Advanced & Defensive Driving Courses Carlisle

We offer advanced and defensive driving courses in Carlisle for private customers and also companies that want to lower the road risk of their drivers. Our courses are either full or half-day. If you want to train a number of drivers, we can split the training, so one driver goes out in the morning and one in the afternoon. This is the most cost and time-effective format.

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.

  • 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

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

Motorway training – Carlisle is a bustling city in Cumbria, and the M6 circles the east of the town, with the A69 leading east toward Newcastle and the A595 towards Cockermouth and Whitehaven. For drivers who are unconfident when using motorways, then a little extra training can help immensely. All motorway and fast route driving has a set of challenges not found on any other roads, such as multi-lane traffic and faster speeds. The entering and exiting of motorways can be very stressful, and the panic that can follow if you’re boxed in by large HGVs can be dangerous and only add to your worries. We use several advanced driving systems to teach better motorway driving, including IPSGA (Information, Planning, Speed, Gear, Acceleration), which helps a driver with forward planning and observation, which in turn increases skill and confidence. 

Rural Roads – Within a few miles of Carlisle, you will find yourself in very rural environments, and although narrow roads and lanes may be picturesque, they can be particularly dangerous if you are unfamiliar with driving in such settings. Seasonal changes, such as slow-moving farming traffic leaving mud and hay over the roads or flooded lanes and tree falls, will make a big difference to any journey, so it is vital that you know how to navigate rural roads confidently. There is always less lighting or warning signs, and routes such as the B3507 around Moorhouse and Thurstonfield and the A7 towards Longtown have seen many serious accidents, some fatal, so it is essential to understand how to use rural roads. By reading the road furniture (lines, lighting, and signs), you can navigate rural environments safely.

Urban Training – Carlisle is a surprisingly busy city. Although it is surrounded by open rural land, the urban roads toward the city centre can be frustrating due to the higher number of vehicles trying to get across the town in rush hours. The A6 Botchergate, the one-way system on Lowther Street and the Millennium Bridge are areas that see too many minor accidents that may have been easily avoided with a little extra training. If you have to drive through busy urban areas for work purposes or if you are considering taking a delivery driver role, then knowing and understanding the right way to drive in busy situations is a must. Learning how to anticipate other drivers, observing your surroundings with good mirrorwork, and indicating well to show drivers your intentions are some of the best ways to avoid being caught up in accidents. 

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 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  where you can select a wide range of courses for both private and business clients.