Advanced & Defensive Driving Courses Chelmsford
We offer advanced driving courses in Chelmsford for companies and private individuals that want to become safer drivers. Our courses for designed for both car and van drivers.
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.
A typical advanced driving course day:
Introductions – Most sessions start from a clients office in or around Chelmsford, although can be wherever you wish, as we have over 200 tutors around the UK. Once the tutors have introduced themselves, a quick eyesight test, and vehicle check and then the initial drive can start.
Initial Drive – We spend around 20 minutes at the start, so the driver can relax and just drive how they normally do. This gives the tutor a feel for the driver, and key strengths and weaknesses. A debrief takes place where constructive feedback provides insight into the ability of the driver. What is discussed here forms a key part of the training during the main part of the training.
Main Part – This is where the training takes place. We look at training drivers on a range of roads that cover:
Urban roads: In Chelmsford we provide training in the centre, and also slightly out of town in areas like Chelmer Village, Springfield and similar.
Rural roads: We try and spend a good amount of time on rural roads – often heading out on a range of A and B roads towards Braintree, or across to Harlow.
Motorways: We use either the M25 or M11 for the motorway portion of the training, if motorway training is something that you are wanting to look at.
During the course we focus on making each driver safer and more confident, and to develop the right attitude to becoming a safer driver. We focus on making the training relaxed and enjoyable, yet informative and interesting. We always get excellent feedback from all delegates.
Debrief – At the end of the course we provide constructive feedback on the day and take time to listen to feedback from the driver. After the course a driving report is sent so you can see what has been taught, and how the driver progressed.
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
For more information on our courses and for a quote please contact us.