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Fleet training work opportunities

Our member group, TTC are currently recruiting for ADI’s to help deliver training to their increasing customer base of corporate clients […]

NASP survey on the use of ADI performance data

Earlier in March NASP asked members for their views on the use of test data as a performance metric used […]

Update to list of cars not suitable to use on driving test

Update to list of cars not suitable to use on driving test From today (7 March), DVSA is adding the […]

Summary of meeting between NASP and DVSA February 2022

Summary of meeting between NASP and DVSA February 2022 Introduction The following is a summary of the quarterly meeting between […]

Voluntary trailer training accreditation scheme

Voluntary trailer training accreditation scheme A partnership of industry stakeholders has been set up to create and oversee the new […]

NASP Survey – please complete

NASP Survey – please complete Further to our successful NASP webinar last wewk we have put together a survey for […]

Consultation on new driving test measures

Consultation on new driving test measures     Today (25 January) DVSA has launched a consultation on measures to encourage […]

Weekend News

  The AGM of the ADINJC will be held on Saturday 5 March by zoom.  We had hoped this would be a physical […]

Unexpected Test centre closures

  We have this morning been informed by DVSA about the following Test Centre closures.  Please check if it is one […]

Sunday news items

You may well have seen publicity about the changes to the Highway Code that will be introduced later this month […]

More speakers announced for Expo South

    We’re delighted to announce our next batch of speakers for the ADINJC & Intelligent Instructor Conference & Expo South […]

Happy New Year

A Happy New Year to ADIs and PDIs everywhere.  We sincerely hope that 2022 proves to be a good one.  […]

2020 – the year the Relay stayed at home

2020 – when the Big Learner Relay stayed at home! Sadly no Relay this year, but here are some pictures […]

DVSA update on driver CPC training

DVSA update on driver CPC training We wrote to you on 3 November 2020 to give you an update on […]

NASP video for Parts 2, 3 and Standards Check

NASP have produced 2 useful resources for you to use: A  handy walkthrough presentation detailing the main changes to the […]

NASP – Latest Lockdown Q & As

Latest Lockdown FAQs November 10th 2020 After the advice issued by DVSA on Friday 6th November regarding the suspension of […]

Monday updates

Guidance for instructors in Wales on lessons and tests in England The Welsh Government has confirmed it will be lifting […]

Excluded

Excluded We remain extremely concerned for our members who have been excluded from any financial help.  These include the newly […]

Statement from our Chair

Statement from our Chair I want to thank the team at NJC for working the late hours to get out […]

News from DVSA on tests and lessons in England

The Government has announced new national restrictions will be in place in England from Thursday 5 November until Wednesday 2 […]

DVSA – Welsh Government guidance on driving lessons and tests

The Welsh Government has confirmed it will be lifting the firebreak restrictions in Wales from Monday 9 November. What this […]

Thursday news

Here is the link to last night’s webinar.  We’re sorry that we were unable to answer so many of your […]

Sunak announces more support to the self-employed

More support The Chancellor has just announced that in addition to extending the furlough scheme, he has increased help for […]

Wednesday webinar

We will be holding a webinar to discuss the current situation in all the nations, on Wednesday 4 November at […]

DVSA – theory tests suspended

The Government has announced that England will be put under national restrictions from Thursday 5 November until Wednesday 2 December […]

Monday updates and forthcoming webinar

Monday updates and forthcoming webinar So, the start of the week, a new month – and lockdown 2… Just in […]

DVSA update on lockdown measures in England

Update on lockdown measures in England Following the announcement on Saturday 31 October 2020 around further lockdown measures being introduced […]

Scottish Government advice on driving lessons

Scottish Government Guidance on the safe re-start of driving and motorcycle lessons. The Scottish government has now updated its guidance […]

Weekend bits ‘n’ bobs

We do know how difficult it is for everyone today with not knowing the situation for tests and lessons.  As […]

Lockdown

We completely understand that the industry will be wanting information on whether driving tests will be postponed, and if driving […]

Traffic Safety Roads – November

The November edition of Traffic Safety Roads is now out – many thanks to Graham Feest, our Road Safety Advisor. […]

DVSA – new face covering rules for Scotland

The Scottish Government has confirmed that from Monday 2 November 2020, by law, you and your pupils must wear a […]

This week’s newsworthy items

Access to waiting rooms continues to be top of our list with DVSA, who tell us that their current position has […]

Traffic Safety Roads – October

The October edition of Traffic Safety Roads is now out – many thanks to Graham Feest, our Road Safety Advisor. […]

Good news for candidates ‘on hold’

Good news for candidates ‘on hold’ We have just received the following information from DVSA, for which we thank them. […]

NASP statement about test centre waiting rooms

NASP Statement on test centre waiting rooms NASP has today expressed extreme disappointment and frustration at the continuing closure of […]

News round up

If you missed last night’s training webinar on Part 3 and Standards Checks, then you can view it here. Mention […]

DVSA – Increasing the number of car driving tests

The suspension of testing as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic has led to exceptionally high demand for driving tests. […]

Traffic Safety Roads – September

The September edition of Traffic Safety Roads is now out – many thanks to Graham Feest, our Road Safety Advisor. […]

Driving test booking system closed

We have closed the driving test booking service as fewer than 5% of candidates are able to successfully book a […]

DVSA Theory test certificates

Theory test certificates on driving tests In our email update on Monday (17 August) we asked you to make sure […]

Mid week update and news

Photocard provisional licences As a result of John Rogers’ (Disability Driving Instructors) attention to detail, we recently queried DVSA’s stance […]

ADINJC Survey on test bookings

Survey about test bookings The DVSA have announced that all candidates in England and Wales who had tests on hold […]

Theory test certificates needed on test

IMPORTANT! – Theory test certificates MUST be brought to test The following came out today in a DVSA email.  This […]

Test booking apps

It was brought to our attention by a member that there is a test booking app called Testi that is […]

DVSA Update on Testing 17 August

We’ve reopened most of our theory test centres in England, Scotland and Wales. In England and Wales, we’ve worked with […]

DVSA Update 17 August

We updated you in July about plans to restart ADI testing and the standards check in England and Wales. ADI […]

Welsh translation: One metre social distancing for theory tests in Wales

One metre social distancing for theory tests in Wales On 3 August we told you that we had introduced one […]

Webinar for Scotland

Photograph courtesy of Mark Wright, of Drive Scotland   As our Scottish members look forward to a return to work […]

NASP Update and Advice on Booking System

NASP Advice on issues with booking tests (driver, rider and vocational) NASP met earlier this week with DVSA, at NASP’s […]

Emergency driving test application service to close

Emergency driving test application service to close The online service to apply for an emergency driving or theory test if […]

Answers to your questions from DVSA

The following are questions received from members by ADINJC, DIA and MSA over the last week or so.  Others should […]

Wednesday’s words of wisdom

In case you weren’t aware (we weren’t till today) DVSA are temporarily allowing candidates to change their test up to […]

Thursday

Local restrictions in Aberdeen The Scottish Government announced on 5 August that local restrictions would be introduced in Aberdeen to […]

Wednesday already

If you have photos of instructors waiting at your test centre you’d like to share, please send them in.  (Yes […]

News from our sponsors Marmalade

Introducing the exciting new Marmalade Tag for ADIs that can track your pupils’ trips, show them their scores and earn […]

Tuesday

The Government has announced the lifting of local lock down restrictions in Leicester from 3 August. We are reintroducing our […]

To start the week

Air con – on or off? I’ve seen a lot of discussion on social media about whether or not to […]

Weekend News

MOT centres will be very busy in September, October and November 2020 All the MOTs that were given an extension […]

DVSA – Inviting candidates to rebook their driving test

We recently told you that we’d contact critical workers and practical car test candidates in England whose tests were put […]

Lockdown creates learner driver backlog

A recent poll of FirstCar’s readers showed that over half of those learning to drive stayed off the roads during […]

Booking service is NOT open for L tests

Online business service access for ADIs   The DVSA has asked us to remind people that that they should not […]

NASP calls for trainers to protect and respect pupils (and each other)

NASP has today urged trainers to ensure they are taking every precaution possible to mitigate the risk of exposure to […]

Theory tests in Wales to be suspended

Theory tests to be suspended in Wales Theory tests in Wales up to and including 19 July have been rescheduled […]

DVSA – Tests in Scotland

The Scottish Government announced yesterday (9 July) that theory tests and motorcycle training will restart on Wednesday 22 July 2020 […]

Friday Updates

I’m sure everyone is very pleased at the change of heart on the loo situation!  All of the NASP associations […]

Good news from DVSA!

We previously let you know that the toilet facilities in test centres would only be available for candidates or instructors […]

Scottish ADI’s

STOP PRESS for Scottish ADIs! – Nicola Sturgeon has just said in Parliament that theory tests and motorcycle training can […]

Surgeons wear masks and glasses!

I’ve seen a lot of comments about wearing face masks and the problems with glasses steaming up.  So thanks to […]

FirstCar free prize draw – open to ADIs!

Last year’s lucky winner!   FirstCar is the multi-award winning, market-leading publisher for new drivers. They’ve teamed up ingenie the […]

Do you have questions for DVSA?

Ask your question to DVSA NASP will be hosting another question and answer session with DVSA on Wednesday 15 July.  […]

DVSA – some test centres to remain closed

Some driving and riding test centres to remain closed for safety checks We recently wrote to you to tell you […]

DVSA – Answers to your questions

Last Friday (3 July) DVSA staff joined the National Associations Strategic Partnership (NASP) representatives to answer members’ questions around driver […]

Tuesday Updates including information on deaf candidates

Photograph by Getty Images We asked for your feedback on experiences of returning to work, thanks for your replies!  We […]

DVSA Online Business Service for ADIs

Online business service access for ADIs Today (6 July), we reopened the trainer booking service for vocational and motorcycle tests, […]

Monday morning messages

And how was the first day back?  Some feedback from our Facebook group: Alan Stubbs is looking forward to his […]

Q & A from NASP/DVSA webinar held on 3 July

If we are to wear face coverings will we be allowed to wear face visors to work? Would a candidate […]

NASP webinar with DVSA

NASP were pleased to be able to host a question and answer session with the DVSA on 3rd July 2020. […]

Amendments to guidance

Please note there are amendments to the following section of the guidelines, the remainder remains the same.   Taking a […]

DVSA notification about NASP guidelines

Following our announcement last week on the restarting of driver and rider training and testing, we have shared the procedures […]

NASP Guidelines on driver trainers safely returning to work. Updated 2nd July 2020

NASP appreciates the huge impact on the business of driver and rider trainers due to Coronavirus (COVID 19). Primarily we […]

DVSA – Lockdown In Leicester

The Government announced on 29 June that Leicester and surrounding areas are in lockdown following an increase in Coronavirus (COVID-19) […]

DVSA Briefing Pack -Update

Regrettably there was an important error in the briefing packs regards Test & Trace. Slide 10 has been updated to: […]

DVSA Theory tests in Scotland and Wales

All theory tests in Scotland and Wales up to and including 14 July have been rescheduled due to the coronavirus […]

Today’s bits and bobs 1 July 2020

As you can see money guru Martin Lewis knows we exist!  We know that a lot of people are concerned […]

Some answers to some questions… from DVSA

Where do trainers stand with being 3 in a car for training purposes? Instructors are responsible for ensuring their services […]

DVSA Briefing Pack from today’s meeting

The briefing pack for this afternoon’s Tier 1 stakeholders meeting can be viewed here. Please note that the embargo on […]

Important Announcement – Please read and share

We now have the Examiner Standard Operating Procedures.  You can view them here. Lynne will be attending a Tier 1 […]

ADINJC Update 14 June 2020

Lichfield Cathedral   Many thanks to Governing Committee member Charles Moffat for perusing the document Our Plan to rebuild: The […]

ADINJC Update 13 June 2020

Something different for a Saturday.  This is a reflection from Jilly Driver, of the South Staffs member group.  It really […]

ADINJC Update 12 June 2020

The Clock Tower, Maidenhead   You can now register for our weekly Monday webinar by clicking this link​.  Please email […]

DVSA – All theory tests in England from 15 – 21 June rescheduled

All theory tests in England from 15 to 21 June have been rescheduled due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. We […]

ADINJC Update 11 June 2020

A wonderful show of support for the funeral of ADI George McLaughlin took place in East Kilbride.  You can read the […]

NASP GUIDELINES FOLLOWING CHANGES TO GOVERNMENT ADVICE 11.6.2020

These guidelines have been updated with some changes. NASP appreciates the huge impact on the business of driver and rider […]

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ADINJC Update 9 June 2020

Blue lights for the NHS – Belfast (Belfast Evening Standard)   If you missed last night’s webinar you can view […]

ADINJC Update 8 June 2020

We held our first Association Meeting by zoom on Saturday, and were delighted with the turnout.  It literally was good […]

ADINJC Update 7 June 2020

Many thanks to Heather Lockwood of the Essex group for sending in this clip from today’s Sunday Times.  So nice […]

ADINJC Update 6 June 2020

Annabel’s Pit Stop This is the last of Annabel’s series of articles to help our physical well being.  We would […]

ADINJC Update 5 June 2020

If you missed Wednesday’s webinar on risk assessment you can view it here.   Theory tests in England have now […]

DVSA – All theory tests in England rescheduled up to the 14 June

All theory tests in England from 8 – 14 June have been rescheduled due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. We […]

Coronavirus: Update on changes to road transport rules

The EU has made temporary changes to the road transport rules that apply to operators and drivers of heavy goods […]

DVLA – Press notice

To make it easier for drivers who need to update their photocard licence with a new photo at the end […]

ADINJC Update 3 June 2020

Cardiff Castle Keep The First Minister of Wales, Dr Mark Drakeford, held a Q&A session yesterday and came out with […]

All theory test in England from 4-7 June rescheduled

All theory tests in England from 4 – 7 June have been rescheduled due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. We […]

ADINJC Update 2 June 2020

Conwy Castle (Wales Live) In case you missed it, here is the link to last night’s webinar.  Thanks to everyone […]

Traffic Safety Roads – June

The June edition of Traffic Safety Roads is now out – many thanks to Graham Feest, our Road Safety Advisor. […]

Letter from NASP to Baroness Vere

The following letter has been sent from NASP to Baroness Vere who is Parliamentary Under Secretary of State in the […]

DVSA – All theory tests in England 2-3 June to be rescheduled

All theory tests on 2-3 June have been rescheduled due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. We are preparing test centres […]

ADINJC Update 1 June 2020

We fully understand the frustrations that have arisen over the weekend from both a lack of communication and inconsistency in […]

ADINJC Update 31 May 2020

The latest in the theory test saga.  Sorry if you are now as confused as we are, we will try […]

ADINJC Update 30 May 2020

Driving Instructors and Learner Drivers Feel Abandoned Late on Friday evening the Driver Vehicle Standards Agency issued an update to […]

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DVSA – All theory tests rescheduled on Monday 1 June

All theory tests on Monday 1 June have been rescheduled due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Tests in Scotland and […]

ADINJC Update 28 May 2020

Blue lights for the NHS – Manchester (I love Manchester) This evening the Prime Minister has said that dentists in […]

ADINJC Update 27 May 2020

Blue lights for the NHS – Belfast (Belfast Live) Firstly, an apology for the slight confusion in yesterday’s update, sorry […]

COVID-19 update: theory test centre locations for critical workers

To help critical workers get an emergency theory test at a location that is more suitable to them, we will […]

WHY DRIVING INSTRUCTORS (ADI’s) ARE ONLY TEACHING KEY WORKERS WITH EMERGENCY DRIVING TESTS BOOKED

Governing Committee member Charles Moffat has kindly written the following piece for us. We all know that the current crisis […]

ADINJC Update 26 May 2020

  Blue lights for the NHS – Plymouth Hoe   Here is the link for last night’s webinar for those […]

Wednesday 27 May at 2pm – Training Webinar

In this week’s training webinar we will be looking at How to Carry out a Risk Assessment for Lessons. Our […]

ADINJC Update 23 May 2020

Blue lights for the NHS – Tower Bridge and The Shard, Evening Standard   I see a lot of people […]

Monday evening webinar – 25 May 2020

Blue lights for the NHS, Cambridge News   Our weekly webinar will take place on Monday 25 May at 7.30pm.  […]

ADINJC Update 22 May 2020

  Blue lights for the NHS at The Kelpies in Falkirk   We are very grateful to Gerry Brennan from […]

ADINJC Update 21 May 2020

The following are questions brought up on Monday evening’s webinar: Key workers Do we need to have a test date […]

NASP statement from DVSA

Please find below our most recent statement from the DVSA updating their current position on Instructors going back to work. […]

ADINJC Update 19 May 2020

We sent out the NASP guidelines earlier today, so that people can start to think about what they will need […]

NASP GUIDELINES FOLLOWING CHANGES TO GOVERNMENT ADVICE 18.5.2020

NASP appreciates the huge impact on the business of driver and rider trainers due to Coronavirus (COVID 19). As we […]

Call of action from the CEO of Dvsa

“When the government relaxes its social-distancing measures, we will make sure we help you understand how this will affect DVSA’s […]

ADINJC Update – 18 May 2020

Firstly, this evening’s webinar is over-subscribed.  If you can’t get on you can still watch it on Facebook Live through […]

Calling all Scottish driving instructors!

Photograph courtesy of Mark Wright, of Drive Scotland Due to the success of the first webinar for Scottish ADIs we […]

ADINJC Update – 17 May 2020

We are only too aware how difficult the current situation is.  Please remember that we have a Talk Line, free […]

Wednesday 20 May 2020 at 2pm – Training Webinar

In this week’s training webinar Shaun Harrington-Lunt returns for another session on social media. This time Shaun will be looking […]

Webinar – Monday 18 May 2020

The 9th Coronavirus ADINJC webinar is on Monday the 18th May at 7.30. The panel will be discussing the latest […]

ADINJC Update – 15 May 2020

Statements made by DVSA on BBC Breakfast this morning. “Well done to the 2 ADIs who put across the frustrations […]

ADINJC Update – 14 May 2020

This message was tweeted by West Midlands Police.   There has been a lot of press coverage over the last […]

DVSA – Update to Standard Operating Procedure for Critical Worker Tests

Please note that in line with published government guidance we are updating our Standard Operating Procedure for Critical Worker Tests […]

Coronavirus Update – 13 May 2020

If you missed today’s webinar on Money Matters you can view it here. A very interesting document on policing the […]

Important update – ADINJC & Intelligent Instructor National Conference & Expo and the Intelligent Instructor Awards have been postponed until 2021

In light of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic and the uncertainty which continues to surround this unfortunate situation, we have made […]

Coronavirus update – 12 May 2020

Well last night’s webinar felt like a marathon!  We will try and come back to you with any unanswered questions […]

NASP Update 11 May 2020

Last night (10.5.2020) the Prime Minister briefed us as a nation regarding the next steps in the fight against coronavirus. […]

Summary of Statement from the Prime Minister

Notes from the Prime Minister’s Statement 10 May 2020 While in lockdown we have been in stage 4 of a […]

Pit Stop

Here’s your weekend contribution from Scarborough chairman, Annabel Wallis MBE.  This week Annabel takes a look at heart rates.   Heart […]

Coronavirus update 9 May 2020 – letter to Ministers

As rumours abound about lockdown being eased we await with eagerness to hear what the Prime Minister will say in […]

Coronavirus update 8 May 2020

At ADINJC we are surprised to hear of ADIs who have work planned for next week!  We would strongly urge […]

Coronavirus update 7 May 2020

This lovely Banksy artwork has appeared at Southampton hospital, where it will stay till the autumn and then be auctioned […]

Coronavirus update 6 May 2020

This is a picture of my local, Derriford hospital in Plymouth and by amazing coincidence this rainbow came out just […]

DVSA- Theory tests cancelled up to & including 30th May 2020

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, all theory tests have been cancelled up to and including 30 May 2020. What […]

Coronavirus update 5 May 2020

Here is the link for last nights webinar.  For free lifetime access mentioned by Tracey, please use coupon code MINDFULFREE on www.mindfuladi.co.uk.  […]

NASP update on key Worker Tests

NASP Update on Key Worker Tests Following a Tier 1 stakeholder meeting with DVSA and potential for increasing key worker […]

Coronavirus update 4 May 2020

What lovely road markings they’re getting in the Wirral! From today you can start applying for the government’s Bounce Back […]

Coronavirus update 1 May 2020

And now it’s May.  With no sign of any easing of the lockdown restrictions, just rumour and speculation.  If you […]

Coronavirus update 30 April 2020

Thanks to Cornish member, Jason Morris for sharing his very positive experience in applying for Universal Credit – I just […]

dvsa -Temporary changes to the car and vocational driving test

From tomorrow (1 May 2020) DVSA is making a temporary change to car and vocational emergency driving tests, to help […]

Coronavirus Webinar 4 May 2020 7.30pm – amended link

During the current COVID 19 pandemic, there are many concerns and worries that each of us has to manage, including […]

Coronavirus update 29 April 2020

Well done to ADIs in York who are working at the drive through testing station!  Hope it all goes well […]

Coronavirus update – 28 April 2020

Some rather nice road markings in Hampshire! If you missed last night’s webinar, you can view it here. ______ For […]

Training Webinar 29/4/20 How to use social media for your business

Training Webinar On Wednesday at 2pm we will be holding our next free training session.  As a result of the […]

This weeks Webinar links

This evening’s webinar will take place at 7.30pm.  The panel will be Lynne, Matt, Andrew and myself and we will […]

Coronavirus update – 24 April 2020 – including webinar details

He made it to Number 1 – bless him!  Let’s hope he gets some official recognition for all he’s done […]

DVSA -Coronavirus (COVID-19) update: standard operating procedure for testing

On Wednesday (22 April 2020) we sent all driving instructors, motorcycle trainers and vocational trainers a letter from DVSA’s Chief […]

DVSA -Changes to the emergency driving and theory testing application process

From today (Friday 24 April), we have launched a new service to help make it quicker and easier for key […]

Coronavirus Webinar update – 23 April 2020

How are you all?  Don’t know about anyone else, but we’re having lovely weather here in the South West.  I […]

Coronavirus update – 22 April 2020

Well done to these two lovely members from Essex!  Heather Lockwood (left in the picture) has been stitching away making […]

DVSA Instructor services

Driver & Vehicle Standards Agency   I want to update you on what the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) […]

Important update – ADINJC & Intelligent Instructor Conference & Expo – South has been cancelled

In light of the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic affecting the UK it’s with regret that we have made the decision to […]

Coronavirus update – 21 April 2020

I’m sure everyone’s hearts will have been touched by the wonderful efforts of Captain Tom in raising such a tremdous […]

DVSA- Update: changes to the theory test

The changes to the theory test will no longer be introduced in April 2020. This is because of the coronavirus […]

Coronavirus Webinar update – 20 April 2020

Thanks to those of you that joined us last night.  We were able to answer 50 questions, 37 from the […]

DVLA – Theory Tests cancelled until 8th May 2020

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, from Monday 20 April 2020, all theory tests have been cancelled until Friday 8 […]

Coronavirus Update – 18 April 2020

So with another weekend upon us during an extended period of lockdown, time for more of Annabel’s exercises to keep […]

Coronavirus Webinar – 20 April 2020

Monday 20th April will be the 5th in the ADINJC’s Coronavirus series of webinars. Following the very successful ADINJC/FSB webinars […]

DfT Coronavirus Update: D4 medical suspension, driver hours and motorway services

The government has temporarily suspended the need for a D4 medical when renewing driving entitlements. D4 medical suspension With NHS […]

ADINJC Monthly newsletter

https://campaign.wellinformed.co.uk/t/r-l-jhkkohk-fljttkkld-n/ From the Chair… a monthly report –        – the latest from Lynne and the ADINJC Latest news from […]

Training Webinar 15 April 2020

If you weren’t able to catch the first of our free training webinars yesterday, no panic, you can view it […]

Coronavirus Update – 15 April 2020

Hello again.  How are you all? Some extracts from Martin Lewis’s MoneySavingExpert weekly newsletter which will be of interest to […]

Coronavirus Update – 14 April 2020

Grateful thanks to Clare Elsby from the Federation of Small Businesses for attending our webinar last and answering members’ questions.  […]

Coronavirus Update – 11 April 2020

May we wish all our members and readers a Happy Easter.  Whilst this is not the best of times, we […]

FREE online training – Session 1

What do we do when this is over?   Our first free online training session will take place on Wednesday […]

Coronavirus Webinar – Monday 13 April 7.30pm

The ADINJC is very pleased to announce that Clare Elsby, the FSB’s Area Leader-Northants, Leics & Rutland, will be joining […]

DVSA Statement on driving test bookings

The three associations of NASP, would like to firstly during these ever changing times, wish you all a healthy, Safe […]

Coronavirus update – 8 April 2020

Hello everyone, hope you are all OK.  We had some good news this week that Ray Seagrave, who was awarded […]

Guidance to instructors delivering training to critical workers from NASP

The three joint associations of NASP have put together some advised guidance if you have customers who are granted a […]

Useful Coronavirus websites

ADINJC   Useful Websites for the Self Employed – COVID19 Crisis   Government Guidance for Covid19 – Support for Business […]

DVSA STANDARD OPERATING PROCEDURES FOR CRITICAL WORKER TESTS DURING COVID 19

The public liaison team (PLT) will receive and assess the email requests. The team will check the candidate’s identity, eligibility […]

LATEST COVID-19 UPDATE FROM THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATIONS STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP

  NASP is engaged in regular communication and dialogue directly with the regulator to discuss the impact of Coronavirus on […]

Coronavirus (COVID-19) update: changes to professional driver requirements

The Government has announced temporary changes to professional driver requirements as part of its response to the coronavirus outbreak. Driver […]

Coronavirus update 2 April 2020

How are you all doing? STOP PRESS! A useful link on gov.uk is a Benefits Calculator and will help you […]

Coronavirus Webinar – 6 April 2020

Monday 6th April will be the 3rd in the ADINJC’s Coronavirus webinars. Following the very successful Coronavirus webinars brought you […]

Important update – ADINJC & Intelligent Instructor Conference & Expo – North has been cancelled

In light of the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic affecting the UK it’s with regret that we have made the decision to […]

Coronavirus update 31 March (2) 2020

Thank you to Annabel Wllis MBE for another pit stop article full of tips for helping us to stay healthy.  […]

Coronavirus update 31 March 2020

Great to see so many members on our webinar last night, thanks for your questions – if you didn’t get […]

Coronavirus update 29 March 2020

A message from our Chair I want to say a warm thank you to all of you who have taken […]

Coronavirus update 28 March 2020

We are acutely aware of the plight of recently qualified ADIs and PDIs who will not benefit from the new […]

Coronavirus update 27 March 2020

In my relief at hearing the Chancellor’s announcement yesterday I almost overlooked those people new to the industry who are […]

Important information – please read – DVSA

The following is a list of FAQs just received from DVSA.  I’m sure these will be of interest to everyone. […]

NASP Summary of the Chancellor’s Measure to help the Self Employed

Support for the Self Employed – highlights • The introduction of a Self Employed Income Support Scheme • Comprises of […]

Coronavirus update 26 March 2020

Evening all.  Phew!  Well I dare say there will be some relief in the industry after the Chancellor’s announcement this […]

NJC Talk Line – an ear without judgement

NJC Talk Line – an ear without judgement Volunteers are available 7 days a week from 8.30am to 10pm, with […]

Coronavirus update 25 March 2020 (2)

Sorry to say that there’s still no news from the Chancellor but all the signs look like it will be […]

JOB OPPORTUNITIES AND SEARCH ENGINES

JOB OPPORTUNITIES AND SEARCH ENGINES   https://driving.org/recruitment/ https://www.england.nhs.uk/2020/03/your-nhs-needs-you-nhs-call-for-volunteer-army/ Tesco – https://www.tesco-careers.com/customer-delivery-drivers/ Waitrose – https://www.ocadogroup.com/careers/drivers Sainsbury’s – https://sainsburys.jobs/roles/stores-and-home-delivery/online-drivers-cyclists/ Morrisons – https://www.morrisons.jobs/our-teams/retail-team/retail-roles/home-delivery-drivers Asda – https://www.asda.jobs/roles/customer-delivery-driver/ M&S – https://jobs.marksandspencer.com/ […]

Our ADINJC Talk Line continues to help members throughout Coronavirus

NJC Talk Line – an ear without judgement If you need a chat, worried, feeling isolated, please call someone.  We […]

Coronavirus update 24 March 2020 (2)

We’re hoping that you are all OK and coping with the new restrictions, and are off the road.  We’ve asked […]

Coronavirus update 24 March 2020

We believe good news is on the way! Check out the following link – https://publications.parliament.uk/pa/bills/cbill/58-01/0122/amend/coronavirus_daily_cwh_0320rev.14-18.html No announcement has yet been […]

Coronavirus webinar

Thanks to those who attended tonight’s webinar, and apologies to those who couldn’t.   This was recorded and is available […]

Coronavirus webinar

Thanks to those who attended tonight’s webinar, and apologies to those who couldn’t.   This was recorded and is available […]

Coronavirus update 23 March 2020

Good evening I thought this photograph from Andy at Drive Like a Rock Star gives an interesting perspective and reinforces […]

Statement from NASP (National Associations Strategic Partnership) which comprises the ADINJC, DIA and MSA GB 23.3.2020

At an extremely difficult and worrying time for us all, taking into account the Government public health advice regarding social […]

March webinar will be on the Coronavirus emergency

Hi All With the events of the last few days regarding the Coronavirus, the ADINJC thought it would be more […]

Coronavirus update 22 March 2020

Hope you’re all OK out there.  And thank you once more to all of you who have taken the trouble […]

Coronavirus update 21 March 2020(second)

Some suggestions that might help in these financially difficult times – • Switch the bills!  Check if you can get […]

NASP letter to Government – self-employed

The following letter has been sent by email to the Prime Minister and several leading Members of Parliament. Dear Sir/Madam […]

Coronavirus update 21 March 2020

How are you all doing? These are some of the measures announced by the Chancellor yesterday.  It’s not the full […]

Coronavirus update 20 March 2020 (number 2)

Following the DVSA’s announcement earlier this evening, we’ve had some member enquiries for clarification which we’ve been able to get […]

Coronavirus update 20 March 2020

Hello everybody Firstly, may I say a personal thank you to those members who have taken the trouble to email […]

DVSA Update on GOV.​UK.

Coronavirus (COVID-19): driving tests and theory tests Theory tests are suspended for one month, and driving tests are suspended for […]

Theory tests cancelled for 4 weeks

Due to the unfolding COVID-19 situation, from Friday 20 March 2020, all theory tests have been postponed until Monday 20 […]

Coronavirus update 19 March 2020

Hope you are all staying safe.  No further news on tests from DVSA today.  However, Northern Ireland have announced that […]

NASP Guidelines for Coronavirus (COVID -19) 19 March 2020

Due to the very late notice from the DVSA we are now sending out this latest announcement: The Driving and […]

DVSA Update on Coronavirus = Driving Test Centres close for 2 days

Due to the unfolding COVID-19 situation, testing for tomorrow Thursday 19 March has been postponed. Tests will be cancelled for […]

Coronavirus update 18 March 2020

These are difficult, fast moving and challenging times for our industry, and for the country as a whole.  Some of […]

Coronavirus update 17 March 2020

A few things to update you on since yesterday. • there is bound to be disruptions to tests as some examiners […]

Coronavirus update 16 March 2020

n view of the speed that the current situation is moving we will be bringing you short updates as and […]

NASP Guidelines for Coronavirus (COVID -19) for ADIs March 2020

We understand how worrying the present situation must be for all ADIs and hope that everyone will do as much […]

Official Statement – Expo South

Important update – The ADINJC & Intelligent Instructor Conference & Expo – South has been postponed until 19th July 2020. […]

Coronavirus (COVID-19) guidance for instructors

We’re sending you this email because the government’s advice about the coronavirus outbreak has changed. Stay at home if you […]

DVSA. – Working with you to encourage learners to practise driving in the dark

Over the past few months we’ve been carrying out research to help us understand how we can encourage more learner […]

DVSA – updating the driver’s record

We’ve published new versions of the driver’s record on GOV.UK. Driver’s records are a good way to track your pupils’ […]

Conference & Expo South – Kempton Park 29th March 2020

Conference & Expo South – Kempton Park 29 March We’re very excited about our new regional Conference & Expo events, […]

Standards Check Workshop – Brentwood 3rd February 2020

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ADINJC are pleased to announce 3 Free Expos for 2020

ADINJC is pleased to announce – Book your FREE place for the national conference here.   Book your FREE place […]

Annual General Meeting & Association Meeting

The Annual General Meeting of the ADINJC will take place on Saturday 30 November at 10am at the Village Hotel, […]

NASP/DVSA Meeting Report October 2019

  Members of NASP and staff of the DVSA recently met in Nottingham.   You can read the report of […]

Mock Test Workshop – Gloucester 18/11/2019

Venue: Holiday Inn, Crest Way, Barnwood GL4 3RX This workshop is delivered by Lin Western ADINJC Head of Training, Lin […]

DVSA – Improving the driving test experience for candidates

In our latest Despatch blog post, lead user researcher Paul Bailey shares how we’ve improved the driving test experience for […]

80mph motorway speed limit – the wrong message, or time for change?

We found the following article from Road Safety GB interesting and topical and thought our memers might be interested – […]

Campaign against abusive behaviour to learners

You may have seen or heard a lot of activity in the media yesterday about the campaign in relation to […]

DVSA Information on Examiner use of iPads from DVSA

In September, we let you know about the work we’ve been doing to create an app to mark driving tests […]

Dvsa Marking the driving test digitally

In September, we let you know about the work we’ve been doing to create an app to mark driving tests […]

Coaching – The Next Level

Coaching – the Next Level Mercure Hotel Milton Keynes, The Approach, Two Mile Ash, Milton Keynes, MK88LY Monday October 21st […]

DVSA

We’re going to design guidance to help you carry out the most realistic mock driving tests possible. But we cannot […]

DVSA

How we’re giving driving instructors better tools to help their pupils DVSA is updating and improving tools for driving instructors […]

DVSA New App

Developing an app to electronically record driving tests Since we launched our 5 year strategy in 2017, we’ve been working […]

DVSA Blog

#MeToo and the driving instructor industry Our latest Despatch blog post is a guest blog post from NWG Network. They […]

Introduction to Coaching Workshop 20th May 2019 Birmingham

Holiday Inn Birmingham M6 J7, Chapel Lane, Great Barr, Birmingham, B43 7BG Monday May 20th 2019 MEMBERS PRICE £99 NON-MEMBERS […]

Dvsa: Improving the quality of driver training: changes to ORDIT

From today (1 April 2019) we’ve made some changes to the Official Register of Driving Instructor Training (ORDIT) scheme, to […]

Interesting Job Opportunity!!

We have received an interesting enquiry from a retired Yorkshire police officer living in The Gambia.  He runs a small […]

DVSA – Steeton Module 1 Bike Tests Suspended

Steeton driving test centre: module 1 bike tests suspended Module 1 motorcycle tests have been suspended at Steeton driving test […]

Leeds-Bradford Standards Check Workshop

Holiday Inn Leeds-Bradford, The Pastures, Tong Lane, Bradford BD4 0RP MEMBERS PRICE £99 NON-MEMBERS £119 The training will be led […]

Online courses

New Online Courses from ADINJC Too busy to attend a workshop?  No training available in your local area? We are […]

Standards Check Workshop – Mid Powys

Monday 25th of March The Greyhound Hotel  Garth Road Builth Wells Powys LD2 3AR 9.30-3.30 presented by Lynne Barrie MA […]

DVSA – CHANGES TO ORDIT

, and we wanted to let you know more about them. Raising the standards Currently, only 60% of instructors in […]

DVSA -Driving abroad after Brexit – things are changing

If you’re planning to drive abroad over the coming weeks and months, the driving documents you’ll need may change – […]

Cambridge Standards Check Workshop 25th February ​2019

February 25th 2019Holiday InnImpington, Cambridge. CB24 9PHMEMBERS PRICE £99NON-MEMBERS £119 The course is suitable for: • All ADIs preparing for the […]

Grandfather Rights and Supervision of Learners

An ADINJC member recently had a problem with the licence requirements for teaching vocational categories.  Now that the issues have […]

DVSA – Learner driver research: Driver 2020

DVSA is supporting Transport Research Laboratory (TRL) to help improve the safety of young newly qualified drivers through the Driver […]

Standards Check Workshop – Cambridge

February 25th 2019 Holiday Inn Impington, Cambridge. CB24 9PH MEMBERS PRICE £99 NON-MEMBERS £119 The course is suitable for: • […]

Christmas Information

The Chairman and Governing Committee of the ADINJC would like to wish all our members a very Happy Christmas and […]

DVSA text message trail to prepare learner drivers for taking their test

In our latest Despatch blog post, Bob Hannigan Head of National Standards and Accreditation, explains more about the text message […]

DVSA – 81% of new drivers better prepared for real life driving

81% of new drivers better prepared for real life driving Today (4 December 2018) marks 1 year since the driving […]

DVSA: Some online services won’t be available: 27 November 2018

Some online services will be unavailable on Tuesday 27 November 2018 from midnight to 5pm to allow system maintenance to take […]

Theory Test Service development

Please see below a message from Phil Coop.   I would be grateful if you could help colleagues who are […]

New Hazard Perception Test Clips

New hazard perception test clips Today (19 November 2018) we’ve announced changes to the hazard perception test for cars, to […]

DVSA : Learner driver research: text message trial

Learner driver research: text message trial DVSA is working with The Behaviour Insights Team to send text messages to car […]

Updated DVSA ADI1

The DVSA have updated the ADI1 (Guidance for examiners conducting ADI tests) Full details page 6 View link below; https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/750116/carrying-out-driving-instructor-tests-and-checks-adi1.pdf

NASP Report for October 2018

These are the minutes from the latest NASP meeting chaired by the ADINJC   NASP/DVSA Meeting Reports – October 1st/ October […]

The Ultimate Guide to Driving Safely & Avoiding Distractions

The Ultimate Guide to Driving Safely & Avoiding Distractions’’ Is an introduction to road safety and aims to raise awareness […]

Reply to letter ADINJC sent regarding timing study

We have today received correspondence from DVSA on the points we raised with them. Below are the responses – Devolved […]

DVSA – Driving test timing study: What you need to know

In our recent blog post, we let you know we will be carrying out a timing study of the driving […]

DVSA – Booking a driving test: email confirmation issue

We’re aware that some candidates who’ve registered to book a driving test online with a Gmail account, haven’t received an […]

Changes to the DT1: checking for MOT and tax

Driving examiners will now be using a new mobile search app to check if cars used for driving tests have a […]

DVSA Timing Study

As we had some queries from members about the forthcoming timing study, we wrote to DVSA to ask for further […]

Latest DVSA Statistics

Latest DVSA Statistics https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/driver-and-rider-testing-and-instructor-statistics-january-to-march-2018

Marmalade appeals to our industry to support free trade by avoiding the trademarking of key terms

Our sponsor and a leading insurer for young drivers is appealing to the industry to support free trade by not […]

GDPR Presentation from Association Day

Presentation from Smart Driving GDPR Presentation 2018

How MOT changes will affect the driving test

From Monday 4 June 2018 you won’t be able to use vehicles (except motorcycles) for practical driving tests if they: […]

Lesley Young

Lesley Young: looking back at my time as Chief Driving Examiner In Lesley’s last blog post, she reflects on some highlights from […]

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into effect on 25 May 2018

GDPR will replace the existing Data Protection Act (DPA) and it means we (DVSA) are required to make sure you’re […]

New Chief Driving Examiner

DVSA has appointed Mark Winn to succeed Lesley Young as Chief Driving Examiner.  Mark will take up his new responsibilities […]

Changes to Theory Test

From 1 May 2018, we’ll be changing the way 78 theory test questions are worded, to make them more accessible […]

DVSA digital strategy published

We’ve published our digital strategy for 2018 to 2022, which sets out what we’re doing to become a digitally enabled […]

50 days until learners are allowed on the motorway

50 days until learners are allowed on the motorway From Monday 4 June 2018, learner drivers will be able to […]

NASP Report March 2018

NASP Meeting NASP REPORT March 2018 The committee met on Monday 26th March to discuss the joint meeting the next […]

Learner drivers on motorways from 4 June 2018

Learner drivers on motorways from 4 June 2018 From Monday 4 June 2018, learner drivers will be able to take […]

Statement received today from Lesley Young

DVSA Head of Policy and Chief Driving Examiner Lesley Young said: “Following our recent announcement about driving instructor conduct, we’re […]

NASP respond to DVSA Safeguarding statement

Each member of NASP – ADI NJC, DIA and MSA GB have issued their own response to the DVSA blog […]

ADINJC Response to DVSA blog on ADI Conduct

Whilst we applaud DVSA’s aim to improve standards, ADINJC feels that the blog “making the conduct of driving instructors clearer” […]

Response from Quentin Willson to DVSA press release on ADI conduct

Message from our Patron, Quentin Willson ADINJC has received the following message from our Patron, Quentin Willson, following the recent […]

Advice from Disability Driving Instructors for ADIs

ADINJC is grateful to John Rogers of Disability Driving Instructors for sharing this invaluable advice for taking candidates with Special […]

DVSA Statement on Safety Aspects of New Test

The DVSA has issued a statement in the form of a letter from Lesley Young, Head of Policy and Chief […]

Big Learner Relay 2017

And they’re off!  Year 4 of the Big Learner Relay kicked off with a fantastic convoy in Northern Ireland, some […]

Reported Road Casualties 2016 – Figures Released

The full release can be read here: The headline figure is a total of 1.792 Road Deaths in 2016 up […]

UK’s most car friendly cities

We thought you might be interested in some information from Oponeo.  They have compiled the latest data on various car-related issues […]

Updated Information from DVSA on Part 3

We have this afternoon received the following from Jacqui Turland, Registrar – “Further to my email of 1 September 2017, […]

DVSA releases new videos to help learners prepare for driving test changes

With less than 3 months to go to until the driving test changes, the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) […]

Possible Examiner Strike Action

Possible Examiner strike action! Following the announcement that the DVSA are having to delay the introduction of the ADI Part […]

ADI Part 3 change delayed

This afternoon the DVSA confirmed that rumors recently circulating across social media regarding the implementation date of the new Part 3 […]

Top 5 Reason ADIs Fail their Standards Check

Top 5 reasons ADIs fail their standards check During your standards check, your examiner will be looking for evidence that […]

Information on the test changes

Received today from the DVSA:   As we gear up for the changes to the driving test on Monday 4 […]

Learner Driver Week

The ADINJC is supporting Learner Driver Week in association with Young Marmalade Our mission at Learner Driver Week is to educate, […]

DVSA Annual Review published

The DVSA have published it’s first Annual Review  covering  2016/17  it sets out some of the work they’ll be doing […]

Find your nearest – Survey

The DVSA has announced changes this week to the “Find your Nearest Facility” this includes options to link to your […]

Making the driving test more reflective of real life driving

Making the driving test more reflective of real life driving Read here about how and why the new driving test […]

Smart Driving Becomes ADINJC Newest Sponsor

The ADINJC is delighted to announce that Smart Driving is to become a sponsor.  We have always had a close […]

Interesting DVSA sats

Interesting DVSA sats Car pass rates vary between men and women and type of test. Overall, women have a higher […]

3 months till the ADINJC Conference

The year is passing by so fast only 3 months to go till our annual conference. There are only 38 […]

Email Parking Scam

 Example of the scam email…! Parking ticket scam alert!  Our Chairman and a member have both this weekend received an […]

NASP Report May 2017

NASP has produced a report of the recent meeting with DVSA.  It has also produced a list of FAQs relating […]

Read Mark Magee’s blog on FAQs about Pt 3 Changes

Today’s mailing from DVSA about the Part 3 changes.  Please read the blog for full details.  Near the end of […]

Date Set for the New Practical Test

The driving test in England, Scotland and Wales will change from Monday 4 December 2017. The changes are designed to […]

March NASP Report

Report on the NASP meeting held on 28th March 2017 The ninth meeting of the National Associations Strategic Partnership (NASP) […]

DVSA’s 5 Year Strategy

DVSA’s 5-year strategy: helping you stay safe on Britain’s roads DVSA’s purpose is to help you stay safe on Britain’s […]

NASP Response – Part 3 Changes

NASP Response to Part 3 changes announced to improve the ADI part 3 test in line with the standards check […]

Changes for ADI Part 3 Test

DVSA Press Release on changes for ADI Part 3 Test TRADE PRESS RELEASE: Changes announced to improve the ADI part […]

Vehicle Road Tax Changes

Vehicle Road Tax changes:  The way vehicle tax is calculated will change for cars and some motor homes that are […]

ADINJC Response to Learners on Motorways

“The ADINJC sent details of the consultation to members via our monthly newsletter and as email news flashes. We have […]

Think! and AA Charitable Trust video on text driving

Think! and the AA Charitable Trust have partnered to launch a new video as part of their campaign to make […]

Increased Penalties for Mobile Phone Use

Members should be aware that the penalties for mobile phone use whilst driving will increase on 1 March.  The fixed […]

NASP Survey on Training on Motorways and High Speed Road Networks

The National Associations Strategic Partnership (NASP) is gathering information on the training of learners and new drivers on motorways and […]

ADI Code of Practice

Revised January 2017 About the code The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) and the driver training industry place great […]

Thoughts on learners on motorways from our Patron Quentin Willson

My views are that there’s never been official lessons for learners to drive on motorways yet casualty rates are so […]

Voluntary motorway lessons with a qualified instructor

Learner drivers will be allowed to have driving lessons on motorways with a driving instructor in a car fitted with […]

NASP meeting held on Wednesday 7th December 2016

The eighth meeting of the National Associations Strategic Partnership (NASP) with the Driver & Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) was held […]

Update on driving test waiting times, December 2016

Peter Hearn, Acting Director of Operations at DVSA, has blogged about driving test waiting times. In his latest blog post, […]

Sign up to support our safe towing campaign

3-year-old Freddie Hussey was killed by an unsafe trailer. Freddie’s parents are urging all drivers to carry out basic safety […]

The DVSA voluntary register of large goods vehicle (LGV) instructors will close on 31 December 2016

It will be replaced by the new national register of LGV instructors, which launches on 2 January 2017. Existing DVSA […]

NASP report from recent September meeting

NASP meeting held on Monday 5 September 2016 The seventh meeting of the National Associations Strategic Partnership (NASP) was held […]

Improving Part 3 training: New DVSA information

Aligning with the National Standard In April 2014, we introduced the ‘standards check’ which changed the way we assessed ADIs; […]

DVSA Consultation: Improving the Car Driving Test

Response from ADINJC Approved Driving Instructors National Joint Council August 2016 Chairman: Lynne Barrie MA 16 Grosvenor Close, Lichfield, Staffordshire, […]

Why we all need to Live and Learn

Last month saw the release of my book, Live and Learn: A Parental Guide To Keeping Young Drivers Safe On […]

Interview with Quentin Willson our ADINJC Patron

This interview is taken from an original interview between Paul Caddick, editor at Intelligent Instructor magazine and Quentin Willson. What […]