UK Familiarisation Driver Training Course

Companies working with drivers who are new to the UK will benefit from this fleet driver training. Reduce the risk in your company by making sure that your employees driving in the UK are safe on our roads. If your employees have been living outside of the UK for a while, you might want to help them brush up their skills.

New drivers to the UK

Lack of understanding the UK roads

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Refreshing on UK road signs

The Benefits of UK Familiarisation Driving Training

You can encourage responsible driving and reduce the risk of accidents and penalties, or higher insurance premiums.

Our course follows the Advance Driving and Defensive Driving Course, this includes road procedures, making drivers observe more effectively but ensuring the drivers understand the rules of the road.

Our UK familiarisation driver training is particularly designed for those who are in need of refreshing their knowledge and road sense and become familiar with British roads. Our UK driver training will help you make your employees stay safe on the road, no matter if they drive long distance or short. 

What We teach at Our UK Familiarisation Driver Training Courses

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UK Highway Code and Road Signs

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Courtesy Tips on UK Roads

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Forward Planning and Traffic Awareness

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Rural, Urban, and Motorway Driving

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All Weather Driving

Why Your Fleet Training for New UK Drivers Is Important

Our driver training course UK familiarisation is designed to help you take on new staff without having to worry about them not knowing the rules of the road and the roads. 

We offer our courses for anyone who is new to join the company but needs to refresh their knowledge on the vehicle or the roads. Maybe your new employee has been working abroad, or driving in Europe for years. Our driver retraining course UK familiarisation will help you ensure that they are safe on the road. 

There are also cultural aspects of driving; you have to ensure that your company image is not damaged by your employees. That is what our driver behaviour course UK familiarisation is designed to do. 

How a course runs

Our courses are bespoke to the needs of what you require and the drivers needs, the course  is road based and is taken place in the driver’s own car/van (additional charge if the tutor is required to use his/her vehicle of £30) and follows a set format described below: 

 

Introduction and licence / vehicle checks

This allows us to ensure that your drivers have the correct licence to drive the vehicles being asked to drive, we also include an eye sight check. We then go through vehicle safety checks that drivers should carry out daily when using the vehicle for work purposes.

An Initial Drive

We  ask the driver to drive as they normally do with no input from the tutor to allow the tutor to assess the drivers experience and skill, this will last approximately 20 mins depending on what the tutor needs to see can vary.  We then mark the driver on their drive, this gives the tutor a base to start Development and the driver to identify any needs they feel want developed.

Coaching

Based on the initial drive and the input from the driver, the coaching with be designed around the development needs in a interactive and enjoyable way, this will cover a variety of roads which include rural roads, dual carriageway, motorway, town and city were appropriate. There can be feedback and recap of needs during this session.

Debrief

At the end of the session a two way debrief between the tutor and driver will take place, where the tutor will provide feedback on the session and how the driver can keep improving, feedback from the driver to the tutor is also encouraged here. The tutor will then complete a report to highlight how the driver has developed and to what extent and in what areas.

Risk Assessment

We provide a risk assessment for each driver at the end, which will be High, Medium or Low risk. A report will be sent to you around 3 days after each training session.

Course Content:

We cover a wide range of elements with our driving training courses, which includes:

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Forward planning, observation and anticipation

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Car control

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Dealing with adverse weather

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Speed awareness

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The Limit Point (Advanced)

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The System of Car Control (Advanced)

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Dealing with Road Rage

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Rules of the Road

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Creating a positive driving attitude

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Skid control and much more...

Course fees and facts:

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Training fees include VAT 3.5 hours course £300 per driver – 7 hours course £550 per driver

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Full UK coverage

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Training starts and ends at your office or offices

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All tutors are DVSA (Driver & Vehicle Standards Agency) Registered

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We measure a driver in 25 key areas of driving on our reporting sheets,

We rate them either Excellent, Very Good, Good, Adequate or Poor. We do this at the start of training, and at the end so you can measure their progress and overall skill level as a driver.

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