We are a sociable group!

Held on first Wednesday of every month at 8pm

Formal Meetings

Next Meeting: 8pm, March 2nd at Maiden Place Community Centre, Earley, RG6 3HD.

Please join us in welcoming Reading Test Centre Manager Alex Carruthers and Sarah Coe, Area Manager.

Alex and Sarah will be able to answer your questions – please submit these in advance to All questions will be collated and submitted, anonymously in advance to Alex and Sarah. Questions involving individual test results will not be answered.


May 4th – Diane Hall & Chris Allsop, Driving Test Nerves Specialist Workshop. Anxiety is on the increase! At least 50% of your pupils will suffer some level of anxiety with their driving and in particular their Practical Driving Test. Diane and Chris will share their 40 years of combined therapy experience in 1 day, plus a range of books and other resources, includes post workshop help with any of your students via weekly Zoom sessions.

To reserve your place at this workshop please contact

For more information and to look at the past participant reviews please visit 

July 6th

Sept 7th

Nov 2nd

If there are any subjects or speakers you would like to appear at our formal meetings please email:



Social Meetings

Social Meeting dates for 2022:

Next social meeting – 8pm,  2 Feb 2022. The BDI Reunited!

We finally get to meet in person at The Radstock Community Centre – 55 Radstock Lane, Earley, RG6 5UL.

There has been mention of cake……..

2 Feb – BDI Reunited

6 April

2 June

3 August – Car Park coffee

5 Oct

7 December – Xmas social


If you know someone that you think the BDI should have in to speak or you want a previous Organisation/Speaker(s) to come back in, or even an idea for a Social Event – then let a member of the Committee know. We would love to hear from you!

Previous meetings topics/presenters:

ADINJC, IAM, Brake, RoSPA, ADI Federation, Mind Driving, Drive Tech, DVSA Test Centre Managers, DVSA on Standard Checks, Highways Agency,       Energy Saving Trust

Teaching Disabled Students, Teaching Deaf Students, Book Keeping and Tax, Communication Skills, Ipad Training, Business Training, Fleet Training, Safeguarding, Wokingham Council, Reading Council

First Aid Courses
Cardington Training days
Police Accident Investigator
Fire Service Training day
Smart Motorways
Electric Cars
Dash cams
Blood Bikers
Drugs and Alcohol effects on Drivers

We continue to develop training on these matters and add subjects to the list.

Are you looking for a Driving Instructor in Berkshire?

Join Us!

If you would like to join us, or if you have any questions about the BDI, please use the form below to get in touch.


Membership only £30 a year and simply to cover costs. Early Bird Discount – £5 off for members renewing first week of January.
First time new members only charged on a pro-rota basis.

I have been a member since the Organization was DSPA then RADDIA now BDI and have always found having support and people to meet and chat to is a great way to keep up with the latest information.

Also over the years I have made many lifelong friends and colleagues

John Owen

The mutual back up and support has sustained myself and therefore my business, allowing me to be independent and not have to pay franchise fees to earn a decent living, allowing me to have the facilities I need to continually to improve my CPD professionally delivering quality lessons with the latest information, and it is always lovely to meet up and have some fun!

Rachel Newland