Defensive & Advanced Driving Courses Truro

We have been providing defensive and advanced driving courses in Truro and across the UK since 2004. We have a dedicated network of over 200 advanced driving instructors, who are all fully qualified with the DVSA (Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency). 

We offer courses for companies that want to lower the road risk of their drivers and to create a safer, more courteous, skilful network of drivers. We can train private customers too. We can train between 1 to 100+ drivers and can also provide driver training in different locations as part of a comprehensive training session.

We cover Cornwall 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


Course Format:

Our courses are on a 1:1 and 2:1 basis. A 1:1 basis is where one tutor trains one driver for a period of 3.5hr or 7hrs. We can also offer 2 x 3.5hr or 3 x 3.5hr sessions too. 

Our 2:1 format is very popular with companies that want to train 2+ drivers, as this involves one driver being trained in the morning for 3.5 hours and another for the same time in the afternoon. This is ideal where time and cost are more of a factor.


Remember – Each driving course is totally bespoke to your own specific needs and requirements. This applies to both our business and private client courses.


What We Teach:

Our courses are flexible and are based on the needs of the driver. In Truro, there is a wide range of rural roads, and so this is where most of the training will take place.

We spend a lot of time on the A39, A30 and a range of other A and B roads in Cornwall. We sometimes head east towards St Austell, depending on the training duration. We cover the following elements during our sessions:

* Forward planning and observation
* Speed awareness and control
* Advanced driving techniques (The Limit Point, System of Car Control)
* Skid control
* Car control
* Driving on different roads (rural, urban and, where possible, motorways)
* All-weather driving
* Deal with road rage
* Plus much more…..

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 20+ 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. .

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

Motorway training – Truro is many miles away from the nearest motorway, which is the M5, and it ends at Exeter, merging into the faster A30 route that branches out to include the A39 and the A39 covering most of Devon and Cornwall. Many local drivers will never be entirely familiar with motorways due to the distance from the M5. However, it is still essential that the rules of motorway driving are respected when using high-speed dual carriageways as there are several situations like joining and exiting on junctions and faster speeds. The A30, A39, and A38 routes carry a lot of HGVs and driving near them can be stressful, especially if you feel boxed in, along with the lack the good forward vision to enable overtaking. Many accidents have occurred on the fast routes, and they do tend to happen at the junctions where drivers may not be fully aware of the joining speed and not slowing quickly enough to exit. It is also vital that calm composure is needed when driving on fast motorways or dual carriageways, especially when slow-moving tourist vehicles can hold up the traffic in the summer.

Rural Roads – Truro is set in beautiful open rural and coastal roads, and they can be very picturesque but also pretty hazardous if you are unfamiliar with driving on such routes. During the summer months, small minor B roads are jam-packed with tourist traffic, and along with the farming community and slow-moving farm vehicles, there is much to be aware of when driving rurally. The possibility of horse riders, cyclists or pedestrians in rural areas is very high, so slower speeds and forward observations must be followed. The worse affected areas for accidents in the Truro area are B3289 towards St Mawes and the B3284 linking to the A30 and up to Perranporth. With many tourists in the area during the summer, many accidents involve those not used to the area and can involve caravans and motorhomes; rural accidents can be pretty severe and due to some very remote locations, emergency services may take a while to help. If you plan to explore the UK, taking some extra rural driving or campervan training can help reduce any risks.

Urban Training – Truro is the capital of Cornwall, and it’s a very busy city and is the main County town, so any driver who is driving across the city regularly must be aware of urban driving regulations. Because Truro is a city with much tourism during the summer months, the traffic can be much higher at certain times of the year; this can be frustrating for locals as many tourists are unfamiliar with the roads and can hold up traffic. The centre of Truro is mainly pedestrianised, but there is a one-way system that can be confusing, such as Victoria Square and River Street, and many accidents have sadly occurred in these areas. Whether you are driving in unfamiliar urban regions for holidays or to hone your driving skills for busy environments, taking some extra advanced driving training can be a great idea and can help prevent many accidents from happening in the first place.


Course Quote & More Info…

Please contact us for a personalised quote and to learn more about how we can help you with advanced driver training in Truro.