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Advanced Driver

Advanced Driver
  • Improved skills and knowledge
  • Boost your confidence
  • Opportunities to make better progress in your journey
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Course overview

Why should you take it?

Part of being one of the best drivers on the road is the awareness that there’s always something new to learn to make yourself even better.

As well as honing your expertise, this course will equip you with the knowledge needed to stay safe on the road and provide you with a new set of skills to make each journey more enjoyable than the last.

Your Advanced Driver qualification could also lead to lower insurance premiums, which means the course may soon even pay for itself.

What can you expect?

Once you’ve received your welcome pack, you’ll be invited along to your nearest local IAM RoadSmart group where our friendly team will put you through your paces on the road.

One of our volunteer observers, who hold an accredited Institute of the Motor Industry qualification, will take you out in your own car for highly immersive sessions to ascertain which areas of your driving may need attention. You can expect to go out with your observer between six to eight times.

You’ll practice specific skills at an advanced level, including control, observation, timing, optimum road positioning and how best to deal with unpredictable roads and other road users’ behaviour.

To add to your enjoyment, you’ll be part of a group of like-minded drivers and you’ll have plenty of opportunity to share your experiences and new-found knowledge with them.

As soon as you’re ready, you’ll take the challenging, but highly rewarding, Advanced Driving Test. After that, you will, of course, be widely recognised as a fully-certified expert driver.

Benefits

Expert tuition in your own car 

Possible insurance premium reductions

Meet fellow driving enthusiasts within your course group

Full IAM RoadSmart membership and complimentary quarterly magazine

Regular tips and advice to keep your skills up-to-date

Structure

Buy your Advanced Driving Course

You’ll be sent a welcome pack and a course manual

Meet your local group

Join your group and meet your observer at a convenient time and place

Demonstrate your skills to your trained expert

You’ll be observed on a series of drives

Receive full verbal and written personal feedback

At each stage you’ll get detailed feedback and guidance