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Car Associate Scheme

Some of the Associates on the September 2018 course
Some of the Associates on the September 2018 Course.

RoSPA Advanced Drivers and Riders – Manchester runs three advanced car driving courses a year (in January, May and September), each of which comprises eight practical driving sessions held every second Sunday from the car park behind Woodley Civic Hall, Hyde Road, Woodley, Stockport, SK6 1QG and three evening classroom theory sessions, also held at Woodley Civic Hall. Stockport is within easy reach of Manchester, south Lancashire and north Cheshire.

The next course for which places are available is the January 2019 course, which starts with a classroom session at Woodley Civic Hall on Thursday 3 January 2019 starting at 7.30pm, followed by the first practical driving session starting at 9.45am on Sunday 6 January.

To reserve a place on any of our courses, please complete an Application Form. If you have any queries or require more information, please contact our car section representative Angela Dellow on 0300 0303001 and select Option 1 when prompted or email her at Angela Dellow.

Our driving courses are open to any qualified driver 18 years old or over. The driving techniques we teach are based on the Police Driver's Handbook, 'Roadcraft' and The Highway Code.

Costs

The RoSPA Advanced Drivers and Riders – Manchester joining fee is £40, which includes provision of the Police Drivers Handbook 'Roadcraft' together with all necessary training materials. The fee for Associates who already have 'Roadcraft' is £30.00.

The RoSPA advanced driving test fee is £60, which reduces to £57 if booked through RoSPA Advanced Drivers and Riders – Manchester. For drivers aged 25 and under the test fee is £50, which reduces to £47 if booked through us. You may be eligible for a refund of the course fees — see the panel above for details of our Young Driver and Rider Scheme or download the information leaflet Young Driver and Rider Scheme.

For tested members, the RoSPA Advanced Drivers and Riders – Manchester Membership subscription is £12, which is valid for one year.

Benefits

It cannot be stressed too strongly that the real benefit of taking the RoSPA advanced test is in having had an impartial, expert assessment of your driving ability. Further benefits of full RoSPA membership include discounts on car and bike insurance and discounts on Halfords' products and services.

Why take the test? Examiner Andy Hamilton explains in this article (PDF).

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Young Driver and Rider Scheme

RoSPA Advanced Drivers and Riders – Manchester offers free advanced training courses to young drivers and motorcycle riders from the Manchester area in the 18 to 25 age group. (Providing they successfully complete one of our courses).

Download an information leaflet giving details of our Young Driver and Rider Scheme (YDRS): YDRS information leaflet (PDF)

September 2018 Course Dates

For information only

Theory Nights: 30 August, 18 October, 29 November
Session Date Session Date
1 2 September 2 16 September
3 30 September 4 14 October
5 28 October 6 11 November
7 25 November 8 9 December

January 2019 Course Dates

Theory Nights: 3 January, 21 February, 11 April
Session Date Session Date
1 6 January 2 20 January
3 3 February 4 17 February
5 3 March 6 17 March
7 31 March 8 14 April

May 2019 Course Dates

Theory Nights: 2 May, 20 June, 8 August
Session Date Session Date
1 5 May 2 19 May
3 3 June 4 16 June
5 30 July 6 14 July
7 28 July 8 11 August

September 2019 Course Dates

Theory Nights: 29 August, 17 October, 28 November
Session Date Session Date
1 1 September 2 15 September
3 29 September 4 13 October
5 27 October 6 10 November
7 24 November 8 8 December

Group Contacts

Car Section: Email Angela Dellow or phone 0300 0303001 then select Option 1 when prompted.

Bike Section: Email Daren Cox or phone 0300 0303001 then select Option 2 when prompted.

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PDF icon Roadcraft Revisited (PDF) PDF icon Vehicle Safety Checks (PDF)

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Page last updated on 4 September 2018.

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