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.
Providing mirrored-correlated programme content that satisfies OEMs requirement for outsourced providers, to be trained to a validated standard, CAT Driver Training are:
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):
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
CAT provides multi-level course options with itinerary content tailored to your bespoke need, optimising budget & minimising "time off" project.
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.
"Now that my training with the CAT team is complete I wanted to take the opportunity to say what an amazing experience & journey it has been for me personally. The whole CAT family have made me feel so welcome from day one, & I can’t praise you all highly enough for your support & professionalism. I think if you told me on day one at Bruntingthorpe, I could achieve what I have in the past year or so, I would have really struggled to believe you. Colin & Paul are exceptional trainers & their support & belief in my ability has really given me confidence, pushing me on to achieve the goals they have set me, & the personal goals that I have set myself. The last session with Colin on Thursday was a eureka moment for me & the perfect way to finish my time with you. Colin joined all the dots of the past year in three laps of the handling circuit. I came away from the session feeling like I have never driven better, & that I now understand the separation between my different driving hats! & how I can use them to my advantage to evaluate vehicles. I now feel fully confident in my ability as an evaluation driver. I will obviously see you all around Millbrook & will no doubt be in touch soon to pick the guys brains further!"
"As an engineer, I wanted a course that provided both the training & technical insight. CAT was recommended by the driving assessor's where I work & did not disappoint. Initially only meant to go for a single day but have signed up for more. Thank you for a super day & looking forward to the next."
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
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.
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.