Just wanted to say another big thank you for helping me overcome my driving anxietites. I've recently driven several longer journeys in comparable comfort, thanks to you'.

T. H. Exeter

Nicola Gregory

nicola-woolleyAn Enthusiastic and motivational driving instructor, Nicola is experienced in training individuals, groups and company drivers. A holder of instructor qualifications in driver development, equestrianism and first aid training to the public and industrial/commerce. Nicola also teaches driving skills to pupils with learning difficulties and special needs. Nicola deals sympathetically with RUSS clients helping to retain and re-build confidence.


RoSPA Advanced Driver (Gold); DIAmond Advanced Motorist; DSA Fleet registered; Skid Car UK Instructor; DIA Corporate & Driver Improvement Trainer; Devon County Council Mini-bus Instructor, Advanced Skid Prevention & Control Course and Medic First Aid Registered Instructor.

*Photo by Richard Lappas


Nicola Gregory CV 



Personal Profile:


An effective and determined person looking to enhance current skills set. Experienced with training individuals and groups; holding instructor qualifications in Driver Development, First Aid and Equestrianism.


Professional Qualifications:


  • DSA Approved Driving Instructor
  • DSA Fleet Registered
  • Driving categories held
    • Car
    • PCV
    • LGV
  • RoSPA Member – Gold Standard
  • Advanced Skid Car Instructor – Devon County Council
  • DIA DIAmond Advanced Motorist
  • DIA DIAmond Special Test
  • DIA Corporate & Driver Improvement Trainer
  • Devon County Council Mini-bus competency
  • Devon County Council speed awareness
  • Manual Handling – St John Ambulance
  • Vehicle Evacuation Competency – CTA
  • First Aid Registered Instructor
  • BHS Primary Teaching Certificate
  • BHS Stages 1-3



Career History:


DSA Approved Driving Instructor April 2001 – Present

Independent instructor working from home, covering Exeter and East Devon.

Most of my work is by referral and consists mostly of novice drivers that require training to prepare for the DSA driving test, which requires one to one personal tuition.


I also carry out work for the following organisations

  • Devon Drivers Centre which involves teaching pre 17’s, pass plus, skid car, mini bus courses, speed awareness courses, and driver improvement.
  • Connections, a Government lead body who require teaching driving skills to pupils with special needs and learning difficulties.


DSA Approved Driving Instructor April 2001 – Present (continued)

  • Road Unit Support Service (RUSS) dealing with clients who have had driving related trauma who need additional confidence building and re-training.
  • Fleet training for Pelican Driving Services, a company based in Shropshire who required training of company drivers whereby assessments were carried out for insurance purposes.


First Aid International Instructor February 1997 – Present

I originally worked in partnership with my parents providing First Aid Training to the public and Industry/Commerce as well as providing independent assessments for numerous companies, including BT, Fulfords Estate Agents, Nursery schools, and Care Homes. 

I continue to provide First Aid Instruction on a part-time, self-employed basis to clients as follows … 

  • Bicton College
  • Devon Driver Centre
  • Exeter & District Driving Instructors Association
  • Enhanced Training LTD
  • Kiddi Caru (day nursery)


Equestrian, Yard Manager - The Gap, West Hill, Ottery St Mary, Devon. February 1998 – July 2000


Carried out normal equestrian duties as well as breaking in and training race horses. Due to a back injury I was forced to abandon equestrian career.


Freelance Equestrian Duties July 1995 – February 1998

Returned home to offer Horse & Yard Care, Competing & Schooling horses for owners, Horse/Yard Sitting and also taught Stable Management and Riding to varied clients in the Devon area.


Horse Riding Instructor - Kingston Riding Centre, Thornbury, Bristol September 1993 – July 1995

Provided riding lessons, which proved to be very popular and enhanced the profits of the Yard.



Attended Clyst Vale Community College.



                    Driving Instructors Association

                        Exeter & District Driving Instructors Association

                        Member of RoSPA

                        Member of Institute Of Advanced Motorists

                        British Horse Society



My interests are keep fit and yoga. I enjoy spending time with my sons and walking. At some time in the future I will continue my Equestrian pursuits.