Manual & Automatic Driving Lessons

Featherstone Driver Training 

Est. 1990.



Richard Woodward ADI

07903 889385




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 helping 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 have vast experience of also working with experienced licence holders. We can provide refresher lessons and assistance for those requiring an extended test. We also offer motorway training either during learner driving lessons or as post test training.


Dawn is an approved instructor for both RDAC and BSM Motability.

She provides training for RDAC assessments and DVSA Driver Medical 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

Richard 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.


Staffordshire National Driver Alertness Trainer (NDAC)


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

Theory Test Pro - Dedication to the Industry award


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


2018

Became a self employed personal travel agent and homeworker with Midcounties Co-op Travel 

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.


Staffordshire National Driver Alertness Trainer (NDAC)


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


2018

Attended a national training day presented by Fiona Fylan.

Fiona is a Driver Physiologist from Brainbox Research and was trained on Behavioural Change Techniques