Have you been asked to book yourself on an advanced driving course by your employer?
We are often approached by individuals that have been asked by their employers to take an advanced/defensive driving course for a range of reasons, all of which we can help with, which often include:
- Company Policy– More and more companies are asking drivers, especially those who drive high annual miles, to complete an advanced driving course. We are here to help if you need to arrange a course.
- High Collision Rate/New Motoring Conviction– If you are having a high incident rate, or have had a motoring conviction, or new points on your licence, you may have been asked by your employer to book an advanced/defensive driving course. We can arrange a course and send you your post course report conveniently via email a few days after.
- New Employee– Often companies prefer a new driver takes an advanced/defensive driving course as part of their induction. If you are new to the company, we can quickly arrange a training session.
- Young Driver– Many fleet insurers require a young driver to take an advanced/defensive driving course before driving company vehicles. We can train a driver aged 17+ as long as you have a full driving licence.
How a Course Runs:
All our courses are road-based and take place in a driver’s own or company vehicle. The course is personalized and based on the needs of the driver, although it follows a set format, which covers:
- An Initial Drive– This allows our tutors to assess the drivers level of experience and skill after the initial introductions and vehicle safety checks. We ask a driver to drive the way they normally do with no input from the tutor, for around 20 minutes.
We then mark them in 25 areas of driving, either Excellent, Very Good, Good, Adequate or Poor. This forms an excellent basis to build on the session, as both the driver and tutor can see the areas, which need most development. This helps create a truly personalized training session.
- Coaching– Based on the initial drive, the coaching will be designed around the needs and requirements of the driver, in an interactive and enjoyable way. We will be driving on a range of roads including urban driving, out of town (rural) driving, and highway/dual carriageways. During this session there will be the chance for two-way feedback, along with opportunities to recap what has been covered.
- Debrief– At the end of the course there will be a two way debrief, where the tutor will provide feedback on the session, and where feedback from the driver is also encouraged. The tutor will again mark the driver on the 25 driving areas, which were looked at on the initial drive, making it extremely easy to see how the driver has improved, to what extent, and in what areas.
We provide a risk assessment for each driver at the end, which will be High, Medium, or Low risk. A pdf report will be sent to you around 3 days after each training session.
We cover a wide range of elements with our courses, which includes:
- Forward planning, observation, and anticipation
2. Car control
3. Dealing with adverse weather
4. Speed awareness
5. The Limit Point (Advanced)
6. The System of Car Control (Advanced)
7. Dealing with Road Rage
8. Rules of the Road
9. Creating a positive driving attitude
10. Skid control and much more….
Take a look at just a few tips and teaching points, covered on our courses by our own tutors – more info
Request More Info & A Quote:
To request more information such as a report example, and our eBrochure, please complete the contact form at the upper right of this page.
A member of our team will email you with this information usually within 3 hours during working hours.
Book A Course Online:
You are able to book up to 4 drivers on a course online, select ideal dates, and pay or request an invoice. Please visit www.bdtas.com/book