Skid Recognition & Control Training

No one wants to experience and unanticipated skid – learn how to handle these in a safe and controlled environment. You’ll be much better prepared for that moment of truth should it ever happen.

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Course Details

The course proposed is approx. 2hr in duration (90 minutes in vehicle) including a classroom based briefing/presentation on the theory of skids, front wheel, rear wheel & four wheel skids, ABS, TCS & ESP systems and pulse braking. As well as understanding the types of skid it is more important to understand the causes and this will be extensively explored on the course utilising our SkidCars.

On arrival participants will receive tea and coffee and then have the all-important safety & training briefing for the day, this is also an opportunity for the delegates to offer any specific concerns relating to their general driving or any of the course content.

Setting the scene for any training course is of paramountimportance.

As with all our practical training courses, this course includes a pre course RED Driver Profile (on-line RDP) and post training, a full course report will be e-mailed directly to the participant and course administrator asrequired.

This ensures that full H&S Duty of Care responsibilities are covered.

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RED Training Centre, Donington Park Race Circuit, DE74 2BN

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No. of Trainees

Available for up to 6 drivers per session

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Course Duration

4 sessions per day. 90 mins in car – 9.15; 11.00; 1.00 & 2.45

What happens on the day

Practical Training

Skid Car

The Skid Car is the perfect way to learn what causes a vehicle to skid and indeed how to avoid them. The Skid Car, unlike the Skid Pan, can replicate a variety of road surfaces from wet to ice and from snow to aquaplaning.

All drivers will learn at their own pace under the watchful and experienced eye of our trainers, learning in a fun and safe environment. This is an invaluable life skill for all drivers and provides the knowledge to ‘Recognise & Avoid’ skids in the future.



Who is it for?

All drivers of whatever standard should learn what causes a skid and this cause is perfect for this; to understand how and why and what to do if it does go wrong is a skill every driver should have.


All drivers will leave with the knowledge of what causes a vehicle to skid and what to do to stop this from happening. Additionally, an online report and certificate is also provided post training.

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Why Choose RED?

We are pleased to have proud partnerships with some great UK fleet businesses, large and small, and have a reputation for delivering precisely what the customer wants.

Whatever your driver risk and fleet safety need, RED Corporate Driver Training can deliver – with a comprehensive range from licence checking to online assessments and e-learning, to on-road training, off-road (4×4) training and even HGV licence acquisition we can help.

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SafetyFirst Platform

All of our driver training is underpinned with our digital platform, SafetyFirst, to allow any fleet customer to easily keep control of and manage their fleet drivers and associated vehicle compliance efficiently and effectively.

Donington Park Facility

With dedicated training facilities at Donington in the heart of the UK, and with the ability to come to your location anywhere in the country via a network of professional fleet driver trainers, RED can help you manage risk, save money, save lives, and protect your reputation.