About The Pathfinder Initiative

In one week students of the Pathfinder Initiative achieve the essential driving competence, attitudes, and understanding to become safe drivers. Uniquely, Pathfinder is for students aged between 15-17 and their guardians. You learn in a safe, secure environment, having fun together and building understanding and trust. Read our FAQs to find out more.

We are the only under 17 (pre-licence) driver training organisation whose training programme is accredited by IAMRoadsmart.

The Pathfinder Initiative & Under 17 Car Club provide a completely different experience to any other under 17 driving organisation.

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under 17 driving Experiences with the pathfinder initiative

Following our proven approach over 5 days the students will learn about and practice:

  • Core Driving Skills
  • Driving and Road Safety Theory
  • Dealing with Peer Pressure
  • Road Risk and Safety Practise
  • Advanced Driving Appreciation
  • Essential Car Control
  • Manoeuvring
  • Brake and Avoid
  • Speed Awareness

We encourage and enable students to drive a range of vehicles so that they gain an appreciation of how other cars perform, and how other motorists may act on the road.

Driving a Police Car with the Pathfinder Initiative

Benefits

Students of the Pathfinder Initiative have been statistically proven to be much less likely to be involved in an accident, and are more advanced drivers having benefitted from our under 17 driving scheme.

Using the education that we give attendees, they have a better chance of staying alive. Using the statistics within the survey we performed, we can show our members have a lower accident and conviction rate compared to their peers.

Students of the Pathfinder Initiative have been statistically proven to be much less likely to be involved in an accident