Advanced & Defensive Driving Courses Cheshire
We offer advanced and other bespoke driving courses in Cheshire for a range of companies and private customers that want to make a positive change for themselves and/or their drivers. Due to our training’s bespoke nature, we have a driving course ideal for everyone. While many of our courses for business and private customers overlap, all courses are available to either.
We cover Cheshire and 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.
Remember – Each driving course is bespoke to your own needs. This applies to both business and individual customers across the UK
Cheshire has a diverse range of roads, including motorways, such as the M53, M56 and M6, and also a range of A and B roads.
With our advanced driving courses, we aim to cover as many roads as possible in the time given. Training can be on a 2:1 for 1:1 basis. The 2:1 format is the most popular and involves one tutor going out with one driver for 3.5 hours in the morning and then another in the afternoon for the same time. Each delegate taking our advanced driving course will have a full driving report sent to you after the course via email.
This is great for their own feedback and also for their HR file to document your Duty of Care. Unlike other companies, this is completed in full by the tutor who conducted the training. To date, we have provided advanced driving courses to companies and private customers in Cheshire, including Warrington, Chester, Runcorn, and around the Manchester area.
With the high number of tutors we have in Cheshire, we can arrange an advanced driving course for you that can start from your office or any location you prefer.
During a course, we cover a wide range of things, including:
* Forward planning and observation
* Speed Awareness
* Advanced cornering techniques
* How to become a safer driver on all roads
* Car or van control (gears, steering, foot controls, signals)
* Car handling dynamics and techniques
* Rules of the road
* Dealing with road rage
* Commentary driving
* Reversing and manoeuvres
* Dealing with adverse weather
* Dealing with emergency situations
* Vehicle stability and control
* Motorway driving
* Town and urban defensive driving
* 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 Cheshire, we provide training on a range of roads and different areas, which can include:
Motorway training – There are several busy motorways in Cheshire that we have used during driver training, such as the M6 running from Preston to Stoke on Trent and the M53 and M56 joining at Ellesmere Port. Motorway driving has its own specific set of skills to consider, and we have helped many drivers gain more confidence when using busy motorways. With the extra lanes, multi-junctions, higher speeds, the possibility of being stuck behind large lorries, and the worry of missing a junction, there is much to consider when using motorways. Using the M6 as a practice route, we will be able to show you how to maintain your speed when joining from a slip road, slowing at an exit junction and keeping a steady speed and being able to notice quickly if your speed creeps over the speed limit. Being a confident motorway driver is paramount if you wish to gain quick access to the rest of the UK, and with a little extra advanced driver training, you will be able to do so with complete confidence in your driving abilities.
Rural Roads – Much of Cheshire is rural, and unfortunately, statistics show that most serious accidents are in rural areas, far more than motorway or urban driving. The A530 from Nantwich to Burleydam has seen many accidents, some fatal, much the same as the A354 from Acton to Ridley. Knowing how to drive confidently on rural roads is a skill that can be taught with extra training. Unless you are used to driving on rural roads, they can be hazardous, especially at certain times of the year when there could be flooding or fallen trees. During the summer and autumn months, there may be a lot more farming traffic on the rural lanes, which can cause problems with mud on the road or hay falling from a tractor load, or tourists with large caravans or campervans not knowing the area. Knowing how to reverse safely on a single-track lane and avoiding potholes and covered ditches are just a few examples of training and learning about specific driving systems such as the ‘Limit Point’ to help with windy roads and helping for lanes with less signage or street lighting.
Urban Training – Driving in busy urban settings can have many issues, especially during rush hours or school run times. Drivers are far more impatient at these times, and knowing how to anticipate other drivers’ actions is a must. With many more pedestrians and cyclists, town driving can be stressful and hazardous if you are not fully aware of your surroundings at all times. The centre of Crewe, for example, has seen many collisions, although not as many fatalities as the surrounding country roads. Knowing how to drive well in urban settings can be taught quickly. Many accidents in the Crewe area occur along Dunwoody Way, A5078 merging into the A352 near the town centre and the Memorial Square Roundabout linking the A352. We don’t just cover Crewe, but it’s a good example of what things can go wrong and where. These are all busy areas and require extra thought when using. With better mirror use, leaving enough space between yourself and the vehicle in front and learning how to gauge what other drivers think when approaching junctions or moving lanes is a skill that cannot be emphasised enough.
Whether you are a business client or a private individual – we have a number of specialist courses to increase the skill and safety of a driver. Our courses are available for car and van drivers.
3.5hr – Around 30% opt for this course. The benefits of this course are that it’s the cheapest, and is only 3.5hr, disadvantages are that for some drivers it’s too short. Ideal mainly for companies training 4 or more drivers.
2 x 3.5hr – This is advantageous for customers that can’t drive for 7hrs and need the split to reflect. Often a driver gets homework on this session, so they can practice what has been taught on session 1, to help them with session 2. Older drivers often opt for this course.
7hr full day – Although it is hard work for some, a full day is cheaper than 2 x 3.5hr. It’s good for those who are time-poor. Maybe your company has asked you to do this course, or maybe you feel a 7hr will work better for you. Talk with us if you are unsure. You can read more about our course durations here.
We understand not all drivers want a half, full or 2 half days. Some need or want longer. That is why we offer 3,4 and 5 x 3.5h sessions. These courses are often run over a few weeks, and are mostly designed for drivers who have significant issues, such as a driving phobia, or need confidence training after a serious road traffic collision.
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