New Driving NVQ 'On the Road'

December 2001
Logistics & Transport Focus;Dec2001, Vol. 3 Issue 10, p81
Trade Publication
This article reports that over 50 drivers from across the Great Britain have enrolled on to the new Driving Goods Vehicles National Vocational Qualifications and Scottish Vocational Qualifications schemes, within the first month. The new qualifications were initiated by the Road Haulage and Distribution Training Council in response to industry demands for better driver skills and experience. Two levels of qualification exist for drivers of goods vehicles. Level two assesses drivers to a standard that most employers would regard as the norm for a competent employee. Level three enables drivers to demonstrate greater skills in fuel efficiency plus a knowledge of a wider range of vehicle and driving conditions, including ancillary equipment.


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