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Start Date: Duration: Level: Study mode: Course location: Course Type:
July 5 Weeks 1 Part-Time - Day Bede Campus Skills 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 will gain knowledge in problem solving, communication, employability skills, health and safety within the industry and in specific job roles within the 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 level Cost Additional fees
19+ please enquire You 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

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.

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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

£ 27682

11969 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

£ 19883

8622 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

£ 23025

5470 people employed as Bus and Coach Drivers in the current year.

93.1%of our students progressed to further study, university of employment.

(*Based on 16-18 year olds destination data, 2019/20 academic year)

Why choose Sunderland College?

Consistently high achievement rates

Rated Good by Ofsted

*Ofsted June 2016

Excellent student support

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