Welcome to Blackburn And District Driving Instructors' Association

nwfdia logo                        Chairman    Pete Longdenbaddia logo                    Deputy Chairman    Nick Hayward
                        Secretary  Linda Brooks

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See the "Instructors" tab at the top of this page

Looking for a Driving Instructor?

Please note for clarity- Our member instructors are all self-employed and work independently.
To arrange lessons you need to contact the individual instructors directly.

  • We have lists of both male and female Approved Driving Instructors.  See "Instructors" link at the top of the page.
  • Driving lessons covering the areas of Blackburn, Accrington, Rishton, Great Harwood, Clitheroe, Darwen, Burnley, Haslingden, Hoddlesden and surrounding areas.
  • They are listed by Surname, School Name, Speciality etc
  • Choose one of our instructors and know that you will be receiving first class instruction from a fully qualified and registered Approved Driving Instructor.

Maybe you are just looking to do a refresher course or brush up on your MOTORWAY DRIVING.
Our instructors will be happy to assess your driving, and advise on areas you need to improve on.

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   (Normally at   Cabin End Hotel, Windsor Road, Knuzden     Unless stated Otherwise
Tri-Monthly - Normally the first Monday of the month (check with Any Committee member)

Please press the "Meetings" button above

*******Next ADI "Surgery" ******
  (Time / Date To be Decided) at Darwen Driving Test Centre

The association was established in 1975 to provide business opportunities and Continuing Professional Development for Approved Driving Instructors in Blackburn and surrounding areas.

All active ADI's are encouraged to join,, plus trainee instructors (PDI's).Only fully qualified instructors are listed on the web site - trainees are not.
Anybody who has an active interest in road safety is also welcome to attend.

  Meetings are held usually every 3 months on the first Monday of the month at  Cabin End Hotel, Windsor Road, Knuzden (Check the "MEETINGS" tab for any change.)
Instructors should contact The Chairman if they would like to attend a meeting or to join the association, or turn up on the night.
 Non-members attending a meeting where there is a guest speaker are asked to pay a small fee at the door, whereas members are free.

Continuing Development
Our members have the benefit of regular correspondence and emails covering a wide variety of business and motoring matters, plus training consultants who are available to answer queries on all aspects of teaching and business procedures.
The association frequently brings in specialists to address members at our meetings.

We are affiliated to ADINJC (Approved Driving Instructors' National Joint Council) and  are part of the North West Federation of Driving Instructors' Associations (NWFDIA), and are in regular contact with the Driving and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA)

NWFDIA RoADAR has several excellent RoSPA Gold Standard ADI's, who can help you towards the RoSPA advanced badge.

Thinking of becoming a driving instructor? Please read this first!!

Notice to the General Public: COMPLAINTS
Contracts between instructors and pupils
are between these two parties, and are not the responsibility of the association. Any complaints etc should be addressed directly to the instructor concerned.

Please contact The Chairman if you have a problem.

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