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Our advanced/defensive driving courses are bespoke to the needs and requirements of businesses of all sizes and sectors, who wish to train a number of drivers, whether they be in one or multiple locations. 

We offer driver training in:

Cars
Vans
HGVs

We also now run a winter driving course

A course can be run to accommodate your specific training requirements. All customers are assigned a personal account manager, who will deal with them from the initial quote, right the way though to post course support. 

All our tutors are Driver & Vehicle Standards Agency Fleet/Advanced tutors who specialise in advanced training for company car and van drivers.

Read our most popular course FAQs
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Take an in-depth look at what elements are covered – more info

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1. Full UK coverage – we have over 240 qualified tutors nationwide
2. Training starts and ends at any location you wish 
3. We can provide training at multiple sites across the UK
4. All tutors are DVSA (Driver & Vehicle Standards Agency) Registered

 

Costs:

Our most popular course is the 3.5hr on-road session, which costs £160 + vat per driver, with discounts for larger numbers. However, if you are planning on training 20 or more drivers, we offer a shorter 2hr 20 min on-road course for just £107 + vat a driver. The same things are covered on the 3.5hr sessions vs 2hr 20 min session. However, the 3.5hr sessions allows longer to train a driver, and is selected by around 80% of clients. We also have a 7hr course per driver, which costs £300 + vat.

Like with the 3.5hr and 2hr 20 min course, the same things are covered on a full day, but our tutor has longer with the driver to help iron out bad habits, and longer to introduce and practice various advanced driving techniques. Ideal for more at risk drivers. 

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Benefits of Our Advanced/Defensive Driver Training:

1. Increase the level of driver safety in your fleet
2. Demonstrate your Duty of Care as a business
3. Lower fleet costs, including insurance, repair and fuel costs
4. Boost the morale of your drivers
5. Identify and address high risk drivers in your fleet
6. Improve the reputation of your business, especially if you have company branded vehicles
7. If you are looking to train 1 to 4 drivers, you can do this online via our booking system. We are the only UK driver training company that offers this facility, where you can also reserve ideal training dates.
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How a Course Runs:

All our courses are road-based, and take place in a drivers own car/van. We can provide a theory element is needed, or run a classroom session. The course is bespoke and based on the needs of the driver, although follows a set format, which covers:
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1. An Initial Drive – This allows our tutors to assess the drivers level of experience and skill after the initial introductions and vehicle safety checks. We ask a driver drive the way they normally do with no input from the tutor, for around 20 minutes.

We then mark them in 25 areas of driving, either Excellent, Very Good, Good, Adequate or Poor. This forms an excellent basis to build on the session, as both the driver and tutor can see the areas, which need most development. This helps create a truly bespoke training session.
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2. Coaching – Based on the initial drive, the coaching will be designed around the needs and requirements of the driver, in an interactive and enjoyable way. We will be driving on a range of roads including urban driving, out of town (rural) driving, and motorway/dual carriageways. During this session there will be the chance for two way feedback, along with opportunities to recap what has been covered.
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3. Debrief – At the end of the course there will be a two way debrief, where the tutor will provide feedback on the session, and where feedback from the driver is also encouraged. The tutor will again mark the driver on the 25 driving areas, which were looked at on the initial drive, making it very easy to see how the driver has improved, to what extent, and in what areas.
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View a course driving report
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This report is sent as a pdf and will be sent to you around 3 days after each training session. Should you wish to start your driver training with an online based assessment, we offer an online risk assessment for all drivers – you can read more at www.advanced-driving.co.uk/dora/

Take a preview into our courses – this video below outlines the things we cover during our rural road training. A popular type of road we like to cover on a course, due to their challenging nature. 

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Course Content:

We cover a wide range of elements with our courses, which includes:

1. Forward planning, observation and anticipation
2. Car control
3. Dealing with adverse weather
4. Speed awareness
5. The Limit Point (Advanced)
6. The System of Car Control (Advanced)
7. Dealing with Road Rage
8. Rules of the Road
9. Creating a positive driving attitude
10. Reversing and manoeuvres (essential for van drivers)
11. Driving on rural roads, urban driving and also motorways (based on location)

12. Skid control and much more…..

Take a look at just a few tips and teaching points, covered on our courses by our own tutors – more info

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Receive Your Personalised Quote:

To receive a quote based on the numbers you are looking at training, please complete the contact form at the upper right of this page. A member of our team will email you with this information usually within 1 hour during working hours. You can also contact us on 0115 888 3003 or 0333 567 0264.