Advanced & Defensive Driving Courses Newcastle

We have a number of specialist advanced driving instructors located in and around Newcastle Upon Tyne and have already helped a large number of businesses in the area to help create a safer, more skilled workforce of car and van drivers.

We also help private individuals. 

We cover this location + All of the UK – We come to you for the training:

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


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

Our advanced driving courses in Newcastle are unique as we not only start the training from a location of your choice, each driver receives a full driving report after the course. This report can be sent to the person organising the training or directly to the driver. 

We offer both a half and full-day advanced driving course for drivers in Newcastle.

A half-day is 3.5hrs and the full day is 7hrs. A number of our clients located in Newcastle opt for the 2:1 format, where one driver goes out in the morning for 3.5hrs, and the other for the same time in the afternoon. So one tutor can train two drivers in one day.


Remember – All of our on-road driving courses are bespoke to your own needs. This relates to both business and private customers

Advantages of training with us:

We’ve worked really hard to develop a service which best fits you; these points include:

* A personalised service
* Full UK coverage
* We only work with the most dedicated DVSA tutors
* Driving and road safety is our passion
* Each customer is assigned s personal account manager

After each course, we provide a full driving report which includes written notes from the tutor.

For all our bespoke driving courses in Newcastle, we provide training on a range of roads and different areas, which can include:

Motorway training – The closest motorway to Newcastle is the A194(m), which is linked via the A1 and the A182 from either side of the city. Motorway training is vital if you are using fast, busy motorway routes regularly or if you are now having to use motorways for work purposes when you may have been avoiding them previously. Motorway travel is statistically one of the safer routes to use, but with the added speed and extra vehicles on the road, they can be worrying. We teach several car control systems that help specifically with motorway driving, such as IPSGA – information, planning, speed, gears and acceleration, which will help with your forward planning and understanding of motorway driving. Knowing how to enter and exit busy motorway junctions at the correct speed and staying composed in heavy traffic are essential skills that can be easily learned with our range of driving courses. 

Rural Roads – There are many rural roads around Newcastle; to the east, they are coastal and to the west, more open countryside. Rural driving can be very enjoyable with picturesque villages and pretty lanes, but they can be hazardous if you are unused to using them regularly. The A1058 Coast Road east of Newcastle and the minor roads leading from it have seen many rural accidents very similar to the B6324 towards Stamfordham to the west of the city. Many of these accidents have been quite severe and, at times, sadly, fatal. Understanding how to drive confidently on rural roads requires good forward observations and an understanding of ‘The Limit Point’, a car control system to deal with winding roads and how to be more cautious of oncoming vehicles on very narrow lanes, where you may need to reverse to allow others to pass as well as taking great care around farming communities where they may be loose animals or horse riders on the roads. Certain times of the year can make rural driving more worrying with flooding, ice, or tree falls, but with a little extra training, these can be much less stressful.

Urban Training – Newcastle is a city that is set on the River Tyne. The A617 to the east travels all the way into Gateshead across the Tyne Bridge, and the many urban routes, such as the A186 and the A189, have seen many accidents when they should have been avoided with much better urban driving skills. Busy urban routes will always be accident-prone due to the frustrations that rush hour traffic brings. Still, better all-around observations, plenty of patience and showing other drivers of your intentions with good indication timings can be the difference between being caught up in an accident or arriving safely at your destination. Many urban drivers who use inner-city routes often can get frustrated with traffic build-up; looking out for cyclists and pedestrians is vital. Most accidents in urban settings happen around traffic light junctions and roundabouts, and in many cases, this is down to impatience and not understanding the actions of other drivers, so a small amount of extra driver training can help you to become much more observant and hopefully avoid many minor accidents.


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, and planning)
* Anticipation – Learning to see and not just look
* Understanding other road users and their intentions


Talk to us:

Please contact us today to get your advanced driving course quote based on the number of drivers you wish to train and a copy of our eBrochure so you can learn more about our courses and decide if they are right for you.