The RTITB has launched a new National Register of Large Goods Vehicle instructors to replace the DVSA’s register of instructors. The new register is endorsed by the DVSA and went live on 1 January.
The new register will be run on a non-profit basis, and will promote the value and importance of being part of a recognised, quality-assured, register of instructors.
Richard Brewer, Manager of the National Register of LGV Instructors, explained: “The new register will be run by the industry, which is best placed to develop a relevant and robust register for the future. By working together, we can improve the standards of LGV driver training, while providing an opportunity to further expand the register and professionalise the LGV training industry as a whole.”
The DVSA says the change will allow it to focus on carrying out driving tests it has a statutory responsibility to provide, and to keep waiting times for lorry, coach and bus tests to a minimum.
“DVSA will be part of the governance committee overseeing the delivery and development of the register and associated examination,” Mark Winn, the DVSA’s Head of Vocational Policy, said. “We’ll continue to set standards for driver training through our role on the committee, and by maintaining the national standard for driving lorries. DVSA’s first priority is to help you through a lifetime of safe driving, and I’m proud that we will be supporting the new register.”
Anyone on the DVSA’s voluntary register of LGV instructors can transfer to the new register for free.