We make better drivers and riders

The IAM RoadSmart Masters standard offers the ultimate challenge for civilian drivers and riders.

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We have made our Masters course even better.

Our Masters course now includes a simpler scoring system, new logbooks, new badges and logos and updated Mentor guides.

Updated June 2018.

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All you need to know about our Masters programme

Open to all current IAM members, the IAM RoadSmart Masters programme provides true ‘one-to-one’ mentoring support and guidance that will help you to attain the highest standard of civilian driving or riding ability in the country. There are no exemption qualifications to our Masters standard.

Building on your skills as an existing advanced road user, the Masters programme will help to enhance and develop your ability even further in the following areas:

  • applying cornering principles
  • Assessing, planning and executing safe overtaking manoeuvres
  • Recognising opportunities to make safe progress (within the speed limits)
  • Improving observation, anticipation and awareness consistent with vehicle speed
  • Applying sound judgement of speed and distance
  • Delivering a fluent, relevant and continuous commentary
  • We recommend that potential motorcycle Masters candidates read the Full Control document first.

Once you and your mentor feel that you are ready, we will offer you a ninety minute test that includes both a theory session and an extended drive or ride. To challenge you the Masters test will be conducted on roads unfamiliar to you, and may therefore involve travelling a fair distance from where you live. You will be scored on a series of criteria and able to achieve either a Pass or a Distinction award.

The programme consists of:

  • A personal logbook
  • The latest copy of Roadcraft (or Motorcycle Roadcraft)
  • An introductory drive or ride
  • A dedicated Mentor
  • Six sessions or 10-12 hours of mentoring (a top-up package of three additional sessions is available to purchase for those who require more mentoring to become a Master)
  • Inclusion in the Masters Register upon passing (Click to view, Members only login)

The Masters test will be conducted in a location away from your usual driving or riding roads and may involve a journey of up to 100 miles. The Masters test will challenge you to drive or ride on roads that are unfamiliar to you. 

Our Masters qualification is valid for FIVE years after which time we will invite you to re-qualify. Upon re-qualifying you will be awarded either a Pass or Distinction and the online Register updated.

    How to become an IAM Master

    Masters is a challenging standard that is only available to current full IAM members. Non-members must either join us via exemption or pass our advanced test before commencing a Masters course. A Masters qualification lasts for five years before a re-qualification is required.

    Master Driver taster session (one hour plus) £35

    The perfect way to have your current skills assessed versus our Masters standard before committing to the full course. Spend an enjoyable hour or two driving your own car with one of our mentors or examiners alongside you. Receive a focused summary of how you performed and your current skill levels in relation to our Masters standard.

     
    Master Rider taster session (one hour plus)£89

    The perfect way to have your current skills assessed versus our Masters standard before committing to the full course. Spend an enjoyable hour or two riding out with one of our mentors or examiners and receive a focused summary of how you performed and your current skill levels in relation to our Masters standard.

     
    Master Driver or Rider course with six mentoring sessions £299

    The full course including personal logbook, dedicated mentor, six mentored sessions and Masters test including extensive written report and feedback. Success will mean we award you Master status and includes the beautiful and coveted Masters membership card and certificate.

     
    Master Driver or Rider three 'top-up' sessions   £75

    For those drivers or riders who may need some additional mentoring sessions we offer a convenient package of three additional sessions with your mentor. These can be purchased at any time and your mentor will discuss with you if he/she feels they are necessary.

     
    Master retest (if required)£249

    In the unlikely event of a Masters test fail then a retest can be booked. Your mentor will advise you of the areas for development. The retest itself does not include additional mentoring but you can purchase a top-up package. Again your mentor will help and advise you.

     
    Masters re-qualification (five yearly)£249

    The Masters qualification is valid for five years at which time we will invite you to book your re-qualification test with us. The re-qualification test does not include any mentored sessions. Again a top-up or taster package may provide the reassurance and guidance needed to re-qualify.

     

    To purchase our Masters course please call 0300 303 1134