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Passenger Transport Driver - bus, coach and rail

Operating buses, coaches or trains, making sure passengers get where they're going safely and on time.

Summary of this apprenticeship standard


2 (equivalent to GCSEs at grades A* to C)

Typical length
12 months
Current funding band
Up to £6,000 per apprentice.
More information about funding
Entry requirements

Set by employer.

What apprentices will learn

Specific requirements will depend on what type of transport the apprentice drives. General training will include:

  • how to operate passenger vehicles safely and efficiently
  • understanding vehicle instrumentation
  • making announcements about delays
  • diagnosing and fixing faults
  • preparing service reports

Apprentices must have achieved level 1 English and maths (equivalent to GCSE grades 3 to 1 or D to G) before taking their end-point assessment. They must also have taken level 2 English and maths (equivalent to GCSE grades 9 to 4 or A* to C)

Professional registration

None specified.

End Point Assessment

There are no end point assessment organisations for this standard yet. There is a monthly application process for organisations interested in delivering end-point assessment. New organisations are added regularly.

If you have an urgent need to select an assessment organisation for this standard, please email with details.