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Start Date:Duration:Level:Study mode:Course location:Course Type:
17/09/20205 Weeks1Part-Time - DayBede CampusSkills for Employment
17/09/20205 Weeks1Part-Time - DayBede CampusSkills for Employment

What’s it all about?

The Road Passenger Transport Industry qualifications are designed to provide an introduction to the Road Passenger Transport industry.

You must hold a valid full car driving licence and be aged 21 and over.

You are required to have English (written and verbal) and Math skills at Level 1

Study levelCostAdditional fees
19+please enquireYou will need to provide your own stationery.

What are the key things you'll learn?
Health and Safety

Passenger Assist Training

Passenger transport vehicle maintenance

Customer Service Skills

Communication Skills

First Aid

Planning passenger transport routes

Safe driving of passenger transport

Your Curriculum Team

Heather Harrop

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What’s next?

On successful completion of the course you will have a guaranteed interview with one of two very successful local Taxi companies. This can then lead to the opportunity for employment within the Road Passenger Transport Industry.

Careers

Large goods vehicle drivers

Large Goods Vehicle (LGV) drivers (formerly HGV drivers), collect, transport and deliver goods in rigid vehicles over 7.5 tonnes, articulated lorries and lorries pulling trailers.

Medium Salary

£ 24169

12233 people employed as Large goods vehicle drivers in the current year.

Van drivers

Van drivers collect, transport and deliver goods in vehicles up to 7.5 tonnes in weight.

Medium Salary

£ 18470

8245 people employed as Van drivers in the current year.

Bus and coach drivers

Bus and coach drivers drive road passenger-carrying vehicles such as buses, coaches and mini-buses.

Medium Salary

£ 22526

6632 people employed as Bus and coach drivers in the current year.

98%of our students progress to a positive destination

(*Destination data for Sunderland College students aged 16-18, academic year 2017/18).

Why choose Sunderland College?

Our achievement rates are well above the national average.

We are the College of the Year.

(*Top college nationally for BTECs, Pearson 2019)

100% of our HND and HNC students progressed to employment or further study. 

(*Destination data, academic year 2016/17, HNC 19+)

We have recently invested £50 million in our facilities.