Many congratulations to Paddy Hopkirk, our Mature Driver Ambassador, and his son Patrick, who both gained Masters Distinction qualifications in May 2019.
Open to all current IAM RoadSmart members, our 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:
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:
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.
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)||£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 driving your own car with one of our mentors 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 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)||£149|
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) - price reduced!||£149|
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. Re-qualification tests are free for our current Masters Mentors.
The prices shown have been updated and are valid from April 2022.