Advanced Driving Skills is based in the heart of 'The Cotswolds' in the United Kingdom and delivers bespoke Advanced / Defensive Driver Training globally.

Management and training is conducted by Paul Smith who has extensive experience in providing streamlined training that is delivered in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere that makes for a memorable and positive experience for the driver.

Previously a UK Police Officer with 30-years experience. Holder of UK Police Advanced Grade 1 Certificates for Cars and Motorcycles. Served as a Traffic Officer in Staffordshire and Kent Police area's for 18 years before moving on to become a Surveillance Officer within the Regional Crime Squads.

Following retirement from the UK Police, Paul became proactively involved in an extensive range of 'Driver Training' in the UK and Overseas providing Advanced / Defensive / Specialist - 'Driver Training' for private and blue chip company clients.

Training has been provided for personnel that have successfully gone on to become UK 'Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency' Examiners, including provision of 'Driver Assessment Training' within Jaguar UK at Castle Bromwich and Land Rover UK at Solihull.

An experienced trainer within the UK National Speed Awareness Schemes in Thames Valley and Gloucestershire Police areas.

Also engaged as a Driving Consultant at Porsche Driving Experience, Silverstone and Mercedes Benz-World, Brooklands.

Overseas 'Driver Training' engagements as a Driver Training Consultant & HSE Advisor have included the Republic of Guinea, Republic of Kenya, State of Libya, Tunisian Republic and State of Kuwait, Republic of Congo, United Arab Emirates within the Oil, Gas & Seismic Survey sectors. Including security sector within the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia


  • Advanced - Defensive - Specialist 'Driver Training' 
  • Advanced Driving Test Preparation
  • Driving Assessments
  • UK Familiarisation
  • Chauffeur Driver Training
  • Motorway Driving
  • Rural & Bend Assessments
  • Parking & Manoeuvring
  • Corporate Driver Training
  • System of Vehicle Control
  • Road Safety Seminars
  • Skid Awareness - ABS - Emergency Reaction
  • Post Collision Training
  • 4 x 4 Off Road
  • High Performance Vehicle Driver Training
  • Speed Recognition (Pre Court Appearance)

  • Close Protection
  • Anti Surveillance
  • Emergency Response - Blue Light
  • Overseas Training - Assessments (Oil / Gas / Mining)
  • Armoured Vehicle Training
  • Instructor in Emergency First Response (EFR) Primary Care (CPR) / Secondary Care (First Aid) / Care for Children