Membership and Tuition

Membership

Any person holding a full licence may apply to join the group and there is no minimum period between passing the driving or riding test and joining the group. Membership categories are:

Full member

All who have passed the RoSPA Advanced Test become full members of the Group. The annual subscription is £16.00 if paid before or at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) for the relevant year. If you pay after this date, the fee will be £20.00.

Associate member

Those who have not passed the RoSPA Advanced Test. The initial subscription is £20.00; for motorcycle tuition, a one-off charge of £15.00 is levied when you first apply to cover the additional costs involved.

You will receive copies of the latest version of Roadcraft (relevant to the section you are joining), The Highway Code, a training syllabus and a booklet of questions. If you are taking motorcycle tuition, you will also receive a RoSPA Advanced Drivers and Riders branded high visibility jacket for use during your training sessions.

life member

Any member who, with the unanimous approval of the committee, is considered to have made an outstanding contribution to the Group. Life Members are not required to pay the Group annual membership fee.

Social member

Any individual who wishes to participate in the Group but has not taken and does not intend to take the RoSPA Advanced Test. Members in this category may remain members of the Group provided they continue to pay the appropriate fees to the Group. They do not pay a subscription to RoSPA Advanced Drivers and Riders.

Subscriptions

Subscriptions are due on 1 January but anyone joining after 21 September will not pay a subscription for the following year.

RoSPA Advanced Drivers and Riders Membership

On passing your advanced test, you will automatically become a member of RoSPA Advanced Drivers and Riders. Your first year’s membership is included in your initial test fee, the subsequent annual subscription is currently £30.00

This subscription fee is separate from your annual membership fee for RoSPA Advanced Drivers and Riders West Yorkshire.

Tuition

Before starting to train you must complete the Application for Membership and Tuition and read the Important Information page, which you should keep a copy of for future reference.

Training for the advanced driving or riding test is provided by the Group’s tutors all of whom have passed the test at the highest grade. They have had training in how to give tuition and are registered tutors with the RoSPA Advanced Drivers and Riders. Many have undertaken further training and hold the Diploma in Advanced Driving or Riding instruction. They, like all RoSPA advanced drivers, retake the advanced driving test every three years.

Each new member who requests driving tuition is assigned to one of the Group’s tutors. They agree mutually convenient sessions, usually weekly, lasting from one to two hours. During the sessions the new members drive their own cars and the tutors, travelling as passengers, give advice and guidance before, during and after the drives. These sessions are free.

For motorcycle tuition associate and tutor each ride their own machines (which must be roadworthy and legal), with the tutor observing the associate’s skills so as to give advice and guidance. Tutors will also give demonstration rides for the benefit of associates where appropriate. For these sessions associates are invited to pay for the fuel used by their tutors.