Driving / Transport

Bus Driver Routeway

  • Driving / Transport
  • Location / Campus
  • Daytime / Working Hours


This course is a unique opportunity for those who would like to train for a career in bus driving.

If you are unemployed and claiming benefits you are eligible to apply for the course.

Job Centre Plus, Gateshead College and Go North East have teamed up to provide a pre-recruitment training package to become a bus driver with the region’s leading public transport company. You will gain nationally recognised qualifications and will have a guaranteed interview with Go North East.

The course will provide an excellent platform to prepare you for the recruitment process and how to become a PCV driver. There will also be an opportunity to visit a Go North East depot.

A total of 20 days full time, Monday to Friday 9.30am until 4pm (8am start during 4 days driving activity). There are various awareness session dates throughout the year which are approximately monthly and if successful you will be invited on to The ‘Bus Driver Routeway’ course

What you'll learn / gain skills in

  • Introduction to customer service
  • Job search skills
  • Interview skills
  • Health and safety
  • Equality and diversity
  • Problem solving in a public service environment
  • What’s it like to be a bus driver?
  • Practical activity - driving a vehicle

Entry Requirements

This course is for unemployed people claiming benefits and there are no formal entry requirements. However, all students will complete a short initial assessment and are required to gain Entry Level 3 for literacy and numeracy. Students must also provide eligibility evidence to meet European Social Funding regulations, including:

  • Employment status
  • DOB
  • Residency
  • National Insurance number

You must be unemployed to be eligible for this course.

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