kwaka jack wrote:Just after a very quick bit of advice. my g/f is going to be buying me my advanced driving lessons/test (skills for life) for my birthday in the near future. Do I need to join my local advanced drivers club or do I sign up through the IAM site and they then put me in touch with a instructor?
If you sign up on line the local group ( or your preferred group) get an email withing a couple of hours. The also have access to the IAM data base (DTE) where they can record records of the contact. Sometime partners buy the other half the SFL course but don't tell them as its a supprise unfortunately very recently my group received a new sign up and called them to be told oh heck I think my wife must have bought me this as a Birthday prezzie. We were discreet and waited for him to call back before sending out any more information.
monstercop wrote:Alternatively, both of you go to your local IAM / RoADAR group, and see what it's all about. Join the group, do some observed runs with instruction, and take the test (and potentially buy Roadcraft). All of the training time is conducted by volunteers and is therefore free, and whilst it would get you through your test, your girlfriend could have a go too...
martine wrote:Yep - easiest way is to buy a 'Skill for Life' course at:
Once bought, you will receive a pack in the post with details of your local group so you can make contact. The group is also emailed with your details and will be expecting your call.
Some groups start 'associate' drives straight away, others have a waiting list (to allocate an Observer) and others organise specific courses to start a bunch of associates at the same time.
f3racer wrote:It's interesting, the association between "buying" a skills for life course and subsequently receiving training for your advanced test. I would have thought this contravenes the law that states only an ADI/PDI can provide tuition for monetary reward!
ScoobyChris wrote:f3racer wrote:It's interesting, the association between "buying" a skills for life course and subsequently receiving training for your advanced test. I would have thought this contravenes the law that states only an ADI/PDI can provide tuition for monetary reward!
Isn't the IAM a charity so there is no monetary reward?
f3racer wrote:they're basically taking money in return for offering a form of tuition.
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