Advanced & Defensive Driving Courses Burton Upon Trent.

Our advanced driving courses for both private and business clients in Burton Upon Trent are designed to cover a wide range of roads, to ensure each driver receives the very best level of driver training possible. 

Our courses cover urban driving, rural driving and also motorways.

The urban element usually takes place in the centre of Burton or nearby areas such as Stapenhill, Horninglow or wherever is most convenient, depending on the time of the day and location.

The rural road training usually involves heading towards Derby or southwards to Litchfield – where there is a range of challenging roads, which are perfect for rural training, where we introduce and develop a range of advanced driving techniques. Motorway training takes place on M42, or M6 if this is required.

We cover this area + All of the UK – We come to you for the training:

We provide bespoke advanced/defensive driver training to companies and private individuals using our national network of DVSA-registered advanced driving instructors.

  • For Companies: We offer a range of driving courses for businesses:
    a. Advanced/Defensive Courses – Multiple Drivers – More Info
    b. Advanced/Defensive Courses – Single Driver – More Info
    c. Advised by Employer to do a Course – More Info
    d. Van Driver Training – More Info
    d. Online Risk Assessment (meet Dora!) – More Info
  • For Private Individuals: We offer courses for those that wish to improve their driving for a range of reasons:
    a. General Advanced/Defensive Driving Course – More Info
    b. Pending Speeding Conviction – More Info
    c. Advised by Solicitor/Insurance Company – More Info
    d. Nervous Driver/Driving Phobia – More Info
    e. High-Performance Car Owner – More Info
    f. Young/Inexperienced Driver – More Info

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

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

Motorway training – Burton Upon Trent is nestled in East Staffordshire and is served by the M1 to the west and the M6 to the east. The A50 links both motorways and is found via the A38. During an advanced driver training session, we will create a course to include all these motorways and fast-moving roads to help build confidence when driving on motorway systems. Many drivers will take a course because they have lost confidence due to experiencing problems on motorways or having never driven on motorways beforehand. Many things have changed with motorway driving in recent years, such as introducing the Smart Motorways without hard shoulders to new traffic calming procedures. According to statistics, motorway travel is much safer than rural or town driving, but the speed and number of vehicles will often make a motorway collision much worse. This is why many drivers avoid motorways when possible, but it is sometimes the sheer lack of practice that makes any motorway issue more significant than it needs to be. 

Rural Roads – You only have to drive a few miles from Burton Upon Trent, and you will find yourself surrounded by beautiful countryside with thriving farming communities. The rural roads toward Roliston and Netherseal have seen many serious accidents similar to those leading towards Needwood, with a few fatalities along this route. Driving in rural environments has specific challenges, from slow-moving farm traffic leaving mud and hay on the roads to seasonal flooding or tree falls. It is crucial that you understand the best driving systems, such as forward planning and using the limit point on very winding roads, to be able to reverse safely and avoid ditches and damaging potholes when allowing another vehicle to pass on single-track lanes. With little streetlighting or warning signs, it is a good idea to take some rural driving tuition, especially if you live in the countryside and struggle with adverse weather on occasion.

Urban Training – Although Burton Upon Trent is a relatively small town, it is very busy, especially as it lies on the A38 between the Midlands and Derby and attracts a lot of traffic on the bypass to the west of the town. A few large junctions on the A38 have significant roundabouts and multilane traffic light systems to cross when driving into and across Burton Upon Trent town centre. In these areas, we teach good urban driving systems that will help you understand the actions of other road users, including pedestrians and cyclists, and allow you to remain calm in frustratingly slow rush hour traffic, where many collisions occur daily. Although much of the town centre is pedestrianised, there is a significant amount of needless collisions in the surrounding streets, and they appear to be at slower speeds and at junctions or traffic lights where drivers are not paying enough attention to their surroundings.

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

Our courses do vary in structure, although we have a number of courses based on duration:

3.5hr session
7hr session
2 x 3.5hr sessions
3 x 3.5hr sessions
4 x 3.5r sessions
5 x 3.5hr sessions

If you’re not sure which course is best for you, then this will help you – 

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.