While completing this qualification, you'll cover things like:
- driving safely and efficiently
- preparing your vehicle for journeys
- dealing with passengers
- helping passengers with special needs
- dealing with emergencies
- working with others.
For international qualifications, how you learn and are assessed depends on where you do your qualification. To find out how the qualification works in your location, just contact your training provider.
To gain an NVQ, you need to show you've got a particular set of skills. You usually work with your training provider to review your current skills and find the best way to gain new ones - perhaps by trying new things at work, or by studying.
NVQs are assessed at work or in a simulated workplace. For each unit your assessor watches and asks questions as you perform a task, or looks at a portfolio of work that you've built as formal evidence of your learning. Then they confirm you've got the skills to do the job well.
For the NVQ in Passenger Carrying Vehicle Driving (Bus and Coach) you'll learn on the job and put together a portfolio of evidence.
For the Certificates in Motor Vehicle Engineering you'll usually do a multiple-choice test and a practical demonstration, and for the Diplomas in Motor Vehicle Engineering you'll do a written test too.
Level 2 is ideal if you are just starting your career as a bus or coach driver and want to get the skills and qualifications you need to drive passenger carrying vehicles legally, safely and efficiently as well as learning how to deal with passengers.