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Our courses

We’re here to help local drivers get more enjoyment out of being on the road.

Our experts can help you learn new skills, develop existing ones and have fun behind the wheel.

We hold 4 courses per year.  Each course is structured to last up to 12 weeks.  We allocate you several different Observers during the course to offer you the widest possible range of experience available.  Observed drives take place every Sunday morning at 10.15 on Union Street car park (also known as the Flat-Iron car park), under the covered walkway to the right of the entrance to Market Walk towards Booths.  The postcode is PR7 1DE.


All drivers only ever drive their own cars; Observers demonstrate techniques in their own cars, and Associates are guided while driving their own car.  Each session lasts for around an hour and a half.
 
The sessions will introduce advanced driving techniques, skills and ability in the following environments:-
  • Urban
  • Country
  • Motorway/Dual Carriageway
There are two classroom theory sessions, one at the beginning of the course and one half-way through.  We also have a "Meet the Examiner" event, where Associates meet the IAM Police Class 1 driver who will take them through their test.
 
The test takes about an hour and a half including a debrief, and is Accredited by the Driving Standards Agency (DSA).

 

Our course dates for 2018 can be found on our events page

Advanced Driver

  • Become the best driver you can be
  • DVSA accredited
  • Possible cheaper insurance
  • Boost your skills

Qualify as an advanced driver on our flagship Advanced Driver course – the only one accredited by the DVSA.

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After the course

  • Become an observer
  • Join the committee
  • Take your test again to try to get a F1RST grade
  • Take the IAM Masters qualification

There are many options after you pass the test, so please talk to us about them.

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