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.

Chris Gilbert - Advance Driver Training Days

Advanced driving tuition cost

Half Day Introduction to Advanced Driving (4 hours) £240.00

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. Please call to discuss any driving issues you have, it may be possible to resolve them in less time.

Full day Advanced Driving Course (6 hours) £360.00

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

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

How to Book

Please call Chris on 01753 528474, e-mail or use the contact form 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.

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.

Customer Reviews

I want to say a big thank you for a really enjoyable day out driving with you last Monday. I greatly valued all your input and it has allowed me to do some very real learning that is already improving my driving. And as a trainer myself (in a different field), I also really enjoyed your skills in creating a safe and supportive learning environment – I may have picked up a few tips from you there too! Thank you again for all your kindness, supportiveness and for sharing your deep expertise with me.

N Rosenthal, Stockport – 2024

“The three things I would share with any prospective client is as follows …..

First would be structure – there is, of course, a lot to take in, and one can’t help being a bit nervous to start, while trying not to make mistakes or feel like it is test day. But the day evolves and develops, from initial assessment drive, where Chris calmly observes your baseline skills, habits and style. To more technical aspects of the craft, like roundabouts and reading the road with Limit Points. We started with some fundamentals that I felt I could assimilate and apply to the rest of the day – especially as they are in easy to remember sort of sayings, then progressed to some subtle aspects that, when they did click ( a few times at least) and really brought the whole system to life.

The second insite for me, was how much more aware I became, the car’s behaviour. Especially as I tried to implement some of the techniques, over the course of the day. In hindsight, and even though I wasn’t so aware of it at the time, I could recall and compare how ‘frantic’ things felt before, versus by the end, when I got closer to applying the more subtle aspects of accelerator and brake application, correct speed’ and steering technique. The feel of the car, with more consistent and definitive inputs, was also very responsive and engaging with the legal limits.

The final thing I would say is how I left feeling that I wanted to do more. Maybe not that day as I was knackered (!!!), but definitely in coming weeks or months. I had enough to go away with and the desire to practice that. But in a no pressure sort of way – by the end I was just happy to actually enjoy the coaching and just let myself absorb and assimilate the information more naturally, or with less stress.

Challenging, but actually very relaxing – would recommend this to anyone that wants to get the most out of their road driving experience, track driving regulars, or even motorcyclists, who will definitely appreciate some of the synergies between these two modes of transport.

Elias Patel (Ferrari owner) – 2024