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Report of joint NASP/DVSA meeting

A recent meeting of NASP and DVSA drilled down into the key areas of industry concern at this time – namely test waiting times (and an update on the progress of the overall DVSA recovery plan), the planned new prioritisation of Standards Checks and the termination of B+E testing. Read the full report

NASP continues to challenge B+E changes and urges members to lobby MPs

NASP is urging the government to reconsider the decision to terminate B+E testing in light of serious road safety concerns and the disastrous impact on the livelihood of B+E trainers – and wants trainers to similarly involve their MPs in lobbying government. NASP has previously written to ministers detailing their concerns, as well as offering possible alternative solutions aimed at maintaining a level of testing and training …

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Update to Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for both car and motorcycle

DVSA have published updated Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for both car and motorcycle.  These have now been reviewed and refreshed to take account of recent national updates.  Click here for the DVSA Standard Operating Procedure – Coronavirus (COVID-19): Conducting driving tests (car) Click here for the DVSA Standard Operating Procedure – Coronavirus (COVID-19): Conducting driving …

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DVSA SOP Update (Vocational & tractor/specialist vehicles tests)

Throughout the pandemic, particularly at key points of change and different lockdowns, DVSA have reviewed and updated the SOP.  These have now been reviewed and refreshed to take account of recent national updates for both vocational & tractor tests. Click here for the DVSA Standard Operating Procedure – Coronavirus (COVID-19): Conducting driving tests (vocational) Click …

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NASP releases statement on planned prioritisation of Standards Checks

NASP has today released a statement detailing the steering group’s view (and discussions to date with the agency on this subject) on the recent announcement by DVSA on plans to prioritise future Standards Checks based on wider trainer performance data. NASP statement 23.8.2021: Prioritising Standards Checks NASP is aware of the many questions and concerns …

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NASP update 11 August

Further to our communications last week regarding the B+E and LGV testing situation, the government have now released the consultation document, it is available to view here. It is extremely important, if you deliver training in these categories, you respond to this consultation and have your views heard. Indeed, regardless of the category you train in, it …

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