JAMES WARD ADVANCED & EMERGENCY RESPONSE DRIVING 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 driver training within the NHS and private ambulance services as well as remaining 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. The skill of advanced driving is an ongoing one and something which requires constant development; passing a test is just the beginning!

QUALIFICATIONS & ACHIEVEMENTS

With regard to my professional teaching, assessing and driving qualifications the following is a list of my current achievements:

  • FAQ 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 (ORDIT)

  • DVSA Registered Fleet Driver Trainer (Fleet)

  • DVSA Registered Fleet 'Train the Trainer' Approved Instructor

  • DVSA Pass Plus Registered Instructor

  • Metropolitan Police Advanced Vehicle Examiner (PG9)

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

  • RoSPA RosQual Level 3 Award In Advanced Driving

  • EdExcel BTEC Level 3 Award in Advanced & Defensive Driving

  • RoSPA Gold & RoSPA Approved Tutor Award

  • 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.

Thank you for taking the time to read my profile, I look forward to helping you achieve your driving aspirations.

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