Advanced Driving – Learn the skills of police advanced drivers from Chris Gilbert, driving instructor to Prince William and Prince Harry

Specialist advanced driving instructor who covered over a million miles teaching police officers advanced 999 and pursuit driving in all weather conditions, by day and night in perfect safety – thanks to his skill and the police driver’s manual – RoadCraft.

Advanced Driving Days
with Chris Gilbert, former Police Sergeant
Specialist Advanced Driving Instructor.

Advanced Driving Course 

Chris Gilbert – Specialist Advanced Driving Instructor, one of the UK’s top advanced driving instructors with over  a million miles of police advanced driver training experience. Chris has a very relaxed, understanding and friendly style of instruction devoid of any form of sarcasm, his manner and delivery will help create the best relaxed and calm teaching environment so effective learning takes place.

Chris has vast experience in driver training including ‘L’ drivers,  artics (LGV), coach (PCV), police instructor training and police advanced driver training (999 and pursuit). He was also a Rospa advanced driving examiner, a DVSA Delegated Driving Examiner for LGV and PCV and a police advanced driving examiner. He will have the answer to your driving problems and help guide you through, in the best way possible, the result you are seeking

  • Metropolitan Police Class 1 Advanced Driver and Certified Police Advanced Driving Instructor
  • Police Advanced Driving Examiner and Staff Trainer
  • Former DVSA Delegated Driving Examiner for LGV & PCV

  • City & Guilds in Competences in Training & Development
  • Highest Grade DVSA Approved Driving Instructor (ADI-A)
  • Former  RoSPA Advanced Driving Examiner
  • Instructor to several members of the royal family

Advanced Driving Days

Chris Gilbert ‘Driving Days’ have been a great success with super car owners, serving police officers, IAM members preparing for the Masters test, RoSPA members, DVSA driving instructors, chauffeurs, driving enthusiasts and with many returning clients.  Clients travel from all parts of the UK and overseas to experience a Chris Gilbert Driving Day, such is his personal reputation and the standard of excellence provided.

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 – Specialist Advanced Driving Instructor

Chris spent 22 years of his 30 years police service as a dedicated  Police Sergeant Advanced Driving Instructor based at the World Famous Metropolitan
Police Motor Driving School Hendon, North West London. As a staff instructor he trained dozens of police class 1 drivers to become Advanced Driving Instructors.
He was also a Police Advanced Driving Examiner.
During his 22 years service at Hendon he covered over a million high performance instructional miles without mishap.

Chris was chosen to give driver training to HRH Prince William and HRH Prince Harry to prepare them for their ‘L’ driving test.

See BBC News UK ‘Wills at the wheel’

A Chris Gilbert Advanced 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 former 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.

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

Half Day ( 5 hours) £300.00
Quite frequently the flow of training goes beyond 5 hours, in which case there is no additional fee.
15 minute refreshment break taken at a suitable moment.

Location/Meeting Place

‘Driving Days’ start from The Pinewood Hotel, car park, 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.


If you are looking for overnight accommodation please make contact and we will advise you of the best places to stay.


Upon successful completion of your ‘Advanced Driving Day’ you will be presented with a CPD Certificate


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 ‘Advanced 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 ‘Advanced Driving Day’.

Advanced 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 an advanced driver trainer and advanced driving examiner allowing him to quickly assess and recognise your strengths and the areas which may require some development.

“I was involved in a fairly serious car accident in early 2021 and with that my confidence was shot. I was advised by my solicitors to have a refresher course in driving. With this, I found Chris Gilbert and was happy after speaking with him about my worries and concerns and he reassured me he was the right man for the job. We spent over 5 hrs together driving and having mini tutorials which helped reinforce the driving skills I was being taught. Chris is a superb driving instructor and is an asset to have in educating drivers to becoming better safer and wiser drivers.
Thanks again for all of your hard work on that day”.  Simon, Berkshire. 2022

“I recently attended another advanced training day with Chris Gilbert. The fact that I travel  from Dublin to attend, will tell you how much I rate the experience. My most recent training was nothing short of outstanding. I had a long list of goals and questions for Chris and incredibly, all of these, along with new ones on the day, were met with ease due to his personable manner, depth and understanding of driving techniques and the ability to impart the right information at exactly the right time. He follows up his balanced feedback with ‘talk-through’ that is simply second to none – and as an Advanced Driver Trainer myself, I have experienced many ‘talk throughs’ over the years. Once again, I came away from the experience bursting with enthusiasm and my new knowledge of how to improve my driving. I would highly recommend Chris irrespective of your own perceived standard of expertise. Chris is a gentleman and a consummate professional and he hasn’t seen the back of me yet!”  Colm Branigan, Dublin, Ireland. 2022

What is an ‘Advanced Driving Day’?

It is half a day (5+ hours) 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. An ‘Advanced 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.

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