Young Rider and driver scheme


If you are between the ages of 17 and 30 and have passed your driving test in a car or on motorcycle, you can get support with the cost of taking your advanced test and become one of the most skilled motorists on the road.

About the course

You will receive a fully illustrated training manual and  logbook and the course will be delivered on a one-to-one basis by one of our IMI/DVSA accredited  observers, at times arranged directly with you.

Taking advanced training will make you one of the safest and most skilled of road users, with many insurers offering post-test discounts in recognition of your achievement. A booking fee of £225 for bikes and £200 for cars is paid to directly to IAM RoadSmart, SAMM will then refund young drivers or riders £50, match-funded by Shropshire Fire & Rescue Service following your test, leaving the total fee payable at just £125 for Bikes and £100 for cars, irrespective of the test result.

A young driver practising for their advanced driving test.
Shropshire Fire & Rescue Service.
A young rider practising for their advanced driving test.

IAM RoadSmart’s course syllabus are based on the Police system of Motorcycle & Car control

Once test-ready, your observer will arrange a mock-test with a national observer and if all is well, will put you through to test with IAM RoadSmart, all of which is included in the fee.

Choose your Course

Do I qualify?

If you are aged 17-30 years and can tick all the following boxes, then you are eligible to apply for the course.


Live, work or study in Shropshire


Have use of your own road-legal vehicle.


Hold a full driving or motorcycle license (not provisional)


Have valid car/motorcycle insurance, tax & MOT (if applicable)

How do I become a full member of IAM RoadSmart?

Having passed your test, you will be classed as an advanced driver or rider and become a full IAM RoadSmart Advanced member, enjoying the many benefits that membership of the UK's largest road safety charity brings. Select the car/bike joining link below to start your journey.

The examiner will measure your ability to perform the police System of car or motorcycle control, and evaluate your road observation and anticipation skills.

A young driver practising for their advanced driving test.

Some benefits of completing the course


Become a safer rider or driver


Reduced insurance premiums for over 21’s


Exclusive member discounts on many products and services


Invitation to local group activities and social events


Access to circuit-based skills days held throughout the year


Enhanced riding/driving enjoyment, making better progress safely

Book your course

Putting Shropshire’s safety first

Our courses help develop skills and knowledge beyond the standard riding or driving test and focus on safety, hazard perception and awareness, empowering members with the confidence to make better decisions on the road, so why wait years gaining driving experience with bad habits, when you can develop a skill for life now.

Book your place now