About Us

We at Driving School Halton can offer you a choice of female or male instructors. All our instructors are trained to our exacting standards and use all the latest client centred learning techniques, tailored to your individual requirements (as per DVSA guidance).

Our patient and highly trained instructors will tutor you in all aspects of driving, including pass plus, motorways, night driving, adverse weather, coping with distractions, navigating the Mersey Tunnels, whether you choose manual or auto.

We pride ourselves on our excellent pass rates and that 90% of our business is generated by recommendation from successful pupils. To become a safe driver for life contact Carol or Ian to discuss your requirements.

Owner, Driving Instructor & Instructor Trainer

Carol Hetherington

Before becoming an instructor I was a Civil Servant and then a Senior Operations Manager in Banking. Although I enjoyed my role in banking, the birth of my children made me look at my life differently. I needed more flexibility as I was missing out on too many important life events! So over 10 Years ago I re evaluated my life, left the bank and took a leap and became an Instructor. During this time I undertook additional training and became an instructor trainer, then in 2016 when the boys were older, more independent and less demanding I decided to set up Driving School Wirral. I love teaching people to drive as it gives them more options in terms of work, freedom to see friends, family, and have a more varied and active social life. Becoming an instructor trainer I have been able to the change lives of the instructors who can now have both greater standard of living and a greater work life balance!

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Operations Manager

Ian Moran

I began my career with the civil service in 1979, it was only meant to be a temporary job whilst I worked out what I wanted to do with my life! In 1995 I met Carol whilst we were both working for the department. I undertook numerous roles within the department until I took early retirement in 2015 to spend more time at home supporting the boys with their studies and enabling Carol to expand the business. I continue to support the boys with their studies and undertake all of the operational support and administration that is involved with running the business.

Driving Instructor & Instructor Trainer

Caitlin Godfrey

My career began in the Civil Service working in Training where I learnt how the impact of change and learning new skills can make people feel. I realised the learning experience could be uncomfortable and usually came from an earlier experience. I moved into teaching working with children with specific learning needs to help promote an early positive learning experience. I learnt the value of how others learn and how to overcome barriers. In fact, there are no barriers just different ways to look at things. My instructor training came after realising I was a nervous driver and that my daughters were reluctant to get in a car with me. I took lessons, my theory and driving test again and understood why I was nervous. I was hooked then and enjoyed driving again. My drive is in helping others face barriers, look at ways to manage them and use those strengths in driving.

Digital Media Coordinator

Laura Stredder

After finishing my degree in Media, Culture and Communications at Liverpool John Moores University, I was faced with the daunting, yet exciting, challenge of finding my very first full-time job. I am a creative and innovative person, so I knew I had to find myself a position that enabled me to use these skills daily and to develop them even further. After searching for what seemed like forever, I found DSW’s advert and instantly knew this could be the challenge for me. Using the digital skills I already have, I will be developing the portal further by adding to the existing content, for example filming how to safely tackle complex routes, junctions and much more. This will further expand the online learning platform and support the in car and instructor training, enhancing teaching and modernising the learning experience for customers. I am so excited to begin this new chapter of my life and career and I am so glad it is with a team like DSW.

Driving Instructor

Karen Glynn

Before I became a driving instructor, I worked at O2 for sixteen years. I was a Sales Advisor, Team Leader and then I worked in planning. Whilst working there I had my children, I have a daughter and two son’s. I went part time when I became a mother so I could enjoy time at home with them – they are my world!

But like a lot of other people, when the pandemic hit, I was made redundant – at the time it was awful but I always found the positives in every situation and realised I wasn’t in a job I loved anyway. I then began to seek a career to work in that followed passions I have in life. All I kept thinking about was the impact driving had on me and how it opened up a whole new world to me when I started learning to drive on my 17th Birthday.

Driving is something I have always loved and from my time in customer services at O2 I knew I wanted a job that impacted peoples lives, as providing great service and training people to improve in everything they do was what I enjoyed and excelled at.

It was a no-brainer to train as a driving instructor – and I love it! I know that I am teaching people a real life skill and it makes me so happy having someone in the car learning a skill that will stay with them forever. I love seeing my students working hard, learning new skills that will make then safe drivers for life and not just to pass a test is just an incredible experience!

I look forward to meeting you soon

Driving Instructor

Paul McIntyre

After a 3 decade career in retail both national and international with a focus on team member’s development and long term planning, I wanted to change my lifestyle and enjoy more time locally with family & friends. I have always loved the freedom that driving brings and this felt like the right, next step. Driving suited the lifestyle change I was looking for and I still got to interact with the public which suited what job I wanted.

I wanted to continue to coach and develop skills and support individuals to become the best possible driver possible. Once I found Driving School Halton I just knew their values aligned with mine and we can all work together to make the roads to be a safer place.

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