Module 1

  1. Accident Prevention:The Think and Do of driving; The SIPDE Process: Dynamic skills required to deal with road hazards.

    Defensive Driving Theory: Defensive Driving is a tried and tested method specifically designed to prevent road accidents and collisions. It ensures that nothing is left to chance and nothing is overlooked, and the training is focussed on developing the driver’s strategy in recognising-, dealing with- and re-acting to road hazards and the mistakes of other road users. Trainees are taught how to minimise their own mistakes, and how to create a “safety cushion” around their vehicles when driving in traffic, i.e. to have enough time and space to think and react correctly to hazards which may pose a threat to their safety.

  2. Skid-pan Practical, Vehicle Control, Collision Avoidance:Few drivers have the opportunity to learn how to apply the techniques of accident prevention, collision avoidance, as well as loss of control prevention, under controlled conditions. The only way to achieve this is through a Skid-pan training session, where trainees can acquire essential practical driving skills and are taught how to deal with emergency situations, how to remain in control of their vehicles at all times, especially when driving on wet roads, and how to prevent and avoid a collision.

    Excercises include:Panic braking, Controlled braking, Under steer, emergency lane change, dual surface braking, and over steer.

    Duration: Full Day (07:45 – 16:00)

    Delegates are issued with a Certificate of Attendance.


Module II - Defensive Driving Practical

  1. On-Road Training & Assessment

    Road-Craft deals with the practical application of Defensive Driving Techniques, in order to establish and maintain a “safety cushion” around the vehicle at all times. Trainees receive individual instruction, on the public road, and are provided with a detailed analysis of their current level of proficiency on conclusion of the session.

    After an initial training period of 40 minutes, the instructor has the option to use the final 20 minutes of the session for an assessment. This option will only be taken up should the instructor find that the learner has progressed sufficiently during the training part (first 40 minutes). In the event that the learner has not progressed sufficiently or is found not yet competent on conclusion of the assessment, he/she will have to take some time to practice before they return at a later stage for a re-assessment, at no additional charge. The necessary practice period will be discussed and determined on the day, but would typically be between 2 and 6 weeks


    Duration: 1 Hour pre-arranged session following attendance of Module I.

  2. Assessment

    During the Assessment, the candidate’s performance is evaluated and measured against our Defensive Driving course standard. If successful, a Killarney Training Centre Certificate of Proficiency will be issued, which will be valid for two years. This will mean that a two yearly assessment will be required to renew the Certificate of Proficiency, once it has expired.

    Duration: 1 Hour pre-arranged session if required.

    On successful completion delegates are issued with a Certificate of Proficiency.


Module III – Vehicle Handling Skills

A specialised hands-on training module on the racing circuit, which is aimed at developing the driver’s ability to apply advanced techniques in dealing with varying (wet/dry) road conditions, at normal speed.

The focus is on improving the driver’s knowledge and understanding of his vehicle’s abilities and limitations; how to manage time and distance; the control of weight transfer whilst braking/steering/accelerating; disciplines of cornering and smooth operation of the controls. Emphasis is placed on developing the driver’s ability to strategise and to re-act correctly in every circumstance.

Duration: 3 ½ Hours 2 of which are circuit time

Delegates are issued with a Certificate of Attendance.


4x4 Off-Road driver training

Non-accredited, tailored 4x4 Off-road training


This course offers valuable skills training to both the private individual, as well as corporate entities who wish to upskill their employees and reduce driver and vehicle risk. It offers targeted training outside the rigid boundaries of the formal TETA accredited courses, without compromising on the desired outcomes. The theory component is kept to a minimum, or as required, with more focus on the practical off-road driving skill development.

The content of the course is structured according to your requirements, determined by the vehicles used, terrain most often encountered, and driver experience. The course could, for example, include elements such as:

  • The use of the 4x4 system – vehicle specific
  • Tyre pressures – different applications and speed restrictions
  • Ascent and descents – approach, departure, and break-over angles
  • Navigating specific terrain
  • Vehicle recovery equipment, and vehicle recovery
  • Tyre care and repair

TETA accredited training (in association with 4x4 Off-road Academy (TETA 1-113))

Minimum group requirement of at least 4 delegates applicable

  1. US254135: Apply the techniques for operating four-wheel drive (4WD) vehicles, in on-road and off-road conditions.
  2. US254154: Apply advanced techniques for operating four-wheel drive (4WD) vehicles, in on-road and off-road conditions.

Please note the following:

  • Vehicles are not supplied, and the delegate must arrive in an appropriate roadworthy 4x4 Off-road vehicle to take part in any one of the above courses.
  • Bring along any recovery equipment that you might have on the day of the practical training and ensure that the vehicle has at least half a tank of fuel on arrival.
  • The above pricing excludes any additional permits, entry fees, or license fees that might be required to gain access to the practical training grounds, which will be discussed prior to the training day.