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With the uncertainty around ever-changing COVID-19 restrictions, it’s vital for you to stay in the know. We update our DIA members regularly with the latest news about the driver and rider training industry and the impact of the COVID pandemic.

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Professional membership for driver and rider trainers

Join today for only £75 per year

Plus a £15 sign-up fee  | Quarterly payment option of £21.25 available

Professional membership for driver and rider trainers

Membership includes £25 million of Professional Indemnity and Public Liability insurance for Driving Instructors as standard, as well as the most comprehensive range of services and support offered by any ADI association.

Membership benefits

Unlike any other driver training association, we have the expert knowledge and experience to seek out the most comprehensive and competitive cover for the driver training professional. We are also the only association to be approved by the Financial Conduct Authority to promote or provide such financial products.

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Included at no extra charge

We’ve put together a complete suite of training and guidance materials to give trainers a comprehensive insight into what is now the ‘new norm’ when training. Our toolkit consists of webinars, videos, reference packs and information factsheets on training and business and has been designed to help driver and rider trainers across the board.

DIA members have access to a free 30-minute conversation with JMW’s experts, enough time to define the issue and plan your next steps.

Following that, if you want JMW to take on your case, there is a 10% discount for DIA members.

Get advice from our expert team on everything from pupil problems, standards checks, business or contract issues or developing your skills or knowledge.

Included at no extra charge

View our free webinars and tap into some useful CPD, with a range of engaging speakers and useful topics.

Included at no extra charge

Investing in professional development is essential for any driver trainer. The DIA CPD training courses are great value for money, and we want to help you do more for less. All standard members get a £15 voucher to spend against any of our courses online or delivered across the UK each year. †

Included at no extra charge

Receive the driver training industry’s most respected magazine through your door. You can also access our online news and articles and keep up-to-date with industry developments. A huge range of training and CPD features will help you develop your skills and knowledge.

Included at no extra charge

The industry’s leading newsletter is delivered to your inbox every week, to keep you up-to-date on what’s going on in the world of driver training.

Included at no extra charge

DIA has the ear and respect of key policy and decision makers. We campaign on industry matters, and provide representation, support and advice on individual instructor issues. This means we are able to directly influence driver training and wider road safety development in the UK and we are the one ADI association stakeholders really listen to.

Included at no extra charge

All members can have a free listing on getintodriving.com, one of the largest dedicated driver trainer listings on the web, connecting pupils with instructors.

Included at no extra charge

Save on goods and services for your home and business

DIA members benefit from one of the most competitively priced and comprehensive recovery products available, with 24-hour roadside recovery, home-start and international breakdown assistance included as standard for one low annual fee.

Our recovery partner is one of the largest operators in the UK and mainland Europe and has an excellent reputation. Driving school and private cars, motorbikes – even caravans and motorhomes – can be covered.

Members save £10

Let our tax service take the stress out of preparing annual accounts and tax returns.

A professional tax adviser can save you time and money. They have the knowledge and understanding of tax matters to ensure you are compliant, and pay the correct amount.

Standard members save £60 with a annual payment plan

Save up to 40% on driving instructor insurance with DIA’s driving instructor and driving school cover. It’s tailored to your needs, and offers professional cover at the most competitive rates with a range of features and benefits put together with the driver trainer in mind. 

Our shop has a range of quality driver training teaching tools and business resources. Many items feature a special member discount.

DIA members qualify for discounts through our partnership with Specsavers. 

This helps our members regularly screen their vision to ensure they are complying with eyesight for driving regulations, and to maintain good eye health generally,

The cost of this voucher is £35 and includes a free eye examination and a pair of single vision glasses from the £45 range.

DIA members benefit from a 50% discount on Experian AutoCheck. This allows up to five vehicles to be checked by simply entering the registration number for just £9.97 (list price of £19.95) or one vehicle for £7.47 (normally £14.95).

Members can enjoy savings of up to 5p a litre on diesel and petrol, and up to 10p a litre at motorway pumps, with a free for the first six months, no-obligation fuel card from The Fuelcard People.

Members receive a 15% discount on Q-Park’s online pre-booking service. The service allows members to book a parking space at q-park.co.uk and pay in advance.

DIA members are also permitted to use participating Q-Park facilities to help coach new drivers and build confidence in bay parking skills, totally free of charge.

Sign up to Driving Test Success Anytime Pro and get your first three months for just £5, saving you 50%!

The Vauxhall Partners Programme gives you and your family great offers on:

  • New discounts – great savings across our range.
  • Partners personalised quotes – tailor-made just for you to suit your needs.
  • Accessories discounts – save 10% on a range of items to suit your new car

We have agreed an exclusive discount programme with Apple for DIA members. Savings across their product range can be made by buying through the DIA Apple Store site.

Our members-only website service provides everything you need to get your website up and running. We have two services – one for the complete web amateur and another for the more IT-confident.

Whether it’s an update on your existing logo or a brand new design, we will guide you through the process and help you represent your company with the logo that is right for you.

Standard members save £10

All the benefits, discounts and services are at the discretion of the DIA Group and third party providers and can be withdrawn or amended without prior notice. We are currently unable to offer Public Liability and Professional Indemnity cover as part of our membership for trainers in Republic of Ireland (ROI)

† As a Standard member, you can enjoy £15 off any CPD course up until the end of the calendar year (valid until 31 December). The CPD voucher cannot be carried over into the new year. You cannot use the CPD voucher in conjunction with any other offer.

^Terms and conditions apply.

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Generate you personalised DIA Policy Summary​



Certificate of Professional Indemnity and Public Liability Insurance

On behalf of all current DIA members and only in so far as they individually continue to subscribe in full their annual payment the DIA has corporately arranged the following exclusive insurance cover, for which the required premiums have been paid in full:-
PUBLIC LIABILITY POLICY - Policy Number: BP08463-2101/ H0000245
This policy provides protection for DIA members against claims by third parties for legal liabilities following bodily injury or damage to property while they are carrying out their instructional activities, subject to policy terms and conditions including a policy excess of £500. This can be in the classroom or vehicle, or on private property, if you are deemed to be responsible.
Limit of liability is up to £20,000,000 (twenty million pounds) each and every claim.
This policy provides protection in the event of a claim being brought against a DIA member for errors or omissions with respect to professional advice, subject to policy terms and conditions including policy excess of £1000. This can be for tuition either in the classroom or whilst on the road training. 
Limit of indemnity is up to £5,000,000 (any one claim and in the aggregate including defence costs) 
Geographical limits are the United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland, Isle of Man and Channel Islands.
The above policies are renewable by the DIA on 26 June 2022.
It is the responsibility of the individual DIA members to ensure that they have their own motor insurance, appropriate to the nature of training they provide, in place which complies with the Road Traffic Act or equivalent, as it is this motor policy that will provide the cover whilst the vehicle is in use at any location where the Road Traffic Act or equivalent applies.
It is the responsibility of individual DIA members to ensure that their annual payment is fully and correctly paid up to date in order to benefit from this DIA members’ insurance scheme. Please ensure you fully understand the scope of cover for both policies by referring to our website www.driving.org/pipl
It is further the responsibility of members to ensure that they take every reasonable measure to mitigate the risks of driver and rider training, and in turn, the risks of claims being pursued against the policies provided. As part of these measures members should require all pupils/clients to sign a risk waiver as standard practice. Example wording will be provided in the Members Area of driving.org or can be obtained from [email protected]
Members raising claims who cannot provide evidence that they made reasonable efforts to both communicate and mitigate the risks inherent in driver and rider training may find any such claims are refused by the insurer. 

Carly Brookfield
Chief Executive Officer

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