Advanced & Defensive Driving Courses Edinburgh
Edinburgh is a key location where we provide a lot of our advanced and defensive driving courses. We provide training for both business clients and private individuals in and around the capital. We cover all areas of the UK, including Edinburgh and come to you for the training. We provide this bespoke advanced/defensive driver training to companies and private individuals, using our national network of DVSA registered advanced driving instructors. We have over 240 tutors currently.
Our courses do vary in structure, although we have a number of courses based on duration:
7hr session (we can split a full day for 2 drivers if needed)
2 x 3.5hr sessions
3 x 3.5hr sessions – We also have longer courses if needed.
Our bespoke training is what separates us from other training providers. The thought of a rigid tick box, one size fits all driving course fills us with dread. They’re uninspiring, boring and rarely get the most from a driver. So when we talk about “bespoke training”, what do we actually mean?
We look at training the same way we look at our customers, whether business or private; each one is unique. Every driver is different with regards to driving, based on both internal and external elements. Internal elements are things such as personality type, attitudes, concentration. External elements are things such as years of driving experience, mileage covered, positive and negative experiences etc.
We do offer a range of courses, which include:
1. General advanced driver training (requested by employer, solicitor, own personal interest)
2. Post-RTC confidence driving course
3. Refresher driving courses
4. Confidence development courses
5. Courses for performance car drivers
6. Van driver training
Please use the link on the right of the page for more specific information about our private courses or click here.
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
Remember – Each driving course is totally bespoke to your own specific needs and requirements. This applies to both our business and private client courses.
Training locations in Edinburgh:
Our courses cover the main elements of driver training and are conducted on three main road types:
Urban roads – Rural roads – Motorways
Urban roads – In Edinburgh we tend to focus the training in the city centre to help a driver develop defensive driving skills and to fully appreciate hazards like cyclists, pedestrians and of course the trams! We also provide urban training in semi-urban areas of the city such as Morningside, Sighthill Corstorphine and similar.
Rural roads – Scotland has some very cold winters, making rural roads particularly hazardous. We teach drivers defensive techniques such as the limit point, advanced car control and dealing with rural road surfaces in all weather.
With our rural road training element we head out of Edinburgh, and drive on outwards towards Dunbar towards the east, Hawick to the south, Livingston to the east or Dunfermline to the north – this is totally flexible depending on the location, and duration and type of course. Often the types of roads we provide training on depends on the driver in question. Our courses are designed around the needs of the driver.
Motorways – Training here takes place on M8, M9 or M90. With motorway driving, we focus on learning to keep a safe distance from other vehicles, speed awareness, and how to safely join and exit motorways, among other things.
If you are researching advanced driving course providers, please contact us for a quote based on the number of drivers you wish to train and to learn more about how we can help you with your advanced driving course program – a member of our team will be delighted to help. You can contact us using the form at the top right of this page, or email or call us.