Dyslexia and Learning to Drive

Learning to drive can be challenging enough, but those with dyslexia can often suffer in silence without help across the many facets of the learning to drive process. Below are some of the tools and resources available to help you or your pupils get on the road.… Read full article

by Chris Bensted, October 4, 2021
Section:  Uncategorized

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Stand out on social media with affordable animated logo videos or info-video messages. Subscription service available, taking the chore out of regular eye-catching posts.

Starting during lockdown as a way to develop his son’s YouTube channel, Chris discovered that this low price solution for engaging posts would benefit any small business.… Read full article

by Chris Bensted, September 30, 2021
Section:  Industry A-Z

NASP DVSA Standards Check Changes Q&A Part 2

For part 1 of the NASP QandA see here

NASP (https://n-a-s-p.co.uk) is made up of the 3 tier 1 partners for DVSA, the DIA, ADINJC and MSA GB. They have received the following answers from the DVSA and are having a meeting in early September for further discussions and to air any concerns and questions not previously forwarded.… Read full article

by Chris Bensted, August 28, 2021
Section:  News

DITC letter to the DVSA regarding Standards Check Changes

Sent: 20th August 2021

Dear DVSA,

We are writing to you as The Driving Instructor and Trainers Collective – Signposting point for the industry and advocate for ADI benefits and support. Our reach includes 10,000+ ADIs and PDIs, and we wish to respond to the recent recovery related emails broadcast by the DVSA.… Read full article

by Chris Bensted, August 24, 2021
Section:  News

NASP Q & A about DVSA Standard Check Changes

From NASP “On 13th August NASP wrote to DVSA with questions received from members concerning prioritising standards checks. The answers from DVSA received on August 18th are given below.

There is also a specimen ADI driver test analysis report as an example for you to view, here.… Read full article

by Chris Bensted, August 21, 2021
Section:  News

DVSA Targeted Standards Checks

This week the DVSA announced that they would be using pass statistics to targeted ADIs with lower than average pass rates for Standards Checks to improve standards and test ready assessments by ADIs.

They said:

Prioritising standards checks and engagement call

In the message issued earlier today we explained what we are doing next to help reduce car driving test waiting times.… Read full article

by Chris Bensted, August 20, 2021
Section:  News

Driving Instructor Terms for Private Practice

Following the pandemic, test delays and increase in private practice we have been asked about how legally safe we are in our pupils cars. There are various liabilities:

  • The control of the vehicle without dual controls
  • The legality of the vehicle mechanically
  • Other requirements (tax, MOT, Insurance)
  • After a crash
  • Injury
  • Loss of earnings
  • Reputation
  • And many more….
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by Chris Bensted, July 24, 2021
Section:  Business Guidance

Taking Pride in the Driver Training Industry

Taking Pride in the Driver Training Industry

The world we live in is constantly evolving. Sadly the driving instructor industry doesn’t always embrace and reflect this. Be it generational differences or personal understanding, being open and accepting to individuals is part of running a customer facing business, and this has never been more important.… Read full article

by Chris Bensted, June 29, 2021
Section:  The DITC

Hazard Perception Test (DVSA) Help

This guide is by Theory Test Explained who offer 1:1 Theory Training for learner drivers and PDIs. Available as a dual branded service for ADIs at no extra charge.

Driving Instructor and Trainers Collective - DITC

Misunderstood, badly explained and challenging!Read full article

by Chris Bensted, June 11, 2021
Section:  Learners

DITC ask NASP – May 2021

We took the opportunity to raise some of your issues, concerns and questions with NASP. You can listen to Chris Bensted reading through the Question and Answers on the bonus episode of The Instructor Podcast (Complete with extra details and discussion).… Read full article

by Chris Bensted, June 1, 2021
Section:  News