Defensive Driving Training Course


This Defensive Driving Training course is designed to equip participants with the knowledge and skills necessary to become safe and responsible drivers. Through a combination of theory, practical exercises, and simulations, participants will learn defensive driving techniques to minimize risks, prevent accidents, and respond effectively to challenging road situations.

This course is suitable for both new drivers seeking to build a strong foundation and experienced drivers looking to enhance their defensive driving skills.

Course Duration:

5 days

Course Objectives

By the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  1. Understand the importance of defensive driving in road safety.
  2. Identify common road hazards and risky behaviours.
  3. Apply defensive driving principles to minimize risks.
  4. Demonstrate safe driving techniques in various conditions.
  5. React appropriately to emergencies and unexpected situations.
  6. Comprehend the importance of vehicle maintenance and safety checks.
  7. Foster a responsible and defensive driving mindset.

Course Outline

Module 1: Introduction to Defensive Driving

  • The concept of defensive driving
  • The impact of driver behavior on road safety
  • Defensive driving as a proactive approach

Module 2: Recognizing and Managing Road Hazards

  • Identifying common road hazards (e.g., weather, traffic, road conditions)
  • Strategies for avoiding or mitigating risks
  • Scanning techniques for hazard perception

Module 3: Safe Driving Techniques

  • Maintaining a safe following distance
  • Proper use of mirrors and blind spots management
  • Defensive speed management and braking techniques

Module 4: Emergency Manoeuvres

  • Responding to skids and hydroplaning
  • Avoiding collisions through evasive maneuvers
  • Handling tire blowouts and mechanical failures

Module 5: Vehicle Maintenance and Responsible Driving

  • Importance of regular vehicle maintenance
  • Pre-trip safety checks
  • Distracted driving and impaired driving awareness

Assessment Methods:

  • Daily quizzes and participation
  • Practical driving exercises and simulations
  • Final written and practical exam

Course Materials:

  • Course handouts and materials provided by instructors
  • Videos and visual aids on defensive driving techniques
  • Vehicle for practical exercises (if available)
  • Defensive driving manuals and resources

Enroll for this Course

We are proud to offer this course in a variety of training formats to suit your needs.


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Join a scheduled class with a live instructor and other delegates.

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Keep track of your own progression throughout your course and ensure continuous improvement.

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Benefits of Taking a Course at IRES


Our courses are carefully curated to keep you abreast of latest industry trends, technological advancements, and best practices. We employ a variety of teaching methodologies, including hands-on workshops, case studies, and interactive sessions, all aimed at fostering an engaging and effective learning environment. Our expert instructors bring a wealth of knowledge and real-world experience, providing our clients with insights that can be immediately applied in their professional lives.


Our courses serve as a vibrant platform for professionals to connect and engage with a diverse community of peers, industry leaders, and experts. By participating in our programs, you gain access to an invaluable network that spans across various sectors and geographical boundaries. This networking aspect is not just about forming professional relationships; it's about creating a supportive ecosystem where ideas, opportunities, and collaborations can flourish.


Our courses are designed to challenge and inspire professionals to step out of their comfort zones and explore new horizons. Through a combination of theoretical knowledge and practical application, our programs help professionals refine their existing skills and acquire new ones, making them more versatile and competitive.

FAQs & Course Administration Details:

This training can also be customized to suit the needs of your institution upon request. You can have it delivered in our IRES Training Centre or at a convenient location. For further inquiries, please contact us on Phone: +254 715 077 817 or Email: [email protected].
The instructor led trainings are delivered using a blended learning approach and comprise of presentations, guided sessions of practical exercise, web-based tutorials and group work. Our facilitators are seasoned industry experts with years of experience, working as professional and trainers in these fields. All facilitation and course materials will be offered in English. The participants should be reasonably proficient in English.
Upon successful completion of this training, participants will be issued with an Indepth Research Institute (IRES) certificate certified by the National Industrial Training Authority (NITA).
Payment should be transferred to IRES account through bank on or before start of the course. Send proof of payment to [email protected].
Accommodation and airport pickup are arranged upon request. For reservations contact the Training Officer. Email: [email protected] Phone: +254 715 077 817.