About us

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The Mid Kent Car Group is a registered charity (no.1051416) which was founded in 1978.

We operate out of Grove Green, Maidstone, covering the Mid Kent area roughly bounded by Gravesend to the North, Faversham to the East, Tunbridge Wells to the South and Wrotham to the West.

The group is one of the largest in the IAM with a team of approximately 40 Qualified Observers, who accompany Associates (new members) on the road. Observing their driving style and recommend any improvements necessary, to enable their driving technique to be raised to a standard to pass the advanced driving test.

We offer two options to prepare for the test. The normal route is by joining one of our courses that are held on the first Sunday of every month. Courses commence in March, July and November. Alternatively, for anyone not regularly available on a Sunday we can offer an option of mutually agreed sessions at other times throughout the week, although the preparation time may require additional observed runs.

Mid Kent Group were awarded the ultimate IAM accolade, The Group Achievement Award 2009, as the top performing group in the UK, reflected in its exceptional pass rate.

What is included in the "Skill for Life” package?

The package includes all of the following items:
  • an easy to read book entitled “How To Be A Better Driver - Advanced Driving - the essential guide”
  • Four sessions with our qualified observer team including lectures and DVDs followed by a practical on the road drive.
  • The cost of your Advanced Driving Test.

Associates need to have their own up-to-date copy of the Highway Code (2007 edition) and be familiar with it.
Find out more

If you are interested in finding out more, we would be delighted to provide a free assessment drive to give your driving the “once over” or even to provide a demonstration drive to show the skills of an advanced motorist.

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