Portsmouth Advanced Motorists

Affiliated to the IAM (Institute of Advanced Motorists)

Registered Charity No. 1060113

Skills for Life

Skills for life is the package conceived and published by the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) which is used countrywide to train motorists in the skill of advanced motoring. If you are interested in improving your driving skills then contact our Secretary whose details are in the “Contact Us” section of the website.

The Skills for life package is based on the system used by the Police Force to train their drivers and makes you as a trainee advanced motorists a safer driver on all roads. It ensures that you are in the correct position on the road, using the correct gear and at the correct speed to get you from A to B as quickly and safely as possible, taking account of the road conditions and within the law.

You will be taught how to take account of other road users, how to brake properly, how to overtake safely, and how to use roundabouts correctly among other things.

You will be allocated an experienced, trained driver who will be your OBSERVER throughout your individual drives, up to the time you take your test. The OBSERVER will be allocated from an area near where you live whom you will drive in your own car where he/she directs you.The test will eventually be taken by one of the Institutes Examiners.

This total package will cost you £149.00 which includes the cost of the Test, a year’s membership of the local group and a full year’s membership of the Institute of Advanced Motorists.