Young motorists offered chance of refund on advanced driving course

The IAM's Advanced Drving Course.

Young motorists are being encouraged to enrol for an advanced driving course being held soon in Filton and it could cost them nothing, provided they pass the test at the end of course.

The Skill for Life advanced driving course is open to all the general driving public who currently hold a full driving licence. The course develops skills and performance in car control and enables drivers to gain knowledge over a wide range of advanced driving principles and techniques.

During 2012 South Gloucestershire Council’s Road Safety Team, working in partnership with Bristol Advanced Motorists, has provided the funding for the delivery of the Skill for Life safer driving programmes for local young drivers to improve their driving skills and become better, safer drivers.

If young drivers aged 17-24 subsequently pass the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) Advanced Driving Test during 2012, they could qualify for a full refund of the course fee.

Young Drivers enrolling on the programme would pay as normal and then, upon passing the Advanced Driving Test, they will receive full reimbursement of the Skill for Life fee, currently £139.

The offer is open to all young drivers aged 17-24 who are residents in the local authority area of South Gloucestershire, or who work permanently in the area, or who are undertaking full-time education in the area.

Skill for Life is individually tailored to give drivers the road skills required for the Advanced Driving Test through a series of regular on-road observation and guidance sessions for up to 12 months.

The next course begins at BAWA, Southmead Road, on Wednesday 18th July 2012. Pre-booking is essential as places are limited.

For further information about the course and the IAM, call 07071 201173.

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