We offer advanced and defensive driving courses all over the UK, including Derbyshire. We provide driver training for private individuals and company car and van drivers. Our training in Derbyshire covers all areas including:

Derby, Buxton, Glossop, Matlock, Chesterfield, Belper, Ashbourne, Swadlincote. As we have tutors all over the UK, we can come to you for the training, anywhere in the UK. So even if you are located in a less populated area, this is no problem to us.

Derbyshire is a good location for us to provide driver training due to the vast network of rural roads, which are great to help with training on more challenging roads, where improved car control is practised. For motorway training in Derbyshire we have easy access to the M1. For training on busier A roads we have the A6, A52, A38 plus many more to help a driver increase their skill base.

Depending on where you are, we often will head out of Derbyshire, across to Lincolnshire, or down towards Northamptonshire.

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

During a session we typically look at:

  • 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


Benefits of advance/defensive driver training (personal):

  • Improve skill and confidence   
  • Iron out bad habits
  • Address issues specific to you
  • Improve overall car control
  • Reduce wear and tear on your car/van

If you are looking at advanced/defensive driver training as part of a fleet driver training plan, the advantages include:

  • Increase safety in your fleet
  • Demonstrate your Duty of Care
  • Potentially lower your fleet insurance costs
  • Boost morale among your drivers
  • Provide added skill and confidence for your employees
  • Lower your fleet fuel costs



Please contact us for a quote, or to get more information on our courses and get a better understanding of how we can help you. You can contact us on email or phone. All email enquiries are replied to within 1hr during business hours. Ready to book? You can also book and pay for a course online at www.advanced-driving.co.uk/book