Advanced & Defensive Driving Courses Nottingham
We have a number of advanced driving tutors located in and around Nottingham all of which can deliver a half or full-day advanced driving course for between 1 and 100 + of your drivers.
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.
The format of training is often split on a 2:1 basis – so one driver can be trained in the morning for 3.5 hours, and another for the same period in the afternoon.
The 2:1 format is very popular due to the time and cost savings.
For all our bespoke driving courses in Nottingham, we provide training on a range of roads and different areas, which can include:
Motorway training – The M1 is the primary motorway that serves Nottingham and is linked via the A52 and the A610. Using a route encompassing these roads, we can create a tailored course to help with motorway anxiety. Many people suffer from issues when using motorways from the higher speeds and the extra lanes with heavy traffic and being unconfident with entering and exiting the busy junctions. Younger drivers who have never used motorways and drivers who now have to drive for the family or are taking another job role that involves driving further afield are our typical customers wanting to gain confidence. We also include motorway driving for business with many fleet drivers to make sure that they are fully aware of motorway regulations and are safe on the road.
Rural Roads – The east of Nottingham is very rural, and there are many miles of open country roads, especially in the triangle between Newark on Trent, Market Deeping and Melton Mowbray, that have seen many severe accidents, very similar to the A38 between Belpar and Chesterfield to the west. Rural driving has specific issues, such as learning how to read the road furniture (signs and lines) to know what speed you should be travelling when speed signs are very few and far between, and the lack of street lighting on narrow, often single-track lanes. It is mainly drivers who are new to an area or are young drivers who seem to be most at-risk on rural roads, and the temptation to speed in areas without speed cameras can be deadly. Learning a few advanced driving techniques for rural roads can be very beneficial. It can help with all other aspects of your driving by enabling you to scan the road for better observations and paying extra attention to other road users, including cyclists and pedestrians.
Urban Training – The urban ring roads surrounding the centre of Nottingham are extremely busy and are littered with accident sites. Although they may be less severe due to lower speeds, they can create chaos, especially in heavy rush hour traffic. For example, the large urban roundabout junction intersecting the A52, the A6200 and Middleton and Clifton Boulevards, many accidents seen here may have been avoided with more patience and better observations. Understanding how to anticipate the actions of other road users is vital when travelling in urban situations, especially at busy junctions; not every driver will indicate their intentions and many drivers will take risks in small spaces when inpatient, and this is where silly accidents happen. Advanced driving techniques will help any driver become more confident when using busy urban routes. In turn, this will help all other aspects of your driving when great observations and forward planning is essential.
Remember – We build all our driving courses from scratch, and are built around your specific needs. This applies to both business and private customers, all over the UK.
Our courses do alter in their delivery, although we have a number of courses based on time; these are outlined below:
2 x 3.5hr sessions
3 x 3.5hr sessions
4 x 3.5r sessions
5 x 3.5hr sessions
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
All our driving courses are conducted by Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) fleet-registered ADIs (Approved Driving Instructors). All our tutors have a passion for road safety and teaching the latest driving techniques to drivers of all abilities in an easy-to-learn informative and enjoyable way.
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 25 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 will be proof the driver has received professional driver training from a DVSA-registered advanced driving instructor. The tutors DVSA registration number will be recorded on this report.
Please contact us for an exact quote based on the number of drivers you wish to train. One of the team will be in touch with a price and to help answer any specific questions you may have.