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 disadvantages 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 on this session, so they can practice what has been taught on 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.

Lancaster is an ideal location for advanced and defensive driver training due to its location with motorways and rural roads at close hand. Our courses cover training on a range of roads including:

Motorways – The M6 runs close to Lancaster and so we always ensure a part of an advanced driving course takes place on the M6. We usually join the M6 south of Lancaster from the A6 and head north. This is of course dependant on your location. 

Rural Roads – From Lancaster, we sometimes head south on the A588 through various villages like Conder Green and Cockerham, before moving onto more challenging rural roads like the B5272.

We focus on car control, observation and anticipation among other things with our rural road training.

Urban Roads – Cyclists, bus lanes, dense traffic and pedestrians are just a few hazards that you need to be aware of when driving in an urban environment.

We teach delegates how to deal best with driving a car or van in an urban environment.

In the centre of Lancaster, we cover a range of roads including King Street, Church Street, Penny Street and many more areas. If the centre of Lancaster is too busy, we head to more out of town areas like Scotforth and Skerton. 

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, 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 question 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.