Theory Test Resources

DITC co-founder Chris Bensted is a specialist Theory Trainer and runs Theory Test Explained. He spoke at the Driving Instructor Live Show, at the British Motoring Museum about the opportunities and needs surrounding the DVSA Theory Test.

The following resources are recommended by Chris as his personal favourites.… Read full article

by Chris Bensted, May 18, 2022
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Perimenopause and Driving Instructors

Perimenopause – Definition

At first glance, this didn’t seem an appropriate topic for two middle-aged guys (Chris Bensted & Ian Brett) to champion. Like our LGBTQ+ Advocacy, we hesitated as outsiders, to the point that we missed Menopause Awareness Day. Only to be followed by two unprompted calls in a week from female ADIs asking if it was this affecting their lessons and how they could better cope.… Read full article

by Chris Bensted, May 2, 2022

Does an International licence holder lose the ability to drive unaccompanied once they get a UK provisional driving licence?

The Driving Instructor and Trainers Collective (DITC) got contacted about this very thing. A driver had been stopped and allegedly charged for driving without insurance and driving unaccompanied, plus an impound charge, while inside of his first 12 months in the country.… Read full article

by Chris Bensted, February 25, 2022

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
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NASP DVSA Standards Check Changes Q&A Part 2

For part 1 of the NASP QandA see here

NASP ( 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

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

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

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