Advanced & Defensive Driving Courses Lancaster

Our advanced and defensive driving courses based in Lancaster are designed mainly for business customers. However, we also cater for private individuals wanting to improve their driving.

We cover this location + All of the UK – We come to you for the training:

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.

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 disadvantage 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 in this session, so they can practice what has been taught in 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.

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

Motorway training – The M6 motorway skirts the eastern side of Lancaster, linking the A63 that runs from Heysham into Ingleton. We use fast routes such as these to help drivers make the most of motorway driving. Some drivers will avoid motorway travel at all costs as they worry about the higher speeds and extra traffic, often adding a lot of time to their journeys. However, this can be rectified very quickly with some bespoke driver training. By learning great car control systems such as IPSGA – information, planning, speed gear and acceleration, and improving your forward observations and scanning the road, you can soon become more relaxed when using motorways. Most accidents happen around the junction areas on motorways, and with better planning and speed control for entering and exiting busy junctions, accidents like these can be avoided.

Rural Roads – Lancaster is situated in a very rural area and is close to the coast at Morecambe and Heysham. Rural roads can be worrying if you are unfamiliar with using them. During the summer months, rural roads such as the B5321 and the A589 can be slow-moving with tourist and farming traffic, and in the winter, they can be hazardous with flooding, ice, or tree falls. Most accidents on rural roads tend to be quite severe, and this is due to less streetlighting, hardly any warning signs and a temptation to speed with very few speed cameras, and unfortunately, it does tend to be young drivers who are more likely to take such risks. To the east of Lancaster, the roads towards Quernmore and Crossgill are very similar in the number of accidents seen in the last few years. Still, many accidents can be avoided using driving systems with slower speeds and better forward observations.

Urban Training – The A6 cuts through the centre of Lancaster and is a hectic route at most times during the day, but rush hours are particularly hazardous, and many accidents have been seen around the traffic light junctions of the A6 and Bulk Road, very similar to the intersection of Water Street and Cable Street. Accidents in urban areas tend to happen because everyone is trying to get to their destinations quickly and in time for work, and impatience has been the case for many issues. Taking extra driver training for urban situations will help you anticipate the actions of other drivers, pedestrians and cyclists and be more aware of public transport routes and passengers who may be alighting the bus and crossing the road in front. Using your indicators and mirrors in good sequence can be the difference in arriving safely at your destination or being caught up in a collision, and although they may be less severe due to lower speeds in urban areas, they can be very upsetting and costly.


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, and planning)
* Anticipation – Learning to see and not just look
* Understanding other road users and their intentions


Get in touch:

Please email us for more info, and a member of our team will be in touch. We can answer any questions you may have. Remember, we can provide a bespoke course if needed, based on what you require. You can also book and pay online at should you wish. After booking, a member of our team will be in touch within 1hr during working hours.