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Modernising driver training:response to consultation

22 July 2014

Following last year’s consultation on the ‘modernisation of the driver training industry’ GOV.UK has now published its response.

The main points covered are:

  • to enhance the DVSA examination process by replacing the existing test of instructional ability (ADI part 3) with one similar to the standards check
  • to work with key stakeholders to further investigate the options for reforming the trainee licence scheme in light of the above
  • not to introduce the vocational qualification route at the moment but explore it as a future option
  • to introduce an online booking system for the standards check
  • to carry out a consultation on revising the ADI fee structure later this year


As a result of the responses, the following aims were decided:

  • to reduce the burden on ADIs whose registration has lapsed for more than 12 months - subject to further discussion with the industry
  • to seek an opportunity to amend legislation to let instructors request voluntary removal from the register of ADIs
  • to extend consumer information about ADIs
  • to have more discussions with the industry on how help can be given to top grade instructors and to promote their higher level of competence

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