On becoming a Driving Instructor, there are many ‘Associations’ that you can join.
These ‘Associations’ help with information regarding Public Liability Insurance as well as enjoying the social aspect of meeting other likeminded Driving Instructors whereby information regarding the Driving Instructor industry can be shared. Being a Driving Instructor and working on your own can be quite a solitary position in that you don’t get to meet other Driving Instructors other than when perhaps taking your pupil for their driving test or bumping into them in the local coffee shops on their break! It’s just YOU, the CAR, and PUPIL, on a daily basis …
At AHD Driver Training Ltd we encourage our Driving Instructors to meet up with staff on a regular basis to see how they are getting on and if there are any particular things about the job they wish to discuss and help and advice can be given. Our team of Driving Instructors are very helpful and patient people and find being able to meet up regularly and knowing that help and advice is only a ‘telephone call away’ do they feel valued and supported.
DIA – Driving Instructor Association
The UK’s largest professional Association for driver and rider Trainers. Further information can be accessed via their website at https://www.driving.org/
Your Driving Instructors Association membership automatically offers you public liability insurance for when your engine is switched off, but they can provide you with public liability cover with your motor policy. Just ask an insurance advisor about this cover to get an amazing discounted rate.
Further information can be accessed via https://www.waddi.org/
Worcester and District Driving Instructors Association or WADDI as we like to call it was reformed in 2006 and has around 40 members from Worcester and the surrounding areas.
WADDI is a non profit organisation that exists for the benefit of its members. WADDI is there to support and give advice when needed, it also serves as a social focal point allowing instructors to meet up and socialise.
WADDI has several open meetings each year –
The committee have several more meetings during the year where we decide on speakers, meetings, charitable events etc.
WADDI has organised several social events and trips for our membership including:
- Two trips to DVSA training centre at Cardington
- Karting at AKS Worcester
- 10 pin bowling
- Clay Pigeon shooting
- Christmas Dinner and entertainment.
- Heart Start Evening.
WADDI is also there to give advice and help to members on Standards Check and DVSA issues.
As a WADDI member you are automatically a member of the ADINJC. The Approved Driving Instructors National Joint Council offers a united voice for all driving instructors in the UK and is now the fastest growing national driving instructor association. It has around 6,000 members and acts as a central hub to provide support, advice and representation to fellow ADIs. It is run by working ADIs on a voluntary basis.