FTA will assist you to create and manage a practical, and cost effective PCV driver and management training programme. To establish training requirements, our industry experienced specialists work with FTA bus and coach members, whether they are National PCV organisations or compact family run concerns. This relationship has permitted us to develop and deliver a wide range of high quality, sector specific Passenger Transport training solutions. 
Courses are delivered through a network of public venues but may be arranged as ‘in house’ courses to avoid delegate travel. FTA also offers bespoke development to create or adapt training for individual company needs. 

With FTA’s Passenger Driver CPC training you benefit from: 

  • high standard of industry recognised training 
  • competitive, cost effective rates for both members and non-members 
  • specialised trainers with high levels of passenger sector 
  • knowledge, skills and experience 
  • peace of mind, knowing that your training needs have been professionally met 
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Categorisation of Defects (PSV)

This course is designed to equip and develop vehicle inspection technicians, workshop supervisors and engineering managers with the relevant information and skills to make informed decisions on vehicle defects. 

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CPC Case Study Revision Course


Success in achieving the CPC Case Study examination relies on a candidate’s ability to effectively interpret the knowledge they have learned, and apply it to an examination scenario. The objective of the case study revision course is to provide support by offering advice and exam techniques, which will assist candidates to fully prepare for the written examination. This is a workshop led environment exercising sample case study scenarios and questions, coupled with guidance from the CPC tutor.

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CPC Refresher for Passenger Operators

Bristol, Leeds + 2 more

This course has been developed for holders of the Transport Manager CPC for Passenger Operators who require refresher training on the key operational areas within the CPC syllabus, incorporating any recent changes to legislation.

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Driver CPC - Driving with Digital - PCV

Tunbridge Wells, Warrington + 2 more

This course is designed to highlight drivers’ responsibilities under drivers’ hours recording equipment legislation and provide practical instruction and guidance on recording and inputting data using digital tachograph equipment. 

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Driver CPC - First Aid - PCV

This course is designed to provide professional drivers with the skills and confidence to administer first aid in emergency situations while on the road. Drivers attending this course will also receive a three-year Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW) certificate issued by the Association of First Aiders (AoFA). The dual certification is subject to passing a practical and a written assessment. 

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Driver Walk Around and Defect Assessment (PSV)

This course ensures that drivers fully understand their responsibilities when carrying out walk around checks. It also helps delegates to identify defects, to ensure operator compliance and prevent possible prohibitions and on-the spot fines. Aimed primarily at drivers and supervisors, this course outlines the importance of conducting regular vehicle checks. PSV operations course is also available. 

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irtec Licence - Technical Staff Competency Assessments

The irtec Licence is a qualification developed for vehicle technicians in the HGV, PCV and trailer sectors. It is a nationally recognised certificate which demonstrates to any employer in the road transport industry that an inspection technician has reached a required standard to undertake vehicle inspections. 

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Transport Manager CPC - Passenger Operations

Leamington Spa, Bristol

Demonstrating 'professional competence' is a fundamental requirement of the operator licensing system, for both Standard National and Standard International licences. Given that the CPC qualification is a 'licence to practice', our aim is to continually strive to improve the pass rate for the benefit of our members and their staff.

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Transporting Young Persons and Vulnerable Adults 

This 1-day course has been developed to give advice on the legal, moral and ethical issues involved in transporting children, young people and vulnerable adults in buses, coaches and minibuses. The course will provide up to date information on current mandatory requirements and best practice observances, including an interactive workshop focusing on ‘the school run’. This will provide a framework for driver as well as supervisor training that will help ensure that home to school transport journeys are managed to the optimum benefit of all involved. 

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