Advanced & Defensive Driving Courses Croydon

Our advanced & defensive driving courses in Croydon are designed to help reduce the road risk of all that are taking our courses. We have many advanced driving tutors located in and around Croydon. We provide bespoke courses for both private and business customers. 

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. Our driving courses are conducted by Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) fleet registered ADIs (Approved Driving Instructors). All our tutors have a passion for road safety and teaching the latest driving techniques to drivers of all abilities in an easy to learn informative and enjoyable way.

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.

Course Options:
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3.5hr – Around 30% opt for this course. The benefits of this course is that it’s the cheapest, and is only 3.5hr, the disadvantages is 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.

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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Our courses are designed to provide the highest level of training on the three main types of roads:
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Motorways – From Croydon, the nearest motorway is the M25. During a course, we head south on the A22 past Caterham to pick up the M25 often heading clockwise past the M23.

We look at speed control, observation, anticipation and the unique characteristics being displayed by the driver to ensure we can customise the course to their specific needs. This covers all elements of the training and not just motorways.

With motorway training, we find people fall into three categories – too fast and overconfident, hesitant and lack confidence or a bit of both. Whatever the driver may be, we work really hard to ensure they improve their standard of driving, with the best tuition available.

Rural roads – From Croydon, we head south for rural training. It works quite well as we can combine M25 motorway training with rural training…Often we head towards Reigate or Redhill and then south towards Crawley and then back. There are some good rural roads, which are designed to challenge a driver, and makes a superb backdrop for the rural road element of the training. Depending on the duration of training we sometimes head towards Guildford on A/B or sometimes very tight, low speed unclassified rural roads.

Urban driving We use the centre of Croydon for this – unless traffic is really bad. The main issue with urban driving in Croydon is observing the growing number of cyclists and the frustration of very dense traffic. We help equip a driver with advanced traffic management skills and improved observational skills, and to help them consider the impact and dangers of excessive speed in built-up areas. If the centre of Croydon is too busy, we often go to slightly less congested urban areas like Purley or north towards Thornton Heath.

 

“I needed a refresher/confidence course after a serious accident. Motorways terrified me. I not only regained my confidence, but I also eliminated some rather bad habits, which I didn’t realise was putting me at increased risk.”

M. Hickman, Kent

 

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:
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* 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 look at training the same way we look at our clients, whether business or private; each one is individual. Every driver is unique with respects to driving, based on both internal and external elements. Internal elements are things such as character type, emotions, concentration. External elements are attributes such as years of driving experience, mileage covered, positive and negative experiences etc..


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Contact us:
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To learn more about our courses and to get a quote please contact us, and a member of our team will be able to help, and if needed – we can list a number of dates we have free over the next few days/weeks for training.