Bus and Coach Drivers

Bus and coach drivers drive road passenger-carrying vehicles such as buses, coaches and mini-buses.

Entry Reqirements

Level 2 NVQ; GCSE at grades A*-C

Typical Tasks

  • Maintains records of journey times, mileage and hours worked.
  • Balances cash taken with tickets sold and may be responsible for cleanliness of vehicle.
  • May plan routes in conjunction with private hirer and assist with loading and unloading of luggage.
  • May collect fares from passengers and issue tickets or ensure that they use a ticket machine.
  • Stops and opens and closes doors at pre-arranged places to allow passengers to board and alight, observing regulations concerning the number of passengers carried.
  • Drives single- and double-decked vehicle over pre-determined route, complying with traffic regulations and keeping to time schedule.
  • Checks tyres, brakes, lights, oil, water and fuel levels and general condition of the vehicle before start of journey.

Desired Skills

Active Listening, Reading Comprehension, Writing, Speaking, Critical Thinking, Learning Strategies, Active Learning, Monitoring, Mathematics, Science

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