Advanced & Defensive Driving Courses Ipswich

Much of our advanced driving courses that take place in Ipswich focus on rural roads. Rural roads are the most dangerous type of road due to their challenging nature combined with the relatively high speeds reached on such roads.  

We often head out towards Bury St Edmunds or Lowestoft, depending on your location. With our advanced driver training, we come to you. This means training can start from your office or business premises should you wish. For private customers, we can start a course from a mutual location or from your home. More locational information can be found below:

Remember – Each driving course is totally bespoke to your own specific needs and requirements. This applies to both our business and private client courses.

We provide bespoke advanced/defensive driver training to companies and private individuals using our national network of DVSA-registered advanced driving instructors.

  • For Businesses: We offer a range of driving courses for businesses:
    a. Advanced Courses – Multiple Drivers – More Info
    b. Advanced 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 Customers: We offer courses for those that wish to improve their driving for a range of reasons:
    a. General Advanced 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

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.

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 Ipswich, we provide training on a range of roads and different areas, which can include:

Motorway training – The nearest motorway to Ipswich is the M11, and this is linked via Colchester A12 and the A120. By using the faster routes of the A140 and the A134, we can create a route to encompass motorway driving linking to the M11, and we have helped many drivers gain more confidence when using fast roads and motorways. There are many reasons drivers have lost their faith in motorway driving; often, they can not be pinpointed to any accidents, but over time have lost confidence, which limits your freedom to drive across the UK using motorways. Entering and exiting motorway junctions at speed can worry many drivers. However, better planning and understanding of maintaining the correct speed can be taught relatively easily with good tutoring from an advanced driver trainer.


Rural Roads – Ipswich is surrounded by beautiful countryside and rural environments, and within a few miles of the town centre, you can find yourself on some minor B roads and coastal routes following the River Orwell to Felixstowe to the northeast and the A214 towards Woodbridge and Melton. It is vital to understand the rules of rural driving, and advanced driver training can help to concrete important driving systems into your everyday driving style. Seasonal changes can affect rural driving with ice, floods, or tree falls in very windy weather. Planning your journey on rural routes is key to avoiding problems when bad weather closes in. As there are few speed cameras in rural areas, there is always the temptation to speed, and this has been the cause of many, often, younger drivers ending up in life-changing collisions.


Urban Training – Ipswich is a very busy town with many minor roads leading in and out of the centre and along the waterfront of the River Orwell. Most of the town centre is pedestrianised, and one-way systems are used mainly by public transport. If you worry about driving in busy urban settings, then taking some training can help, especially if you are considering perhaps a delivery driver position or will be commuting for work purposes. Driving in urban environments such as the A1156, St Margaret Street, the High Street or Northgate Street areas can be frustrating, especially during rush hour traffic, and it is at these times when the majority of urban accidents happen. This can be caused by a lack of indication, so other drivers are unaware of movements, not using mirrors correctly, missing cars coming from behind or the side, and a lack of patience when in slow-moving traffic. Once you understand the rules for urban driving, it will help all other aspects of your driving as skills are transferable to other roads.


Please contact us for more information about our courses and for a personalised quote based on the number of drivers you are considering training.