Advanced & Defensive Driving Courses Stoke on Trent

We provide advanced driving courses to a number of businesses and private customers based in Stoke and Staffordshire. We have a number of tutors that can provide advanced driver training located in a number of areas, including:

Stoke-on-trent – Kidsgrove – Madeley – Kingsley – Cheddleton – Silverdale – Newcastle-Under-Lyme – Burslem – Audley.

We cover Stoke and 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

During a session, we typically look at the following:

* 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


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.


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

Motorway training – The M6 motorway links Stoke on Trent to Liverpool and Birmingham and is a route with many A roads linking Wales to the west and Nottingham to the east. Many drivers who use motorways regularly tend to worry less about using fast roads, but those who use them sporadically can lose confidence very quickly, especially if they have had a collision or near miss. Young drivers who have not used motorways before and older drivers who worry about the higher speed will benefit from extra training, but any driver can always improve their driving style. It is essential to ensure you are fully aware of new rules and regulations, such as the Smart Motorways without hard shoulders and the speed limits that can now see a suspended licence for just one mile over the limit. Using driving techniques such as IPSGA, information, planning, speed, gear, and acceleration can help with motorway driving and can help to create a calm driving manner to help when using motorways.

Rural Roads – Stoke on Trent is surrounded by open countryside, and the many miles of rural roads can be hazardous if drivers are unfamiliar with them, especially during certain times of the year when seasonal changes occur, such as flooding or ice. Rural driving has its own challenges, and a few advanced driving techniques can help navigate such roads. The B5044 towards Leycett and Scot Hay and the A5272 towards Cookshill and Caverswall have seen numerous rural accidents, and many may have been avoided with better rural driving skills. Understanding rural driving requires great observations and knowing when to hold back on winding lanes to allow other vehicles to pass without ending up in a ditch or damaging potholes, or slowing down when passing horse riders and cyclists. Rural roads and lanes will always have less streetlighting than in urban areas, and with a lack of speed cameras, the temptation to speed is very high, and unfortunately, younger drivers tend to take the most risks with speed, which can end in disaster.

Urban Training – Stoke on Trent is a bustling city with a long history of commerce and has grown dramatically, creating larger urban areas around the city centre. Queensway and City Road routes are particularly accident-prone, especially near roundabouts and traffic light junctions, similar to the A52 Hartshill Road and the smaller streets leading into the city centre. Impatience is one of the significant contributors to urban accidents, so it is vital that all drivers stay composed in busy town areas, especially during rush hours. The basics of driving, mirrors, signal and manoeuvre, are essential with urban driving, and by using these correctly, you should be able to avoid many collisions. Advanced driving techniques for learning how to anticipate the actions of other drivers, pedestrians, and cyclists will help you to stay safe in hectic urban environments. They will make frustrating heavy traffic driving less stressful. Urban driving confidence is vital if you intend to drive across busy towns for work purposes or for younger drivers to understand the consequences of collisions in such areas.


Our Difference:

We understand each driver is different, so we don’t simply have a set format for each driver. We take the time to understand the strengths and weaknesses of each driver, which takes place on the initial drive. This is where a driver is asked to relax and drive the way they normally do – this takes place at the start of the course and allows our tutors to get a good understanding of the driver and how the rest of the day can be planned around their own needs and requirements.


Get in touch:

Please email us for more info, and a member of our team will be in touch. We can answer any questions 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.