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Industry recognised & accredited

Based within UTAC's Millbrook Proving Ground, CAT Driver Training are industry recognised & provide structured driver training programmes to the global vehicle development & testing world.

OEM accredited, established & influential in the development of driver training programmes for new technologies - we maintain an enviable reputation. 

Your benefit? An efficient, on time, cost-effective coaching & training service for your engineers, vehicle & system developers.

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OEM Recommended

Providing mirrored-correlated programme content that satisfies OEMs requirement for outsourced providers, to be trained to a validated standard, CAT Driver Training are:

  • accredited by Ford Motor Company to deliver training & assessment to Tier 2 standard
  • accredited by Ford Motor Company to deliver Arizona Proving Ground training & assessment
  • recognised by Jaguar Land Rover for basic, advanced road & dynamic proving ground courses

Safety First

Safety management & risk reduction is our primary objective.

Training engages with & incorporates the latest & most forward-thinking coaching & training resources recommended by the Driver & Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA):

  • The Goals for Driver Education Matrix
  • DVSA Safe & Responsible Driving Syllabus
  • DVSA National Driver/Rider Training Standard

Health & Safety

To fulfill our Duty of Care to each other, we have an obligation to go about our driving duties in a responsible, competent & safe manner - on proving ground or public highway. 

To achieve this, Health & Safety Law guidance & knowledge & the benefits associated with them, will be given as required.  "Driving for Work" can be found on the Health and Safety Executive website & CAT Fleet page.

"To achieve & deliver effective validated results within all disciplines, drivers have the responsibility to drive safely, competently, in a consistent & repeatable style.

This ethos drives each & every motor industry course delivered."

Colin Hoad, CATDT Founder & Chief Instructor

Our services are built around 7 key disciplines:

  1. Autonomy & Technology
  2. On Road development
  3. Proving Ground development
  4. Sub limit
  5. On Limit
  6. Over Limit
  7. Off Road & Cross Country

CAT provides multi-level course options with itinerary content tailored to your bespoke need, optimising budget & minimising "time off" project.

Regularly delivered examples of our structured driver development courses:

  • Cold Climate Preparation
  • Hot Climate Preparation
  • Ford Motor Company Proving Ground Training & Assessment
  • Evaluation & Test Training
  • OEM Class 2 & 3
  • Skid Identification & Control
  • Robotic driving techniques
  • Evaluation & Test cornering process
  • Safe high-speed driving techniques
  • Introduction to ISO exercises


Our customers are many & varied.  Start ups in the technology world, individual contractors, SME, OEMs & engineering service providers to the industry. 


Working with individuals & groups, as UTAC residents, training is delivered from our base within Alpine Loop 3.  On road training can be taken on the surrounding road network, or from your office location.

Owning & maintaining our own vehicle fleet, varied configurations with modifications as required, are available to use on the public highway & proving ground, to reduce & mitigate driving risk.  Training vehicles are matched to your requirements & offer a fully insured service.

Contact us to learn more about the services we offer.


Built for Engineer & Evaluator Driver Training

Our motor industry qualified instructors have over 40 years experience in motor engineering & vehicle development, with a combined 48 years in the driver coaching & teaching arena.  Each holds professional coaching qualifications in driver development, alongside an extensive range of accreditations & DVSA licences. 

We are also driving enthusiasts, enjoying track days, motor racing, driving holidays & ice driving - just a few of the ways we spend our free time.

We welcome the opportunity to engineer your engineers


Our customers tell their own stories

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Road Academy

Learn how the road will affect your cars handling, remove the unpredictable & master advanced braking & steering techniques.

Be one of the most comprehensively developed drivers on the road with our client centred driver programme & protect your investment with the help of our resident experts.

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Track Academy

Discover how to construct a safe, fast efficient lap by understanding the WHY as well as learning the HOW.

Understand how to manipulate speed & tyre grip, to influence & create safe, confident, progressive driving on track.

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We've trained 7,375 customers