DriveWise Borders Young Driver Initiative
Advanced Driving Courses for 17-25 year olds
Test preparation road map…
Day 1 (afternoon): POWDER(Y) checks; cockpit drill; a short assessment drive followed by correction of basic faults as necessary; Introduction to the System (IPSGA)
Day 2 (morning): Check and correct starting drill; develop phases of System of Car Control; ethos of Advanced Driving; general driving skills plus use of controls - steering, braking, acceleration, gear changing. Introduce observation and planning, and commentary.
2 (afternoon): Roundabouts; refinement of System and basic
techniques - use of controls etc; develop extended observation and use of
observation links, anticipation including “what-if”
/ “worst-case” analysis, planning; develop commentary; possibly basic
theory and practice of cornering;
3 (afternoon): Refining of all
skills adding polish and smoothness and “sparkle” to the drive -
development of “quiet efficiency”; check ability to
perform slow manoeuvres correctly
Day 4 (morning): As previous drive, covering all road types.
Day 4 (afternoon): Mock test” with a different Observer
An IAM examiner will contact you at some point after day 3, to arrange a mutually convenient meeting place and time for your test, to take place asap after day 4.