Useful Links

Useful Links

Please be aware that inclusion on this page should not be taken as a recommendation by SDIA. You should undertake your own review of any companies to see if they can meet your needs. Members may recommend companies who they feel have provided a good service.

SDIA Accident Form

Following the recent First Aid Course (July 2014) we wish to make members aware of the risks of an accident occurring during a driving lesson. As with all other work places, the ADI should report any injury reported by their students during a lesson. We are therefore providing this Accident Form for SDIA Members
This should help protect you from subsequent liability.

Speed Awareness Information from Rob Ward (ASDI)

Thanks to Rob Ward for providing this document on Impact Speeds and the following links that may be useful for further reading:
Speed Awareness Courses
Safety Cameras in Sussex
National Driver Offender Retraining Scheme 
Driver Awareness Training

ADINJC Benefits

SDIA pay a membership fee for ADINJC – this means that all our members can benefit from their support.Discover the Member benefits here.

For information on ADINJC Public Liability and Professional Indemnity Insurance for just £22.50 per annum.

Useful Standards documents (November 2013)

National Standards for Driving and RidingADI Standards Check Operating ProcedureQuick Standards Check Guide for ADI’s

Booking Practical Tests through the official DSA site

Use these links: to book your theory test to book your practical test

SDIA page for issue to students – annotate and / or brand this flyer for handing out to your students.

HM Revenue & Customs

HMRC’s Education Team offer an e-learning link to help advise self employed Driving Instructors. In the past there were training courses about Tax and National Insurance to help the self employed fulfil their obligations to HMRC. These courses have now been replaced by digital products. Click here to view the e-learning pages.

Association of Sussex Driving Instructors

SDIA are pleased to announce that we have made links with the Association of Sussex Driving Instructors (ASDI) so that we can share events and ideas. They are holding a meeting/CPD event on 6th March in Arundel and also a Skid Plan on Sunday 18th March. Please have a look at their website and specifically the events page for more information. If you would like to attend their meeting/CPD events, it will be free to enter on production of your SDIA membership card. Please contact ASDI directly to make any event bookings.

Hampshire & Isle of Wight Taiho Jutsu Martial Arts

At the CPD meeting in November 2012 Sensai David Brown gave a demonstration of self-defence techniques that could help us stay safer in our cars. Further courses can be organised if there is enough interest. Visit their link for more details.

Trailer Training UK

This company provide highly qualified, experienced instructors and modern driver training vehicles for driver training such as LGV, PCV, trailers, caravan and motorhome courses.

eDriving Solutions

This organisation provide training for Instructors, parents and learner drivers. In March 2011 eDriving Solutions visited the Portsmouth area to provide courses for SDIA members wishing to learn more about the use of coaching techniques within driver training. SDIA members should contact a member of the committee if they feel other courses would be of interest to them.

Top Notch Signs

Supplying quality roof top signs, magnetic doors signs and other ADI signs and accessories. Vehicle graphics, banners, pavement signs and much more. Please take a look at our site.

Ameya Signs

Ameya Signs is a Fareham based business that offers a friendly and competitively priced service for vehicle signage and graphics. Ameya delivers a full design and branding service for cars, fleet vehicles, commercial vehicles and construction vehicles. Fitting is available Monday to Saturday during times to suit your business.
For a free quotation call 02393 233 031 or email

Instructor Apps

Share your lessons from your diary to your website. Online lesson booking with Instructor Apps. From a single Instructor to a school of hundreds, an Instructor can add an available lesson to their phone diary and it’s made available for booking on their website. With a desktop booking system, Instructor Apps make it easy to share lessons with pupils.

Young Driver

“You can’t get a driving licence in the UK until you’re 17 but now, thanks to Young Driver, 11 – 17s can learn to drive at one of our 8 UK centres. Research shows that it is a lack of driving experience – not a lack of years on the planet – that causes 1 in 5 newly qualified drivers to crash within 6 months of passing their test. Something had to be done to reduce this frightening statistic – and so we started Young Driver! With Young Driver Training, children as young as 11 years old can get behind the wheel, and learn how to start, drive, brake, corner, change gear, stop and even reverse – all on your first lesson! All lessons are taught by one of our fully qualified ADI instructors in brand new SEAT Ibizas.”

Driving Instructors Association (DIA)

Southern Driving Instructor Association are affiliated to the DIA. DIA is the largest independant organisation for professional driving instructors.

DVSA Alerts

DVSA alerts will allow you to stay up to date with information regarding driving tests and other useful information for all licence holder categories. Sign up using this link.

Goodwood Skid Pan

Sessions organised regularly by SDIA. See October Newsletter for details.


SDIA are one of BRAKE’s much valued corporate donors. As a growing charity Brake is very much dependent on the generosity of companies (corporate donors and partners) who share their determination to make the roads safer, as well as supporting services for road crash victims. More information is available in February Newsletter.

SDIA Facebook Group

Keep in touch with the group and other members.

Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency

This Department for Transport link provides DVSA information such as DVSA’s business plan and press releases.