Advanced & Defensive Driving Courses Cambridgeshire
We have a number of specialist qualified ADIs (Approved Driving Instructors) that can deliver an advanced and defensive driving course for as few as 1 or over 1,000 drivers in and around the county of Cambridgeshire.
Cambridgeshire has a wide range of roads that allows us to undertake advanced driving courses, including the A14, M11, A11 and other similar roads.
We can start an advanced driving course from anywhere in Cambridgeshire – including Huntingdon, Ely, Cambridge, and St. Neots. We come to you, which means your location is not an issue. We provide bespoke advanced/defensive driver training to companies and private individuals using our national network of DVSA-registered advanced driving instructors.
Our course options are based on duration, and are designed to provide the best fit for a driver, whether that’s for a newly qualified driver or someone with 40+ years of experience:
* 3.5hr – Designed for drivers who need a short session. This is popular too for companies who are training 10+ drivers where we can train one driver AM and one PM
* 3.5hr x 2 – For those that feel a full day is too much in one go, and a 3.5hr alone is not enough. Suited to drivers who feel a rest in between sessions will work for them
* 7hr full day – This full-day course is ideal for those (both private and business customers) who want a driver or drivers to have a full-day intensive session
* We also offer 3.5hrs over 3,4, or 5 days, which don’t need to be taken back to back. Ideal for those who want to significantly increase the standard of their driving with one-to-one training over a number of hours.
We try and cover as many areas as possible when running an advanced driving course. For example, if you wanted to start an advanced driving course from the centre of Cambridge, there would be a part of the course dedicated to driving around the city centre, and then the training would move outwards towards Huntingdon or St Neots, depending on your location.
Remember – We build all our driving courses from scratch and are built around your specific needs. This applies to both business and private customers all over the UK.
During a session, we mostly 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, planning)
* Anticipation – Learning to see and not just look
* Understanding other road users and their intentions
For all our bespoke driving courses in Cambridgeshire, we provide training on a range of roads and different areas, which can include:
Motorway training – The M11 runs through Cambridgeshire from London and meets the A14 just outside Cambridge and onto the A1 motorway towards Peterborough. We can use much faster A roads throughout Cambridgeshire to combine motorway training throughout the county, such as the A11 and the A141. Motorway confidence is a skill that gets better the more you use them for travel, but many people have developed fears because of the speed and the worry of not getting to your exit in time or getting boxed in by heavy HGV traffic. With some new skills gained by advanced driver training, you can really end your concerns when driving on faster roads, dual-carriageways and motorways.
Rural Roads – Most of Cambridgeshire is rural, and hundreds of miles are mainly rural roads between small villages and farming communities. Although picturesque, rural roads can be hazardous if you are not used to them. The northern part of Cambridgeshire from Huntingdon through to Ely and Chatteris is packed with minor roads, many being single-track. We can use these roads to show and teach great rural driving control and forward planning – essential on rural roads. When using the small narrow lanes, there are many factors to consider, such as less signage, lack of road markings and insignificant lighting. Most fatal accidents are on rural roads, far more than on motorways or in towns. Learning advanced driving systems, such as the limit point and better forward planning, can help you navigate rural roads and give you the confidence to do so safely.
Urban Training – Cambridge and Huntingdon are the larger towns in Cambridge, and urban driving in busy towns can be stressful, especially in rush hours or if you are unfamiliar with the area. Many towns will have ring roads to bypass the busy centres, and often these can be one way with some large junctions with many traffic lanes. There are many issues when driving on busy urban roads, such as the possibility of cyclists, more pedestrians and public transport routes that can frustrate you, especially if you sit behind a bus and struggle to pass safely. Advanced driver training can help with urban driving by showing you how to anticipate the actions of other road users, what to check for and how to navigate the correct traffic lanes for your journey.
We have already trained many drivers in Cambridgeshire – should you wish to get a quote for training your drivers (or yourself), please get in contact, and a member of our team will be able to send you a quote.