Diamond Advanced Motorcycle Training
Whilst not as prominent in the motorcycle sector as RoSPA and IAM, Diamond are acknowledged as the UK’s only government accredited driver and rider development programme, with Diamond Advanced motorcycle training only delivered by regulated, professional trainers and examiners. That said, whilst the Diamond website does offer to source Diamond Approved motorcycle instructors, there seems not to be any central database of Diamond Advanced providers (as there is with both RoSPA and IAM). On the surface of things, it appears that Phoenix Motorcycle Training are the primary provider of Diamond Advanced training for UK motorcycle riders.
Diamond Advanced Motorcycle Training (tests)
Diamond Advanced motorcycle training offers motorcycle riders two test options These are: (1) Standard Diamond Advanced Motorcycle Test and, (2) Elite Diamond Advanced Motorcycle Test. The ‘standard’ test lasts for 60 minutes and the website seems to suggest a bias towards professional riders and the benefits for companies who employ motorcycle riders. The Diamond website also references that a pass should result in cheaper motorcycle insurance and that Diamond pass certification lasts for 36 months.
The ‘elite’ test is significantly more expensive and lasts 90 minutes. The Diamond website promotes the ‘elite’ test as being suitable for professional motorcycle trainers, especially those who wish to provide ‘diamond training’ through their own Approved Training Body (ATB). Certification for this higher level test also lasts for 36 months.