What is ORDIT?
ORDIT stands for the Official Register of Driving Instructor Trainers. It’s an optional course that driving instructors can take to show they have better processes in place for driving instructor training, the ORDIT team inspect each trainer for their training documents.
Why does ORDIT matter?
Really, it’s down to the trainee. ORDIT offers peace of mind that the instructor trainer / training establishment has been checked by the DVSA and found to be keeping the right training logs, terms & conditions and complaints procedures. ORDIT essentially means if you have a dispute with your trainer you can escalate it to the DVSA complaints procedure for a resolution. Generally disputes between trainers and trainee’s are very very rare (at least for us!) but having the knowledge that you are protected at the establishment has been checked is worthwhile.
Why aren’t all driving instructor trainers ORDIT?
If the ORDIT process was free it may be more popular, but there are costs associated with ORDIT and ongoing inspections. Some driving schools get along without it, some claim to be ORDIT but will outsource their training to ORDIT trainers. We’re serious about delivering high quality training so we’re happy to be inspected and earn our ORDIT.
I want to become ORDIT registered
Great, the more ORDIT trainers the better we say! We see far too many poor attempts at ADI training so having checks and inspections keeps people at the top of their game.
To become an ORDIT trainer, you must:
- Be an ADI
- Have got a grade A at your latest ADI standards check (a grade A from your ADI part 3 test does not count)
You then need to pass an assessment of your training skills with DVSA.
If you’re serious about becoming ORDIT then we can help - we’re currently looking for ADI’s to join our team and become ORDIT trainers to help reduce the pressure from our current ADI trainers. Interested - give us a call on 0151 283 2929 or email us!