The Club Driver Training Programme is a cornerstone of the member benefits provided by the Range Rover Club. Courses are offered from novice to experienced operator standards. All Driver Trainers are qualified Workplace Trainers or highly experienced four wheel drivers. All courses are tailored to meet the specific needs of Land Rover vehicles and are conducted at venues and locations specially selected based in their suitability for each course.
Our core Driver Training Programme consists of five 1 day courses designed to enable a graduated system of skill development.
Current Driver Training courses offered are:
An introduction to the skills needed to successfully drive your vehicle off highway in a variety of terrain types. Ascents, descents, side slopes, water crossings, and what to look for when purchasing your own recovery equipment are all covered in this practical 'hands on' day
An introduction to the skills associated with the art of sand driving. Techniques for driving on beaches, dunes and sandy tracks as well as sand-specific recovery techniques
A 'hands on' course into all facets of recovery. Learn the safe and correct techniques for recovering your or another's vehicle when things go wrong
A day giving the opportunity to 'put into practise' the skills and techniques learnt in Introductory Driver Training under the guidance of the Club's Driver Trainers
A chance to further explore the wonders of Worimi Lands/Stockton Beach with the Club's Driver Trainers. Experience the capabilities of your vehicle in more challenging sandy terrain.
Members and Nominated Members wanting to take part in Introductory and Introductory Sand Driver Training must hold a current driver's licence of a class appropriate to the vehicle. To enter the Club's Advanced Programme, participants must have completed the relevant Introductory course.
Each course is conducted in your own vehicle and Certificates of Completion are issued to participants at the successful completion of the day. There are no fees associated with the core Driver Training Programme, but a small donation is requested for the Club's Charity Account. These donations are then used to support worthwhile organisations such as the Royal Flying Doctor Service and CareFlight.
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Come along to share and learn from Greg Pearson from Cremorne Prestige, a past Club Driver Trainer and reputable European Vehicle Specialist, at his well equipped workshop; tailored to the Range Rover & Discovery product lines from the earliest to current models, get to know your vehicle inside, outside & under while they're up on one of the hoists; learn what to look for during routine checks & pre-departure checks and when preparing for extended trips into remote areas; Question & Answer times plus a BBQ lunch is provided.
A 3-day WorkCover-approved course run over 2 consecutive weekends in the Lower Blue Mountains. Come away from the course with both Senior First Aid and Remote Area First Aid nationally recognised qualifications.
Co-ordination of the Driver Training Programme and bookings for all courses is undertaken
by the Director of Training and Education.
Bookings can be made either at a Club meeting, or e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org