Chris Gilbert’s advanced 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 keen to boost their driving skills. 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. Find out more about Chris here.
What is an Advanced Driving Day?
I offer a half day or full day advanced driving course which will be tailored to suit your individual requirements and needs, be it back to basics or very top end advanced driving. Find more details on these courses, including pricing, below. 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.
Advanced driving tuition cost
Half Day Introduction to Advanced Driving (3 hours) £180.00
This introductory course is ideal for those who have lost confidence in driving, perhaps due to an accident or lack of practice, or those who have failed their advanced driver training test. It will improve your driving and vehicle handling skills, increasing your driving confidence.
Full day Advanced Driving Course (6 hours) £340.00
This full day course allows us to get into more depth with the training. We can cover more distance (often to the Cotswolds) so we can tackle a wider range of driving conditions including country roads. This course can be tailored to suit your needs.
“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
‘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
How to Book
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.
On your appointed day you must have in your possession your Driving Licence,
Certificate of Insurance and MOT Certificate if applicable.
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 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
“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