Advanced Security & Driver Course

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from £699
10am - Late
3 days
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Dean Training, Rays House, North Circular Road, London, NW10 7XP, GB19/07/2024 On the Day Price £768
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Dean Training, Rays House, North Circular Road, London, NW10 7XP, GB04/10/2024 On the Day Price £768
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Dean Training, Rays House, North Circular Road, London, NW10 7XP, GB22/11/2024 On the Day Price £768
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Dean Training, Rays House, North Circular Road, London, NW10 7XP, GB11/08/2018 £249BOOK NOW
Course Overview

Theory and Practical = £699 (3 Days).

Driving is statistically the highest Risk activity most people undertake

Dean Training Limited aims to develop the skills, techniques and tactics required for safe and efficient driving, for a wide range of operational requirements. Typical attendees include: security chauffeurs; close protection operatives; asset transportation drivers; and professionals who require specialist driving skills.

Our instructors share expert knowledge and a wide-range of practical skills that is delivered with passion and enthusiasm, to ensure our students become the best drivers they are able to be.

As a driver, these enhanced driving skills will help to: lower company insurance costs; reduce fuel and vehicle maintenance costs (as a result of smoother vehicle control); increase the safety of your passengers by reducing the likelihood of them being involved in road traffic accidents, Hi-jack, ambush, terrorism; and reduce the likelihood of third party claims being made against your company.

This course will ultimately enable you to efficiently provide mobile protection and security to both the client and other team members. The professional driver needs to be highly skilled and knowledgeable on all aspects of driving; including, observational skills, anticipation, situational awareness and possess a deep understanding of vehicle control, dynamics and handling skills. 

As an employer, this course will help to ensure corporate legal responsibilities are fulfilled, as a result of provisions within both the Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act (2007) and Health and Safety Offences Act (2008), together with broader Health and Safety requirements.

This covers certification, Photographic ID card, manuals and tea/coffee. (refreshments)

Course Details

Threats / hazards & risks

  • Past and current case studies (car-jacking, kidnapping, assignation)
  • Avoidance through awareness; developing a pro-active mind-set.
  • Vehicle selection
  • Threat recognition
  • Carry out effective threat and risk assessment and analysis.
  • Convoy discipline TRAR – Threat Recognition, Analysis and Response.
  • hazard awareness, space management and roll-over prevention.
  • Risk assessments on the move (vehicle control, positioning, cornering, overtaking, Multi-lane roads, driving in darkness)
  • Differences between soft and armoured vehicles
  • Identifying threat level
  • Application of countermeasures and contingencies

Roles & responsibilities

  • characteristics of a good driver.
  • Chauffeur and driver Protocol and Etiquette – Driver and PPO. (Personal Protection Officer)
  • Familiarisation with the vehicle functions
  • Legislation
  • Vehicle preparation (POWDERY checks)
  • Management of refreshments
  • ensure passenger comfort and security
  • Accident Management and Medical Kits.
  • debrief, assessment and report

Driver & Vehicle dynamics

  • Five phases system of car control
  • Understanding awareness levels and the effects of survival stress.
  • Identifying human factors; the link between the psychological and physical aspects of driving.
  • Understanding reaction time and distance.
  • Developing conditioned responses to threatening situations
  • Understanding Electronic vehicle safety systems such as ABS, Traction Control and vehicle stability control programmes and their application.
  • Vehicle selection, 2 & 3 vehicle convoy positions

Vehicle search

  • vehicle tamper checks
  • Systematic search of vehicle (IED awareness)
  • Physical systems and manned security measures
  • SSSG (search secure seal guard)


  • Use of non-verbal communication
  • Radio procedures
  • Hand signals
  • Light signals
  • Security route cards

Vehicle disciplines

  • Vehicle control exercises; developing a smooth, accurate and consistent driving style.
  • Seating arrangements for client and team members
  • Airport and station meeting protocol
  • Pick up and set down procedures
  • passenger security leaving and entering the vehicle
  • Embus / debus (orthodox & unorthodox)
  • One, Two and three Car VIP Escort / convoy Drills.

Surveillance – (anti & counter)

  • Understanding that routine kills
  • Travel and contingency planning
  • Surveillance detection and pre-incident indicators.
  • Specialised installations, equipment and communications
  • TSCM (technical surveillance counter measures)

Route planning

  • Route planning; identifying choke points, alternative routes and safe havens.
  • Importance of secondary route planning as a minimum
  • Dealing with road blocks /check points.

Practical Exercises & Safety evacuations (A part of practical deal)

  • Practical coaching session to develop heightened perception skills and ‘system’ driving
  • Day & night driving
  • Defensive and evasive techniques
  • rapid reaction and adopting a strong driving style to ensure security and a safe exit from potentially compromising situations
  • Low profile advanced vehicle anti-ambush driving techniques (single & multiple convoy vehicles)
  • High profile advanced vehicle anti-ambush driving techniques (reactive & evasive anti-ambush)
  • Evacuating from a building into a vehicle; vehicle into a building and even vehicle into a vehicle
  • J-Turns
  • Y-Turns
  • Handbreak-Turns
  • Fish Tailing
  • Reversing at speed exercises
  • Slalom work
  • And much more.....
Career Impact

Just because you may have a driving license and / or a PCO does not mean you are suitable driver for the sector, let Dean Training Limited unlock the skills needed to be a competent and confident driver in all sectors – whether a currier driver or security driver.

Gain the skills required to operate effectively and confidently in your professional role as Chauffeur / security Driver and adding an additional safety measure to protect the principle.

Gain an additional important disciplines and skills as a lone worker in order to not be victim of criminal action.

Place yourself above your peers with a respected and favoured qualification which confirms your skills and abilities.

Entrance Requirement

Please note it is mandatory for all candidates to hold UK or European Full driving license.

You must provide:
  • Two identity documents from group A. At least one document must show your current address and at least one document must show your date of birth.


  • One identity document from group A and two documents from group B. At least one document must show your current address and at least one document must show your date of birth.
Group A
  • If you are a UK passport holder, your passport number entered on the application form. You do not need to submit the actual passport.
  • Signed valid passport of any other nationality.
  • Driving licence photocard if it was issued by the DVLA in Great Britain. We will not accept the photocard on its own if it was issued by the DVA in Northern Ireland.
  • Driving licence photocard and its paper counterpart issued by the DVA in Northern Ireland.
  • UK original birth certificate issued within 12 months of birth
  • UK biometric residence permit card
Group B (Address & Identity)
  • Valid UK firearms licence with photo.
  • Current UK driving licence - paper version (not the paper counterpart to a photocard).
  • P45 statement of income for tax purposes on leaving a job issued in the last 12 months.
  • P60 annual statement of income for tax purposes issued in the last 12 months.
  • Bank or building society statement issued to your current address, less than three months old. You can use more than one statement as long as each is issued by a different bank or building society.
  • Mortgage statement issued in the last 12 months.
  • Utility bill (gas, electric, telephone, water, satellite, cable) issued to your current address within the last three months. NOTE: You can only submit one utility bill in support of your SIA application.
  • Pension, endowment or ISA statement issued in last 12 months.
  • Letter from H.M. Revenue & Customs, Department of Work and Pensions, employment service, or local authority issued within the last three months. You can submit more than one letter as long as each is issued by a different Government department or a different local authority.
  • A credit card statement sent to your current address within the last three months. You can submit more than one statement as long as each is issued by a different issuer.
  • Council Tax statement issued in the last 12 months.
Group B (Identity Only)
  • Driving licence photocard (without a paper counterpart) issued by the DVA in Northern Ireland.
  • Valid EU photo card.
  • Marriage certificate or Civil Partnership certificate, with translation if not in English.
  • UK birth certificate issued more than 12 months after date of birth, but not a photocopy.
  • Non-UK birth certificate, with translation if not in English.
  • UK adoption certificate
Meet Your Instructor
All of our Trainers are Department of Transport Approved Driving Instructors (ADI's). Our instructors backgrounds are from former Police, Fire Service and military Instructors and have advanced driving and instructor qualifications. Above all they are all good communicators who can pitch the level of training to suit the abilities and experience of individual drivers. And they have front-line experience!
How long will the course take to complete?
3 days if you wish to gain just the knowledge and limited practical and 5 days for the entire course which we advise as you will have greater awareness and confidence.

Who can take the Advanced Driving Test?
Any driver with a current valid full licence for the vehicle.

Who is the examiner?
The examiners are typically police class 1, or retired police class 1 driving certificate holders. They are all driving experts and have many year’s experience behind them.

What sort of driving is covered in the Advanced Driving Test?
The idea behind the test is to cover a wide variety of road conditions. During the drive you must demonstrate your skills as a driver, consideration for other road users, with safety being paramount at all times. You will also need to show skill in car control, usually in the form of one or more manoeuvres, such as reversing, parallel parking, turn in the road etc. Although the Advanced Driving Test is not easy, it is within the reach of most motorists with the right guidance. Our observed drives help to improve your abilities, so that when you take the test, you are well prepared and can accomplish all the task required.

Which car do I use ?
You will always drive your own vehicle, Mercedes E class or a Range Rover for both the observed drives and the Advanced Driving Test. During observed drives, you will be accompanied by one of our Group Observers. In all cases, it is your responsibility to ensure that the vehicle road-legal, and that you have current and appropriate insurance cover.

Can I do any reading to help me prepare for the test?
1. The Highway Code continues to give the rules of the road as it has always done. Being familiar with these rules, road markings & signs is another essential part of being an advanced driver.
2. "Roadcraft" is the police drivers handbook and continues to be an excellent resource on driving techniques and is therefore recommended for further information.

How will I know that I’m ready for the test ?
Your progress throughout your observed drives is continually monitored. When your driving standards have reached those required to pass the Institute's Test, you will be told how to apply etc.

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