Advanced Driver

Advanced Driver
  • Become an Advanced Driver
  • Get paired with a Local Group
  • Learn from a highly skilled Observer
  • Learn to use the ‘IPSGA’ framework
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Course overview

Our Advanced Driver course will give you additional on-road knowledge and skills, above and beyond what is taught when you learn to drive.

We want to help you to get more enjoyment out of driving, grow friendships, and create memorable experiences, now and in the future.

About the course

What does skilful driving mean to you? Fuel efficiency? Enhanced observation and planning skills? Or simply better control of your vehicle?

Whichever area of driving you’re looking to improve, our course brings your skills up to an advanced level and helps you to get more out of driving.

For the duration of the course, you’ll be paired with one of our highly skilled Observers, themselves Advanced Drivers who hold an additional Institute of the Motor Industry qualification.

Our Observers will meet you in a location that is convenient for you both. You can discuss where you’d like to meet your Observer once you have been assigned to your Local Group.

Over a series of observed drives, you’ll work together on developing your on-road skills. You’ll learn how to continually apply the ‘IPSGA’ framework (Information, Position, Speed, Gear, Acceleration) to a variety of on-road situations including on bends, motorways, and during overtakes.

We’ll send you a handbook to help you keep track of your progress, and you’ll have time to practise and hone your new skills between each session.

You can even take advantage of your local Group and meet up with others on the course to discuss and share your newfound knowledge and skills.

When you’re ready, your Observer will put you forward for your Advanced Test with one of our Examiners. Upon completion, you’ll gain ‘Advanced Driver’ and ‘IAM RoadSmart Member’ status.

What’s included in the course fee?

  • Membership of your local group
  • Typically around 6-12 sessions with an Observer
  • The Advanced Test
  • One year’s Associate membership with IAM RoadSmart 

Looking for the perfect gift?

Treat your friends and family to an Advanced Driver course where they will learn the skills and techniques to take their driving to new heights.

Buy a gift voucher here.

Please be aware that courses may be delivered inside the ULEZ zones. Your vehicle may be liable for a £12.50 ULEZ charge. This is not a cost which will be covered by IAM RoadSmart.


Receive expert tuition and become a more skilful driver 

Grow your confidence, to better enjoy your passion for driving

Meet other expert drivers and share your skills

Join IAM RoadSmart as an Associate, and receive our member magazine


1. Purchase your course and receive a welcome pack in the post

2. Be paired with one of our Local Groups who will be in touch

3. Develop your Advanced Skills over a series of observed drives

4. When ready, go for your Advanced Test with a friendly Examiner

5. Gain ‘Advanced Driver’ and ‘IAM RoadSmart Full Member’ status