The Motor Schools Association of Great Britain (MSA GB) is one of the longest established national bodies for driver trainers in the world, having started back in 1935 just before the introduction of the driving test, it is the senior association for driver trainers in Britain. The association provides members with information both electronically and in print. Representation, both for individuals who have difficulties with other bodies and members collectively when we are consulted by bodies like the DVSA. MSA GB offer a range of services which are included in the membership fee and further services at discounted prices or with special benefits to members. The support provided for driver trainers is well documented and includes formal alliance with training partners, advice about all aspects of the profession of driver training and a shoulder to lean on when things get tough for individual members.
MSA membership is open to Driver & Vehicle Standards Agency Approved Driving Instructors (DVSA ADIs) and all road transport trainers are welcome including motorcycle, lorry, bus, off road and theory trainers. Trainee licence holders, potential driving instructors and those training to be ADIs (PDIs), driving school proprietors and other interested parties may also join. PDIs are welcomed into MSA membership and on qualification are converted to full members at no extra charge.

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The MSA is run on behalf of members by a Board of Management, who are all working driving instructors, elected in each of the association's 10 regions. They are paid no salary for the work they do. The regions and nations also elect committees who organise local events including meetings, seminars and social events. The MSA is a company limited by guarantee there are no shareholders and any profits are used for the benefit of members. The association employ a small staff based in Stockport.

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The MSA prides itself on the information available to members. Most information is first published on the web site www.msagb.com and distributed through the association's social media feeds on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

MSA GB also publishes printed literature and our flagship publication Newslink has recently changed from a newspaper to an A4 magazine, a-style which reflects the current trend in professional publications, to be commentary and advice vehicles, rather than 'newspapers'. The new design coincides with something else that's new: the MSA GB logo, which you can at the top of this page.
MSA GB represents individuals who have difficulties with other bodies and represents driver training interests to Government departments and agencies. The association is also a member of: PACTS (the Parliamentary Advisory Committee on Transport Safety); and RoSPA (the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents). European involvement is as the British representative to EFA (the European Driving Schools Association).
The association includes a number of services in the membership fee including Public Liability Insurance in the sum of ten million pounds (£10,000,000) and Professional Indemnity insurance in the sum of five million pounds (£5,000,000) for MSA GB and for members engaged in any driver training that they are competent to deliver either through qualification or experience.
The MSA is always open for business our phones are manned from 9am to 4:30pm and if we can't answer your question straight away we will call you back and make sure you have whatever help and information you need.
MSA GB is a forward-looking organisation, always open to new ideas and improved methods. We plan to offer further services and benefits to members, if you have any ideas about new services we can offer, please send us an e-mail to mail@msagb.co.uk or use our online enquiry form at www.msagb.com

The association's principal aim is to keep members informed of any matters of interest to them, to represent the views of members to Government, its departments and agencies, to provide services that will be of benefit to members and to support members in order that they can provide high quality tuition to the public.