Skills Development Sessions

Develop your skills with our targeted modular training sessions, covering seven key driving challenges

  • Managing distractions
  • Parking and manoeuvring
  • Managing speed
  • Motorway driving
  • Driving in towns
  • Driving on country roads
  • Overtaking

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Overview

Course overview

Those who drive for work may be some of the most experienced drivers on our roads, but they represent one of the highest-risk categories of driver, with one-in-four of them experiencing accidents each year. Within your business there may be drivers who cover high motorway miles, visit unfamiliar urban or rural locations, or visit places where parking is at a premium. It’s likely that they are all vulnerable to distractions, from in-vehicle technology and the pressures of work itself.

Our Skills Development Sessions are on-road modular training sessions, designed to focus on specific driving challenges, providing training targeted to drivers' individual needs. They are ideal as a progression from our Driving for Work course, in cases where a driver has identified certain areas for further development, or as a standalone training tool for drivers whose jobs entail specific needs.

We have identified seven key areas that often prove challenging for drivers, and have created a set of on-road training sessions focusing on developing the skills required to deal effectively with those specific types of road or driving scenario.

  • Managing distractions
  • Parking and manoeuvring
  • Managing speed
  • Motorway driving
  • Driving in towns
  • Driving on country roads
  • Overtaking

  • Just like our Driving for Work course, these modules are practical on-road courses delivered by our network of Fleet Registered Approved Driving Instructors, and are carried out in the delegate’s own work vehicle.


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    Benefits

    Benefits 

    Skills Development Sessions offer an easy way to benefit from the expertise of our Fleet Registered Approved Driving Instructors, with training focused on developing the particular skills needed to deal with common driving challenges. These are on-road sessions which take place in the delegate's own vehicle, ideally the one they usually drive for work.

    Focus on individual drivers' specific needs

    Provide hands-on driving experience, coached by an expert

    Carried out at a venue and time to suit your business

    Perfect for building on skills learned from our Driving for Work course

    Abbreviated versions available for training several drivers in one day

    Structure

    Our Skills Development Sessions are based on a half-day format, and are available either as a single in-depth session for one driver covering one topic, or as three 1-hour sessions covering the topics of your choice, for up to three drivers. Sessions follow a similar overall structure for each topic, with theory and practical components broadly as follows, based on the standard half-day format:

    Arrival and introductions

    Includes driver's licence check and eyesight check (10 min)

    Theory presentation and vehicle checks

    Covering the aims and basic theory of the course, followed by essential 'pre-flight checks' (25 min)

    Discovery and demonstration drives

    Observed drive by the delegate (15 min) followed by a demonstration drive by the trainer (10 min)

    On-road coaching sessions

    Putting the theory into practice (2 x 50-minute drives with a short break in between)

    Debrief

    Feedback session with trainer and completion of Driver Evaluation Report (15 min)