Career Progression and Job Opportunities After Completing Bus Driver Training
At New Wave Training School, we acknowledge that the way in which our student bus drivers are trained is every bit as important as what they learn on the course.
We focus on training you in a way that gives you every chance of passing your bus driving tests you need in the first instance.
As you move forward in your career, you may have the opportunity to transition into operational positions, such as an inspector or service controller, a depot manager, or even a PCV instructor.
You could go self-employed as a freelancer, or even start your own business.
New and trainee bus drivers typically earn £12-14,000 per annum, while more experienced bus drivers will go on to earn £15-20,000. Specialist tour coach drivers could earn approximately £25,000 per annum. There is potential for basic salary to be increased through shift and overtime pay.
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Driver CPC (Certificate of Professional Competence)
If you are considering to work professionally as a PCV driver for a bus or coach operator then you will need to hold a Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (Driver CPC) card after you have completed your bus training.
Although the Driver CPC became an obligatory qualification in 2014 for professional LGV and PCV licence holders there is still a great deal of confusion about the qualification.
Below is a guide to gaining a Driver CPC once you have successfully completed module 1 and 3:
1. Driver CPC module 2 case study multiple choice test
2. Driver CPC module 4 practical demonstration test
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Driver CPC Module 2 Case Study Multiple Choice Test
This part of the PCV training course requires you to successfully pass the bus theory multiple choice and hazard perception elements. We’ll provide you with excellent theory web based training materials to help you to understand the concepts behind road safety and other driving principles.
Our theory includes case studies to help you understand the application of theory through real-world cases. We aim at ensuring that our students are better prepared for various scenarios on the job.
To get more insights and what to expect on the test day, please watch the video on the left.
Bus Driver CPC Module 4 Practical Demonstration Test
Practical Driving and Test (Module 3)
We will help you obtain the necessary skills to safely handle a bus or coach. Our practical PCV bus driver training will help you see the application of various tasks applied by experienced commercial bus drivers and instructors.
Your bus driver training will include ‘S’ shaped reversing practice, lane discipline, braking exercise, stop and move on, as well as road and route driving to best prepare you for the practical test.
Your practical training will usually take up to 5 days which will be enough time for you to gain a good understanding and pick up the necessary skills to pass your PCV bus driver training module 3 test.