The Largest professional membership body for driver and rider trainers in the United Kingdom
Support for driver trainers, as well as advice, professional development and training
Support for driver trainers
In addition to providing help for driving instructors, we offer advanced driver training and assessment, as well as online courses. These can be classroom-based, in-car or eLearning. Our courses are for both individual motorists and fleet operators, in the UK and internationally. Professional development is a vital part of your role as a driver trainer, and we want to help make it easy for you.
We offer a host of benefits to our members. These include £25m of professional indemnity and public liability insurance, legal assistance and an ADI helpdesk to offer advice for driver trainers, as well as a monthly magazine and free webinars. Membership also includes discounts on goods and services for your home and business, as well as a range of other benefits. Click here for further details and to find out how to join.
At the DIA, we always work hard to ensure we provide the best help and support for driver trainers.
Meet the Team
The DIA team has a wide range of skills and expertise and we’re here to help
With a background in developing professional membership bodies as diverse as those representing doctors, dentists, teachers and finance professionals, Carly is now packing a punch as our chief executive.
General manager and Diamond chief examiner
Karen manages our post-test training brand Diamond and is an experienced driver trainer. She also manages the DIA team day-to-day.
Head of marketing, publishing, design and IT
Our expert in design and technology, Matt is responsible for developing our digital presence and the look and feel of our magazines and websites while keeping our systems going.
As an experienced customer service professional, Justina leads our friendly and efficient membership services team
Head of Training and Development
Kevin organises our training workshops and events and assists in the development of DIA Academy. He also answers your training queries.
Head of road safety
Howard brings 18 years’ experience as an ADI covering transport and fleet as well as the provisional car and motorcycle sectors. His wide knowledge of road safety is put to good use on the DIA Helpdesk.
Kate manages our accounts and invoices, as well as anything else finance related.
Adam helps develop and maintain the look and feel of our magazines and websites.
Matt Rathbone is the editor of our print and digital publications and is always keen to hear the news and views of our membership.
The DIA Group includes an internationally respected accrediting body for driver training and testing and one of the UK’s leading advanced motoring testing and training brands. We are also the leading publisher of driver training titles.
Read more about our wider activities by visiting our group websites.
Providing advanced driver and rider training and testing programmes worldwide