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Defensive Driver Training One Day Course

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One Day Part Theory - Part Practical Defensive Driving Course - Cars

This is the most popular one day driver training format which most of our clients choose and works well for individual drivers up to groups of around 12 drivers per day.   Most courses start at 9:00 am and finish at approximately 4:00 p.m. but start and finish times are flexible to suit your operational requirements.

The theory session consists of an introduction to the principles of defensive driving.  Journey planning, personal fitness to drive and fatigue and vehicle checks are discussed.  Delegates are encouraged to debate the problems that they face on the road. We then examine the most common accident situations, what causes them and look at how they can be avoided. In particular we will go through some of the drivers' recent incidents to see if there are lessons to be learnt. The delegates are then introduced to the "system of car control" from the Police Driving manual "Roadcraft" which is the bible of the advanced motorist.  The difference between speed and making progress is demonstrated both in the classroom and on the road. 

The In Vehicle Driver Training starts with a vehicle and eyesight check followed by an assessment drive from the delegates so that we can establish an idea of the driver's ability. Our Instructor will then give a demonstration drive with a commentary to show just how far ahead it is possible to plan. The principles of a "Systematic" approach based on the police driving manual "Roadcraft" are demonstrated in this drive. The delegates are then invited to take a second turn behind the wheel and receive helpful tuition and advice.

In Vehicle Training Ratios In the one day format the ideal ratio is two delegates to one instructor. Some companies do train on a 3:1 ratio which is a lower cost per head,  but it does reduce the time that each driver has under tuition.

Driver Reports

After the course each driver will receive a Certificate of Attendance and a full written report which will highlight any areas that can be improved. If we identify any drivers who we feel would benefit from further training and help, their report is fast tracked and we will discuss any further training needs with you.  Niormally a further 1:1 in vehicle session is suficient to get the driver to a safe standard.  

You will also receive feedback on other items such as vehicle condition, eyesight checks and any other driver or vehicle safety related suggestions that may help.

Course Fees    

Fees start at £320 plus VAT for a trainer for a day at any UK location.   For example,  six drivers on a course would require two trainers if training on a 3:1 in vehicle ratio = £640 plus VAT,  or three trainers if you choose to train on a 2:1 ratio = £960 plus VAT.  

This is a fully inclusive fee for any UK location and assumes we use a company owned and insured car.   If your drivers use their own cars on company business,  we can supply and insure a hire car for the training at a fixed cost.

Alternatively we can train in the private vehicle but this would need to be on a 1:1 ratio due to insurance constraints.  Please call us on 01384 442233 and we will be pleased to discuss the alternative training formats with you.

More Information?

If you require more information please call us on 01384 442233 or complete the form at Contact Us.