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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.

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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.

Latest NEWS and Updates

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A call for higher driving test fees for multiple failures

A motoring research foundation has advised that driving test fees be increased for students who have already attempted driving many times without success. According to the RAC Foundation, this will incentivize applicants to hold off until they are prepared to pass, reducing the backlog of “unacceptable” tests that frequently results in candidates having to wait “many months for a slot.” ...
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Election Special – The Motormouth Manifesto

In this Election Special episode, DIA CEO Carly, regular panellist and ADI Chris Bensted and special guests (including an ADI running as a candidate himself!) will be discussing what should be in any political party’s manifesto when it comes to developing driver and rider training and testing in the UK.
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32.1M drivers will quadruple crash risk this summer – UK’s drowsiest cities revealed

A new study by insurance provider, Chill, reveals 32.1 million UK drivers face four-times the risk of accidents this summer, due to dangerous levels of fatigue. The study reveals a quarter (25%) admitted to narrowly avoiding a fatal accident due to their own drowsiness. Despite this, over a third (35%) plan to skip rest stops on summer road trips this ...
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