Last Update: 12th February 2017

How can the Group help me?
The basic objective of the Group is to provide guidance and advice - given by Observers (these are volunteers who have not only passed their IAM Advanced Test, but have also completed further training, enabling them to offer guidance) - to help you to improve your driving or riding to a standard, which will allow you to take and pass the IAM Advanced Test.  The Group covers the area of South Lincolnshire including Boston, Spalding, Holbeach, Long Sutton, Sleaford, Spilsby and Skegness (see map below) and we cover both cars and motorcycles.

How much does it cost?
The route to the IAMs Advanced Test is through the IAM 'Skill for Life' package which includes all of the following items:-

  • Membership for one year of our Group to receive FREE guidance in preparing for the IAM Advanced Test (though it should take a lot less time than that).
  • The IAM Manual ('How to be an Advanced Driver/Rider').
  • The IAM Advanced Test Fee.
  • IAM Associate status, with an automatic upgrade to full Membership of the IAM (upon passing the Advanced Driving/Motorcyclists Test within 12 months).
  • Advanced Driving - the IAM's tri-annual Members magazine.
  • Access to the members area of the IAM Website, with details of Members' Events, Membership Services and Special Offers.

All of this costs just 139 for cars and motorcycles .

Preparation for the Advanced Test is conducted by volunteers in your local IAM Group. On completing your purchase online of Skill for Life, you will be put in touch with your local IAM Group. Each group organises their "Observed Runs" locally. Most people can achieve test standard after 6-8 observed runs (typically a fortnight apart), so you could be "Test ready” in 12-16 weeks.

Please read the Skill for Life Terms & Conditions before purchasing.

Once you have received your Skill for Life pack, then please contact us direct  to arrange starting as soon as possible on our Skill for Life programme. Please click here to review what will happen after you apply to join. Please pay careful attention to the actions required by the associate. Please select the back button on your browser once you have read this.


scar   Buy a car course 

sbike    Buy a bike course

How does the Group Operate?
Observed runs for Associates (drivers and riders preparing for their IAM Advanced Test) are carried out on a one to one basis with an allocated Observer (volunteers who have not only passed their IAM tests, but have also completed further training, enabling them to offer guidance). They take place at mutually convenient times for both people.  The test may be booked when the Observer and Chief Observer agree that the Associate has reached the required test standard.

Monthly Social Meetings are held on the fourth Monday in the month, currently at the Peacock Inn, Kirton, or at other venues where outside visits or events may be scheduled.  Some recent events have included visits to the Hospital Radiology Dept, a local garage and the Fire Station.

Group members and guests are always welcome at these events.

Please Note - After the first year of membership you will be required to pay an annual subscription of 30 (28 if a direct debit is set up) to the IAM and a 10 a year annual subscription to the group. You must remain a member of the IAM to be a member of the group.


Registered Charity No. 1070312
Affiliated to the Institute of Advanced Motorists (the IAM)

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To assist with our administration the group keeps members details such as names and addresses on computer.  If any member has any objection to his or her data being held in this way would that member let the committee know in writing so their details can be erased from our records. If any member would like to see the information being held, relating to themselves, again send a written request to the committee and your details will be printed off for you to review.

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