Equality and Diversity Awareness

Welcome to the DIA Academy’s Equality and Diversity Awareness course. Equality and diversity is an important topic and it is essential that as driver and rider trainers you have an understanding and awareness of what equality and diversity is. You should also be aware of how it might impact your training and conversations with your students.  This online course will cover: What is equality, discrimination and prejudice? The difference between equality and diversity An overview […]

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First Aid Awareness

Introduction This course is designed to give you a basic overview of first aid essentials. It will cover situations that you as a driver or rider trainer may encounter out on the road, during your lessons and in your personal lives.  The course will give guidance on how to deal with certain types of injuries and emergencies, all of which has been referenced from approved sources such as The Official Highway Code and The Official

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Drink and Drug Awareness

Introduction The course acts as an introduction to drink and drug awareness for driver or rider trainers. The course will cover the reasons people misuse alcohol and drugs, the effect they have on the body, and a brief overview of the relevant legislation, penalties and licence endorsements. It also covers signs to look out for with your students. There is no assessment for this course but there are some quizzes for you to test your

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An Introduction to Drivers with Diverse Needs

This short course will include an overview of the physical challenges some drivers face and how to overcome them. It will also include information on some of the hidden disabilities that we commonly come across when training people to drive.  Aim: The aim of the course is to give you an introduction into drivers with diverse needs, looking at the physical challenges they may face and the impact of hidden disabilities.  What you’ll learn: Where

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An Introduction to the Standards Check

This course is an overview of the standards check from general standards check information, how best to prepare and what is expected of you on the day, plus lots of other useful information along the way. The course is split into lessons, some of which may be broken down into topics depending on the amount of content. There will be quizzes throughout the course and these may be single, multiple choice, essay or fill in

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An Introduction to Safeguarding

An Introduction to Safeguarding This course will help you to gain a good understanding of safeguarding, making it relevant to your role as an ADI. The course will cover a variety of lessons and topics with quizzes to test what you have learned. The final case study and quiz will link everything together and help you analyse a situation you may be faced with as an ADI. Aim: The aim of the course is to

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Terms and Conditions

This course includes our COVID-19 Guarantee. If the course has to be cancelled due to COVID-19 we’ll transfer your place or issue a refund where necessary. 

If you cancel within seven days of booking we will refund the cost of the course. However, we cannot issue any refunds if you want to cancel anytime after this. We may need to cancel or postpone courses occasionally due to reasons beyond our control. The course date will go ahead even if there is just one attendee. If you plan to book overnight accommodation as part of this course, do ensure you book a refundable option in case the course date had to be changed, postponed or cancelled. The DIA is not responsible for any costs you may incur.

Terms and Conditions

By purchasing this product you agree that you have read and understood the requirements of the test that you are applying for.

Refund policy: Once a booking has been confirmed with a trainer directly for either a one-to-one standards check or mock test session you will need to give seven days notice to cancel, otherwise the fee will be lost and a new booking and payment will be required.

NOTE: For all training sessions and mock tests you and your trainer must wear a suitable face covering. Your trainer cannot provide one for you, trainers are only responsible for their own face covering and PPE protection. If a suitable face covering is not in place, your session will be cancelled and the fee will be lost. If you have a medical exception to wearing a face covering, this must be provided as proof of exemption to your Diamond trainer. You must demonstrate that your car has been cleaned, using anti-viral wipes to clean passenger handles inside and outside, the dashboard and any other touch points for the trainer. If your vehicle is not fit for purpose your session will be cancelled and the fee will be lost.

Candidates should not attend a training session or mock test if they are feeling unwell, particularly if they identify core symptoms associated with COVID-19 (such as a persistent cough or fever). We ask candidates to notify the DIA of any possible exposure to, or diagnosis of, coronavirus as soon as possible. If you are unable to take a test due to a COVID-19 diagnosis or possible symptoms, your session will be postponed without losing your fee and you will not be permitted to rearrange your standards check session or mock test within the next 14 days following the cancellation.

Once you have paid for your standards check session and/or mock test,  your details will be forwarded to your nominated Diamond trainer local to you, who will be in touch with you within 48 hours (Monday-Friday) with a view to booking you in at a mutually convenient location, date and time. Some flexibility will be required in terms of location, taking into account trainer availability at regional level and where restrictions with COVID-19 may be taking place. Your Diamond trainer will make arrangements to meet via text, email or telephone. We do not have specific meeting locations and your Diamond trainer will discuss any other queries with you once your booking has been made online.

You will need to use your own vehicle for the standards check session and mock test, which is suitable for training and allows for your Diamond trainer to role play a suitable candidate, with the relevant insurance in place to allow for this. All Diamond trainers are qualified ADIs with a Diamond examiner qualification in place. You will need to show relevant insurance cover to your Diamond trainer, either before or on the day of your agreed booking date and time. The vehicle you supply must be both roadworthy and legal for the purposes of the standards check session and mock test and your session will be cancelled if you do not present a suitable car with the relevant insurance. If you are more than 15 minutes late to your standards check or mock test session you will lose your booking and the fee will need to be paid again.

You will be asked to read a number plate at the required distance, full details can be found at www.gov.uk/driving-eyesight-rules. Your standards check or mock test session will be cancelled if you cannot reach these requirements. You will need a current and valid driving licence which will be checked by your trainer should you need to drive as part of your standards check or mock test.

Online classes

To attend the Zoom sessions you will need a PC, laptop or tablet that can run Zoom and must also have a camera and microphone so you are able to participate fully in the sessions. You are responsible for ensuring you can access and navigate zoom and that you have a strong enough internet connection. If you cannot join the session due to technical difficulties, we cannot guarantee that you will be moved to another session. Session dates are subject to change.

During this course you will be placed into small ‘live’ discussion groups and will need to converse. Please be aware of how to mute and unmute your microphone for the general discussions that will also be taking place.