Income protection insurance
Whether you are employed or self-employed, protecting your income is important. As part of the DIA Plus package, all members up to the age of 62 will receive £208 of monthly Income Protection cover, paid after three months; if you are unable to work due to accident or illness (additional levels of cover can be provided on an individual basis)
Legal advice for all situations
FREE LEGAL ADVICE.
Everyone will require legal assistance at some point in their lives - from purchasing a property to making adequate provision for those closest to you.
Recognising this need, we have partnered with ‘Purple Legal’ and added legal services to our range of member benefits. As a Plus member, it is provided free for you to use. – click here for further details – click here for further details
£15 million Pl/PL
DIA was the first ADI association to introduce professional indemnity and public liability insurance as a membership benefit and the first organisation to create a sector specific combined policy. 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 and provide it as a standard benefit of membership. We are also the only association to be approved by the Financial Conduct Authority to promote or provide such financial products.
For only £55 a year Plus members benefit from one of the most competitively priced and comprehensive recovery products available. 24 hour roadside recovery, home-start and international breakdown assistance are all covered as standard in this one policy for one low annual fee – as opposed to prices upwards of £150 per year for similar policies from other leading recovery providers. Our recovery partner is one of the largest operators in the UK and mainland Europe and has an excellent reputation for service. Driving school and private cars, motorbikes – even caravans and motorhomes - can be covered.
Specialist motoring Legal advice
All members benefit from additional free initial legal advice on both professional matters as part of the provision under our professional indemnity and public liability policy.
Advice is just a phonecall or email away on any aspect of your professional life. Speak to our expert team for advice on everything from pupil problems, Standard Checks, business or contract issues or developing your skills or knowledge.
Free monthly webinars
Tap into our free monthly webinar and tap into some useful CPD. Presenting a range of engaging speakers and useful topics, hundreds of members each month log on and learn with us in this way.
Annual £30 CPD voucher
Whilst a lot of our CPD offering is already free or certainly better value for money than offered elsewhere in the sector, we still realise that whilst investing in CPD is essential for any trainer, it’s still a cost. So to help you do more for less, all Plus members get a £30 voucher to spend against any of our courses online or delivered across the UK each year. *
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Lobbying and representation
Campaigning and lobbying on industry matters, representation, support and advice on individual instructor issues – DIA has the ear (and respect) of key policy and decision makers, directly influencing driver training and wider road safety development in the UK and is the one ADI association stakeholders really listen to.
Bigger discount on tax service
Using a qualified tax adviser already pays back by saving you money in ensuring you avoid any fines for non-compliance, but also helping make sure don’t pay any more than you are liable for. DIA Plus members can access our dedicated tax service for only £20 a month.
Better marketing to pupils
All members get a free listing on our Find a Driving Instructor search directory, one of the largest dedicated driver trainer listings on the web, connecting pupils with instructors. But DIA Plus members also get a profile boost as standard with your own branded box on the search return page for your teaching area, making sure you stand out in a crowded marketplace.
Access to wider range of DIA member offers and discounts
As a DIA Plus member you have free access to our fantastic member benefits scheme which provides access to a whole range of discounts/cashbacks and offers on popular brands and services such as:
• John Lewis
• Marks & Spencer
• Free telephone legal advice service
• Discounts off car and home insurance
• Fitness centres
• And many more ...
Bigger discounts on DIA Shop
Plus members get an automatic 10% discount of all goods in the DIA Shop.