Chauffeur Training

Driver Training

Practical driving courses

Security Driver Training Courses

Our specialist driving courses are one-to-one practical driving courses, for selected students who have achieved an exceptional level of competence and been recommended for this level of training.

Unlike many courses, which are delivered to many students in a classroom, our course can be tailored to the students personal needs and the student will get the undivided attention of a highly qualified professional instructor with many years' personal experience in the field. Because of our instructor's experience and qualifications, you will receive high class demonstrations as well as verbal instruction.

Further advantages of this method of training are that the courses can be set up whenever you, the student needs it. We are not dependent upon filling a classroom with people, our classroom is the car! You will receive your instruction in a modern, suitable vehicle such as a Mercedes Benz, E or S class, BMW 5 or 7 series or Audi A6 or A8. You will receive a handout to keep that covers all the relevant features of Roadcraft and also useful information about your chosen career.

You will be assessed against a framework of competencies and graded accordingly. You will also receive a final report detailing your experiences, effort and ability during training. Instruction and de-briefing will be confidential as there will be no other students on your course.

Your chosen course will include (subject to availability) a session at a skid pan, where you will not only learn about safety systems such as ABS, ESP/DTC/DSTC etc fitted to modern vehicles but the session will also allow and help you to hone your car control skills in a safe learning environment.

Reports and certificates will be emailed or posted upon successful completion of each course.

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Driver Training on Skid Pans

Driving Course Options

Chauffeur Course

Course Specifics

Our Chauffeur course is a one to one practical driving course, covering 'Roadcraft’ subjects and aims to increase the safety, awareness and professionalism of the chauffeur.

Eligibility

Full car driving licence. (Limitations may apply subject to motoring convictions)

Further driver training/qualifications are desirable.

Costs & Duration

2 Days 9am - 5pm: £1500 + VAT

All major credit/debit cards accepted.

VIP Course

Course Specifics

Our VIP course is a one to one practical driving course, based on 'Roadcraft’ subjects with extended, advanced techniques and aims to increase the safety, awareness and professionalism of the student, with an improved level of safety and appropriate driving for a VIP.

It will also include relevant detail such as helicopter pick ups and drop offs, airside operations at airports and close protection/security considerations.

Eligibility

Police/Military trained to Standard level or equivalent or successful completion of our Chauffeur course.

Further driver training/qualifications are desirable.

Costs & Duration

2 Days 9am - 5pm: £1500 + VAT

All major credit/debit cards accepted.

Security Driving Course

Course Specifics

Our Security Drivers course is a one to one practical driving course, for selected students who have achieved an exceptional level of competence and been recommended for this level of training.

Should the student require actual convoy driving practice and instruction, this will be carried out in conjunction with a second Security Drivers Vehicle, driven by another of our in-house former police VIP Anti Hijack Instructors at an additional cost of £325 + VAT.

As this is a bespoke course, the content will remain flexible to the course needs.

Eligibility

Police trained to Advanced, first class level or equivalent or successful completion of our VIP course, with a recommendation for this Security Drivers course.

Further driver training/qualifications are desirable.

Costs & Duration

3 Days 9am - 5pm: FROM £2250 + VAT

All major credit/debit cards accepted.

Additional Information

Successful completion of this course may result in you being offered a position with Security Drivers International, subject to recommendation and availability. The security drivers course is aimed at high risk passengers and high value and loads.

 

Paul Gridley - Specialist Driving Instructor

Our senior instructor, Paul, spent 30 years in the British Police, serving a a Firearms officer, Traffic Patrol officer, Air Support (Helicopter) officer and Police Driving instructor.

During his time as a Police driving instructor, he qualified as an Approved Driving Instructor with the United Kingdom Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA). He also developed and ran the Pursuit course, delivered VIP/close protection driver training and was selected to train new instructors.

Paul has trained hundreds of students at all levels from Learners, to Police Instructors and has run his own driving school since 2008. He has further qualified in NVQ Level 3 as an assessor and holds an L12 Coaching qualification. His wealth and breadth of experience assists him to find the right methods and techniques to develop your skills.

Paul also holds UK driving licenses for Motorcycles, Heavy goods articulated vehicles and Passenger Carrying vehicles (with trailers). He is also a keen cyclist and applies his knowledge of these varied vehicles to his driving instruction.

Paul’s instruction is always based around 'Roadcraft’, the police drivers manual that is also used by the Institute of Advanced Motorists (of which he is a member) and ROSPA.

Paul can offer bespoke driver training to any person at any level and has been selected by Security Drivers International to deliver training on their behalf.

Paul Gridley