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Train for FREE - Drive Time Project

We offer FREE Training through our Drive Time Project, run in partnership with Campden Charities, providing driver training to long-term unemployed individuals, who would like to acquire a PCV vocational bus driving licence.

Please note that this training opportunity is only available to people living in the North area of the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea in West London who meet the full criteria.

You can take advantage of the training if you live in Kensington & Chelsea, you are unemployed or you can prove you have a low income

It is a really exciting project to be part of because of its innovative approach; participants have their training tailored around their needs and time constraints. 

  • Vocational Driving Licences available through Drive Time are D1 (for minibuses with up to 17 seats) and D (for larger buses, generally available only to those candidates who have a higher driving standard)

  • A D1 holder can pursue driving as a professional career with companies like Westway CT, Dial-A-Ride, Patient Transport Services and School Transport providers. These organisations all use minibuses and are constantly on the look out for professionally trained drivers

  • The training is totally free of charge and you can move through it at an individual pace. Campden Charities can, in some cases, also offer extra financial help to support candidates’ transition into work

Progress

We are pleased to announce that over 100 people have been accepted onto this scheme since April 2006 and we envisage many more being able to benefit from this fantastic opportunity.  

Do you want to take part?

If you are interested and would like more information about the project, please give us a call on 020 8964 4928 or use our online Enquiry Form.

Download our Training Services Brochure to find out more about our full range of courses.

  
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What do our customers say?

  • This is the first time that young people have engaged in trampolineing in this way and they had a wonderful time. This trip would have not been possible if it wasn’t for the Innovation Fund as the young people travelled to the venue via Westway minibus services. 

    Joanna Peik-Azadi
    Innovation Fund
  • I just wanted to say thanks for organising the taxi last night and how great Adebe is. Your drivers are always lovely but he was especially helpful and it’s always so reassuring to know our members are being looked after.

    Brooke Kerr, AGE UK K&C
    Green CT Cars
  • A taxi from the station to the farm is over £10 and this alone is a price many parents cannot afford. Having access to the Innovation fund has meant that we can support with the cost of transport, meaning the parents can access this opportunity and keep their money for buying fruit when they are there. 

    Innovation Fund
    Fatima Ahmed, FLIP
  • The Innovation Fund has been of a great benefit to Lunch Club+ 4 The Bind. We have been on about 4 shopping trips - and counting this coming Saturday - 2 seaside trips

    Bill Gough, Lunch Club 4 the Blind
    Innovation Fund
  • Transport is very well maintained. Drivers and Escorts are excellent and have a good supportive manner which is very important with older people.

    Sue Cornish, RBKC Library Service
    Maintenance
  • Adrian is a brilliant Tutor, clear and easy to understand. So happy I chose this company, I also met Kevin; seriously both wonderful tutors. So relaxed, thank you guys.

    Patrick Erskini
    Emergency First Aid at Work
  • I had an outing to Richmond Park and Abdul was our driver. I just wanted to say how helpful, patient and calm he was, nothing was too much trouble. Everyone had a really great day and he very much contributed to that.

    Sam Hatley
    Group Transport Service
  • It is so liberating to be able to get about again and be truly independent. I cannot thank those running the scheme enough. 

    Buffy

    Buffy Mellor
    Mobility Scooters
  • Kevin Foster was professional, knowledgeable, patient and understanding. His friendly and chatty demeanour took away any anxiety we may have felt about learning a new skill. Highly recommend Kevin to any potential students/organisations. 

    Pro Trainings Referral
    AED Training Course
  • I would just like to say that Annie has been such a great bus driver, she is so patient and helpful........

    J Skone - Randolph Beresford
    Minibus Services
  • Thank you for the lovely service we had this week. The clients were happy with the access of the bus and the driver was helpful.

    Sophie Congdon, Age UK
    Group Transport
  • I am writing to personally thank you for all of the support Westway CT provided in helping deliver Christmas Hampers to elderly residents in Westminster. I know the task became more challenging than originally expected, however Richard Yeatman and his team were flexible, responsive and a pleasure to work with.

    Liz Brice, Tri-Borough Adult Social Care
    Delivery of Xmas Hampers
  • I wanted to compliment Richie Dacres-Sam. He has been a pleasure to speak with on the phone, regarding dealing with bookings for one of my clients I visit at home. Very efficient and well mannered, no problems at all with the bookings.

    Muge, Dementia Support Worker
    Door to Door Services
  • You have a great team when booking and the drivers are all so friendly and very helpful

    Dorothy Ridley
    Community Car Scheme
  • From the minute I walked into Westway CT I knew it was the place for me. The people are lovely, I was supported all the way through my training (although it was relatively easy after the HGV training) and I was able to do volunteering work and gain some experience and confidence whilst hoping for paid employment.

    Annaliese Richards
    Drive Time Project