Advanced & Defensive Driving Courses Derbyshire

We make high quality, bespoke driver training convenient and easily accessible for our clients in and around Derbyshire. 

With a focus on quality, we provide one-to-one assistance supported by a talented team of professionals who love what they do. For driver training, we take the time to handpick the most qualified tutors to guarantee our customers get the most beneficial training possible. Our adaptability means we can tailor a driving course to a customer’s specific needs.

To receive a quote and more info for providing advanced driver training for yourself or if you are a business – your staff, please complete the contact form on the right of the screen, or call or email us.

We offer advanced driving courses in Derbyshire to a range of companies of all sizes and for private customers of all levels and abilities. Our advanced courses in the county are designed to make a workforce of safer, more skilled drivers.  Our courses are designed to improve drivers on a range of roads.

Depending on your location in Derbyshire, our advanced driving courses cover a range of roads, including the M1, A1, A6020, A5012, A61 and many more.

We cover Derbyshire + 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

Over the last few years, we have provided advanced driving courses for companies based in Matlock, Derby, Chesterfield, New Mills and Dronfield. The size of the companies ranges from small organisations who want to train just 1 or 2 drivers and for some others, we have trained 100+

Derbyshire has a wide range of road and road networks that we can provide advanced training on.

Remember – All of our on-road driving courses are bespoke to your own needs. This relates to both business and private customers

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

Motorway training – Derbyshire is served by the M1 motorway that runs along the eastern edge, and we have used this motorway many times to help drivers to hone their motorway driving skills. Along with many other faster routes across Derbyshire, such as the A50 south of Derby and the A38 through to Chesterfield, motorway training can help you to understand the rules of motorway driving. Although surprisingly, statistics show motorway driving has the least number of accidents. Still, the higher speeds and sheer traffic can be very problematic, and many drivers will avoid motorways, often adding hours to their journey. There are many unique reasons for people to take motorway training, from drivers who now need to use them for work purposes, those who may have had a partner that did most of the driving but is now unable to drive, or younger drivers making their initial journeys on the motorway systems. Advanced driver training can help with the many issues that motorways can bring, from entering and exiting at speed or overtaking and changing lanes to avoiding being boxed in by HGVs and ensuring you understand the new rules and regulations such as Smart Motorways.

Rural Roads – Most of Derbyshire is rural and has many thriving farming communities scattered along the minor lanes and B roads across the county, but unless you are familiar with driving along rural routes, then they can be very hazardous. For example, the roads leading from Derby, the Burton Road A38, Uttoxeter Road A516 and the A608 to Langley Mill have seen many severe collisions. Sadly, they mainly involve younger drivers. We use many advanced driving systems to help drivers, such as the ‘Limit point’ that helps when driving on windy roads, and IPSGA – Information-planning- speed- gear-accelerate. Applying systems like these will help your overall driving, not just rural roads. We can create a route containing any rural routes you feel worried about and help you enjoy the picturesque lanes rather than being worried about them. Rural roads have many seasonal issues with the possibility of fallen trees or flooding. They may be slow and busy through the summer, being stuck behind farming or tourist vehicles. With advanced driver training, you can navigate even the tightest of country lanes safely.

Urban Training – Knowing how to drive well in an urban setting is a must, and most driving tests are taken in such areas, but unless you are practising everyday driving around in busy town centres and ring roads, they can become quite worrying. For example, the Derby Southern bypass A50 and the A516 Etwall road have seen many accidents, especially on the large urban roundabouts. Urban driver training can help you stay calm and takes place in the busiest of urban environments. During rush hours or school runs are when the majority of accidents occur, and this is because drivers are more impatient at these times and usually do not scan the road before making moves. Many large town centres will have multi-lane junctions, one-way systems, and diversions, often taking you around unfamiliar areas, so you must be fully aware of your surroundings by using better signalling, mirrors, forward planning and observation techniques, which we can help you perfect.

Course Format:

* Initial introduction
* Initial drive – to allow our tutor to assess the level of driving
* Debrief – review on what the tutor has seen, positive feedback and development
* Main training – enjoyable training to help coach and get the best from the driver
* Rest breaks – plenty of time to rest and recap on what has been taught
* Final debrief – review of the day and tips for the future

Around 2-4 days after the course, you will receive a fully documented driving report for each driver, outlining what was covered and how the driver improved during the training.

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