About Us

June 4, 2013 in Info

Protec Driver and Safety Skills Training CoursesAs a provider of specialist driving skills, safety and security training, our record and expertise is unrivalled.

As you read this, our training and preparation is being put to use for real in some of the most demanding and hostile environments in the world as well as all over the UK and throughout europe.

Our training centre near Glasgow is warm, comfortable and fitted out with state-of-the-art visual aids. We are close to both of Scotland’s major airports and will happily arrange collection from either. There is a wide range of accommodation available in the area from B&B to top class hotels and country clubs.

At Protec we encourage an informal style of training and let people learn for themselves as much as possible. After all you won’t have an instructor sitting beside you when you are out there doing it for real.

About Our Instructors:

Our trainers are amongst some of the most experienced and highly qualified around.

As a pre-requisite they are all Driving Standards Agency approved driving instructors, have first aid qualifications and instruct on a regular basis. They also attend regular refresher training themselves and continuing professional development is regarded as essential. Personality and attitude are as important as any technical ability and experience.

As well as in-car teaching skills, all our trainers are expert presenters

Meet one of our senior trainers – Ken Stewart:

With 17 years of military service which took him all over the world, Ken has an impressive portfolio of credentials. On the driving side he holds a UK Police Advanced qualification, ROSPA Diploma and advanced certificates for motorcycle as well as car. A highly experienced 4×4 driver and trainer he is a member of the LANTRA professional register and helped develop their trailer training courses.

On top of this Ken has vast experience in the security field and is a qualified close protection officer and first-aid trainer. He has nationally recognised instructional qualifications as well as tremendous experience in delivering training courses and presentations all over the world and to a huge variety of people from schoolchildren to senior government officials and diplomats.

If you want to learn – there can be few better teachers.

If you think you have the appropriate skills, qualifications and experience and think you would like to work for us – send us your contact details and CV.

Please also note the following:

All our driver trainers are Driving Standards Agency qualified and approved.

DSA qualification is a legal requirement for anyone to teach driving in a car or 4×4 for money in the UK either on- or off-road. Very few 4×4 centres have instructors who are DSA qualified. Although they will claim immunity from this and claim to have other qualifications which entitle them to conduct 4×4 training, the fact is if they are not DSA approved they should not be doing it. For further information or clarification on whether a 4×4 training company is using legal instructors please contact the Driving Standards Agency, or see the correspondence on the issue between the DSA and our colleagues at Beyond 4×4.

If you have any queries about us or our training, please contact us.