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#1 06-11-13 13:28:46

Silver Sloth
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Institute of Advanced Motorists.

Hi,

Do members generally agree that there is commercial benefit in being a member of the Institute of Advanced Motorists? Do potential pupils really care?

I ask the question because I was twice elected to membership of the IAM and decided to not renew my membership when Nigel Mansell, a convicted speeder, was appointed Honorary President(?) and I wouldn't want to attempt to re-join unless there was some commercial benefit.

Adam

(Parts 1&2 out of the way, part 3 soon. Introduction posted here today.)

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06-11-13 13:28:46

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#2 06-11-13 16:28:06

CantThinkofaName
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Re: Institute of Advanced Motorists.

My experience is pupils don't care what qualifications or string of letters you have after your name nor do the vast majority even know of the existence of the IAM or RoSPA. They probably don't even know you have to be a qualified ADI to receive payment for teaching.

Most are only concerned that you get them through the test ASAP with as little cost as possible so they have more to spend on partying at the weekend and going on holiday. They will however be able to tell you who the worst examiner is in the test centre and that their friends all passed with just 10 lessons.

I don't think there is much commercial benefit unless you can get drivers who want advanced lessons but I think they are few and far between.


DKL Driving School Belfast www.drivinglessonsbelfast.co.uk

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#3 06-11-13 16:30:02

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Re: Institute of Advanced Motorists.

You don't need to be a IAM or Rospa member to advertise that you are an advanced driver, or that you offer advanced training.

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#4 06-11-13 17:30:18

MGM
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Re: Institute of Advanced Motorists.

Roadmaster wrote:

You don't need to be a IAM or Rospa member to advertise that you are an advanced driver, or that you offer advanced training.

Or indeed to advertise that you're an IAM or Rospa member ... wink

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#5 06-11-13 20:27:33

kaf
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Re: Institute of Advanced Motorists.

Silver Sloth wrote:

Hi,

Do members generally agree that there is commercial benefit in being a member of the Institute of Advanced Motorists? Do potential pupils really care?

I ask the question because I was twice elected to membership of the IAM and decided to not renew my membership when Nigel Mansell, a convicted speeder, was appointed Honorary President(?) and I wouldn't want to attempt to re-join unless there was some commercial benefit.

Adam

(Parts 1&2 out of the way, part 3 soon. Introduction posted here today.)


No commercial benefit whatsoever.

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#6 06-11-13 22:50:31

Mentor
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Re: Institute of Advanced Motorists.

Been a member of the IAM since 1980, so 33 years they have been having my subs and I don't think I have had any benefit from it at all. I intend to cancel my membership at the next renewal.

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#7 06-11-13 23:19:23

trunkmonkey
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Re: Institute of Advanced Motorists.

Silver Sloth wrote:

Hi,

Do members generally agree that there is commercial benefit in being a member of the Institute of Advanced Motorists? Do potential pupils really care?

I ask the question because I was twice elected to membership of the IAM and decided to not renew my membership when Nigel Mansell, a convicted speeder, was appointed Honorary President(?) and I wouldn't want to attempt to re-join unless there was some commercial benefit.

Adam

(Parts 1&2 out of the way, part 3 soon. Introduction posted here today.)

Neither IAM or RoSPA in their Advanced Driving roles exist to assist you commercially.
It is a personal test for you against their standards. No different to DIA or Cardington.

However, both have commercial arms where an Advanced qualification along with the ADI and Fleet badge is pretty much a pre-requisite.

Separately, although it doesn't apply to you, to go down the NADIP (National Association of Driver Intervention Providers) route, it is desirable for an ADI has to be the current holder of an Advanced qualification (NDORS Matrix 2012).

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