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Half Day Defensive Driver Training Course Formats

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Half-Day Defensive Driving Courses

If releasing drivers from their normal job for a day is difficult there are several options.

Option 1 - Half day part theory-part practical sessions

A shortened theory session is followed by in vehicle driver training.   One driver per Instructor from  9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and one driver from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

The In Vehicle Driver Training starts with a vehicle inspection and an eyesight check. The delegate then has an assessment drive so that we can establish an idea of their ability. Our Instructor will then give a demonstration drive with a commentary to demonstrate just how far ahead it is possible to plan. The principles of a "Systematic" approach based on the police driving manual "Roadcraft" will be demonstrated in this drive.  Delegates then take a second turn behind the wheel and receive helpful tuition and advice aimed at improving observation anticipation and planning.  In the case of commercial vehicle drivers, specific manoeuvring exercises can be built into the programme as this is often a high claims area.

The session ends with feedback for the delegates and a review of the session.

This format is ideal for Grey Fleet Drivers who use their own vehicle on company business. The driver can use their own car which must be insured for business use. The trainer will not be insured to drive but will be able to give a commentary drive from the passenger seat.  This half day format is popular with NHS Trusts and government departments where a high proportion of drivers use their own car for work purposes. To maximise value for money aim for one instructor to train one driver in the morning and one in the afternoon, meeting at one location. 

Option 2 - Seminar followed by in vehicle driver training

For example a theory session for 10 on the morning of day one is followed by in vehicle training for two drivers as above.  Over the next two days one instructor completes the in vehicle training for the remaining eight drivers - two delegates a.m. and two delegates p.m.

If 1:1 training is preferred or necessary e.g. if the vehicle is a two seater van,  the instructor can run three two hour 1:1 sessions per day.  

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 help, their report is fast tracked and we will discreetly contact you and arrange a further 1:1 in vehicle session.
You will also receive feedback on other items such as vehicle condition, eyesight checks and any other safety related suggestions that may help. .
Please note that we always charge £380 plus VAT for a full Instructor day so it is important to organise the course so that the instructor runs at least two driver training sessions during the day to get best value for money. We will be pleased to advise you on the most cost effective format.

Defensive Driver Training

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Defensive Driver Training Ltd, Pure Offices, Broadwell Road, Oldbury, West Midlands,
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