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Information about ORDIT - the Official Register of Driving Instructor Trainers

ORDIT is a register of Driving Instructor Trainers which have been inspected by the DSA to ensure that they reach minimum standards. The register is not compulsory.

The idea is that people looking for approved driving instructor (ADI) training or retraining can approach any of these establishments in the confidence that they have reached the standards set down. Nonetheless, potential ADI's

are advised to contact more than one establishment and compare what they have to offer in order to decide which one best suits their needs.

Being on the register only relates to the standard of training and not business practices or value for money. The DSA does not check an organisation's financial standing and inclusion in the register should not be taken as a measure of its financial stability. Similarly, the DSA has no role in contractual disputes which are matters for the parties of that contract to resolve and DSA is therefore unlikely to intervene in such matters.   

The entry against each establishment contains a code, which indicates the level of training they offer, which has satisfied the inspection requirements. Each entry lists the name, address and telephone number of the establishment, together with the name of the contact point (normally the person in control who may be the principal or manager) and the tested trainers, with the elements of training inspected shown in brackets. The code against each establishment entry under the heading "Training Offered" indicates:

The subjects covered which have received approval:

1 = ADI part 1 (the written exam)
2 = ADI part 2 (the driving ability test)
3 = ADI part 3 (the instructional ability test)
R = ADI retraining  

The types of course offered:
F = Full time course
P = Part time course
C = Classroom
D = Distance learning course
A = Residential accommodation service

If an establishment is offering courses not listed against their entry, it is likely that these have not been approved.

If you have complaints about the standard of training you have received from any of the establishments on the register that you cannot settle with the establishment itself, you may write to the DSA ORDIT Team, C/O the Driving Standards Agency, Stanley House, 56 Talbot Street, Nottingham NG1 5GU.

The DSA itself does not accept responsibility for the training provided.

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