Advanced & Defensive Driving Courses Derby

Our advanced and defensive driving courses in Derby are conducted by advanced driving instructors who are local to the area of Derby and who have a good knowledge of Derbyshire.

We provide driver training for both business clients and private individuals, whether you are looking at a comprehensive training plan for many drivers or just a few, we can help you. 

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

We know the best roads to provide advanced driver training, and routes that really provide a great learning environment for all drivers located in Derby.

Our training covers the following three road types:

Motorways – Advanced and defensive driver training on motorways looks at speed awareness,  motorway rules, observation and helping drivers develop a positive and confident approach to these roads. From Derby we head east to the M1 where we join from A52 usually. We head north on the M1 usually up towards Chesterfield area. If we decide to use the M1 south, we go down towards Leicester area. 

Rural Roads – We always ensure rural roads are part of a training course. We can normally combine this after a motorway session. If we come off the M1 at Chesterfield, we can head back south to Derby on a range of rural roads through villages such as Wingerworth, Higham, Clay Cross and many more. Rural road training places specific focus on forward planning and advanced car control, steering and effective use of gears. Rural roads can be challenging, our courses are designed to best equip a driver with the skills to remain safe on these roads. 

Urban Roads – We use the centre of Derby for urban driver training, which focuses on developing an acute level of awareness in often slow moving, frustrating traffic. We help drivers understand the impact of excessive speed and how to drive in a defensive way, whilst watching out for vulnerable road users such as cyclists. If traffic in the centre of Derby is too congested we sometimes move to slightly out of town areas like Allenton, Mickleover or Chaddesden. This is not set in stone and does vary depending on your preference and location.

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

Our courses do alter in their delivery, although we have a number of courses based on time, these are outlined below:

* 3.5hr session
* 7hr session
* 2 x 3.5hr sessions
* 3 x 3.5hr sessions
* 4 x 3.5r sessions
* 5 x 3.5hr sessions.

Contact us:

All our courses are bespoke to the needs of the driver, whether thats a a session for one or 100+. As a result we can provide a course, which best fit’s with your needs. Please call us or use the contact form upper right for more information.