Engineers & Evaluators

Safety First Motor Industry Engineering Driver Training & Development

CAT Driver Training facility in Millbrook Proving Ground

Based within 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:

  • 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
  • Jaguar Land Rover approved supplier for Class 2, Class 3, 1PG, 3PG & 4PG

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.

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.

Christopher Prince 5 Star TrustPliot Rating

Our customers tell their own stories – more independent feedback is available on Trustpilot .

Engineer safety briefingSafety First

Safety management & risk reduction is our primary objective.

Engaging with & utilising 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

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

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

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

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

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.

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!

Jon 5 Star TrustPliot Rating

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.

Our customers are many & varied.  Start ups in the technology world, individual contractors, SME, OEMs & engineering service providers to the industry.  This is a cross section of structured driver development courses regularly delivered:

  • 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

Cold climate testing

We welcome the opportunity to engineer your engineers.

Contact us to learn more about the services we offer



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