Advanced & Defensive Driving Courses West Sussex
Our bespoke training is what separates us from other training providers. The thought of a rigid tick box, one size fits all driving course fills us with dread. They’re uninspiring, boring and don’t get the most from a driver.
We look at training the same way we look at our customers, whether business or private; each one is unique. Every driver is different with regard to driving, based on both internal and external elements. Internal elements are things such as personality type, attitudes, and concentration. External elements are things such as years of driving experience, mileage covered, positive and negative experiences etc.
To receive a quote and more info for providing bespoke driver training for your staff or for yourself, if you are a private customer, please complete the contact form on the right of the screen, or call or email us.
We have provided bespoke driving courses for a number of companies and private clients based in West Sussex, including those in Worthing, Bognor Regis, Chichester, Arundel, Haywards Heath, Burgess Hill and Crawley.
For all our bespoke driving courses in West Sussex, we provide training on a range of roads and different areas, which can include:
Motorway training – Although West Sussex does not have any motorways (apart from a small part of the M23 near Crawley), it does contain many fast A road routes where we can help to train drivers with motorway driving skills. From Chichester, we can join the A27 towards the M27 and the A3 and create a route that takes in Petersfield to the east and onto the A272 through to Haywards Heath. The A272 links the A24 from Worthing to Horsham, and the A23 links Brighton to Crawley. These routes are ideal for teaching drivers how to use motorways and dual-carriageways safely. Many drivers fear motorways; if you do not use them regularly, they can be very stressful with higher speeds and more lanes. The entering and exiting of junctions can be worrying, especially if you are surrounded by large lorries, which can cause some to miss their exit. Advanced motorway training can help with these issues and show you how scanning the road and making the right observations can improve your driving competency.
Rural Roads – With the south of West Sussex being mainly coastal, many rural roads link pretty villages and areas of Outstanding Beauty, such as the South Downs. From Shoreham by Sea, you can take the A27, where you can meet the A280. This route will take in many minor B roads towards the coast, and this takes you through Worthing, Littlehampton and Bognor Regis, Chichester, and the South Downs. We can create any routes for training throughout West Sussex, and many drivers do opt to take in rural driving to help with unfamiliar roads, many of which could be single-track. Understanding how to drive safely in rural areas is a must, as statistically, they are the most dangerous. Unfortunately, the younger drivers come to the most harm on poorly lit country roads. Rural driving will change with the seasons, from flooding to tree falls or icy and impassable roads in the winter. Knowing how to deal with adverse weather is essential, especially on minor roads where there is the possibility of hitting deep potholes or sliding into ditches when reversing to allow another car to pass.
Urban Training – Apart from the larger towns along the coast of Worthing and Chichester, Crawley is the largest urban area in West Sussex and is a great town to undertake urban driver training. Urban driving has its own set of issues, for example, rush hour traffic and inpatient drivers, many traffic lights and lanes, and the out-of-town retail parks to navigate. Crawley has a one-way system around the town centre with many A roads exiting from it. Urban driving can be stressful at the best of times. With a little extra driver training, you can better anticipate the actions of other road users, especially on large urban roundabouts or junctions without traffic lights. As well as slower traffic, you must keep an extra eye on pedestrians, cyclists and children crossing by schools. With some planning and road scanning observations, you can navigate urban routes confidently.
We cover West Sussex and all of the UK – We come to you:
We provide bespoke advanced/defensive driver training to companies and private individuals using our national network of DVSA-registered advanced driving instructors.
All our driving courses can be arranged to start from a clients office, or another location if required. For private clients, we can start from your home address if you require. We offer advanced driver training on a 2:1 and 1:1 basis.
For business clients, around 90% opt for the 2:1 advanced driving course. This is where one tutor trains one driver in the morning for 3.5 hrs and another for the same time, in the afternoon. The 2:1 format has significant cost and time savings. For private customers we have a wide range of courses available, split into full or half-day sessions.
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.
Benefits of our advanced driving courses (business clients):
* Demonstrating your Duty of Care
* Fewer road traffic collisions
* Motivated workforce
* Lower fuel costs
* Improved company reputation
Our advanced driving courses in West Sussex are designed to cover a range of roads. On a typical day, we cover motorway, rural and town driving to ensure we can train a driver on a range of roads.
In West Sussex, we can provide training on a range of roads including M3/M23 depending on your location in the county. We also provide training on a range of A roads including the A24, A283, A29, A27 plus many more – including many B roads too. Due to our training’s bespoke nature, we have a driving course ideal for everyone. While many of our courses for business and private customers overlap, all courses are available to either.
Driver Training Focuses on:
* 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