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Driving examiners to wear body worn cameras

Driving examiners have began to wear body worn cameras to help tackle an increase in abuse. DVSA has taken this decision due to an increase in unacceptable violent and abusive incidents against driving examiners since testing restarted after the pandemic restrictions. Although the most recent figures show incidents of abuse have dropped since, they still …

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DVSA: Restarting ORDIT – changes to the assessment process

In early 2023 DVSA will be increasing the number of assessments for existing members of the official register of driving instructor trainers (ORDIT) and applications for new members. DVSA limited ORDIT assessments after the pandemic to focus examiner resource on delivering ADI part 2 and 3 tests. It will be restarting them with increased capacity …

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What the DVSA are doing to answer more of your calls

Extra sites added to trials

DVSA updated the industry in December on the work they were doing to create a more flexible and efficient driving test service that is less dependent upon fixed estate (i.e dedicated, physical test centre sites wholly operated/occupied by DVSA ).

DVSA update: Changes to OBS terms and conditions: how they affect you

Changes to the terms and conditions for using DVSA’s Online Business Service (OBS) are now live. This means that the next time you sign in to OBS, you’ll be required to agree to the terms and conditions before using the service. To give you more insight into the updates, Lianne Parkinson, Head of Driver Policy …

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DVSA: Update on transforming the driver testing delivery model

DVSA is committed to creating a modern, flexible and efficient driving test service that is less dependent upon fixed estate and takes advantage of the investment and development of new technology. DVSA set this out in the 2022/23 business plan that was published in May of this year. Creating a more flexible driving test centre …

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DVSA services – industrial action by the Public and Commercial Services (PCS) Union

The following is a message from the DVSA: The Public and Commercial Services (PCS) Union has formally served notice that a programme of industrial action involving DVSA members will take place over a 6 week period from Tuesday 13 December 2022. For the latest information on when and how our services will be affected, please …

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DVSA: Marking Approved Driving Instructor Part 3 tests digitally

From yesterday (30 November) Approved Driving Instructor (ADI) Part 3 tests will be marked digitally. The content of the Part 3 test will not change, just the way our examiners will record your pupils test, using tablets and the Driver Examiner Service (DES) app. The test results will be emailed to your pupils once their …

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