Courses at IAM Roadsmart

Whether you want to conquer your fears on the road, you want to get the best out of your vehicle, or you simply want to advance your skills and become one of the most qualified drivers on the road, our courses can help you achieve your goals.

All our courses are delivered by qualified experts who provide consultative, tailored 1-2-1 advice, in a confidential, supportive environment. Read on to discover which of our courses best suits your needs.

Building confidence since 1956

We are authorised providers of the Advanced Driving Course from IAM RoadSmart, the UK’s largest independent road safety charity. All our Observers are certified by the IMI (The Institute of the Motor Industry). In the 60 years since IAM was founded, half a million people have qualified as advanced drivers on our flagship Advanced Driver course – Quality Assured by the DVSA – and countless more have taken our Assessment courses to boost their skills and become happier, safer and more confident drivers for life. Join them today.


Advanced Driving Course

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.

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Free Taster Drive

If you’re interested in finding out what advanced driving techniques and skills could do for your confidence and ability, then this is for you. We believe that the very best way to understand and develop new skills is to see and feel them in your own car, with the guidance of an IAM RoadSmart qualified Observer.

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Mature Driver Review

Our Mature Driver Review is a relaxed, 1-hour session with an IAM RoadSmart expert. Together, you’ll drive in your own vehicle on roads familiar to you, and at the end of the session will receive guidance on how to continue driving safely for years to come.

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Non-Members Driving Assessment

This relaxed session is perfect for a wide variety of drivers. You could have recently had a near-miss and want to get your confidence back. Or you might have a new car you’d like to know better? Or a new job which will involve lots of driving? Or maybe you’re just a driving enthusiast who’s keen to find out how good you really are?

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Refresher Drive – TVGAM Members Only

Maintain your skills and ensure that you’re at the top of your game with our members-only refresher drives. A lot can change over the years, for instance with updates to the Highway Code and new infrastructure such as “smart motorways,” and refresher drives are a great way to keep up to date and polish any of those skills that you identify as being needed.

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Young Driver Assessment

Our Young Driver Assessment is a relaxed, 1-hour session specifically designed for drivers aged 17-26.

Whether you’re a confident driver, or perhaps feel a little nervous behind the wheel, our course is tailored to you. So if you want to learn how to get more out of your car, or want guidance on a specific area of driving (like motorways or parallel parking) our experts can help.

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Become an Observer

Observing with IAM RoadSmart is a rewarding way to help make our roads safer by coaching drivers to be the best they can be.

To start your journey towards becoming an observer, you’ll need to get in touch with us, but first we ask that you follow the external link below to learn more about what being an accredited Observer means and to see if it’s right for you.

Being an Observer

The benefit of the course is that I feel confident in my newly acquired skills and, definitely enjoy my driving more.

Maggie from Wokingham

Advanced advantages

As well as honing your expertise, our courses 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. An Advanced Driver qualification could also lead to lower insurance premiums and a definite reduction in fuel and car maintenance costs which means the course will soon pay for itself.

But don’t take our word for it. Click the testimonials box and read all the stories direct from our members – many of whom started exactly where you are today.