Chauffeur Training

The Sovereign Chauffeur Co, supported by its own chauffeur-training school, The Northern Chauffeur Association, provides specialist training that is unique in two aspects:

It is the only chauffeur training course in the UK which offers and insists that all candidates undergo and gain an advanced driving qualification either through ROSPA or IAM.
It is the only one-day course in the UK that delivers both theoretical and practical instruction, derived from 20 years combined experience in the funeral service and commercial chauffeur industry sectors.

For a brief and humorous glimpse of our chauffeur training course as recently featured by the highly celebrated US Supercars Exposed, the equivalent of our Top Gear, click on the video below.

For a more formal view of our training programme and values, please click on the link below to the Audi Brand Encounter Magazine article (March 2013).


Audi Brand Encounter Magazine article (March 2013)

The Sovereign Chauffeur Company's training course is now developed into a fully fledged franchise (www.minsterchauffeurs.com) and subsequently this training is only available to:

* Franchisees

* Existing fully employed corporate chauffeurs

* Individuals who wish to work part-time for The Sovereign Chauffeur Company, all of the above subject to a non-disclosure agreement

Training Courses

The courses - available in small groups (max 3) or on a personal one-to-one tuition basis.

Refresher courses - One-day training is also provided for newly appointed corporate chauffeurs or for those who require further reassurance, geared to individual requirements and delivered nationwide. Duration - one day for chauffeur training (0930 - 1800 hrs).

Roadcraft tuition - two days private tuition (paid for) or individual training sessions, free of charge delivered by IAM, leading to IAM Exam.

Content - Practical instruction in executive vehicles (Yorkshire only) subject to availability, enables candidates to gain hands-on experience of real life situations typical to a commercial chauffeur, such as airport transfers, shopping trips and sports venues. Assessment of the candidate's roadcraft is included. Practical tuition comprises 75% of the course and offers candidates the chance to build real confidence.

For courses delivered outside Yorkshire, candidates would be expected to undergo practical tuition in their normal corporate chauffeur vehicle.

Other topics covered in the theory session range from dress code and etiquette to route planning and includes instruction on how to open a car door correctly and the importance of basic security awareness.

Exam - Assessment takes place during the course of the day culminating in an oral test.

Price - £325.00 plus VAT (courses delivered in Yorkshire) or £440.00 plus VAT for one day courses delivered in central London and the south east (price includes tutor's travel and accommodation). Other regions depending upon location would also be subject to a supplement. Please enquire.