18/09/2020

NASP Monthly Update – September 2020

Dear Colleague, Please find the latest NASP monthly update here NASP Monthly Update September 2020 Please let us know if you have any questions or require any […]
17/09/2020

DVSA Update – Introducing planned changes to the car theory test

Good Afternoon, Please see below the latest update from the DVSA. Best Regards Peter Harvey National Chair   Introducing planned changes to the car theory test […]
09/09/2020

DVSA Update – Inviting candidates to choose a new test date

  Dear Colleague, Please see below the latest update from the DVSA. Inviting candidates to choose a new test date Before the driving test booking service […]
04/09/2020

NASP comment on continued closure of waiting rooms

  Dear Colleague, Please find the NASP comment on the continued closure of test centre waiting rooms here NASP comment on continued closure of waiting rooms (002) […]
03/09/2020

DVSA Update 03/09/2020 – Increasing the number of car driving tests

  Dear Colleague, Please see below the latest update from the DVSA. Increasing the number of car driving tests The suspension of testing as a result […]
28/08/2020

Driving test booking service update

Dear Colleague, Please see below the latest update from the DVSA. Driving test booking service update We told you on Wednesday 26 August that the online […]
23/08/2020

ADINJC and MSA GUIDANCE FOR SCOTLAND-BASED ADIS & PDIS RETURNING TO WORK

In the absence of official guidance from the Scottish Government (we’re all sure it will arrive this week), the ADINJC and the MSA are advising everyone […]
21/08/2020

IMPORTANT: Update on the reopening of the driving test booking service

Dear Colleague, Some of you in England & Wales will have been trying to book driving tests today, you will also know the system has not […]
20/08/2020

Driving lessons and tests for lorries, buses and coaches to restart in Scotland

Dear Colleague, Please see the latest update from the DVSA regarding Driving lessons and tests restarting in Scotland here Press releases – Scotland restart. Kind Regards Peter […]
20/08/2020

Reopening the driving test booking service

Dear Colleague, Please see below the latest update from the DVSA. From tomorrow (Friday 21 August), we will be reopening the online booking service from 8am […]
05/08/2020

DVSA Update – Important information about driver and rider services in Leicester

Dear Colleague, Please see below the latest update from the DVSA regarding Driver and rider services restarting in Leicester Driver and rider services restarting in Leicester […]
03/08/2020

NASP Letter to the Scottish Government

    Dear Colleague,   This afternoon the joint associations of NASP sent this letter to various members of the Scottish Government including the First Minister […]
31/07/2020

Scotland Update – Extension To Phase 3

Dear Colleague, The First minister for Scotland has today announced an extension to phase three and stated an indicative date for driving lessons to start back […]
28/07/2020

NASP Summary of Changes to the Standards Check, Part Two and Part Three Assessment in response to COVID-19

Hi Please find below the new Standard operating procedures examiners will adhere to when carrying out Parts 2, 3 & standards checks during Covid 19, when […]
23/07/2020

DVSA Theory Test Q&A

Please see below a link to a Theory Test Q&A session with the DVSA. DVSA Theory Test Q&A Yours sincerely Peter Harvey Peter Harvey National Chair
23/07/2020

NASP Theory Test Statement

Dear Colleague, You will know by now the government have decided not to extend the validity of theory certificates, NASP have campaigned to have the opposite […]
20/07/2020

NASP DVSA Question & Answer Session 17/07/2020

Dear Colleague, We and our partners in NASP were pleased to host another question and answer session with DVSA on 17th July 2020. NASP set out […]
16/07/2020

DVSA have updated their Standard Operating Procedures Regarding Plastic screens fitted in vehicles

DVSA have updated their Standard Operating Procedures Regarding Plastic screens fitted in vehicles Examiners will not conduct driving tests in vehicles that have a screen fitted between […]
15/07/2020

Driver training and tests to restart in Wales

Please see below the latest update from the DVSA. The Welsh Government has confirmed that driver training can restart on Monday 27 July in Wales. Motorcycle […]
10/07/2020

Theory tests and motorcycle tests and training to restart in Scotland

Please see below the latest update from the DVSA “The Scottish Government announced yesterday (9 July) that theory tests and motorcycle training will restart on Wednesday […]
09/07/2020

Scottish Instructor Update

Motorcycle Trainers in Scotland can get back to work from 22nd July, Theory testing will also recommence on that day. Unfortunately driving lessons will not get […]
03/07/2020

NASP Q&A With The DVSA And Updated Guidance Documents

Dear Colleague, We and our partners in NASP were pleased to be able to host a question and answer session with the DVSA on 3rd July […]
02/07/2020

NASP Guidelines

Please find the latest NASP Guidelines on driver trainers safely returning to work when the time comes here NASP Guidelines on driver trainers safely returning to work […]
02/07/2020

DVSA Briefing Pack Correction

There was a mistake on the DVSA briefing pack we posted yesterday on Slide 10 it has been updated to:   Test & Trace   If […]
02/07/2020

Theory tests in Scotland and Wales to be suspended

Dear Colleague,  Please see below the latest update from the DVSA. “All theory tests in Scotland and Wales up to and including 14 July have been […]
01/07/2020

DVSA Tier 1 stakeholder briefing pack

Dear Colleague, Please find on this link DVSA COVID19 Stakeholder Briefing Pack (ADI) an Embargoed copy of today’s DVSA Tier 1 stakeholder briefing pack, thought you may […]
01/07/2020

DVSA SOP For Examiners

The DVSA standard operating procedures for examiners are here, I have a meeting with senior DVSA representatives at 3pm today and we will update the NASP […]
25/06/2020

DVSA Update – Restarting driver and rider instruction and tests

Please see the latest updates from the DVSA following todays Government announcement on the links below; Driving lessons theory tests and driving tests to restart in […]
12/06/2020

All theory tests in England from 15 to 21 June rescheduled

Please see below the latest update from the DVSA All theory tests in England from 15 to 21 June have been rescheduled due to the coronavirus […]
03/06/2020

All theory tests in England from 4 – 7 June rescheduled

Please see below the latest update from the DVSA   All theory tests in England from 4 – 7 June have been rescheduled due to the […]
01/06/2020

NASP Letter to Under Secretary of State

Dear Colleague, We as NASP have decided to write jointly to Baroness Vere the Under Secretary of State for Transport, Gareth Llewellyn, CEO at DVSA and other […]
01/06/2020

All theory tests in England on 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 for a safe return to testing […]
01/06/2020

HMRC Grant For Self Employed Extended

The  HMRC grant for Self Employed has been extended for a further 3 months, we will all need to reapply in August, the amount will be […]
28/05/2020

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 be opening an additional 25 theory […]
19/05/2020

Latest NASP Update

Dear Colleagues, Please find below a link to the newest NASP guidelines on what to consider before starting back work when we are allowed. NASP GUIDELINES […]
14/05/2020

Updated Examiners Standard Operating Procedure

Dear Colleague, Please find here the newly updated examiners Standard Operating Procedure, which now include face masks/coverings. Yours sincerely Peter Harvey Peter Harvey National Chair
11/05/2020

NASP Update following 10th May Prime Ministers Speech

Please see this link for the latest update from NASP following the Prime Ministers Speech on the 10th May 2020. Holding statement from NASP 11th May […]
11/05/2020

NASP Update on Key Worker Tests: 4.05 2020

Please see the latest NASP Update on Key Worker Tests here: NASP Guidance 4.5
06/05/2020

Theory tests cancelled up until and including 30 May 2020

Please see below the latest update from the DVSA Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, all theory tests have been cancelled up till and including Saturday […]
06/05/2020

Self-Employment Income Support Scheme

Hi Everyone The HMRC Site to apply for the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme is now live: Check if you can claim a grant through: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/claim-a-grant-through-the-coronavirus-covid-19-self-employment-income-support-scheme#claim Before […]
01/05/2020

DVSA Update – 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 reduce the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). […]
28/04/2020

Updated SOP for examiners carrying out critical driving tests

Please see this link for the updated examiner Standard Operating Procedures for examiners carrying out critical driving tests: conducting driving tests for key workers 2
30/03/2020

Frequently Asked Questions

Dear Colleagues, We realise this is a difficult time for ADIs with so many questions about what to do for the best and how to do […]
27/03/2020

NASP summary of self-employed points

The three associations that make up the National Associations Strategic Partnership (NASP) have put together the attached summary of the Chancellor’s measures to help the self-employed, […]
26/03/2020

UK Government unveils aid for self-employed

Breaking News! UK Government unveils aid for self-employed https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-52053914
26/03/2020

Contactless payments

The spending limit for contactless card payments will be increased from £30 to £45, with a national roll-out beginning from 1 April 2020, UK Finance has […]
25/03/2020

Vehicle owners to be granted MoT exemption in battle against coronavirus

Vehicle owners to be granted MoT exemption in battle against coronavirus Temporary exemption will enable vital services to continue, frontline workers to get to work, and […]
25/03/2020

Latest information on who would be a critical worker

Please see below the latest information on who would be a critical worker from the DVSA. Book an emergency test if you’re a critical worker You […]
23/03/2020

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 distancing and trying to control and […]
21/03/2020

NASP Letter to the Government

This is a letter that has been sent to the Prime Minister, Chancellor of the Exchequer, Secretary of States for Business, Work & Pension & several […]
21/03/2020

DVSA update – Driving tests suspended for up to 3 months

We are suspending driving tests for up to 3 months from 21 March as there is extended contact between candidates and examiners in vehicles. Motorcycle tests […]
20/03/2020

MSA GB Response to the DVSA

In an effort to keep you informed in these uncertain times, with all the rumours going around, I have sent an email today to a senior […]
20/03/2020

DVSA update – Theory tests

DVSA are working to put contingency plans in place to help reduce the spread of COVID-19, and are suspending theory tests for 4 weeks from 20/3/20. […]
19/03/2020

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 Vehicle Standards Agency have announced that […]
19/03/2020

Important – 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 the next 2 days. This includes: […]
16/03/2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Guidelines from NASP

The three associations that make up the National Associations Strategic Partnership (NASP) have put together some guidelines to help us all through these uncertain times of […]
12/03/2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19): guidance for instructors

Please see the latest guidance for instructors from the DVSA regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Coronavirus (COVID-19): guidance for instructors We’re sending you this email because of […]
26/02/2020

Latest NASP report just published

Latest NASP report just published, click here to read the full report.
24/02/2020

DVSA publish their latest findings on independent driving.

Over the past few months we’ve been carrying out research to help us understand how we can encourage more learner drivers to spend more time driving […]
20/02/2020

DVSA announce changes to the car theory test

From 14 April 2020, we’ll be updating part of the car theory test to make it more realistic and improve the accessibility for all candidates. Video […]
12/02/2020

Working with you to encourage learners to practice 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 drivers to spend time practicing driving […]
12/02/2020

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’ progress and for them to record […]
16/01/2020

Newly qualified driver research: driving on motorways

From January 2020, we’ll be surveying newly qualified drivers to find out:  if they took motorway driving lessons  whether practising on motorways helped to prepare them […]
08/01/2020

Making the complaints process simpler, quicker and clearer

From today (Monday 6 January) we’re changing way we handle complaints – making the process simpler, quicker and clearer for our customers. This is part of […]
17/12/2019

Disability Awareness Course for Driving Instructors

Would you like to learn more about disabilities and techniques on teaching students who have a disability? East Anglian DriveAbility are holding a 2 day Disability […]
09/12/2019

DVSA opening hours: Christmas and New Year

The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) will be closed at times during Christmas 2019 and New Year 2020, but its online services will be available. […]
27/11/2019

Newly qualified driver research

Over the next year, we’ll be inviting newly qualified drivers to take part in Driver 2020 research. We’ll be contacting them through the email address they […]
05/11/2019

Report of Joint NASP/DVSA meeting – 15th October 2019

Please click here to see the latest NASP report.
01/11/2019

Government acts to improve road safety by closing mobile phone loophole

• Plans revealed to bring the hand-held mobile phone offence into the 21st century • Updated law will prevent hand-held phone use in any capacity while […]
23/10/2019

The DVSA have updated their official guide to learning to drive

From today (23 October 2019) updated versions of some of our official publications, including our official guide to learning to drive are available to buy. The […]
14/10/2019

DVSA rolls out digital driving tests

Successful learners will receive their full driving licences quicker as driving examiners start marking the car driving test digitally, DVSA has announced today (14 October). Driving […]
09/10/2019

Marking the driving test digitally

Please see below the latest news from the DVSA regarding marking driving tests digitally In September, we let you know about the work we’ve been doing […]
13/09/2019

Sutton Coldfield Theory Test Centre Re-location

In case any of our members use the theory test center in Sutton Coldfield, I wanted to advise you that the location of this center will […]
13/09/2019

Salisbury Theory Test Centre Re-location

In case any of our members use the theory test center in Salisbury, I wanted to advise you that the location of this center will be […]
11/09/2019

Road safety awareness evening

The British Horse Society are holding a road safety awareness evening on the 6 November 2019 at the Overseal Pavillion, Woodville Road, Swadlincote, Derbyshire at 7pm. […]
04/09/2019

Latest update on the introduction of iPads in driving test marking

Developing an app to electronically record driving tests Since we launched our 5 year strategy in 2017, we’ve been working to become a digitally-enabled organisation. We […]
21/08/2019

Highway Code: changes for first aid on the road 🚑

Today (20 August 2019) Highway Code annex 7 on providing emergency care has been updated. This is following new guidance from the British Burns Association. See […]
25/07/2019

DVSA response to incorrect media reports

You may have seen recently there’s been incorrect claims in the media that the current driving test pass rate of 45.8% has been caused by a […]
18/07/2019

Further research into graduated driver licensing

The Department for Transport (DfT) has announced today (18 July) that it will explore if graduated driver licensing – or a similar scheme – should be […]
18/07/2019

DVSA reveals the top driving test faults

Today (17 July 2019) we’ve released the top 10 reasons people failed the new driving test in its first year. The data, which covers 4 December […]
15/07/2019

Final Report of the latest Joint NASP/DVSA meeting

We are happy to share the Final Report of the latest Joint NASP/DVSA meeting, you can view it here
12/07/2019

DVSA – We’ve published our annual review

Over the last year, DVSA staff have worked hard to help everyone stay safe on Britain’s roads. Our annual review tells the stories of how some […]
27/06/2019

MSA GB Scottish Training Seminar 2019

Dear Colleague, Hi, your committee have as usual been working hard again to put on a topical event for all driver trainers and now’s the time […]
20/06/2019

Working with road safety campaigner Ria Brisland to improve motorcyclist safety

In 2015, Ria Brisland’s son Nick tragically died in a motorcycle collision. Since then, Ria has been campaigning for better education for all road users on […]
17/06/2019

The RAC Foundation are working with a range of road safety stakeholders

The RAC Foundation are working with a range of road safety stakeholders on research to establish the effectiveness of road safety interventions in the UK that […]
03/06/2019

Change to location of Bodmin theory test centre

Dear Member In case any of you use the theory test centre in Bodmin, we wanted to advise you that the location of this centre will […]
31/05/2019

MSAGB regional AGMs update

31st October –  North East 3rd November –  Greater London 4th November –  South East 12th November –  Western 13th November –  Eastern 17th November –  […]
30/04/2019

#MeToo and the driving instructor industry

Our latest Despatch blog post is a guest blog post from NWG Network. They are a leading authority on tackling child sexual exploitation. In this blog […]
09/04/2019

Casting for a new Channel 5 programme on Young Drivers

AGB Films has been commissioned by C5 to make a light-hearted but informative prime time documentary following young drivers as they receive some lessons from mum and dad […]
17/12/2018

Toll free Severn provides festive boost for communities and business

UK Government brings an end to over half a century of charging. Drivers can travel for free across both the Prince of Wales and original Severn […]
14/12/2018

Christmas THINK! road safety campaign released.

THINK! Campaign urges young men to stop their friends drink-driving Don’t let your mates drink and drive – that’s the message for young men in this […]
13/12/2018

DfT publish guidance on the use of Segway’s and other Powered transporters

Picture: Virgin Experience Days a Segway Thrill for Two (off road) First Published in 2015  the Department for Transport have updated their advice on the use […]
07/12/2018

Driving tests: last date to change or cancel tests during Christmas and New Year

The table shows the last date to change or cancel theory test or practical driving test. If changes or cancellations are made after the date shown, […]
07/12/2018

DfT Road Safety Newsletter

DfT have published the December issue of their Road Safety Newsletter.   This newsletter has been written for the benefit of those working in the road safety field or […]
04/12/2018

New test prepares learners for real life driving

More than 80% of young drivers feel prepared for real life driving following the introduction of the new test last year, DVSA has announced today (4 […]
30/11/2018

Government publishes £1.2 billion plan to increase cycling and walking

Cycling and walking investment strategy released. The government has published its £1.2 billion long-term plan to make cycling and walking the natural choice for shorter journeys. The […]
30/11/2018

Highway Code: rule changes for automated vehicle technology

Today Highway Code rules 149, 150, 160 and 239 have been updated to provide more detailed advice on safely using remote control parking and motorway assist functions. […]
22/11/2018

DVSA online services not available next Tuesday

Some DVSA online services will be unavailable on Tuesday 27 November 2018 from midnight to 5pm to allow system maintenance to take place. On GOV.UK you […]
21/11/2018

Theory test delivery survey

To help inform DVSA’s considerations around how the theory test could be delivered more effectively in the future they would be grateful if you would participate […]
19/11/2018

Driving Theory Test changes to improve road safety

To help improve road safety, an update to the hazard perception test, taken by learner drivers as part of their theory test, has been announced by […]
16/11/2018

Southampton theory test centre: relocation

Southampton theory test centre will close on 12 December 2018. A new theory test centre will open at Anglo City House on 20 December 2018. Venue details 2nd Floor South Suite […]
05/11/2018

ADI survey: raising awareness to improve road sharing with cyclists

The Department for Transport has provided funding to increase ADI awareness of cycling when preparing drivers for sharing the road with cyclists. This online survey has […]
02/11/2018

A change of gear

Photo: Carol & John Lepine with their daughters Claire & Karen – Buckingham Palace 1991 MSA GB would like to announce that John & Carol Lepine, the […]
19/10/2018

NASP/DVSA Meeting Reports – October 1st/ October 2nd 2018

NASP/DVSA Meeting Reports – October 1st/ October 2nd 2018 At the beginning of October the National Associations Strategic Partnership held meetings to discuss key industry developments […]