Be the best you can be - a test pass is just the beginning
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Featherstone School of Motoring was established in 1990 by Richard & Dawn Woodward. We are pleased to be celebrating 25 years of driving instruction.
Our Mission is to teach you to the highest possible standard in the shortest possible time.
With the national average pass rate at only 43% we are proud to have achieved, at our highest a pass rate of 93% and a consistent rate of above 70%. Our pupils this year have averaged 4 minor faults per test. Over the last 2 years we have had 6 pupils obtain a perfect drive with no minor faults recorded. Please view our congratulations page for the recent passes of Featherstone Driving School at Cannock Driving Test Centre.
Our Instructors Dawn & Richard Woodward are some of the highest qualified instructors in the country. They each have at least 24 years experience and have been check tested to be grade 6 (top grade) by the Driving Standards Agency. Only 6% of 45,000 instructors hold this grade. On their DSA Check tests they both scored straight 6's putting both of them in the top 2% in the country. Richard had now undergone the new DVSA Standard check and achieved the top grade 'A'
We have always used Cannock Driving Test Centre. This has now moved to the VOSA site in Featherstone. The examiners here are very friendly, professional and will always put you at ease.
Featherstone Driver Training is based in Featherstone, Staffordshire. From here we cover local areas such as Featherstone, Shareshill, Cheslyn Hay, Saredon, Hilton, Wescroft and further away in Essington, Bushbury, Great Wyrley, Calf Heath, Churchbridge, Bridgtown, Cannock, Heath Hayes, Hednesford, Chadsmoor and surrounding areas.
For your peace of mind we confirm we are CRB checked, first aid trained and also first aid instructors. We have manual and automatic cars For your safety our cars are dual controlled. To see our cars please visit our photos section.
We are members of the Approved Driving Instructors Joint council (ADINJC) and more locally the South Staffs Association of Driving Instructors (SSADI) North Staffs Association of Driving Instructors. We also hold public liability and professional indemnity insurance.
We provide courses to the local council and national training organisations for Speed Awareness, National Driver Improvement Scheme, UK familiarisation and Safer Driving Practice (Fleet Driver Training), Driving 4 Change and What's Driving us? We are also fully qualified first Aid at work instructors.
In addition to this Dawn holds a Level 4 Certificate in Counselling to help with any test nerves and Driving Phobias and Richard a Certificate in Human Performance to help understand your capabilities as a driver and have attended courses in Crash Investigation. TFT (thought field therapy) so you can tap away your fears and for those that need it this will even help you remember your left from your right.
Both Richard and Dawn Woodward are full motorcycle licence holders, and have been trained at Staffordshire Police Skid Pan in skid avoidance and correction. They have done courses in Rally Driving, 4x4 off road driving and stunt driving. Richard is a fully trained helicopter pilot. They even travelled to Thailand to achieve an Elephant Driving licence!
To view a full list of all their qualifications and courses attended please visit our 'Your Trainers' section.
We are committed to Continued Professional Development (CPD). Although this is something not required to continue with our work we enjoy updating and improving our skills. We believe the more we learn the better we can teach you safe driving for life. To this end we also run and co-ordinate courses for driving instructors through our driving instructor training company Future Driver Training.
Now that you've found us if you need friendly advice or to arrange your first lesson call:
Richard for manual lessons on
Dawn for automatic lessons in Cannock or Walsall on
Be the Best You Can Be.
A test pass is just the beginning