Driving and motorcycle instructors – guidance

National standard for developed driving competence

What you must be able to do and what you must know and understand to show developed driving competence.



The standard is for people who:

  • intend to train learner drivers of all vehicles
  • want to show they’ve maintained and developed their driving competence after getting their full licence

Contact the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) if you have:

  • questions about the standard
  • ideas about how it could be improved
  • evidence to make it stronger

DVSA national driver and rider standards