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Workshop/Course, from 1 Sep 2018, free entry

Ford Driving Skills for Life

Ford Driving Skills for Life





Jobserve Community Stadium,
United Way,


Ford Driving Skills for Life Event 2018

Ford Driving Skills for Life is coming to the Colchester Community Stadium in Essex Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd September.

If you’re a new driver and want to improve your driving skills, sign up now — the event is FREE* and spaces are limited, so you don’t want to miss out!

What is Ford Driving Skills for Life (DSFL)?

Ford has teamed up with the AA, RoSPA and BRAKE to bring you FREE* hands-on driver training.

The training is completely practical, aimed towards those statistically more likely to be involved in an accident on UK roads. This will allow you to experience real-world situations and learn invaluable skills from a first-hand perspective.

Ford DSFL gives you the chance to improve on your new driving skills, and learn to control situations that you should hopefully have very little experience in.

Who is the training for?

Ford’s DSFL training is aimed at new drivers (who are typically 18-24 years old).

As a new or inexperienced driver, there is nothing more exciting than getting in your car and going for a drive — and why shouldn’t it be? However, statistics have shown that this is also the time that you’re most vulnerable on the road and likely to make small mistakes with potentially tragic consequences.

In 2013, 2,144 teenage car passengers were either killed or injured in accidents on UK roads.

Of those killed or seriously injured, 68% were passengers in cars driven by someone who was aged between 17-24 (RAC Foundation, 2013).

The only aim of Ford DSFL is to further improve your driving skills and awareness in a fun and safe environment, so you are further prepared for real-life situations that you might otherwise not experience until it is too late.

Please note: You must be aged 18 years or older to attend the event.

Only those with a full valid UK driver’s licence will be able to take part in driving a vehicle.

What does the training involve?

Each session lasts half a day. Morning sessions are 0930 - 1330, afternoon sessions 1400 - 1800. Each session has four main activities:

Vehicle handling (Oversteer control)
Hazard Recognition
Avoidance of Distraction and Simulated Impairments (including the drug and drunk suits)
Technical Talk

If you have any other queries, please contact dsfl@ford.com

*Please note that participants are fully responsible for their travel and accommodation costs.

Credit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

Children welcomeDisabled accessFacilities for hearing impairedFacilities for visually impaired

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 1 Sep 2018 09:30 to 18:00
Sun 2 Sep 2018 09:30 to 18:00
Two sessions available each day:
AM 09:30-13:30
PM 14:00-18:00


Free entry

Free event. 18-24 years old with full drivers license.

Those without licenses are welcome to join, but unable to take part in driving activities.

Events at this Venue

date event
Sun 19 Aug Madess Tribute
Fri 24 Aug 90's Night
Sat 25 Aug Elvis Tribute
Fri 31 Aug Jersey Boys
Sat 1 Sep Ford Driving Skills for Life
Sat 1 Sep ABBA Tribute



Plan route to Jobserve Community Stadium using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: TL 993289  Lat: 51.92293 Long: 0.89695

By Road:
Junction 28 off the A12.

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 5 miles from Colchester North station


  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Facilities for hearing impairedFacilities for hearing impaired
  • Facilities for visually impairedFacilities for visually impaired