Taking advanced driving off road

As professional driver trainers who spend a lot of our time in 4x4s, we’ve always been a bit surprised when people tell us that off-road driving is in some way ‘different’ to on-road driving.

So we’ve been spending a lot of time lately with very highly qualified trainers showing them how to apply Roadcraft’s system of car control (Information, Position, Speed, Gear, Accellerate) to off-road driving.

So, when we were approached by Paul Smith to provide him with some CPD training so that he could develop the work he does running defensive driver training for the oil and petroleum industries in Africa and the middle East, we wondered whether we were going to be running an egg sucking lecture.

Thankfully, the course went well, and later Paul emailed us this testimonial:

I first made contact with Tim Manwaring when I forwarded a number of email enquiries to numerous training providers relating to LANTRA 4×4 Off-Road courses and LANTRA 4×4 Off-Road Instructor Accreditation.

Tim’s response and detailed content of information relating to my enquiries was extremely helpful and I had no hesitation in making the decision that Tim was the person that I wanted to provide training for me.

Tim and Ian Shacklock of MTF Training provided LANTRA 4×4 Off-Road Experienced Professional training to me on 16th Sept 2013. The training provided was 1st Class in every aspect and I had a thoroughly memorable day’s training in the hands of both Tim and Ian.

I have absolutely no hesitation recommending both Tim and Ian to anyone wishing to receive LANTRA Accredited 4×4 Off-Road Training.

Paul Smith

Police Advanced Grade 1 Driver & Motorcyclist
DSA Registered ADI & Fleet Trainer Grade 6
RoSPA Diploma in Advanced Driving Instruction
Edexcel BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Driver Instruction as approved by RoSPA

A huge thank you is due to Paul both for his great company on the day and for his kind words since.

If you’re looking at off-road training and would like to approach it from an advanced driving background, please get in touch.

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