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First Gear pre-driver training

The First Gear pre-driver training day will give trainees their first experience behind the wheel of a car in a safe, controlled environment with fully qualified driving instructors.


There are 2 parts to the day - the practical driving session and the classroom session.

The driving element of the day will enable participants to learn and practice:

  • moving off safely and correctly
  • steering an accurate course
  • changing up and down gears
  • braking safely and coming to a stop

This session is delivered by approved driving instructors.

The classroom session offers guidance and insight into:

  • the importance of choosing the right driving instructor
  • the cost of learning to drive and maintaining a vehicle
  • vehicle maintenance
  • the highway code

This session is carried out by a road safety officer.

Length of course

The day runs from 9am to 3.30pm.

Cost

The course costs £45. For this participants receive a 2 hour practical off-road driving session with a fully qualified driving instructor in a dual controlled car and a classroom theory session. Light refreshments and a buffet lunch will also be provided.

Date, time and location

All courses run from 9am to 3.30pm.

  • Sunday 26 July 2020 at the Joint Training Centre, Police and Fire HQ, Ripley
  • Sunday 23 August 2020 at Trent College, Long Eaton
  • Sunday 27 September 2020 at County Hall, Matlock
  • Sunday 18 October 2020 at County Hall, Matlock
  • Sunday 25 October 2020 at Trent College, Long Eaton
  • Sunday 22 November 2020 at the Joint Training Centre, Police and Fire HQ, Ripley

Requirements

Please bring comfortable clothing, no high heels. Bring a coat to wear for the outdoor session. If you wear glasses for reading please remember to bring them with you on the day. If you have any special requirements or if you'd just like more information, please email: first.gear@derbyshire.gov.uk or tel: 01629 538060.

Book a place

To book a place complete our First Gear booking form.

Book a First Gear training course