Course Dates & Venue

Courses are run in the Spring and Autumn, but applcations will be accepted at any time.


Spring 2020 Course

Our next course is due to take place in the Spring 2020, except in the case of Motorcyclists who are enrolled at any time due to the short window available, because of adverse winter weather, for observed rides.  The course will commence with an Information Evening on Tuesday 3 March 2020 to which all are invited. This Information Evening will include an introduction to advanced driving and riding - what does 'advanced driving' (or 'advanced riding') mean, exactly? -  and some background information on IAM RoadSmart and on our Group here in Inverness. It will include an outline of our course and, if you decide to join us, what you can expect from us, and what we will expect from you.

The venue for this course will be Millburn Academy, Diriebught Road, Inverness. The timing will be 7.30pm to approx 9.30pm, with a short tea break half way through. We hope that you will find the Information Evening on 3rd March 2020, interesting and informative and that you will come back to our Enrolment Evening the following week on 10th March 2020, when the course proper will begin. After this meeting new members will be matched up with their ‘mentors’, who are known in IAM RoadSmart as ‘Observers.

The third evening meeting will be on Tuesday 17th March 2020.  The final evening meeting will therefore be on Tuesday 24th March 2020.

Apart from these evening  meetings, the course is conducted by in-car (or on-bike) runs with your Observer. After you have had five runs you will be taken out for an assessment by one of our Senior Observers, who will determine whether you need additional observed runs/rides or whether your test should be applied for. The test normally takes place around two to four weeks after the application is lodged.

Whilst we encourage the attendance at the Course evenings, applications for both Car and Bike Advanced Courses will be accepted at any time.

The cost of the Course is £149 which provides Associate Membership of IAM RoadSmart, the course books, the test fee and the first year’s membership of the IAM RoadSmart. Please note that for motorcyclists a further £10 per observed ride direct to their Observer to assist the Observer with his or her bike running costs.

As well as becoming a much safer driver or rider, the benefits of our Advanced Driving and Riding Course can include reduced insurance, reduced tyre and brake wear, and improved fuel efficiency. We are confident that you will therefore find that the Course represents very good value for money.




Course Venue: Millburn Academy, Diriebught Road, Inverness.


For further info on course or to sign up for it, please fill out the enquiry form.

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