Parking and Manoeuvring

Parking and Manoeuvring
  • Learn the easiest way to parallel park or reverse park with an IAM RoadSmart expert
  • 75 minutes coaching in your own car
  • Enhance your judgement with manoeuvring
  • Practice and improve parallel parking
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Course overview

Do you struggle with parallel parking or reverse parking?
Have you ever scratched your car while parking?
Need a refresher on the correct parallel parking or reverse parking technique?

Our Parking and Manoeuvring Course is for you!

Low-speed collisions are the single biggest cause of damage to cars in the UK. That’s hardly surprising with roads now busier than ever and parking spaces getting more and more difficult to find. It could be a tight space that you need to parallel park into, or in a multi-storey car park where reverse parking is the only option,

The design of some modern cars doesn’t help either, with visibility often compromised in a way that makes it harder to judge distances.

In this on-road session, our expert will be your personal parallel parking guide, helping build your confidence when reversing into a parking space. You’ll leave knowing and having practised the key reverse or parallel parking steps. Overcoming your parking nerves will help you avoid scrapes in your car and friction with other drivers.

What can you expect?

You can arrange your session at the time and the place that suits you best. Before you set off, your friendly guide will quickly run through what you’ll be covering during the session.

Do you struggle particularly with parallel parking? Maybe it's reverse parking? Either way, if there’s something specific you’d like help with, simply let our expert know and they’ll be delighted to include that in your training.

You’ll then set off in your own car to learn how best to handle all kinds of parking situations. This could be parallel parking or reverse parking into a bay. As well as providing general advice, our expert will observe you behind the wheel and let you know if any improvements could be made.

By the end of the session, you’ll be on the way to mastering all the tricky manoeuvres that you previously dreaded. Who knows, you might even become bold enough to let people watch you park – a true reverse bay parking pro!


Learn the easiest way to parallel park with an IAM RoadSmart expert

75 minutes coaching in your own car

Improve your judgement with manoeuvring

Master the reverse bay park manoeuvre

Make parallel parking a cinch


Purchase your module and arrange a session to suit you

Our customer care team will assign you an instructor and contact you to arrange a suitable time and place for your session.

Meet your instructor and prepare for your drive

You will attend the session in your own vehicle. Every on-road session begins with essential eyesight and vehicle checks. And don't forget your driving licence! 

Take to the road for your module session

Your instructor will take you to an area appropriate to practice parallel parking or reverse parking and observe. This helps to identify areas of focus and offering helpful hints.


Discussion of your areas for development, and tips on how you can improve your skills.