James Ward | WardADT
Advanced & Emergency Response Driving Education Consultant

I served in the Police for 15 years performing a variety of roles before specialising as a Traffic Police Constable within the Metropolitan Police Service's Traffic Division. I left the Police Service in 2017 to specialise in delivering advanced and emergency response driving education within the NHS and private ambulance services as an Advanced and Emergency Response Driving Consultant. I'm an Advanced Police Driver (Pursuit Qualified; Level 1) achieved at the prestigious Met Police's Hendon Driving School as well as being a FutureQuals National Principal Assessor [NPA], qualified Emergency Response Driving Instructor (L4DERADI) holding the Level 5 Diploma (DET) in Education and Training, DVSA Approved Driving Instructor (Highest Grade 'A' 51/51), DVSA ORDIT and Fleet Registered Instructor and I'm an ex-Advanced Driving Examiner for RoSPA and IAM RoadSmart. I'm passionate about road safety and training others seeking to improve their driving to their fullest potential. Having attended countless serious and often unfortunate fatal road traffic collisions where driver error has been a major cause, I have seen first-hand where the benefits of advanced and defensive driving techniques could have been used which would have prevented such incident in the first place. I truly believe that the techniques of advanced driving are ongoing and something that requires constant development to strive to be the best drivers we can.


I am a subject matter expert (SME) within the field of advanced and emergency response driving education having achieved the following professional teaching, assessing and driving qualifications:

  • FAQ Level 6 (CPD) National Principal Assessor [NPA]

  • Cranfield University DriverMetrics Coaching Programme

  • FAQ Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training (DET)

  • FAQ Level 4 Diploma in Emergency Response Ambulance Driving Instruction (L4DERADI)

  • FAQ Level 4 Award in Internal Quality Assurance (IQA)

  • HABC Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training (CET)

  • HABC Level 3 Certificate to Assess Vocational Achievement (CAVA)

  • RoSPA National Diploma in Advanced Driving Instruction (Dist.)

  • Metropolitan Police Advanced Driver (Pursuit: Level 1)

  • FAQ Level 3 Certificate in Emergency Response Ambulance Driving

  • DVSA Approved Driving Instructor (ADI) - Highest Grade A (51/51)

  • DVSA Official Register of Driving Instructor Trainers Principal

  • DVSA Registered Fleet Driver Trainer

  • DVSA Registered Fleet 'Train the Trainer' Approved Instructor

  • DVSA Pass Plus Approved Instructor

  • Metropolitan Police Advanced Vehicle Examiner (PG9)

  • City & Guilds 3921 in Motor Vehicle Inspection (Police Officers)

  • RoSPA RosQual Level 3 Award In Advanced Driving

  • EdExcel BTEC Level 3 Award in Advanced & Defensive Driving

  • RoSPA Gold & RoSPA Approved Tutor

  • IAM Special Assessment & IAM F1RST Certificates

  • DIAmond Advanced Motorists - Special Test Certificate

  • Metropolitan Police Motorcyclist

  • DVLA HGV Class 1 (C+E) & PCV Entitlements (D+E)

  • DVSA Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC)


I am proud to be a member of The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) Advanced Drivers and Riders (RoADAR), The Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) RoadSmart, The Association for Road Risk Management ARRM (formerly AIRSO) and The Motor Schools Association of Great Britain (MSA GB). 


I am committed to my Continued Professional Development (CPD) and regularly attend refresher training as well as standardisation meetings to ensure I keep my knowledge current and up to date with industry standards and relevant legislation within my specialist area.

James Ward - WardADT
James Ward | WardADT