How the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) works out the driving test waiting time, what it actually means, and other measures that DVSA looks at to monitor waiting times.
Amanda Lane, Head of Driver Testing and Training Policy, recaps what was covered during a recent webinar for driving instructors about the top 10 faults made during driving tests, and looks at techniques you can use to explore your pupils' thoughts, feelings and beliefs about them.
Amanda Lane, Head of Driver Testing and Training Policy, shares the findings from the 2023 working as a driving instructor survey, and sets out some immediate priorities for DVSA to support ADIs.
Last Friday (22 July 2023) marked 13 months to the day since we first published guidance to help you carry out realistic mock driving tests for your pupils. Our latest blog post looks at the top 13 facts from the first 13 months of the mock test guidance.
In this blog post, CEO Loveday Ryder explains the three main reasons behind what is causing long driving test waiting times.
In the blog post CEO Loveday Ryder, explains what bots are, the challenges they pose, how the agency is protecting learner drivers and the steps being taken to deal with them.
Mark Jaffe and Mike Desmond, both Enhanced Rider Scheme (ERS) trainers, discuss delivering ERS training, the benefits the scheme brings to riders skills and how it improves their pupils confidence. As part of our commitment to a lifetime of safe riding, we want to encourage people who have passed their full test to keep improving their riding skills and knowledge. ERS is a great way for riders to continue the develop of their skills in environments they don’t ride in day to day.
Thousands of learners and their families have been visiting driving test centres across England for events to find out more about what happens on test days. Our test centre open days and drop-in sessions give your pupils a chance to …
Nick Taylor discusses whether we need to make further changes to approved driving instructor (ADII) standards checks to ensure all pupils are getting the highest standards of instruction from all ADIs, and explains the reasons behind raising the pass mark of the standards check from 31 to 33 out of 51.
Mark Winn, Chief Driving Examiner and Head of Rider Policy, discusses the changes being made to motorcycle instructor assessment and authorisation. This is to raise the standards of instruction, to ensure motorcyclists in Great Britain have access to safe, high quality training when they are learning to ride, both for the first time and after they’ve passed their first test.
In this blog post, Jacqui Turland, Service Owner for the driver services platform (DSP), gives an update about the work on the project so far, what’s been achieved to date and what the next steps are.