DWDAM has a Training Support Team (TST), appointed by the DWDAM Committee, headed by a Chief Observer and supported by National Observers, Full Members (non Observers) as well as representatives of the Group Committee.


The aim of the TST is to manage, administer and provide authoritative advice and guidance on an all aspects of IAM RoadSmart rider training within DWDAM. This will be achieved through the successful delivery of coaching and support to its Associates to achieve the IAM RoadSmart Advanced Riding Test, and for Members to achieve a higher riding standard or an independently recognised qualification for Observers.

Structure & Roles:

The Chief Observer will provide authoritative advice and guidance on training matters within DWDAM, maintain up-to-date knowledge of all aspects of IAM RoadSmart, Motorcycle Road Craft and associated riding guidance.

The Associate Training Co-Ordinator (ATC) manages the Observer to Associate allocation, monitors Associates’ training progress and arranges for a Pre-Test Ride Checks (PTRC) when the Associate is ready for test. On successful PTRC, the ATC submits an advanced riding test application.

The Membership Training Co-Ordinator (MTC) will manage a Continuing Rider Development Programme (e.g. Check Rides, Training events and Intergroup Training) for the Membership, manage further IAM training (F1RST and Masters) and public-facing training.

The Observer Training Co-Ordinator (OTC) will recruit sufficient Trainee Observers National Observers/Observer Assessors to maintain the training demand, manage the IMI Observer application process and administer Observer training. In support of maintaining training standards, establish and maintain an Observer Audit schedule.