Key Features

Meeting your duty of care

Our courses are designed to help you meet your duty of care obligations and support ‘at risk’ drivers

Minimising your drivers’ risks

Driver training that minimises driver risk, collision rates, bent metal costs and reputational damage

Training with a name you can trust

Drivetech, part of the AA, offers over 25 years of dedicated driver training expertise

Multiple training methods

Online, on-road, workshop and specialist training available

Driver Training nationwide

Our trainer network is across the UK to ensure we’re always available

Coach Driver Training Courses

Coach drivers play a vital role in the safe transportation of passengers – making sure they get where they are going safely and on time. Our courses are designed to help you meet your duty of care obligations and support at risk drivers whilst minimising your drivers’ risk.

What is coach driver training?

Coach driver training helps coach drivers to stay up-to-date with their training and qualifications and help their passengers arrive safely at their destination. Drivetech offers a range of online and on-road training including PCV (Passenger Carrying Vehicle) Risk Assessments, Daily Vehicle Checks, Workshops and online e-learning.

What qualifications do you need to become a qualified coach driver?

To become a qualified coach driver, you can often apply to bus or coach companies directly and train on the job. Many companies will want you to have been driving for over a year and you will normally be required to undertake a PCV (Passenger Carrying Vehicle) driver training course. You’ll also be required to train for, and receive, your Certificate of Professional Competence or Driver CPC.

 

Trust Drivetech for your coach driver training

Our courses are designed to help you meet you as a business to meet your duty of care obligations and support ‘at risk’ drivers. Our driver training minimises driver risk, collision rates, bent metal costs and reputational damage. We’re also part of the AA and have 25 years of dedicated driver training expertise. Our driver training has nationwide reach and can be delivered online, on-road or in workshops to suit your business and its training needs.

FAQs

What qualifications do I need to be a coach driver?

You’ll usually need to have had a full driving licence for a year, undertake a PCV training course and have received your Driver CPC.

How much does it cost to become a qualified coach driver?

Costs do vary, but you can find more information on the UK Government website.

How long does a coach licence last for?

A PCV licence is valid for five years. After that point, you will need to undertake another 35 hours CPC periodic training.

How long is a coach driver allowed to drive for?

Coach drivers can drive for 5 hours and 30 minutes of driving maximum before taking a break of least 30 minutes. Should you drive for up to 8 hours 30 minutes, then you must take at least 45 minutes in breaks.

Available Courses

Drivetech will help you identify your driving risks and recommend the optimum training. Our training sessions can be based on an individual driver’s needs or an agreed corporate strategy:

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  • PCV Assessment

    We have also identified the requirement in the market for an assessment for drivers of Passenger Carrying Vehicles. Two versions of this assessment have been designed with bus and coach drivers in mind. It also considers if a driver has undertaken any Driver CPC training, and focuses on subjects like keeping your company compliant and passenger safety.

    Duration: 1.5 Hours
    Delivery: Online Assessment

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  • Daily Vehicle Checks

    Intended to give professional drivers a deeper understanding of why vehicle checks are needed and the importance of doing them correctly on a daily basis. Suitable for LGV / HGV & PCV.

    3.5 hrs.

    Duration: Half Day
    Delivery: Online Workshop

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  • Stress and Addiction Workshop

    This course is designed for professional drivers and employees, regardless of their experience, who wish to gain a better understanding of the ways stress and various types of addiction affect drivers and their performance. Suitable for LGV / HGV / PCV.

    3.5 hrs.

    Duration: Half Day
    Delivery: In Person, Online Workshop

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  • Fitness & Wellbeing Workshop

    Intended to give professional drivers an understanding of the potential dangers to health and wellbeing associated with driving for a living, including the effect on driving style and ability, and what to do in the event of an accident. Suitable for LGV / HGV & PCV.

    3.5 hrs.

    Duration: Half Day
    Delivery: Online Workshop

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  • Professional Driver & the Highway Code Workshop

    Designed to provide a deeper understanding of the history of the Highway Code and relevant legislation. Legislation and advice is changing all the time and it is important that professional drivers update themselves on specific points that will affect them in their working day. Suitable for LGV / HGV & PCV.

    3.5 hrs.

    Duration: Half Day

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  • Winter Driving Workshop

    Professional drivers are expected to be able to drive in all conditions. The risk of incident increases during the winter. This course is designed to give the skills and awareness to reduce this risk during these more dangerous months. Suitable for LGV / HGV & PCV.

    3.5 hrs.

    Duration: Half Day
    Delivery: Online Workshop

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  • Driving Today Workshop

    Workshop designed for professional drivers and employees who drive on a regular basis. Increases awareness of the dangers on the road and how strategies can be implemented to reduce risk. Suitable for LGV / HGV & PCV.

    7 hrs.

    Duration: Full Day
    Delivery: Online Workshop

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  • LoCITY Driving Course

    Focuses on minimising the environmental impact of vans and HGVs by reducing emissions through the use of pre-journey planning and vehicle checks, fuel-efficient driving and alternative fuels. Gives professional drivers the knowledge and skills needed to cut costs and minimise the environmental impact of fleet operations. Suitable for LGV / HGV & PCV.

    FORS. 7 hrs.

    Duration: Full Day
    Delivery: Online Workshop

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  • Real World In-Vehicle

    A driver awareness course which can be delivered whilst the driver is working. It is designed to influence a driver’s attitude and behaviour, and improve competence. It will increase a driver’s safety margins, provide awareness of speed limits and compliance, encourage a more proactive approach behind the wheel and provide a practical update on the Highway Code. Suitable for LGV / HGV & PCV.

    7 hrs

    Duration: Full Day
    Delivery: On-Road

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