Short Course

What is the Short Course?

A short course costing £25.  (This is often completed over two, 2-hour sessions). Timings are mutually agreed between you and your allocated tutor.

The tutor will assess your current driving/ riding skills and provide you with some feedback and potential areas of improvement, giving you a taste of Advanced Driving/Riding techniques. 

It is 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.

A demonstration drive/ride may also be provided to help explain and show various techniques etc.

What are the benefits or this course?

An assessment from 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.

Hopefully you will have 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.

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

By completing the short course this may consolidate your inclination to continue your training, to complete the Associate’s course and take the advanced driving test.

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.

They are all like-minded driving or riding enthusiasts with increased safety for all road users being at the forefront 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.

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

There is no ‘short course’ test that we or RoSPA provide.  We would, however, recommend that you complete the associate’s course with a view of achieving the highest possible grade.  The RoSPA test is unique as it grades the results as bronze, silver, or gold. A RoSPA Gold is the highest civilian driving standard available.

You may have taken the short course with a view to then upgrading to the associate’s course to then take the RoSPA Advanced Driving/Riding Test.

Doing the short course is not compulsory before applying for the associate’s course.

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