What is the Defence Licence Acquisition Instructor Course?

Aim of the Course

The aim of the course is to train personnel to become competent and qualified Defence Licence Acquisition Instructors (DLAI).

Facilitated by IDT(A).


  • Under current legislation individuals delivering category B driver training commercially must be an Approved Driving Instructor (ADI).
  • As DST does not offer this ADI qualification, MoD approved contractors can only be trained to deliver Vocational driver training.

Entry Standards

  • Minimum rank of Lance Corporal and Civilian Instructional Staff.
  • Must hold an instructional qualification.
  • Must be a minimum of 21 years age.
  • Must have no more than 3 current driving penalty points (or equivalent).
  • Must have had no driving disqualifications within the last 4 years (i.e. 4 years from the termination point of
  • the ban).
  • Must have an authorised driving licence with full category B (car) entitlement for a minimum of 3 years.
  • Must have held an authorised driving licence with full LGV category C+E entitlement for a minimum of:
    • Military Personnel and Civil Servant – 2 years.
    • Civilian Contractors – 3 years.


Fourteen (14) working days, with fourteen (14) courses per year.


Defence School of Transport Leconfield.

Outline of Course

  • Pre-Course Requisites.
  • Pass an Advanced Vocational Large Goods Vehicle driving ability test to MOD instructor standards.
  • Pass a Non Vocational Cat B trainer ability test.
  • Train a provisional licence holder to drive a vehicle in accordance with test standards.

Qualifications Gained

DLAI Competency.


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