Drive Time Project

Drive Time Project provides FREE PCV Training to individuals who would like to acquire a bus or coach driving licence

Do you already have a car licence? Would you like to upgrade your driver’s licence so that you can drive a minibus, double-decker bus or coach?

Join the Drive Time Project (run in partnership with Campden Charities) and take advantage of the FREE PCV Training.

You must meet these criteria before you can apply:

  • you receive benefits or you are in low-paid work
  • you are over 21 years of age and have at least one year’s driving experience
  • you have been living in the North area of Kensington (See map below) for at least two years

Map of the North area of Kensington

 

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

PCV Driving Licences available through the Drive Time Project are:

  • D1 (for minibuses with up to 17 seats)
  • D (for larger buses and coaches)

D1 LICENCE holders 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 always on the lookout for professionally trained drivers.

D LICENCE holders can drive larger vehicles such as Coaches and Double-decker Buses.

The training is free of charge to people who meet the criteria (listed above), and you can move through the training 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 83 people have been accepted into this scheme and are in full-time employment and we envisage much more being able to benefit from this fantastic opportunity.

Do you want to take part?

If yes, you will have to meet the criteria (listed above so please do not apply unless you meet this). Please use our Contact Form to get in touch with us directly. If you would prefer to speak to a member of our Training Team, please feel free to give us a call on 020 8964 4928 (option 4).