About Us

Who We Are

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.

How it works

MSA GB 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 areas. They are paid no salary for the work they do. The areas 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.


MSA GB 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 GB membership and on qualification are converted to full members at no extra charge.


The association includes several services in the membership fee including Public Liability and Professional Indemnity insurance in the sum of fifteen million pounds (£15,000,000) for MSA GB for members engaged in any driver training activity that they are competent to deliver either through qualification or experience.


MSA GB 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.

The Road Ahead

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 info@msagb.com 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.