Advanced & Defensive Driving Courses Canterbury
We offer advanced and defensive driving courses in Canterbury, Kent. We have been offering courses in the area since 2003 and have helped over 100 businesses in Kent. We also provide advanced and defensive driver training for private customers.
We cover this location + 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.
No two drivers are the same, which is why we have created a range of course options to fit with your needs.
3.5hr – Mostly opted for by business customers, when training a number of drivers back to back. It’s also open to privater customers too who only need a shorter course. The 3.5hr course is our shortest course available.
3.5hr x 2 – If you don’t fancy a full day but want to cover more than a 3.5hr session, then this split course is great. The 2 sessions can be split over a few days or weeks. Sometimes we can run this course over 2 days.
7hr full day – Intensive in it’s nature. But is a great way to get the course done in one day. It’s certainly tiring but a great option for those pressed for time.
We have more specialist courses for drivers – 3,4,5 x 3.5hr courses. Mainly designed for private customers but also open to business clients for specific at-risk drivers. Courses are either a full day or half day. We can arrange for one tutor to train 2 drivers in a day, each driver is trained for 3.5hrs, and a number of our national clients opt for this, due to the cost and time savings.
Our courses cover three main road types, to ensure the best training for you and your drivers:
Motorway – From Canterbury we ensure and element of the training is on motorways. We head north on the A2, past Boughton-Under-Blean towards the M2. Sometimes we head onto the M20, M26 and depending on traffic the M25.
With our motorway training we focus on building confidence, forward planning, helping drivers understand the unique nature of these roads and to really address any issues, which could be increasing a drivers road risk.
Rural – Rural roads are considered high risk due to the challenging nature and often high speeds reached on these roads. Depending on your location in Canterbury we head South East on the A257 past Littlebourne, Wingham and Ash towards Sandwich. We often divert off the main A road onto B and unclassified roads.
With rural training we sometimes head west on the A252 towards Ashford. This route has a range of challenging roads, which we find provide an excellent learning environment for drivers.
Urban – Urban driver training involves helping drivers better observe speed limits, various lanes and vulnerable road users.
In Canterbury we use a range of roads in the centre including Rheims Way, Old Dover Road, Kingsmead Road and many more. Depending on your location in Canterbury (we start training from your office or business premise) we sometimes head out of the centre for urban training, especially if traffic is bad. Please contact us for a quote for providing an advanced driving course for your drivers, and a member of our team will be in touch.
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, planning)
* Anticipation – Learning to see and not just look
* Understanding other road users and their intentions
Please contact us via the web form on the upper right. We can then help you and listen to your specific needs. If you are ready to book, great! You can do this online at www.advanced-driving.co.uk/book where you can select a wide range of courses, for both private and business clients.