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October 2020

Diamond Driver Training are extremely proud to announce that we have been voted best vocational driver training specialists in the East Midlands at the Midlands Enterprise Awards 2020.

Given the toll the covid-19 pandemic has had so far this year, this award comes at just the right time to recognise all the hard work that everyone involved in Diamond Driver Training has input over the last 16 years to make the company as successful as it is today and to achieve the high standards of training that we are proud of.

A huge thank you to the person who nominated us for this award and to our trainers for delivering high first time pass results week in week out.

September 2020

Although the DVSA  resumed practical testing for LGV in July this year, tests are still being conducted on a reduced scale. We are currently only receiving 50% of the test allocations we had pre-lockdown. This in turn is creating larger waiting times for certain courses than we would have liked

For all new enquiries please contact us for prices but please bear in mind there may be a longer wait than usual for availability.

August 2020

Thank you to all our customers for bearing with us during this pandemic.

Due to covid-19 we have had to adjust how we conduct our training from our usual 2:1 basis to 1:1 so our course structures have changed to accommodate this. Please contact us for up to date course options.

June 2020


The DVSA have inspected our training centre and we are pleased to inform you that we have been signed off as a Covid-19 secure venue. We have put a number of new measures in place to help protect our staff and customers from Covid-19. Face Coverings are now mandatory for all driver training and tests


July 2020


Theory tests resumed in England  Click here to Book Theory test

LGV Practical tests resume in England from 13th July 2020

Jun 2020

Renewing a photocard driving licence

To make it easier for drivers who need to update their photocard licence with a new photograph at the end of the 10 years validity, photocard driving licences that expire between 1 February 2020 and 31 August 2020 will be automatically extended for a period of 7 months from the date of expiry.

If your photocard expires between 1 February 2020 and 31 August 2020 you do not need to take any action as the extension will be automatic. You will be sent a renewal reminder before your 7 month extension ends. If you have already applied online to renew your photocard this will be processed as normal. If you have already sent a paper application to renew your photocard there will be delays in processing but the 7 month extension will apply in the meantime.

This temporary extension applies to the photocard expiry date. This is separate to entitlement to drive. If your entitlement to drive is due to expire, you will need to renew this entitlement in the normal way by making an application to continue driving. It is illegal to drive without a valid licence.