Advanced & Defensive Driving Courses Cornwall

We make high-quality, bespoke driver training convenient and easily accessible for customers. Focusing on exceptional quality, we provide a personal, one-to-one service supported by a talented team of professionals who love what they do. 

Due to Cornwall’s rural location, advanced driver training is of specific importance to help improve driver’s safety.

The vast majority of serious and fatal road traffic collisions occur on these rural roads. The challenging nature and relatively high speeds that vehicles travel at when on these roads are key factors that contribute to the high accident rates.

Our advanced driving courses are designed to help drivers plan, observe and gain a far superior level of car control to become safer, more controlled drivers. Our advanced driving courses in Cornwall cover a wide range of roads. We can provide training from all the main towns, including:

St Ives – Helston – Truro – St. Austell – Bodmin – Newquay – Padstow – Bude – Liskeard 

Our advanced driving courses, depending on where you are in Cornwall, cover a range of A roads, including the A390, A391, and A39, along with a range of B and sometimes unclassified roads, to ensure you gain the most from your advanced driving course.

Should you specifically want motorway driving, we can head towards Exeter and train on the M5. We can train any number of drivers, from 1 to over 1,000. We have already successfully helped a number of businesses and private customers that are located in Cornwall become safer drivers. 

During a session, we typically focus on:

* 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

We know you have a choice when it comes to driver training. Over the years, we have worked hard to ensure we differentiate ourselves based on service and quality of training. Training with us means you benefit from:

* One-to-one driver training
* Personal account management, a member of our team will get to know you, and your specific needs
* National UK coverage – we come to you for the training
* Only the most dedicated, professional advanced driving tutors work with us
* All tutors are handpicked and are Driver & Vehicle Standards Agency registered
* Full reporting for each person taking our course, sent by email after a course

Our bespoke training is what divides us from other training providers. The idea of a rigid tick box, one size fits all driving course fills us with dread. They’re dull, a little tedious and seldom get the most from a driver. 

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

Motorway training – Although there are no motorways in Cornwall, the county is served by faster A roads such as the A30, which connects Exeter through Oakhampton in Devon and all the way down to the beautiful Sennen Cove. Other major A roads are the A390 starting in Dobwalls and running down the east coast of Cornwall joining the A38 and the A30.  The A39 starts just near Barnstaple and follows the coast on the western side of Devon and Cornwall and splits at St Column Major near Newquay into the A30 and the A390. Motorway driving can be very challenging especially in area that you are not familiar with, we help with many issues of motorway confidence, and we can help you to stop being anxious on the motorway. Motorway issues can include being boxed in by lorries and not knowing which lane you should be in for your exiting junction, plus lots more. 

Rural Roads – Cornwall is full of rural roads, often very slow roads in the summer months, and with the large farming community, it is not just caravans that will hold up the traffic; there is much farm machinery on the road on most days. Most coastal roads are very rural and often single-track, so it is important that you have good road sense when driving in rural areas, particularly if you are used to driving in urban areas mainly. We teach many aspects of rural driver training, from the limit point to understanding the road furniture (lines and signs) which can be immensely helpful when you are on a small lane and not sure of oncoming traffic. 

Urban Training – The county town in Cornwall is Truro and this one of the busiest towns in the county also with Newquay, Falmouth and Perranporth, where we do a lot of driver training.  Having good road sense in urban and town areas is vital not just for you but for other road users, pedestrians, and cyclists. With many areas renewing their traffic flows, it is not uncommon to see diversion signs and new large junctions. Often new retails parks are set on the outskirts of towns, and with new roads and roundabouts, this can be very confusing especially for unconfident or mature drivers.

How we score a driver:

We score a driver in over 20 areas of driving both before and after a course, from Excellent to Poor, so you can see the areas of improvement, in what areas, along with handwritten notes from the tutor. Each driver taking the training will also be graded an overall road risk from low to high. 


Get in touch:

We have a number of courses and price options. Please email us for more info, and a member of our team will be in touch. You can also book and pay online at should you wish.


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.