Barry Woodward

Driving Instructor - Pontefract & Wakefield

My name is Barry Woodward I have been an ADI for approximately 16 years. I began instructing with BSM for 4 years then had my own school for 9 years. I joined Learn Driving UK nearly 4 years ago, it's good being part of a team again.

I cover the Wakefield and Pontefract areas, Wakefield is quite a busy place with its urban areas and busy city centre, Pontefract on the other hand is a smaller town though, still, can be quite busy, you don't have to travel far to be out in rural and semi rural areas.

I was brought up in Birmingham and moved into this area around 30 years ago so most of the brummie has gone.

I got to know the area quite well by travelling around and visiting various places. In my time as an ADI my knowledge of the area has grown so I feel I have a vast knowledge and experience of both areas.

I teach a diverse range of pupils from various countries. I support them if there's any language difficulties which take time and patience.
One person I remember in particular couldn't speak English but did understand it to a certain extent so we worked together and overcame the language barrier. This person went on to pass his test and went on to fulfil a driving career. I also have some experience of working with people with learning disabilities.

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Barry covers the following postcode areas: WF1, WF2, WF4, WF6, WF7, WF8, WF9, WF10 & WF11 and drives a Citroen C3.

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david edwards featherstone
2 months ago

Learn Driving UK really stood up to there reviews, very flexible and excellent deals. I passed first time with Barry Woodward. Ill definitely be recommending them

emma flint pontefract
3 months ago

I felt very relaxed very quickly, Barry was good at making learning to drive a calm experience. Barry is a great instructor and very easy to get along with. I passed first time. Everything was excellent.

raquel shmidmajer pontefract
3 months ago

I expected it to be very difficult to learn to drive but once i started with Barry I became more comfortable and enjoyed my lessons. I passed my driving test first time in Pontefract. I will be recommending learn Driving UK to everyone!

ryan branson wakefield
5 months ago

My mum chose the driving school i would learn to drive with. I wanted a driving instructor who was patient. Learning to drive was much better than i expected it to be. Barry's teaching methods were very useful. Id highly recommend Barry Woodward as he is patient. Theres nothing i would change, great service.

aaron johnston pontefract
7 months ago

The pass rates of the driving school were very important to me when i was looking for a driving instructor. Location and closeness to the test centre also mattered. Learning to drive was harder than i expected it to be but i passed first time. Barry's teaching methods were very informative and thorough. I would really recommend Barry Woodward to anyone wanting to learn to drive, he was very patient and thorough.