Passenger Carrying Vehicles (4015)

Last Updated: 29 Aug 2016
For those learners who want to prove competence of their driving skills and gain the Certificate of Professional Competence legally needed to work as a bus or coach driver.
An NVQ in Passenger Carrying Vehicle Driving (Bus and Coach) is for anyone who works, or is starting a career, as a bus or coach driver and wants to gain the skills and qualifications they need to progress.
Available to deliver in the following:
  • England
  • Wales
  • Scotland
  • Northern Ireland

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General Information

What Is Involved In Studying This Course?

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.

What Careers Can This Lead To?

A Level 2 NVQ in Passenger Carrying Vehicle Driving (Bus and Coach) could help you to get a job as a bus or coach driver.

You could also go on to take a Level 3 or Level 4 qualification in Managing in Road Passenger Transport, which could help you to develop your management and leadership skills.

What Is Involved With Delivering This Course?

In order to offer the NVQ in Passenger Carrying Vehicle Driving (Bus and Coach) at Level 2, you will need suitably qualified staff to carry out training and assessment.

You will also need suitable facilities to carry out the required training to enable learners to achieve industry standards.

To find all the requirements for assessment and delivery, download the course handbooks from the centre documents section.

All learners must be employed or training as a bus or coach driver. You must make sure they can access all the resources they need to complete the qualification.

Your learners must also carry a full UK driving licence (Category D) gained by passing the Passenger Carrying Vehicle (PCV) driving test. The training can lead to a National or a Scottish Vocational Qualification (NVQ/SVQ).

Level 2

This will suit you if you are just starting your career as a bus or coach driver and want to get the skills and qualification you need to drive passenger-carrying vehicles legally, safely and efficiently, as well as learn how to deal with passengers.

You complete 10 core units, including:

  • Dealing with emergencies and incidents during a bus or coach journey
  • Providing professional customer service in the bus and coach industry
  • Helping passengers who have special needs
  • Operating the passenger systems and service.

You can also take a number of non-mandatory units, including:

  • Managing financial transactions on coach journeys
  • Operating a schools service by bus or coach
  • Driving passenger carrying vehicles on international journeys.

For a list of all units, download the qualification handbook from the centre documents section.

What Careers Can This Lead To?

A Level 2 NVQ in Passenger Carrying Vehicle Driving (Bus and Coach) could help you to get a job as a bus or coach driver.

You could also go on to take a Level 3 or Level 4 qualification in Managing in Road Passenger Transport, which could help you to develop your management and leadership skills.

Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Passenger Carrying Vehicle Driving (Bus and Coach) (4015-02)

Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2016

Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Passenger Carrying Vehicle Driving (Bus and Coach)

  • Accreditation No: 501/1101/2 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 37 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 207 - 210 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2018 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

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