Skip to main content

ERS – A tale of two trainers

Posted by: and , Posted on: - Categories: Learning to ride, Motorcycle test, Motorcycle trainers
People on motorcycles during ERS training

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.

Why we’re thinking about raising the ADI standards check pass mark 

Posted by: , Posted on: - Categories: Driving instructors, Helping someone to learn to drive?
Clipboard close up picture

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.

Raising professional standards for motorcycle instructor training

Posted by: , Posted on: - Categories: Learning to ride, Motorcycle test, Motorcycle trainers

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.

Considering a flexible approach to providing driving tests

Posted by: , Posted on: - Categories: Driving test, Learning to drive
A driving examiner handing a test candidate their physical pass certificate

Earlier in the year we shared our plans with you to  investigate ways we could create a modern, flexible and efficient driving test service. One that is less dependent on fixed driving test centres, and takes advantage of new technology. DVSA's Head of Driver Transformation John Selbey, shares some more details with you about the trials and the thinking behind them.

Changes to OBS: how they affect driving instructors and businesses

Posted by: , Posted on: - Categories: Driving instructors, Driving test, Feature, Motorcycle trainers, Vocational trainers

Earlier this year I updated you on our progress on what we are doing to tackle businesses who are buying large amounts of tests and selling them for a profit.   The purpose of ‘book and manage your pupils’ test …

What you told us in the ‘Working as a driving instructor’ survey

Posted by: , Posted on: - Categories: Driving instructors, Driving test, Ready to Pass?

Today we’ve published the results of our ‘Working as a driving instructor’ survey. This was previously known as the ADI Demand survey. Thank you for taking the time out to respond to our survey. We received over 3,250 responses and …