Full Associate Course

What is the Full Associate Course?

One to one practical instruction with you driving/riding your own vehicle.  For Driver Training your tutor sits alongside you in your vehicle.  For Rider Training your tutor will follow you on their own bike and stop from time to time to provide feedback and instruction.

This is provided by one of our qualified team of tutors.  It is based on the training given to Police Drivers and Riders.  We use a training manual called ‘Roadcraft’ or ‘Motorcycle Roadcraft’.  It is a valuable learning aid to help raise your driving/riding competence to a higher level.

The aim is to improve your driving/riding ability and improve your safety for that and of other road users. Raising your awareness of your current situation to improve your ability to control the position and speed of your vehicle relative to the situation.  The Roadcraft system of car/bike control is a methodical approach to hazards which increases your safety by giving you more time to react in complex situations.

A full programme with up to 10 sessions of training in preparation to take the advanced test with a RoSPA Examiner when you are ready.

You will become a better driver/rider by increasing your awareness of all the factors affecting your driving – your own capabilities, the characteristics of your vehicle, and the road and traffic conditions.

What are the benefits or this course?

Training with a qualified tutor who will provide guidance and practical examples to help you acquire new skills and confidence followed up by written feedback to help you improve.

A copy of either ‘Roadcraft’ or ‘Motorcycle Roadcraft’ and the Highway Code if you apply for the Full Associate Course.

You will improve your skills on the road by increasing your observation, hazard perception and anticipation and will become a better, safer driver/rider by increasing your awareness of all the factors affecting your driving/riding – your own capabilities, the characteristics of your vehicle, and the road and traffic conditions, for the benefit of all road users.

You should become more confident and enjoy your driving/riding more.

A year’s membership of RoSPA Advanced Drivers and Riders Cornwall and their programme of meetings and events.

The possibility of cheaper insurance if you pass the test, and savings on running costs.

Meeting like-minded people who are interested in being better, safer drivers and riders.

Who provides the training?

You will be allocated one of our local, volunteer RoSPA tutors.

Our team of tutors have all passed the advanced test at a high grade and have been trained and assessed in order to meet the requirements to provide training for you. They take retests every three years so you can be assured that you will receive one-to-one tutoring to a high standard.

A mid-course check is usually carried out with a different tutor and they or another different tutor will carry out a pre-test check also.

They are all like-minded driving or riding enthusiasts with increased safety for all road users being at the fore front of their reasoning behind volunteering.

Who can apply for the course?

We are willing to work with anybody who is over the age of 18 and holds a full driving licence.

You will be driving/riding your own vehicle; we do not provide cars or bikes for training.

Your car or bike needs to be well maintained and capable of sustaining 70 m.p.h on a motorway or dual carriageway.

You will need to provide proof of insurance, MOT and show your driving licence.

We hope that by the end of your training you will be capable of passing the RoSPA Advanced Driving or Riding test, but taking the advanced test is not compulsory or a requirement of us working with you.

What are the qualifications / advancement that can be taken after this course?

The RoSPA Advanced Driving or Riding Test

The RoSPA advanced driving or riding test is regarded as the most comprehensive and challenging available to the public. It is unique as it is graded Bronze, Silver or Gold. A RoSPA Gold is the highest civilian driving/riding standard available.

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