Manual & Automatic Driving Lessons

Featherstone Driver Training 

Est. 1990.



Richard Woodward ADI

07903 889385




What is the best way to learn?

The best way to learn is YOUR way to learn.

At Featherstone and Automatic Driver Training we train you the way we know is best for you. We use accelerated learning, client centred learning and coaching techniques to help you be safe and pass your driving test in the shortest possible time for you (everyone is different.)

The brain plays an important role in how you learn. Most of what scientists know about how we learn has only been discovered in the last 15 years. We aim to ensure that what we do know about the brain is translated in the car and used to maximise your learning. This is the heart of Accelerated Learning.

You will benefit from this by completing a series of questions. The questions are worded in a way that your answers will give your instructor your preferred learning style. If we know how you prefer to learn we can adapt our teaching style to suit you.

By knowing if you are a Visual, Audible, Read/Write or Kinaesthetic learner you will learn faster. Most people are a mix of these styles, however if you favour or lean towards one of these methods, where possible we will be able to incorporate this into your driving lessons.

We can do this by use of iPad technology to bring things to life, we use the Smart Driving Driving Active system handouts, as well as coaching and instructional techniques to help you learn best.

With iPad technology we can show you any areas you want to see, any road markings you'd like to view again by using iPad Roadpad. With this we can involve you in discussion, helping you understand the layouts even better.

As you know from our profiles, as trainers we are always learning ourselves to keep up to date with ever changing learning styles. No trainer knows it all, but we can certainly strive to be the best at what we do.


We understand how it feels for you to learn something new as we constantly put ourselves in the classroom, wether it be in or out of a car.

Recently we have completed courses in accelerated learning through the International Coaching Academy and Open University, we have completed coaching courses with Ian Edwards (the countries top driver education coach), TTC Automotive (the countries largest provider of driver courses) and hold BTEC in Coaching & Mentoring, Dawn also studied coaching and mentoring as an optional unit of CTLLS L4 (Certificate to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector)

We are A1/QCF Assessors as well as qualified Adult Education Teachers, striving to be the best in our field.

Coming soon - more about accelerated learning.

Please bear with us - we're working on it. Thank you for your patience.