aren’t able to give you an update with a firm new date for the introduction of the new Part 3 assessment, as DVSA are still awaiting parliamentary approval to introduce the change. However, DVSA have been in touch with DIA to update us that all PDIs with tests booked up to the 13th October

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Rumours quashed of delay to Part 3 implementation

DVSA has today confirmed it is fully on schedule to begin delivery of the new Part 3 test in October – despite rumours circulating on social media that there could be a delay in the launch of the new assessment. Newly appointed Registrar Jacqui Turland was quick to quash the rumours, apparently caused, inadvertently, by

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DVSA announces changes in Policy and Examiner Team

DVSA have today announced key changes in the Policy and Chief Examiner Teams, headed by Director Lesley Young. Chief amongst these changes is the news that Jacqui Turland will step up to be the ADI Registrar. Jacqui has been closely involved in ADI work and decisions for some time in her capacity as Deputy Registrar

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