Advanced & Defensive Driving Courses Wakefield

We offer a range of advanced and defensive across the UK, including Wakefield. Our courses are designed to improve the level of skill and safety for drivers of all ages and abilities. We offer a half (3.5hr) and full-day (7hr) course. We also offer 3,4 and 5 x 3.5hr sessions as packages. 

Remember – Each driving course is totally bespoke to your own specific needs and requirements. This applies to both our business and private client courses.

Advantages of training with us:

We’ve worked really hard to develop a service, which best fits you; these points include:

* A personalised service
* Full UK coverage
* We only work with the most dedicated DVSA tutors
* Driving and road safety is our passion
* Each customer is assigned s personal account manager

After each course, we provide a full driving report which includes written notes from the tutor.

For all our bespoke driving courses in Wakefield, we provide training on a range of roads and different areas, which can include:

Motorway training – The M1 and the M62 are the motorways that serve Wakefield, and these are linked via the A650 and the A638. Motorway driving is statistically one of the safest ways to travel, but many drivers are fearful of using them. This is mainly because they are unfamiliar with using fast routes dues to the extra lanes to navigate and the higher speeds. However, with added advanced driver training, you can become more confident when driving on motorways. We use specific driving systems as used by the police and paramedics, and they can be easily learned to help with all aspects of motorway driving. 

Rural Roads – Wakefield is a busy city, but within a few miles of the centre, you will find many rural roads, including the A462 north towards Oulton and Rothwell and the A6124 via Woodkirk and Heckmondwike. Rural driving has many issues to be aware of, including seasonal problems that can bring ice, flooding, or tree falls during the winter months and slow-moving farming or tourist traffic during the summer. There are more chances of collisions on narrow country lanes, especially if forward views are restricted on very bendy routes and oncoming vehicles may not be seen in time. So it is vital that a driver understand the regulations for rural driving and allow for slowing on corners and scanning the road to avoid such incidents. 

Urban Training – Although much of Wakefield city centre is pedestrianised, many issues happen on the nearby roads, and urban accidents can cause the most problems due to road closures that can impact the entire urban network. Many urban accidents are caused by a lack of clear observations and poor signalling before moving into oncoming traffic on roundabouts or traffic light junctions. As cities grow larger, urban routes will inevitably have road works or new routes to navigate, and if you are unfamiliar with the area, this can lead to accidents. Although they may not be as severe as motorway accidents due to lower speeds, they can still be upsetting and costly with insurance claims. The worse areas in Wakefield for accidents are the A462, Westgate and the A61 ring road. Impatience also plays a large part in urban accidents as everyone is trying to get to their destinations quickly, especially during rush hours. This can be remedied with some extra urban driver training by learning how to anticipate the actions of other road users, including pedestrians and cyclists.  

What We Cover:

During a full or half-day session, we cover a range of elements, including:

* Forward Planning & Observation
* Car Control
* Dealing with Road Rage
* Speed Awareness
* Dealing with Adverse Weather
* Rules of the Road
* Creating a Positive Driving Attitude

Plus much more…

Course Formats:

3.5hr – Around 30% opt for this course. The benefits of this course are that it’s the cheapest, and is only 3.5hr, the disadvantages are that for some drivers it’s too short. Ideal mainly for companies training four or more drivers.

2 x 3.5hr – This is advantageous for customers that can’t drive for 7hrs and need the split to reflect. Often a driver gets homework on this session, so they can practice what has been taught in session 1 to help them with session 2. Older drivers often opt for this course.

7hr full day – Although it is hard work for some, a full day is cheaper than 2 x 3.5hr. It’s good for those who are time-poor. Maybe your company has asked you to do this course, or maybe you feel a 7hr will work better for you. Talk with us if you are unsure.

We understand not all drivers want a half, full or two half days. Some need or want longer. That is why we offer 3,4, and 5 x 3.5h sessions. These courses are often run over a few weeks and are mostly designed for drivers who have significant issues, such as a driving phobia, or need confidence training after a serious road traffic collision.

After the training, you will receive a full driving report, which will outline the driving standard both before and after the training. We measure a driver in 20+ key areas and score them either excellent, very good, good, adequate or poor. We do this at the start and the end, so you can see the improvement and in what areas. There will also be notes from the tutor too. This report (and course) will be completed by a professional DVSA (Driver & Vehicle Standards Agency) registered advanced driving instructor. The tutor’s DVSA registration number will be recorded in this report. As you may have seen from our website, we come to you for the training, which takes place in your own car.

Contact Us:

Please contact us for a quote using the web form on the upper right of this page.  We offer training on a 3.5hr and 7hr basis and can train between 1 to 100+ drivers.