Advanced & Defensive Driving Courses Portsmouth

Our advanced and defensive driving courses in Portsmouth are designed to help drivers improve their overall driving ability.

Key Benefits of Advanced Driver Training:

* Lower accident rate
* Reduced fleet insurance
* Lower fuel costs
* Improved company reputation
* Morale boost for drivers

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 are that it’s the cheapest, and is only 3.5hr, disadvantages are 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 do this course, or maybe you feel a 7hr will work better for you. Talk with us if you are unsure.


“We have seen a 68.5% reduction in damage to our car amongst our team of staff across the UK and Northern Ireland since we have used Drivers Domain UK for our advanced driver training. As a charity that saves lives at sea, ongoing training is critical to ensuring the safety of our staff on and off the water.”

RNLI – Royal National Lifeboat Institution


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.

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

Our courses take place on a range of roads in and around Portsmouth, below are a few of our routes and roads we cover:


Motorways – We often use theM275 leaving Portsmouth, and then sometimes North West on the M27, or alternatively on the A3(M) past Waterlooville. The M27 takes us towards Southampton where we can complete the motorway element and head for more rural driver training…

scrne-1Rural Roads – If we have headed towards Southampton on the M27 we use a range of rural roads for rural training. The B3354 is a popular rural road we use, heading through villages such as Colden Common and Twyford.

If we are staying more local to Portsmouth, rural training is focused more towards Waterlooville, where we continue northbound towards Hambledon on the B2150, or as far as Petersfield on the B2070.

All the rural roads we select provide the best experience to learn advanced and defensive driving techniques. They also provide a mix of both fast, and slow-moving rural roads. Some twisty with varying road surfaces, other faster-moving trunk roads.

Urban Roads – Southampton and Portsmouth are both used for urban training. Depending on the duration of the course, route and traffic conditions we spend time training drivers in urban environments. In Portsmouth, we head into the city and cover a range of roads including Kingston Road, Easter Road, Burrfields Road and many more.


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

If the centre of Portsmouth (and Southampton) is too busy, we often head to slightly more out of town areas for urban training. Our courses do alter in their delivery, although we have a number of courses based on time, these are outlined below:

3.5hr session
7hr session
2 x 3.5hr sessions
3 x 3.5hr sessions
4 x 3.5r sessions
5 x 3.5hr sessions


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.