Training Support Update – 23rd February

Government Update
Yesterday the Prime Minister announced the four-part plan to ease England’s lockdown.

In the released “Covid-19 Response − Spring 2021” document the Government has stated “driving tests” will resume within Step 2 and will therefore take place no earlier than 12th April, subject to an assessment of the data.

Here is the link to the document from GOV.UK – https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/963491/COVID-19_Response_-_Spring_2021.pdf

The DVSA later confirmed this in a message on their social media platforms, see below:

Bill Plant Driving School will therefore plan for driving instructor training to resume on 12th April. We have contacted the DVSA for confirmation of the date for training / tests to resume across the UK and we will communicate this to you once received.

This date is provisional and therefore subject to change, we will naturally keep you updated on this via our Training Support Communications. We will provide further updates on this resumption in the following weeks.

We will be in touch in March to organise course dates for Part 2 & 3 Training.

Training Support
Should you need further guidance in addition to our communications to date, please contact the Training Support Team on 01765 645023 or via training@billplant.co.uk. 

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to be a challenging time for everyone, we will continue to do all we can to support our instructors, staff and trainees.

From everyone at Bill Plant Driving School, stay safe.

Kind regards


Peter Brabin
Head of Training