8-day VIP Close Protection Driving Course

If you want to enjoy a rewarding career in close protection as a skilled security driver, you have arrived at the right place

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Close protection driver training with Bespoke
At home in the UK – and especially abroad – there are well-paid opportunities for highly-trained drivers to become protection drivers on close protection teams. Bespoke’s popular 8-day protection driving course has helped dozens of people like you to achieve their security driving ambitions.

In addition to providing training to individuals, we also tailor needs-led training for organisations. We have substantial experience working in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

The European Union (EU), United Nations (UN), the British Army and Foreign & Commonwealth Office all entrust their security driving training requirements to us.

If you’re also considering training elsewhere in close protection driving, first ask what is the balance of practise versus theory, then ask how many participants does each trainer accommodate in each vehicle. We deliver practical training on an ideal 2-to-1 participant-to-trainer ratio that ensures you get lots of driving time.

Close protection driving course from Bespoke
Why choose us?

  • 2-to-1 participant-to-trainer ratio, ensuring lots of practical hands-on time behind the wheel
  • intensive advanced defensive driving training (to RoSPA’s international standard)
  • the right balance of practise and theory – 80/20
  • comprehensive advice about the professional aspects of the protection driver’s role (e.g. route recces, embus/debus drills, surveillance awareness and detection, escort driving drills and reaction-to-attack awareness)
  • advanced car control on-track at Millbrook Proving Ground
  • included: RoSPA’s widely recognised advanced driving qualification/certificate and a level 3 advanced award, too
  • advice and contacts for securing professional driving work
  • our courses qualify for MoD ELC funding (for those in the armed forces)
“First, I would like to thank you for your professional approach and depth of expert knowledge throughout the course. I really enjoyed it and found it more challenging than I thought I would… It is obvious to me that you set a far higher standard than most and can draw on a unique amount of knowledge and experience.”Mark J Suddaby

Dates & investment

8-day courses run from our Gloucester (UK) HQ and commence on:

September 23rd
November 18th

(£1936.20 excluding VAT)
£2323.44 including VAT (for 2-to-1 training)

*or just £464.69 inc. VAT if you're entitled to an "upper tier" military Enhanced Learning Credit

This course integrates the modules of our 5-day Chauffeur Driving Course (so you do not need to do both courses)

“100% made the right decision in choosing Bespoke Driver Training. [the course] covered everything I wanted and more… Will happily recommend to anyone”Chris Wincentzen, November 2017
“Bespoke delivered the course in an informative, enjoyable and highly professional manner. [My] instructors were excellent… I highly recommend the company…”Will Rosbotham, June 2017
“Absolutely amazing course that I would recommend in a heartbeat.”Stephen Wilkie, April 2017
“I have to say thanks again for a totally amazing week and an outstanding course… People told me yours was the best course to do, and I have to say I now agree with them fully.”Jonathan Smiley