Automatic & Manual


Cannock  & Featherstone

Dawn & Richard Woodward

Grade A Instructors

Cannock & Featherstone Driver Training

Automatic 07930 221929                             Manual 07903 889385

Be the best you can be - a test pass is just the beginning

Manual 07903 889385

Automatic 07930 221929

About Us

Featherstone School of Motoring was established in 1990 by Richard & Dawn Woodward. We are pleased to be celebrating 29 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 for Featherstone Driving School at Cannock & Featherstone Driving Test Centres and Drive Automatic in Cannock.

Our Instructors Dawn & Richard Woodward are some of the highest qualified instructors in the country. They each have 28 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 & Dawn had now undergone the new DVSA Standard check and achieved the top grade 'A'

We use Cannock & Featherstone Driving Test Centres. 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, Essington, Bushbury, Low Hill, Fallings Park, Great Wyrley, Calf Heath, Churchbridge, Bridgtown, Cannock, Heath Hayes, Hednesford, Chadsmoor and surrounding areas.

Since 2009 Dawn has been teaching in an automatic car offering automatic driving lessons in and around the Cannock area. Richard is now also providing automatic driving lessons around the Featherstone area.

For your peace of mind we confirm we are CRB checked, and first aid trained. We have manual and automatic cars and for your safety all our cars are dual controlled. 

 We are members of the Approved Driving Instructors Joint council (ADINJC) and Smart Driver Gold members. 

Dawn is an approved trainer for Regional Driver Assessment Centre (RDAC) and provides training for people who require assessments by them or DVSA Appraisals.

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. 

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, stunt driving and drift racing. 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.

Now that you've found us if you need friendly advice or to arrange your first lesson call: 

Richard for manual lessons on

07903 889385


Dawn for automatic lessons


Cannock & Featherstone

07930 221929

Be the Best You Can Be.

A test pass is just the beginning