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
Our DIA team comprises professionals with diverse skills and expertise, all working together to provide you with the best possible support and guidance. We are here to assist you with any queries or concerns you may have, and are committed to ensuring that you receive the highest level of service from our team.
Carly, our chief executive, brings a wealth of experience in developing professional membership bodies. With a background in diverse sectors such as healthcare, education, and finance, Carly has a proven track record of delivering exceptional results. Her expertise in leading organisations to success is highly valuable in her role at our company. With her strong leadership skills and strategic thinking, Carly is committed to driving our organisation to new heights.
General manager and Diamond chief examiner
Karen is a key member of our team, with extensive experience in post-test training and driver instruction. As the manager of our post-test training brand, Diamond, Karen is responsible for overseeing the development and delivery of high-quality driver training programmes. She also plays a critical role in managing the day-to-day operations of the DIA team. With her attention to detail and excellent communication skills, Karen ensures that our team is delivering exceptional service to our clients.
Head of marketing, publishing, design and IT
Matt, our design and technology expert, is responsible for enhancing our digital presence by creating visually engaging magazines and websites. He manages the DIA team’s day-to-day operations, ensuring smooth system operations. Additionally, Matt takes a leadership role in marketing, publishing operations, and maintaining stakeholder relationships.
Justina leads our membership services team, bringing her wealth of experience in customer service to ensure that our members receive exceptional service and support. With her strong leadership skills and focus on delivering quality service, Justina ensures that our members feel valued and satisfied with their membership experience.
Head of Training and Development
Kevin plays a vital role in our organisation as he oversees the organisation of our training workshops and events. Additionally, he supports the development of DIA Academy and is responsible for answering all your training-related queries. With his strong organisational and communication skills, Kevin ensures that our members receive the best possible training and support.
Head of road safety
Howard is an experienced ADI with 18 years of experience covering various sectors, including transport and fleet, as well as the provisional car and motorcycle industries. His extensive knowledge of road safety is highly valuable in his role on the DIA Helpdesk, where he provides expert advice and support to our members. With his strong communication skills and attention to detail, Howard ensures that our members receive the best possible guidance and assistance.
Kate is responsible for managing our finance-related tasks, including accounts and invoicing. With her expertise in financial management and attention to detail, Kate ensures that our finances are handled efficiently and effectively.
Adam plays a key role in designing and maintaining the visual elements of our magazines and websites. With his expertise in design and technology, Adam ensures that our digital platforms have an engaging and visually appealing look and feel.
Matt Rathbone is the editor of our digital publications, and he is always eager to hear the news and views of our members. With his strong editorial skills and attention to detail, Matt ensures that our publications are of the highest quality and relevance to our members. He is committed to delivering content that informs, educates, and inspires our readers.
Customer services executive
Billy oversees DIA Shop orders to ensure timely fulfilment and exceptional customer satisfaction. With his strong attention to detail and communication skills, he maximises the shop’s profitability. Billy is committed to delivering exceptional customer service at all times.
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