Parents have a valuable role to play in shaping the values, attitudes and driving behaviours of their
children. However, all too often, parents feel ill-equipped to address driving issues and often fall into a
cycle of repeating the bad habits they have picked up over their own driving life.
The aim of the Car and/or Bike courses is to galvanise and refresh parent’s skills together with those of
Additionally, we have developed an effective introduction to Motor Sport via the the PCA Intro course.
These courses offer a combination of both classroom and 'hands on' practical based sessions on key road
safety themes, giving the group positive information for safe driving for life.
Participants are able to gain valuable driving experience through practical in-vehicle training with
experienced Approved Driving Instructors (ADIs) and Motorsport Instructors.
The training takes place off road in a secure environment for all from the age of 14.
Full membership is required to attend a course.
Membership per family (2 adults & all children 21 and under) is £5. A course may be run for groups of
young persons from organisations the membership fee will be £2 each person. All course fees must be paid
to the course provider before the course starts.
Each Member (i.e. under the age of 18) should have a responsible adult with them, (who is preferably, but
not necessarily, a parent), responsible for him/her who will be present at each meeting. This person must
have held a Full Driving Licence for at least three years AND be over the age of 21. Active participation is
needed from all members to run the club, and in particular, to ensure safety at meetings.
The Grades that the U17MC-northwest uses are listed below; they will incorporate assessments to allow the
upgrading of students.
U17MC Northwest Grade
|Advanced Adult||Adult with IAM RoSPA or “Blue light” trained|
|Advanced Driver||IAM or RoSPA|
|Pass Plus Extra||Pass Plus Extra|
|Driver **||DSA Test|
|Pre Driver 4 *||Autosolo (@ age 16)|
|Pre Driver 3||Production Car Autotest / Pre-Driver 3|
|Pre Driver 2||Pre-Driver 2|
|Pre Driver 1||Pre Driver/ Taster Session|
* In order to reach Pre Driver 4 a member must have attended two sessions from the following :
|• First on scene – It could happen to you|
|• First aid in Motorsport|
|• Fire Fighting extinguisher|
|• MSA Registered marshal|
** In order to reach Driver grade, the a2om on-line course should be completed (free) and attendance at
Driving skills for life course by the member & Parent or Guardian. Grade 2 Assessment will require this