Advanced & Defensive Driving Courses Scotland
Drivers Domain UK provides a range of fully bespoke driving courses to companies and private individuals across the UK. For companies, we also provide a range of fleet support services. We have a friendly and flexible approach to training and have a genuine passion for improving driving standards and road safety in the UK.
We have over 200 DVSA Fleet Registered tutors across the UK. In Scotland, we cover most areas, including Edinburgh, Glasgow and Dundee – along with many other areas nearby, such as Kilmarnock, East and West Kilbride, Paisley, Livingston, Dumfermline, Sterling, Perth, Dundee etc…
We don’t cover the Highlands. We go far north as Aberdeen unless there is a large number of drivers to train.
Please contact us if you are not sure.
We provide bespoke advanced/defensive driver training to companies and private individuals using our national network of DVSA-registered advanced driving instructors. We can provide completely bespoke training sessions, from motorway training or more rural road training. With us you can also quickly and easily book your course online using the tab at the top of the page.
What We Teach:
We cover a range of advanced driving techniques, including:
1. Forward planning and observation
2. Car control
3. Speed Awareness
4. Rules of the road
5. Anticipation and defensive techniques
6. Dealing with adverse weather
7. How to defuse road rage
8. Psychological elements of driving
9. How to identify driver fatigue
10. Skid control
11. Understanding the actions of other road users
and much more….
Scotland has some of the most dangerous roads in the UK – our training is designed to help drivers tackle these roads through safer, more defensive driving.
Our Advanced Driving Courses in Scotland:
Due to the vast expanse of Scotland, and the relatively large area of unpopulated locations, driver training tends to be focused around the more populated towns and cities, including Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen and Dundee.
Our driver training in Scotland is very similar to our driver training across all areas of the UK. However, depending on your location, it may not always be possible (or required) to undertake advanced driver training on a motorway. Should you require training in more southern areas of Scotland, motorway training can be done on a range of motorways such as the M77, M74, M898, M9 etc…
Should you be located further north, we have the A9, which can provide some great faster road training – learn more about road safety on the A9. However, the vast majority of driver training takes place on a range of roads, including town driving and rural roads.
Rural roads are where most accidents occur, so it makes sense to focus training on these more hazardous roads.
Remember – Each driving course is bespoke to your own needs. This applies to both business and individual customers across the UK
Advantages of training with us:
We have a range of bespoke courses
We care for you before, during and after a course
Your course manager will get to know you, and your specific needs
Tutors are available for a call before and after your course
Driver progress is recorded and detailed on our bespoke driving reports, sent to you on email after the course, so you can see progress and overall risk of a driver
We make high-quality, bespoke driver training convenient and easily accessible for customers. With a focus on exceptional quality, we provide a personal, one-to-one service supported by a talented team of professionals who love what they do. For driver training, we take the time to handpick the best tutors to ensure our customers receive the best training possible. Our flexibility means we can tailor a driving course to a customer’s specific needs.
3.5hr – Around 30% opt for this course. The benefits of this course are that it’s the cheapest, and is only 3.5hr, disadvantage 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 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.
How safe are your company car drivers on Scottish roads?
We have currently provided advanced driver training for a number of companies based in Scotland. As with all our courses, a training session can start from your office, or should you wish, a mutually convenient location for our tutor and driver.
Training can be done on a 1:1 or 2:1 basis. Around 90% of our clients opt for the 2:1 format due to time and cost savings. The 2:1 format is simply where one driver goes out with one tutor for 3.5 hours in the morning and another for the same time period in the afternoon.
For all our bespoke driving courses in Scotland, we provide training on a range of roads and different areas, which can include:
Motorway training – There are many Motorway routes in Scotland. In Glasgow, the M74 merges from the A74 at Carlisle and into the centre. From the ring road around Glasgow, the M8 is a short route to Greenock and is an ideal place to practice motorway confidence. The M77 tails down to Ayre, the M73 links to Edinburgh and the M80 will take you through to Perth, where you can join the A9, the gateway to the northwest of Scotland right through Inverness and onto Thurso. In Edinburgh, there is the M9, west to Falkirk and Sterling, and the M90 to Perth and onto join the A9. From here, the A90 will lead you to Dundee and up to Aberdeen on the A93, where many collisions happen. We have taken many drivers through motorway courses throughout Scotland and used all of these routes to help drivers navigate them safely. One of the biggest reasons for taking a motorway course is mainly the lack of them throughout rural Scotland. Because motorway driving is yet to be a condition of passing a driving test, many drivers may take years before they venture onto them, so they are very unconfident.
Rural Roads – Most Scotland is rural and widespread, and if you live locally, you will have local knowledge that unfamiliar drivers may not know. This is why so many accidents occur in rural areas. The rural roads that spider out from Inverness are regularly littered with accidents, many no doubt are tourists, but that does not stop locals from being caught up in them. Unfortunately, many young drivers locally are also involved in rural accidents. Knowing how to drive safely on rural roads that may have single-track lanes, hardly any signs, and minimal lighting is vital. For the past few years, we have seen an increase in campervan training as more people are holidaying in the UK and van driving for delivery companies. The vast area between Aberdeen and the Cairngorms is often treacherous, especially in the winter. However, getting to understand not only the roads but how you drive on them is a skill that should never be underestimated.
Urban Training – Although most of Scotland is rural, the larger towns and cities are vast, bustling communities with large populations and commuter traffic. Many parts of historic cities like Edinburgh will have complicated traffic routes to navigate, and the larger number of pedestrians that flock to Edinburgh Castle and other nearby venues can make driving in this area very slow and frustrating. The newer parts of Edinburgh have seen better ring roads, such as the A720 and the A1 give quick access to most parts of the city but may have significant, complicated junctions and can be stressful if you’re not used to them. In Glasgow, the M8 south of the Clyde junctions is complex, linking many urban roads and junctions, such as the A8 and the A814, where rush hour traffic can be slow. In these busy areas, we need to be most vigilant with our driving. Taking driver training with us will help you read the road and anticipate the actions of other drivers, cyclists, and pedestrians.
All our courses are bespoke to the needs of the driver, whether that’s a session for one or 100+. As a result, we can provide a course which best fit’s your needs. Please call us or use the contact form upper right for more information.