Advanced & Defensive Driving Courses Oxfordshire


We have a number of highly experienced 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

Remember – Each driving course is bespoke to your own needs. This applies to both business and individual customers across the UK


How We Are Different

Some time ago, we noticed that in a world where many things can be bespoke to your needs and arranged conveniently online, the driver training industry fell short. Despite the vital importance of improving road safety, it simply was not that easy to find high quality, bespoke driver training to cater for your own specific needs and requirements. This is where we come in.

We make high quality, bespoke driver training convenient and easily accessible for customers.

With a focus on exceptional quality, we provide a personal, one-to-one service supported by a talented team of professionals who love what they do. For driver training, we take the time to handpick the best tutors to ensure our customers receive the best training possible. Our flexibility means we can tailor a driving course to a customer’s specific needs.

 


Our Training:

 

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.

 

Locations:


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%


The actual mix will vary based on the course you want. For example, a motorway course would be mainly on motorways with little else. 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 your needs.

 

3.5hr – Mostly opted for by business customers, when training a number of drivers back to back. It’s also open to private 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 its 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.


Bespoke training

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. 

 

Contact:

 

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.