Down here we have a voluntary 3 tier training system which is heavily subsidised by the gummint, Ride Forever. Full day training with theory and riding at Bronze, Silver and Gold level, beginner to advanced.
It's really good, a full day for $50, about 20 quid.
Last time I did the Gold course our instructor was the district Chief Traffic Officer using a one way intercom, I can hear him but can't answer back..
The level of road craft and riding skill was amazing and very enthusiastic. I still chuckle thinking about hearing him shout "Gas! Gas! Gas!" as I exited corners. Turns out he just really loved the sound of the TDM getting the berries.
I hope to do another one in the New Year, the last one was like being coached around the TT. He also suggested we look at getting involved with IAM with the aim of training up to be local reps. Big shortage of trainers.
The funny thing with advanced training is it makes you ride faster despite focusing so much on safety. Never to old to learn, I reckon.