Advanced & Defensive Driving Courses Oxfordshire
We have near 60 advanced driving tutors who can provide advanced driving courses in the county of Oxfordshire. The vast majority of the advanced driving courses we carry out in Oxfordshire tend to start in Oxford, although we cover all parts of the county.
We provide bespoke advanced/defensive driver training to companies and private individuals, using our national network of DVSA registered advanced driving instructors.
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
We can offer advanced driving courses in Oxfordshire on a 2:1 basis, where one driver is trained in the morning for 3.5 hours, and the other in the afternoon, for 3.5 hours. Alternatively we can provide a full day (7 hour) session for one driver. Please contact us for a full quote. We can also offer 2 x 3.5hr sessions or 3 x 3.5hr sessions too.
The rural nature of Oxfordshire makes it a great place for our advanced driving courses. Combined with the fact the M40 is an assessable distance from all areas of Oxfordshire makes the county one of the best for an advanced driving course.
Typically our courses expose drivers to rural, town and motorway driving. This is to ensure we not only observe the drivers in a range of driving situations, but we can provide coaching and training that is customised to the actual road.
Depending on the exact start location, on-road training can take drivers out of the county of Oxfordshire, and into Gloucestershire to the west, Northamptonshire to the north and Berkshire to the south.
This does vary, and although we have a set number of routes, these can change depending on the specific session, the weather and what maybe has been previously agreed.
With our advanced driving courses, that are based in or around Oxfordshire we tend to split the driving into the following elements:
Rural driving 30%
Semi rural/town 35%
Town driving 10%
Motorway/Dual Carriageway driving 25%
We tend to find rural roads are great to develop car control skills, where motorways are great to develop observational and anticipation skills. It is important to remember that all elements of safe driving are introduced throughout the course, on all roads. However, the nature of some roads does require slightly different skills that we look at developing.
No two drivers are the same, which is why we have created a range of course options to fit with your needs.
3.5hr – Mostly opted for by business customers, when training a number of drivers back to back. It’s also open to privater customers too who only need a shorter course. The 3.5hr course is our shortest course available.
3.5hr x 2 – If you don’t fancy a full day but want to cover more than a 3.5hr session, then this split course is great. The 2 sessions can be split over a few days or weeks. Sometimes we can run this course over 2 days.
7hr full day – Intensive in it’s nature. But is a great way to get the course done in one day. It’s certainly tiring but a great option for those pressed for time.
We have more specialist courses for drivers – 3,4,5 x 3.5hr courses. Mainly designed for private customers but also open to business clients for specific at-risk drivers.
Please contact us via the web form on the upper right. We can then help you and listen to your specific needs. If you are ready to book, great! You can do this online at www.advanced-driving.co.uk/book where you can select a wide range of courses, for both private and business clients.