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By becoming a valued member of the Driving Instructors Association, you gain access to an array of exceptional benefits designed to elevate your career and ensure your success. Here’s what you can expect.


Learning isn’t just for pupils. Instructor training sharpens your skills and enhances your business. Our DIA Academy offers online and in-person training, webinars, and assessments for your development.

The Driving Instructors Association is the largest professional membership body for driver and rider trainers in the UK

The DIA is more than just a membership — it’s a community of ADIs and driving instruction experts, all working to improve the industry together. We have close links with policy and decision makers in road safety and driver training, so that our members’ can seek real answers to their concerns.

And to keep you on top of your game, our Academy delivers training courses and assessments run by expert ADIs so you can develop professionally alongside your work. With the many other benefits of becoming a DIA member including professional indemnity and public liability insurance as standard, you can rely on our help and expertise when you need it most.

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Data reveals the driving offences sending premiums racing up

Look out! These are the driving offences driving up your premiums the most: DVLA Offence code 18 year old average yearly insurance 30 year old average yearly insurance Price increase (%) 18 -> 30 Price increase 18 -> 30 Driving under the influence of alcohol  £17,978.24 £1,611.49 1015.63% £16,366.75 Dangerous driving  £17,786.72 £1,866.20 853.10% £15,920.52 Driving without valid insurance £9,278.66 ...
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Brand new DIA webinar: Navigating DVSA Complaints and Investigations

As a dedicated Approved Driving Instructor (ADI) or rider trainer, the prospect of facing a DVSA complaints procedure or tribunal can be daunting. To equip trainers with the necessary knowledge and preparation, DIA CEO Carly Brookfield will host a new webinar detailing the DVSA complaints and investigations processes. Why Attend? Invaluable Insights into DVSA Procedures Understanding the complexities of the ...
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Study reveals which cities have the most private hire vehicles in England and Wales

A new study has found that Wolverhampton is the city with the highest rate of licensed taxis and private hire vehicles in England and Wales. Private hire specialist Zego analysed public data from the Department for Transport to determine the total number of licensed taxis and private hire vehicles (PHVs) per 1,000 people in each city across England and Wales. ...
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