Automatic & Manual - DRIVING LESSONS
Be the best you can be - a test pass is just the beginning 
Manual Driving Lessons 07903 889385 
Automatic Driving lessons  07930 221929
 
Your Trainers

Richard and Dawn Woodward have been seeing people gain their driving licences, independence and freedom since 1990.

Both are fully qualified Grade A DVSA Approved Learner Driving Instructors.  Dawn & Richard have both held DVSA Grade Six achieving the highest accolade of straight 6's. This grade is held by only 2% of all driving instructors. 

We are also DVSA Fleet Registered so are qualified and have vast experience of also working with experienced licence holders, refresher lessons and those requiring an extended test. We also offer motorway training, Pass Plus, Pass Plus Extra, refresher training, company car fleet training, risk assessments, UK familiarisation, advanced driving, taxi driver training and are accredited by the Energy Saving Trust to provide Eco Driver Training.

Dawn is an approved instructor for both RDAC and BSM Motability.
She provided training for RDAC assessments and DVSA Driver Appraisals. 

Richard teaches on Speed Awareness courses on behalf of TTC who are a local national road safety company.
 
We are committed to Continued Professional Development (CPD). Although this is something not required to continue with our work we are regularly updating and improving our skills. 

We believe the more we learn the better we can teach you safe driving for life. All links are in  yellow lettering
 
Below is the CV/profile and achievements of our Instructors, listing our CPD and attended events since we started teaching in 1990:
 
 
Dawn Woodward
 
 
1991
Qualified as a DSA Approved Car Instructor with BSM (British School of Motoring)
 
1992
Became a partner of Featherstone School of Motoring.
 
1994
Joined JuniorDrive - Off Road Driving for under 17's at Mallory Park Race Track.
 
1997
Obtained Full Motorcycle Licence. (Thank You To NFL in Wolverhampton. (RIP Carl Safe)
 
1999
Joined Staffordshire National Driver Improvement Scheme as Driver Trainer.
 
2001
Became a driver assessor for Staffordshire Stallington Transport Scheme.
 
Became a Driver assessor for Staffordshire Safer Driver Practice (fleet)
 
 
2003
Full Day Rally Driving Course. (Thank You to Mike at First Stage Rally School)
 
Joined Staffordshire  Speed Awareness Scheme as a Driver Trainer.
 
2005
Skid Dynamics Course at Staffordshire Police Skid Pan.
 
2007 -
Institute of Advanced Motorist Driving Skills day involving Skid pan, 4x4 off roading, parking and braking tests.
 
DSA Taxi test passed with zero faults.
 
Diamond Advanced Taxi Trainer Course (DATT)
 
2008
RoSPA Advanced Driving   Test passed at Gold standard.
 
IAM Advanced Test passed.
 
A2om BTEC Driving Science Course. Obtained associate trainer /assessor status.
 
Started teaching Automatic Driving Lessons
 
2009
DIAmond Presentation Skills Course.
 
DIAmond Assessment and Coaching Course.
 
DIAmond Advanced Test passed.
 
DSA Fleet Trainer Qualified
 
Joined Staffordshire Young Driver Coaching Programme.
 
 
NVQ Level 3 Driving Instruction
 
2010
Obtained Taxi & Hackney Carriage Licence to South Staffs council
 
DSA Fleet Registered
 
RoSPA Advanced Diploma in Driving Instruction
 
Provide Off Road Tuition for under 17's
 
NVQ Business Administration
 
NVQ unit in Safe Driving Tutor
 
Fleet Train the Trainer Tutor Course
 
Future Driver Training(our ADI CPD Training Company) and eDriving Solutions - Coaching for Fleet Drivers Course
 
PTLLS Preparing To Teach In The Lifelong Learning Sector (C&G 7303) Teaching Award
 
Staffordshire County council 'Crash' course presenter.
 
NVQ A1 Assessor Award
 
Introduction to NLP
 
Staffordshire County Council Taxi Driver Assessor
 
Future Driver Training (our ADI CPD Training Company) & eDriving Solutions - Driver  Psychology Course
 
2011
LSIS Safeguarding Course - Passed
 
QCF Assessor Award
 
Acheived Grade 6 (Straight 6's) on first DSA Fleet Check Test
 
Future Driver Training(our ADI CPD Training Company) & eDriving Solutions - Coaching for Driving Instructors
 
CA Attended a two day Life Coaching Course
 
Future Driver Training (our ADI CPD Training Company)Full Day Corporate Manslaughter Act Course/Fleet Check Test training
 
EDI L2 Numeracy and Literacy Skills
 
CTLLS C&G 7304 L4 Certificate to Teach in the LifeLong Learning Sector (Adult Education Teaching Certificate)
 
QCF/BTEC L3 Customer Service Apprenticeship
 
2012
  
Future Driver Training (our ADI CPD Training Company) and eDriving Solutions - Psychological Approaches to Driver Education
 
NCFE Equality and Diversity
 
International Coaching Academy - 'Speaking in Public'
 
International Coaching Academy Accelerated Learning Techniques for ADI's
 
Future Driver Training (Our ADI CPD& Training Company) Special Educational Needs & Drink/Drugs Awareness
 
BTEC Workshills Coaching, Mentoring and Giving Feedback
 
Future Driver Training (Our ADI CPD Training Company) and eDriving Solutions  - GDE Matrix (Goals for Driver Education)
 
AIRSO - Fleet Trainers Conference
 
WM Police Young Drivers Scheme
 
TTC - What's Driving You? presenters course - Obtained ACPO/NDORS Training Licence
 
TTC - Driving 4 Change presenters course - obtained ACPO/NDORS Training Licence
 
Full day Stunt Driving Course
 
Performance Car Track Day
 
Segway Off Road Experience
 
Full day at Millbrook Proving Ground
 
British Heart Foundation Heartstart Instructor Course (Emergency Life Skills)
 
 
2013
L2 QCF HSE recognised First Aid at work Instructor
 
ADINJC Committee Meeting
 
ADI CPD Club Heartstart Presentation
 
Presented on ADI Fleet Check Test at Fresh Start ADI Conference
 
Hosted a TFT (Thought Field Therapy) Course for Driving Instructors through Diane Hall and  became an Accredited 'L of a way 2 Pass' Instructor
 
Attended ADINJC Anniversary Conference
 
Attended the launch of 'The Honest Truth' campaign aimed at keeping young drivers safer
 
Hosted a 100% for Charity ADI CPD Training event to raise funds for our Featherstone AED Fund. We raised over £1000
 
2014
Nominated by colleagues as an instructor who deserves to be recognised for Dedication to the industry at Fresh Start ADI conference. To vote for Dawn visit the link below

Drift Racing experience day.

Hovercraft Experience day.

NLP for ADI's.

Hosted 'Coaching the Standard' with international driver training coach 'Ian Edwards' of eDriving Solutions.

Attended 'Fresh Start' ADI conference.

Organised an open day for ADI's to DVSA examiner training facility in Cardington, Bedfordshire.

Attended and qualified as an Energy Saving Trust Eco-driver trainer

2015
Attended a two day course 'Introduction to NLP'

2016
Attended NLP live course with Richard Bandler and Paul McKenna 

2017
Qualified as a volunteer First Aider for St. John Ambulance



 
 
Richard Woodward
 
 
1990
Qualified as a DSA Approved Car Instructor
 
Established Featherstone School of Motoring.
 
1997
Qualified as a DSA Motorcycle Trainer CBT.
 
1998
Qualified as a DSA ADI (Motorcycles) Direct Access Scheme (DAS)
 
1999
Joined Staffordshire National Driver Improvement Scheme as Driver Trainer.
 
2000
Staffordshire Cycling proficiency Scheme Instructor.
 
2001
Became a driver assessor for Staffordshire Stallington Transport Scheme.
 
Became a Driver assessor for Staffordshire Safer Driver Practice (fleet)
 
 
2003
Full Day Rally Driving Course. (Thank You to Mike at First Stage Rally School)
 
Joined Staffordshire Speed Awareness Scheme as a Driver Trainer.
 
2005
Skid Dynamics Course at Staffordshire Police Skid Pan.
 
 2007
Diamond Advanced Taxi Trainer Course (DATT)
 
Institute of Advanced Motorist Driving Skills day involving Skid pan, 4x4 off roading, parking and braking tests.
 
2008
A2om BTEC Driving Science Course. Obtained associate trainer /assessor status.
 
2008 - Private Pilots Licence (PPL  Helicopter)
 
2009
DIAmond Presentation Skills Course.
 
DIAmond Assessment and Coaching Course.
 
DIAmond Advanced Test passed.
 
DSA Fleet Trainer Qualified
 
Joined Staffordshire Young Driver Coaching Programme.
 
 
NVQ Level 3 Driving Instruction
 
 
2010
Obtained Taxi & Hackney Carriage Licence to South Staffs council
 
DSA Fleet Trainer Registered
 
Provide Off Road Tuition for under 17's
 
Tutor for NVQ unit in Safe Driving Tutor
 
CBT Extra Course Presenter
 
Future Driver Training(our ADI CPD Training Company) and eDriving Solutions - Coaching for Fleet Drivers Course
 
Fleet Train Trainer Tutor Course
 
Obtained the ultimate Grade 6 on Check test with straight 6's
 
PTLLS Preparing To Teach In The Lifelong Learning Sector (C&G 7303) Teaching Award
 
NVQ A1 Assessor Award
 
NVQ Independant Assessor Training
 
NCFE Health and Safety
 
Future Driver Training (our ADI CPD Training Company) & eDriving Solutions - Driver  Psychology Course
 
2011
 
Qualified as Emergency First Responder - Edexcel BTEC FPOS (First Person on The Scene)
 
LSIS Safeguarding Course - Passed
 
Trained to be a Primary Trainer for NDAC (National Driver Alertness Course) allowing downtraining of ADI's
 
Future Driver Training(our ADI CPD Training Company) and eDriving Solutions - Coaching for Driving Instructors
 
CA Attended a two day Life Coaching Course
 
QCF Assessor Award
 
Future Driver Training (our ADI CPD Training Company)Full Day Corporate Manslaughter Act Course/Fleet Check Test training
 
Full Day Conflict Resolution Course
 
EDI L2 Numeracy and Literacy Skills
 
CTLLS C&G 7304 L4 Certificate to Teach in the LifeLong Learning Sector (Adult Education Teaching Certificate)
 
QCF/BTEC L3 Customer Service Apprenticeship
 
2012
 
Future Driver Training (our ADI CPD Training Company) and eDriving Solutions - Psychological Approaches to Driver Education
 
Train the Trainer for BTEC Workskills in Coaching, Mentoring and giving Feedback
 
International Coaching Academy 'Speaking in Public'
 
International Coaching Academy Accelerated Learning Techniques for ADI's
 
Future Driver Training (Our ADI CPD& Training Company) Special Educational Needs & Drink/Drugs Awareness
 
Future Driver Training (Our ADI CPD Training Company) and eDriving Solutions - GDE Matrix (Goals for Driver Education)
 
AIRSO - Fleet Trainers Conference
 
WM Police Young Drivers Scheme
 
TTC - What's Driving You? presenters course - Obtained ACPO/NDORS Training Licence
 
TTC - Driving 4 Change presenters course - obtained ACPO/NDORS Training Licence
 
Full day Stunt Driving Course
 
Performance Car Track Day
 
Tank Driving Experience Day
 
Segway Off Road Experience
 
Full Day at Millbrook Proving Ground
 
British Heart Foundation Heartstart Instructor Course (Emergency Life Skills)
 
2013
L2 QCF HSE Recognised First Aid at work Instructor
 
ADI CPD Club Heartstart Presentation
 
Presented on ADI Fleet Check Test at Fresh Start ADI Conference
 
Became an Accredited 'L of a way 2 Pass' Instructor by helping Dawn co-ordinate TFT (Thought Field Therapy) Course for Driving Instructors. 
 
Attended ADINJC Anniversary Conference
 
Attended the launch of 'The Honest Truth' campaign aimed at keeping young drivers safer
 
Hosted a 100% for Charity ADI CPD Training event to raise funds for our Featherstone AED Fund. We raised over £1000

2014

Drift Racing Experience day

Hovercraft Experience day.

NLP for ADI's.

Hosted 'Coaching the Standard' with international driver training coach 'Ian Edwards' of eDriving Solutions.

Attended an open day to the DVSA Examiners training facility in Cardington, Bedfordshire.

Attended and qualified as an Energy Saving Trust Eco-driver trainer

2015
Attended a two day course 'Introduction to NLP'

2016
Attended NLP live course with Richard Bandler and Paul McKenna 

2017
Qualified as a volunteer First Aider for St. John Ambulance