Advanced & Defensive Driving Courses Bournemouth

We have a number of highly qualified advanced driving tutors based in Bournemouth that can provide advanced and defensive driving courses to you and also company car and van drivers.  We have already helped many private customers and companies in this area make safer, more skilful drivers.

With over 240 tutors around the UK, of which 30 of them are within a 50-mile drive from Bournemouth, we can provide a training package for you.

Due to our training’s bespoke nature, we have a driving course ideal for everyone. While the courses we offer are for both business and private customers, all are available to either. There is no set course just for private or just for business clients. 

We look at training the same way we look at our customers, whether business or private; each one is individual. Every driver is different with regard to driving, based on both internal and external elements. Internal elements are characteristics such as personality type, attitudes, and concentration. External elements are things such as years of driving experience, mileage covered, positive and negative experiences etc. 


We have a number of course options designed to cater for drivers of all levels and experience:

* 1 x 3.5hr session – Ideal for a spring clean of your driving or if you are training a number of drivers back to back
* 2 x 3.5hr sessions – Ideal for those that want more in-depth training but want this over two sessions
* 1 x 7hr session – For those that want an intensive single session. Ideal for businesses with one driver who needs specific help or someone who would have a course compacted into one day
* 3,4 or 5 x 3.5hr sessions – Designed for those that want the most detailed one-to-one training possible, which can be taken at intervals convenient to them

Our courses are not just advanced – we can also provide training for those who need refresher driver training, motorway driver training and confidence driver training too. 

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

Motorway training – Although Bournemouth does not have any dedicated motorways, there are plenty of faster routes we can use to link to the M27 toward Southampton via the A338 and the A31 when helping drivers overcome any motorway driving issues. When drivers are unfamiliar with motorway driving, they commonly fear the added number of vehicles on the road and the higher speeds involved. Motorway driver training involves learning advanced driving systems such as IPSGA (Information, Speed, Gears, Planning and Accelerate), and these simple systems can really help to avoid being boxed in by large vans and lorries or understanding the procedures for entering and exiting motorway junctions safely, and being in the right lane for your exit and the large urban roundabouts that are often found at these junctions.

Rural Roads – Much of the surrounding areas around Bournemouth is both rural and coastal, and these minor roads are jam-packed, especially at certain times of the year due to tourism. In the winter, they can have specific problems, such as flooded areas or impassable lanes due to tree falls. Unfortunately, accidents can be far more severe in rural areas than on other roads. These are down to less signage, street lighting, or the temptation to speed in rural areas. If you have recently purchased a campervan or intend to visit rural localities, more confidence in such areas can be easily achieved. For example, the B3059 and the A337 towards Lymington have seen many ancients that may have been avoided if better rural driving techniques had been applied.

Urban Training – Much of Bournemouth town centre is pedestrianised, but the roads leading into the town have been littered with crash sites in the past few years, especially the Bath Road and the Exeter Road, which have many large urban multilane traffic lights and roundabouts. Navigating your way through busy urban areas can be very tense, especially if you are unfamiliar with your route. However, better observations, indications, and mirror work can differentiate between a stressful journey and a calm one. Although many urban accidents tend to be less severe than accidents at higher speeds, they can still be chaotic and involve multiple vehicles. Frustration and impatience are the majority of issues when using busy urban routes. However, understanding how to deal with and anticipate the actions of other road users, including pedestrians and cyclists, can make town driving a breeze.  

Remember – Each driving course is bespoke to your own needs. This applies to both business and individual customers across the UK 

During a session, we typically look at:

* Forward planning and observation
* Speed awareness
* Developing a positive attitude towards safer driving
* How to become a safer driver on all roads
* Car or van control (gears, steering, foot controls, signals)
* Rules of the road
* Dealing with road rage
* Reversing and manoeuvres
* Dealing with adverse weather
* Town and urban defensive driving
* Driving in heavy traffic and allowing adequate space
* Skid control theory and learning what causes skids
* Eco-safe driving (effective use of speed, gears, and planning)
* Anticipation – Learning to see and not just look
* Understanding other road users and their intentions

Get in touch:

We have a number of courses and price options. Please email us for more info, and a member of our team will be in touch. You can also book and pay online at should you wish.