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Q-Park continue to partner with the DIA to help new drivers

Perks for DIA  Members

Q-Park are partnered with the DIA to allow Driving Instruction Association members access to selected car parks free of charge by showing the Q-Park host their membership card on entry and exit. 

The purpose of this is to allow learner drivers the use of quality car parks to practice parallel parking or parking in bays, in a quieter environment away from the busy city centre streets.

The scheme is available to DIA members at the following Q-Park car parks

  • Birmingham - Q-Park Brindleyplace
  • Cardiff - Q-Park Cardiff Bay
  • Edinburgh - Q-Park OMNI
  • Liverpool - Q-Park Liverpool ONE
  • Nottingham - Q-Park Talbot Street
  • Reading - Q-Park Chatham Place

In addition to this, DIA members get access to discounted pre-booking by using the exclusive code found in the members area of the DIA website.


Top parking tips for new drivers

  1. Check your surroundings - Look out for small children or shopping trollies that may have escaped their owners.
  2. Roll down the window and turn down your music - This will help you hear people and vehicles nearby.
  3. Get your steps in - Parking a little further away from the shops or the entrance can mean there are less cars around which might help you avoid dents to your doors.
  4. Park on the end - Where possible, park at the end of a row, that means you only need to contend with another car for space on one side of your vehicle.
  5. Back it up - Always reverse into a space. It's safer to drive out into traffic when it's time to leave, it can also be easier to manoeuvre into spaces in reverse.
  6. Location, location, location - Try to park in well-lit areas and be sure to make a mental note of where you parked.

Bonus tip: Download Q-Park Rewards to get 10% cashback every time you park at a safe and secure Q-Park facility.


Did someone say free parking?

The successful students of DIA members are entitled to 3 free parking vouchers that can be redeemed at select Q-Park car parks.New drivers can visit the Q-Park website to request their vouchers. 

The vouchers cannot be used in conjunction with any other Q-Park offer or promotion and expire within 3 months.

All Q-Park standard Terms and Conditions apply.

For more information please visit the DIA website.



Q-Park is one of the three leading providers of parking facilities in West Europe, whether wholly-owned, leased, managed or in a hybrid business model.  Q-Park is notable for its quality approach and has a portfolio comprising over 475,000 parking spaces in the Netherlands, Germany, Belgium, Great Britain, France, Ireland and Denmark.