BeAM offer high quality advanced training from our group of volunteers, all of whom are themselves advanced drivers and have also completed and passed additional training to become observers within the group.
You will be assigned an Observer from the group, who will sit with you in your car during observed runs, assess your driving and give advice on how to refine your driving to reach the Advanced Test standard. Your car must be taxed, insured, and roadworthy.
On average, an associate member will take 6-8 observed runs, usually around an hour long, before meeting the standard.
With your help, we aim to have you ready for, or passed, the test within 3 to 6 months from when you start your training.
We advocate that you practice advanced driving techniques every time you drive, not just during observed runs! Keep reviewing your Highway Code and “Advanced Driver” course log book and… practice, practice, practice!
When you and your observer believe you are at test standard a test will be arranged with IAM RoadSmart. They will assign you an examiner and your examiner will contact you to agree a mutually suitable date and time to conduct the test.
You can see our group test performance here.
- Restricted R-plate drivers cannot undertake Advanced Driver training
- Restricted R-plate drivers cannot take the Advanced Driving test
- This is because associates will be expected to drive at speeds in excess of 45 m.p.h. and up to 70 m.p.h. where the law and conditions allow
- Regrettably we currently have a waiting period from the time to purchase of an Advanced Driver programme until we can assign you an Observer. This is an inconvenience we are working hard to resolve!