Advanced & Defensive Driving Courses Leicester
We provide advanced and defensive driving courses for both private customers and businesses in all areas of the UK, including Leicester. We have a dedicated network of DVSA (Driver & Vehicle Standards Agency) fleet/advanced driving instructors. We also come to you for the training – anywhere in the UK.
Half or Full Day?
The half-day is ideal for those who have a large number of drivers to train and want to take advantage of the time and cost savings associated with such. The full-day is ideal for drivers that want to experience an intensive advanced driving course, and really want to iron out any bad habits they may have.
We do tend to find a lot of clients opt for the full-day session – and book one driver in the morning and one in the afternoon – there is no additional charge for this and works really well.
When we train drivers we look at building the course around their specific needs. We initially let them drive for a short period of time, and then after a friendly debrief, we look at introducing a number of advanced driving techniques such as forward planning, the system of car control, advanced observation and much more.
The main part of the course is designed to improve the driver – and we find the best approach here is to work on their specific driving style and requirements and adjust the training to fit with their needs.
We appreciate you have a choice when it comes to driver training. Over the years we have worked hard to ensure we differentiate ourselves based on service and quality of training. Training with us means you benefit from:
* One to one driver training
* Personal account management, a member of our team will get to know you, and your specific needs
* National UK coverage – we come to you for the training
* Only the most dedicated, professional advanced driving tutors work with us
* All tutors are handpicked and are Driver & Vehicle Standards Agency registered
* Full reporting for each person taking our course, sent on email after a course
After the training, you will receive a full driving report, which will outline the driving standard both before and after the training. We measure a driver in 20+ key areas and score them either excellent, very good, good, adequate or poor. We do this at the start and the end, so you can see the improvement and in what areas. There will also be notes from the tutor too.
This report (and course) will be completed by a professional DVSA (Driver & Vehicle Standards Agency) registered advanced driving instructor. The tutors DVSA registration number will be recorded on this report. As you may have seen from our website, we come to you for the training, which takes place in your own car.
Remember – Each driving course is totally bespoke to your own specific needs and requirements. This applies to both our business and private client courses.
During a session we will 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
For all our bespoke driving courses in Leicester, we provide training on a range of roads and different areas, which can include:
Motorway training – Leicester is served by the M1 motorway to the west of the town and is linked via the A50 and the A6. Motorway driving can worry many drivers, especially if they are not using them regularly. Still, with extra training for motorway routes, they can become confident when using these fast roads. The higher speeds and the amount of traffic using the same roads are the most worrying, but understanding the regulations of motorway driving can make a world of difference to driver confidence. We have taught many drivers motorway confidence, from entering and exiting junctions at the correct speed, overtaking and changing lanes, and avoiding high-sided lorries for better forward vision. Motorway confidence can be essential if you wish to drive around the UK quickly and more directly than on more minor A roads.
Rural Roads – Although Leicester is a bustling city, within a few miles, you can drive into some beautiful open countryside settings with many minor rural roads to navigate safely. But rural roads can be very dangerous. for example, the Melton Road merging into the A607 into Melton Mowbray has seen many accidents, some very severe, some sadly fatal. This is similar to the A5199 at Welford Road. Rural driving has its own challenges, very different from motorway or urban driving, especially at certain times of the year when flooding, ice or tree falls cause major issues. With fewer speed cameras, there is the temptation to speed in rural areas, and unfortunately, younger drivers tend to take these risks and end up in the most trouble. With very few warning signs and no street lighting, rural accidents are common, but this is down to poor observations, poor car control and higher speeds, and many of these can be avoided with some extra driver training.
Urban Training – The inner-city urban areas of Leicester can be very frustrating to drive, particularly in rush hour traffic. To drive safely and efficiently across urban routes requires excellent patience and great observation. It is common for drivers to take urban driver training if they are new to an area or are perhaps considering taking a delivery position. The A563 ring road around Leicester has many junctions with traffic lights and roundabouts, and many accidents have been seen in these areas. They may have been avoided with more patience and better planning and observations, and although urban accidents tend to be at lower speeds and less severe, they can be very costly.
Please contact us for more information. If you are researching advanced driving course providers, we will happily provide you with a quote and send you more information.