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 a full or half-day. If you are wanting 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

Our training covers:

Motorway training – In Carlisle, we conduct all our motorway training on the M6. The M6 in Carlisle is fast, and often not too congested, which helps us make progress. Compared to other courses we run around the UK, Carlisle probably has the longest motorway training element due to the lack of traffic. With motorway training, we focus on forward planning, anticipation, and how to deal with a range of situations that can arise on these roads. 

Rural training – Carlisle has a large number of rural roads, and so it makes sense to provide driver training on such.

Depending on your location we often head South-East towards Wigton on a range of A, B and sometimes unclassified roads.

We often head south from Carlisle and then pick up the M6 north, so we can effectively combine the rural road element with the motorway part. Rural training places specific focus on:

* Forward planning
* Car control
* Speed awareness

* Anticipation of other road users
* Cornering and progress
* Dealing with adverse road surfaces

Urban training – We do use the centre of Carlisle for urban training, which is designed to make drivers more aware of vulnerable road users (such as cyclists), urban traffic lanes, speed limits and slow-moving traffic management. We use a range of roads in the centre of Carlisle including Warwick Road and many more – it does all depend 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 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.