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Reduce your motorbike insurance with a training course

Reduce your motorbike insurance with a training course

Advanced motorbike training courses can not only lower the cost of your insurance, they can also refresh your road knowledge, teach you new techniques and reduce your chances of being involved in an accident. 

Why take an advanced motorbike training course?

Courses can help you become safer on the road, which can make you a less risky rider. Some insurance providers recognise these advanced courses by offering a discount on your premium..

Remember: before taking a course, check that it’s an accredited programme and talk to your insurance provider to see what discount you could get on your premium.

To see the difference taking an advanced qualification could potentially make to the cost of your premium, complete a quote without any advanced riding qualifications, then a second including the qualification you’re considering.

Thinking of taking a course? Here’s a selection of programmes.

Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) – Advanced Rider Course

What does it cost? £149. Cost correct in October 2019.
How long does it last? Three to six months.
What do I get? The chance to join a local group of riders and boost your confidence. Whether you’re a regular biker or returning to the road, this advanced course focuses on specific skills to make you a safer and more confident rider.

Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) – Advanced Motorcycle Training

What does it cost? For prices contact RoSPA
How long does it last? Four days.
What do I get? Not only does this course give you a nationally recognised motorcycle qualification, you’ll also learn how to become a more observant rider and control situations on the road to reduce your risk of accidents. Alternatively, you can join a local training group and gain advice from a personal mentor to help you prepare for the Advanced Test.

BikeSafe Certificate

What does it cost? Prices vary by police force and in some areas are free.
How long does it last? Typically a day, but it varies from half-a-day to two days.
What do I get? A police-led motorcycle course that will help you discover your strengths and weaknesses as a rider. It includes an on-road element where your riding can be observed by an experienced motorcyclist. The aim is to help you develop your experience and get more out of your ride while also becoming safer on the road.

Enhanced Rider Scheme

What does it cost? Varies by rider and instructor availability.
How long does it last? Varies by rider. It can be a few hours or spread over a few days.
What do I get? Reacquaint yourself with the road or your new more powerful bike with this scheme that’s developed to check your skills and provide additional training. It’s only suitable for fully licensed motorcyclists who have passed their test. You’ll first have a rider assessment in different road and traffic conditions over 1-2 hours. If this shows you don't need any more training, you’ll get a certificate straight away. If not, you'll get a personalised training plan and a certificate when you’ve completed your training.

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