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ADI Training Programme

Disability Driving Instructors is pleased to be able to announce the third round of courses for their ADI training programme starting in Spring 2024. The programme is designed to provide instructors with the knowledge and expertise they need to teach people with special needs.

Course dates for the 2024 Disability Driving Instructors ADI Training Programme will be released shortly, watch this space!

To express interest in the 2024 Training programme or if you need to discuss further call John Rogers on 01773 852198 or email

For details of the summer 2023 courses see:

DDI Course dates round 2 (summer 2023)

Scheme of Work for the ADI Training Programme

DDI (7) Scheme of work 14.04.23

(Updated: 14 April 2023)

Disability Driving Instructors (DDI) 
About DDI
Our contact details
Who should do the training programme?
What is the cost of the training programme and how do I book?

Introduction to teaching pupils with special needs (1 module)
Introduction to the course
DVLA and DVSA notification requirements for pupils with special needs

Driving with specific educational needs for driving instructors (4 modules)
Unit 1: Introduction to the role of the SEN instructor
Unit 2: Theoretical guide to neurodiversity part 1
Unit 3: Theoretical guide to neurodiversity part 2
Unit 4: Practical guide to neurodiversity

Driving with disabilities and medical conditions for driving instructors (5 modules)
Unit 1: Introduction to the role of the mobility instructor
Unit 2: Adaptations
Unit 3: Diverse medical conditions that ADIs may come across
Unit 4: Diverse medical conditions – teaching pupils with these conditions
Unit 5: Driving licence restriction codes demystified

Practical face to face training at RDAC Solihull (Full day – includes lunch & refreshments)
Unit 6: In car training at a Driving Mobility Centre

Cost for each on-line module is £35 and the in-car training day at RDAC is £75

Deaf awareness and BSL training for driving instructors 

This is still being developed, we hope to be able to run these courses in Summer 2024

Meet the presenters 
John Rogers
Lee Pollard
Gary Gough-Pugh BSc
And for the deaf awareness course
Costa Christou
Mike Gambin

Updated 04.08.2023