We’ve been speaking to the approved driving instructor industry and organisations about improving the training and testing of trainee driver instructors. In this blog post, I’ll be talking about how we’re proposing to change the ADI Part 3 test and the reasons for doing so.
What we're doing to set standards for driver training, including the skills, knowledge and understanding needed, and how we're protecting the public from illegal instructors.
From today (Thursday 28 July 2016), you can opt-in to display your standards check grade on the ‘find your nearest driving instructor’ service on GOV.UK.
My investigative team encounter a range of situations when they’re out investigating suspected cases of illegal driving instruction. In this blog post, I’ll describe what this work typically involves.
Earlier this month (Sunday 4 October), both Lesley Young and I attended and presented DVSA’s future plans at this year’s ADINJC Annual conference.
Firstly, I want to thank those of you who have reported an illegal driving instructor to DVSA. These reports are vital and help us to bring the criminals who abuse the driving test system to justice.
The vast majority of instructors maintain a high professional standard and are a credit to the driver training industry. To make sure this continues, it’s important that DVSA takes appropriate action whenever someone’s conduct falls below what is expected.
It’s been a while since we last published the Despatch ezine, but we’re relaunching in a new blog format that will be much more interactive.