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Driving Lesson Abbreviations

Whilst checking through hundreds of Driving School websites, we noticed that abbreviations are often used to help sell driving lessons. Below you will find an explanation of what they mean.

1) ADI (Approved Driving Instructor): Once a Driving Instructor has passed the 3 qualifying exams set by the DSA they become a DSA 'Approved Driving Instructor'. Not an 'Advanced' Driving Instructor as claimed on a few Driving School websites.

2) DIA (Driving Instructors Association): Some Driving School websites mention the DIA as part of their sales pitch, however, for a small fee, any Driving Instructor can join the DIA.

3) CRB Check: a Criminal Record Bureau check. Mandatory for anyone applying to become a Driving Instructor. Some Driving School websites use the CRB check as a selling point.

4) CPD (Continuing Professional Development): is a general term coined by the DSA to focus instructors on improving their skills in all aspects of Driving Instruction.

5) NVQ Level 3 Driving Instructor - extra qualification outside of the official DSA Driving Instructor exams.

6) RoSPA (Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents) Diploma: - extra qualification outside of the official DSA Driving Instructor exams.

7) Diamond Advanced Driving Test: extra qualification outside of the official DSA Driving Instructor exams. Officially recognised by the DSA.

8) IAM (Institute of Advanced Motorists) Driving Test: extra qualification outside of the official DSA Driving Instructor exams. Officially recognised by the DSA.