DVSA Failure to Deliver ADI Part 2 and 3 Tests

We have grave concerns over the lack of ADI tests available. Due to the commercial market being reliant on the DVSA delivery of these tests, and the need for them to be inside legislative requirements, namely:

  • 2 years of passing the Part 1 test
  • Limited to 3 attempts
  • Training to be completed within a 6-month window of a trainee licence

there are PDIs across the country facing mental stress and financial loss without any support or resolution from the DVSA.… Read full article

by Chris Bensted, February 29, 2024
Section:  News

Big Learner Relay 2022

We are excited to see the Big Learner Relay getting out of the road after a couple of COVID years, back and raising money for BBC Children in Need. The BLR is a massive event in the Driver Training calendar organised by Lou Walsh, uniting ADIs, PDIs and associated companies across the UK.… Read full article

by Chris Bensted, November 4, 2022
Section:  News

Letter to the Transport Secretary

The DITC’s remit is to operate as a communication and signposting hub for the driver training sector. We aim to increase visibility and improve the understanding of the needs of ADIs, as well as sharing incoming information with the community.

The following open letter has been sent to the latest Transport Secretary, Mark Harper, and interested parties including DVSA CEO Loveday Ryder and Baroness Vere.… Read full article

by Chris Bensted, October 27, 2022
Section:  News

Loveday at the DIA and Mock Tests, The DVSA way

At the DIA Conference Loveday Ryder, CEO of the DVSA, was speaking about mock testing. She told us that their research showed only 53% of learners say that they are properly prepared at the time they take their driving test. From April to December 2021 around 31% of failed tests involved the examiner taking physical or verbal action for safety reasons.… Read full article

by Chris Bensted, July 9, 2022
Section:  News

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

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