Advanced Driver Training

Chris Gilbert – Specialist Advanced Driving Instructor, one of the UK’s top advanced driving instructors with more than a million miles of police advanced driver training experience.

  • Metropolitan Police Class 1 Advanced Driver and Certified Police Advanced Driving Instructor
  • Police Advanced Driving Examiner and Staff Instructor
  • Former DSA Delegated Driving Examiner for LGV & PCV
  • City & Guilds in Competences in Training & Development
  • Highest Grade DVSA Approved Driving Instructor (ADI)

Professional Driving Days

My ‘Driving Days’ have been a great success with police officers, IAM members, RoSPA members, HPC members, advanced drivers, DSA driving instructors, chauffeurs, driving enthusiasts, new drivers and many returning clients. Chris also helped worried parents and drivers who had lost confidence in their driving. Clients travel from all parts of the UK and overseas to experience a Chris Gilbert Driving Day.

To see details of what our clients thought of their ‘Driving Day’ experience please see Customer Reviews

Photo: client’s McLaren MP4-12c

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Chris Gilbert

Chris Gilbert – Specialist Advanced Driving Instructor

Because of his driving history and instructional experience Chris was selected to give driver training to Prince William, Prince Harry, The Duchess of York, The Duchess of Gloucester and The Earl of Ulster.

A Chris Gilbert Driving Day is a memorable experience and many  clients return several times.

**Very Important Consideration**

It is our view and experience that the very best people to teach advanced driving on the public highway are Class 1 police advanced drivers who have many years of police operational driving experience, but more importantly, have experience as a Police Advanced Driving Instructor teaching Advanced Driving to police officers at a Police Driving School, such as the world famous Metropolitan Police Motor Driving School – Hendon, where Chris served for 22 years of his 30 years service.

“I just wanted to say again Chris how much I enjoyed our driving day on Wednesday. I can’t remember the last time I enjoyed being in a car quite so much. To have someone sitting next to you who has your advanced police driving skills and can talk you through positioning, speed, braking and general observation techniques and offer such high level of advice was really an eye-opener. The day has renewed my enthusiasm for driving and encouraged me to continue to improve my driving skills. Many thanks again for all you taught me and for such enjoyable and affable company”. David Sanders. October 2015

For more unsolicited client feedback please see ‘Customer Reviews’ above.

 

 

Fees

Half Day   ( 5 hours)   £225.00
15 minute refreshment break taken at a suitable moment.

Full Day (8 hours) £300.00
This is also the same fee for two clients sharing a full day.
2 x 15 minute refreshment breaks taken at a suitable moment.

Location/Meeting Place

‘Driving Days’ start from The Pinewood Hotel, Wexham Park Lane, George Green, Bucks, SL3 6AP. This is located just off the A412 between Iver Heath and Slough.

It is not far from M4/J5, M25/J14 and the M40/A40.

We regret that due to time constraints it will not be possible for Chris to travel to you.

Accommodation

We have an arrangement with the four star, Pinewood Hotel to offer Chris’s clients the very best room rate, which includes a full english breakfast and VAT.  The link is : Buckinghamshire Hotel   telephone 01753 896400 and mention you have a Chris Gilbert Driving Day booked.

Certificate

Upon successful completion of your ‘Driving Day’ you will be presented with a CPD Certificate personally signed by Chris – Instructor to HRH Prince William & Prince Harry.

Roadcraft

All advice and recommendation will be based on the police driver’s manual – Roadcraft. It would be helpful, although not essential, to have some knowledge of Roadcraft before your ‘Driving Day’ and to have viewed Ultimate Driving Craft DVDs. This preparation will help you immensely in allowing you to gain the maximum benefit from your investment.

Driving Documents

On your appointed day you must have in your possession your Driving Licence,
Certificate of Insurance and MOT Certificate if applicable.

Your Vehicle

Please ensure your vehicle is fully road legal, particularly the lighting, brakes tyres and steering. A vehicle check may be conducted before commencement of your ‘Driving Day’.

Style of Instruction

Chris has a very relaxed, understanding and friendly style of instruction devoid of any sarcasm, his manner and delivery will help to create the best relaxed and calm teaching environment so that effective learning takes place. Chris likes to create a ‘mobile classroom’ and have short stops, invite questions and give feedback and encouragement. He has vast experience as a driver trainer and driving examiner allowing him to quickly assess and recognise your strengths and the areas which may require some development.

“In 2010 I was involved in a car accident in which my car was a write off and I received serious injuries. I have since suffered a loss of confidence and many anxious moments when I’m driving. After speaking with Chris on the phone I decided to book a day with him and my husband came too for moral support. I needn’t have worried because Chris was a charming, kind, understanding gentleman and a superb instructor, who guided me through my problems. His explanations were clear and easy to understand and I learnt so much more about driving. My confidence has returned and I am no longer anxious behind the wheel. Thanks Chris,

I recommend you highly”.       Glenda Brown – Lincolnshire

What is a ‘Driving Day’?

It is a day, or half a day, that will be tailored to suit your individual requirements and needs, be it back to basics or very top end advanced driving. The very best people to provide this service are police class 1 drivers with operational experience who have also been a Police Advanced Driving Instructor with years of experience at a Police Driving School. The objective is to improve your driving skills, knowledge of driving and have answered all the questions you have ever thought of. A ‘Driving Day’ is aimed at any driver with a full driving licence seeking to improve their driving skills. Chris welcomes nervous drivers and those who have lost confidence in driving for whatever reason.

We have had a number of parents contact us worried about their son or daughter’s driving, particularly those who have recently passed their driving test. Chris is able to help in these situations too.

Chris on a one to one basis, in your car, will instruct, coach and encourage you to achieve your goals. You can choose a half day or full day. However, Chris is very flexible so on the day you can increase or decrease your driving time. Charges relate accordingly.

Chris generally uses the roads he used for 22 years teaching police officers advanced driving skills, so the roads are both enjoyable and challenging to drive. There are some excellent, instructional value driving roads in nearby Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire, Wiltshire and Gloucestershire.

If you would like to join your husband, wife, son, daughter, partner or friend in the car as an observer, you are welcome to do so at no extra charge.

Passive Learning

Consider sharing a full driving day with a friend, relative or colleague. Many driving instructor clients do this. Passive learning is a most effective way to learn by watching and listening the other person, then rotating. Validating the learning is best achieved as an observer in the back seat after having driven. All UK police driving schools use passive learning with three students. However, three sharing a single day is one too many!

More information is available on my other website  www.advanceddrivingtraining.co.uk