Skill for Life

  • Become an advanced driver and benefit from the insurance services of IAM Surety, the UK's best insurance company!

    Passing your driving test is just the start, but it doesn’t mean you’re the finished article. Whether you’re a driving enthusiast, someone who enjoys a challenge, or just aware that you have room to improve, if you want to fulfil your potential as a driver you’ve come to the right place.

    149carbuttonOur Skill for Life course develops advanced driving techniques stemming from the police’s Roadcraft driving manual, helping you to improve your skills, anticipation and enjoyment behind the wheel. To date over 400,000 people have taken our Advanced Driving Test, quality assured by the DVSA.

    As a charity we benefit from a nationwide network of volunteers dedicated to raising driving standards and making the UK’s roads a safer place. They are the reason that Skill for Life is possible and will take you on as many observed drives as you need to prepare for the Advanced Driving Test.

    suretyautoexpress2015 As an advanced driver and IAM member you also will benefit from exclusive insurance services provided by IAM Surety, the UK's best insurance company as voted for in the 2015 Auto Express Driver Power Awards. 

    "Huge thanks to my observers who really helped me to raise my game ... amazing how many people have commented on the difference ... it has been a really rewarding experience"

    To help you decide if this is the course for you please read our Ten Top Tips to passing the advanced test and our terms and conditions


  • The statistics speak for themselves. We asked 2,500 drivers who passed the Advanced Driving Test what benefit they’d seen. They told us that taking the Skill for Life course:

    • improved their driving (99%)
    • gave them greater awareness of other road users (90%)
    • helped them avoid a crash (66%)

  • Best of all, just £149 covers all your costs. You'll receive our ‘How to be a better driver’ handbook and the advanced test fee and one year’s IAM membership and local group fee are all included. Your volunteer observer will then support and guide you as you develop your advanced skills withyour local IAM group.

  • Our 'member only' insurance provider IAM Surety have just been voted the UK's BEST INSURANCE COMPANY in the Auto Express 2015 Driver Power Awards. Once you have passed the advanced test you too can benefit from insurance services from the UKs best insurance company!



  • I would definitely say the skills I learnt were priceless and I emerged from the programme a much better driver.Carly Smith

Advanced LH

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