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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
View a list of end point assessment organisations for this standard
Organisation Phone Number Email
Highfield Awarding Body for Compliance (HABC) 0845 226 0350
DriveTech 07958 625007
More Information

The Institute for Apprenticeships has more detailed information about this apprenticeship.