Cornwall Advanced Motorcyclists (CAM) have appointed a Training Support Group (TSG) to facilitate all training within the group. The composition of the TSG may include Full Members, Local Observers and National Observers and representatives of the Group
Committee. The function of the TSG is to ensure that CAM meets its primary objective, “the promotion of road safety” through the successful delivery of coaching and support to its members to achieve the IAM advanced test, a higher riding
standard or an independently recognised qualification for observers. The TSG will achieve this objective through:
Establishing and maintaining an appropriate training framework, on behalf of CAM.
Monitoring the effectiveness of the training being given.
The development and delivery of new/updated training initiatives to the group.
The management of the applications process for Local and National Observer IMI Qualification and the subsequent training programs.
The promotion and delivery of the Continuing Ride Development Program and monthly Club Days
Communicating the latest training developments to the Observer’s Forum.
The TSG is set up to be transparent in its decision making and is accountable to the group committee. The TSG chair is required to be a member of the group committee and provide a report at each group committee meeting.
The Chair of TSG
is the first point of contact for all TSG matters and for the year 2019/2020 it is David Hinchcliffe
The group’s Associate and Training Coordinator works closely with the TSG and is responsible for:
pairing new associates with their chosen observers
arranging pre-test check rides for members ready to take their test as quality assurance
For group and local observer re assessments (which are carried out every three years)
Local (LO)and National Observers (NO) Recruitment and Training
The TSG is committed to training as many Local and National Observers as required.
Each year the TSG reviews the ability of the current Observer profile to determine its ongoing LO and NO training needs. It is anticipated that twice a year the TSG will invite applications to become LOs and NOs via a group mail shot.
To apply for consideration, ordinarily you must be at least 12 months post Advanced test for LO and 12 months post LO accreditation for NO training. Applications must be received in writing following which a selection process will be undertaken. This process will seek to evaluate the suitability of applicants in three areas, riding capability, knowledge (of course materials, Road Craft and Highway Code) and communication and effective listening skills. Successful applicants will be registered with IAM and training will commence which must be completed within 12 months.
All new Observers will be expected to commit to supporting CAM, not only through its delivery of one to one training to members and associates, but also through the attendance at monthly Club Days (minimum two per year) and attendance at the Observers Forum (at least once per year)
First Point of Contact for all TSG training matters is David Hinchcliffe
(Please contact us through our contact page)
Terms of reference for the Training Support Group (TSG)
The TSG will be made up of a cross section of the group to fulfill key roles such as Chair, Associate Co-Ordinator, Club Sunday management and IMI single point of contact (SPOC) having at least 1 non observer member, one Local Observer, two National Observers and either of the Group Chair or Vice Chair. The TSG will have a minimum of 5 and maximum of 7 members.
The TSG membership and its chair will be appointed by the committee annually at the first meeting following the AGM. Following the appointment by the committee the TSG will review its visions and strategy, its terms of reference and membership of the committee or the forthcoming year to ensure it can deliver its obligations to the club and to IAM.
The main purpose of the TSG is to facilitate and oversee all training issues for Cornwall Advanced Motorcyclist (CAM). This relates to training for advanced, F1rst, Masters, Local and National Observer status, including any continuing rider development for full CAM members
Its main goals are:
The TSG will be empowered to act within its specific area but will be accountable for its actions to the Committee and through the chair required to report to the committee at each committee meeting. The TSG committee will:
Graham Barnett, Chair of TSG - November 2017